Skip to main content

University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


Materials for this collection provided by: Robarts Library

PART OF
Canadian Libraries
More right-solid
More right-solid
More right-solid
More right-solid
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Published
Creator
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Serao, Matilde, 1856-1927
texts
eye 871
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Thovez, Enrico, 1869-1925
texts
eye 653
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Veneziani, Carlo
texts
eye 347
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topic: Gandusio, Antonio, 1875-1951
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Moretti, Marino, 1885-1979
texts
eye 484
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Guglielminetti, Amalia, 1885-
texts
eye 560
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
texts
eye 1,069
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Pascal, Carlo, 1866-1926
texts
eye 1,510
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Horace, Latin poetry -- History and criticism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Di Giacomo, Salvatore, 1860-1934
texts
eye 849
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Frattini, Angelo, 1896-
texts
eye 1,060
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Negri, Ada, 1870-1945
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Manfredi, Michele
texts
eye 911
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Manso, Giovanni Battista, 1561-1645
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Moscardelli, Nicola, 1894-
texts
eye 414
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Bertoni, Giulio, 1878-1942
texts
eye 3,894
favorite 2
comment 0
26
Topics: Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533, Renaissance -- Italy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Onorato, Raffaele
texts
eye 2,388
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topic: Homer
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Bongiovanni, Giannetto, 1890-; Castiglione, Baldassarre, conte, 1478-1529
texts
eye 1,256
favorite 0
comment 0
26 52
Topic: Castiglione, Baldassarre, conte, 1478-1529
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Scherillo, Michele, 1860-1930
texts
eye 1,010
favorite 1
comment 0
39 45 52
Topic: Italian literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Butti, Enrico Annibale, 1868-1912
texts
eye 397
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Guglielminetti, Amalia, 1885-
texts
eye 502
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
texts
eye 728
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 778
favorite 0
comment 0
Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Jansenists, Italian literature
26
Topics: Finance -- Italy, Taxation -- Italy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Serra, Renato, 1884-1915
texts
eye 792
favorite 1
comment 0
Vol. 1. Giovanni Pascoli. Antonio Betramelli. Carducci e Croce.- Vol. 2. Carducciana. Pascoliana
Topics: Beltramelli, Antonio, Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907, Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952, Pascoli, Giovanni,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Rocca, Gino, 1891-1941
texts
eye 402
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Milanesi, Guido
texts
eye 1,430
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,102
favorite 0
comment 0
A revival of the periodical Antologia, pub. in Florence, 1821-32
26
Topics: Frugoni, Carlo Innocenzo, 1692-1768, Parma (Italy) -- Intellectual life
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze
texts
eye 2,600
favorite 1
comment 0
Issues for 1901-57 called also n. 1-680
Topic: Italian literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Beltramelli, Antonio, 1879-1930
texts
eye 362
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Locchi, Vittorio
texts
eye 1,396
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Franceschini, P.G
texts
eye 2,706
favorite 2
comment 0
26
Topic: Fathers of the church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 927
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374, Humanism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Gariazzo, Piero Antonio, 1879-
texts
eye 2,232
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topic: Motion pictures
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Moretti, Marino, 1885-1979
texts
eye 1,860
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Prato, Giuseppe, 1873-1928
texts
eye 939
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Land reform -- Italy, Land tenure -- Italy, Agriculture -- Economic aspects Italy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Bottiglioni, Gino, 1887-
texts
eye 2,219
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Apis (The word), Alvearium (The word), Romance languages -- Etymology
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Beltrami, Luca, 1854-1933
texts
eye 1,374
favorite 2
comment 0
26
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Bontempelli, Massimo, 1878-1960
texts
eye 493
favorite 1
comment 0
52
Topic: Melato, Maria, 1885-1950
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Borgese, Giuseppe Antonio, 1882-1952
texts
eye 644
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topics: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Zùccoli, Luciano, 1868-1929
texts
eye 360
favorite 0
comment 0
La Compagnia della Leggera; Storia di tre ombre; Loda il mar, ma tienti a terra; Le parallele; Pasquina e Pif; Gli occhi del cuore; La donna che sbadiglia, ossia E'elogio della pettegola; La fanciylla avveduta; Mattinata letteraria; C'è qualcuno nell'ombra; L'illustre sconosciuto
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Neera, 1846-1918
texts
eye 1,354
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931
texts
eye 335
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 2,909
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Italian language
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Pellizzari, Achille, 1882-
texts
eye 1,687
favorite 0
comment 0
"Bibliografia": p. [41]-95
Topics: Capuana, Luigi, 1839-1915, Capuana, Luigi, 1839-1915
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,432
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Virgil
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Catholic Church. Treaties, etc; Mercati, Angelo, 1870-1955
texts
eye 3,157
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Concordats
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
texts
eye 1,442
favorite 1
comment 0
Ser. 1 pt. 1-2. - Pagine di letteratura e di cultura.- Ser. 2. - Pagine sulla guerra.- Ser. 3. - Memorie, schizzi biografici e appunti storici
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Provenzal, Dino, b. 1877
texts
eye 408
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
texts
eye 2,480
favorite 1
comment 0
Italian text, with accompanying English translation
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540; Gherardi, Alessandro
texts
eye 1,575
favorite 2
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837
texts
eye 3,487
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931
texts
eye 373
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540; Gherardi, Alessandro
texts
eye 589
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Calogero, Giorgio
texts
eye 1,565
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Tuccio, Stefano
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Morselli, Ercole Luigi, 1882-1921
texts
eye 560
favorite 1
comment 0
L'Osteria degli Scampoli; L'elefante; La Befana di Baciccia; Italien, Liebe, Blut ...! L'aeroplano; La donna-ragno; La vita è allegra. Il cavalier Allegoria
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Prezzolini, Giuseppe, 1882-
texts
eye 1,091
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Novelli, Ermete, 1851-1919
texts
eye 1,470
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Actors -- Italy Biography
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Allason, Barbara, 1877-1968
texts
eye 1,963
favorite 1
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Schelling, Karoline Michaelis, 1763-1809, Romanticism -- Germany History
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Aloisio, Nicola d', 1885-
texts
eye 1,079
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Martini, Fausto Maria, 1886-1931
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931
texts
eye 293
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540; Gherardi, Alessandro
texts
eye 496
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Ricci, Corrado, 1858-1934
texts
eye 1,000
favorite 0
comment 0
7. migliaio
Topics: Sforza, Ginevra, d. 1507, Borgia, Girolamo, fl. 1503-1547, Felicini, Giuseppe Maria, conte,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
texts
eye 1,345
favorite 0
comment 0
26
26
Topics: Frugoni, Carlo Innocenzo, 1692-1768, Parma (Italy) -- Intellectual life
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Papini, Giovanni, 1881-1956
texts
eye 940
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topic: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907
26
Topics: Adriatic question, Europe -- Politics and government 1918-1933, Italy -- Foreign relations...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Oriani, Alfredo, 1852-1909
texts
eye 893
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
texts
eye 2,354
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Italy. Esercito. 2. armata, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
texts
eye 4,355
favorite 3
comment 0
Italian text, with accompanying English translation
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Sainati, Augusto
texts
eye 1,240
favorite 4
comment 0
Vol. 1. Il Pontano e Catullo; Michele Marullo poeta; La lirica Latina di Iacopo Sannazaro
Topic: Latin poetry, Mediaeval
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 3,636
favorite 2
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topic: Economics
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,070
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topic: Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Tozzi, Federigo, 1883-1920
texts
eye 871
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 2,222
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Mazzini, Giuseppe, 1805-1872
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Ciafardini, Emanuele
texts
eye 432
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 Scherillo, Michele, 1860-1930
texts
eye 931
favorite 0
comment 0
39 45 52
Topic: Italian literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1919 D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
texts
eye 664
favorite 1
comment 0
26