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
2016 Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928- author; Canadian Academy of the Arts, issuing body
texts
eye 599
favorite 0
comment 0
"A textbook for 3rd and 4th year university students of Spanish. Consists of ten lessons concerning human relations, careers, science, sports, and techniques of literary analysis, plus specialized vocabulary listings on a wide variety of everyday subjects."--
Topic: Spanish language
26
Topic: Press law
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Cabot, Ella Lyman, 1866-
texts
eye 492
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Child study
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Forest, Marie Ceslas, 1885-; Foran, Joseph Kearney, 1857-1931
texts
eye 794
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Divorce
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Osborn, E. B. (Edward Bolland), 1867-1938
texts
eye 310
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 119
favorite 0
comment 0
... die Drucklegung des II. Teiles auf später verschoben werden
Topic: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Elias, Julius, 1861-1927
texts
eye 308
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topic: Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935
Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
At head of title: A.26.1921.Vii. Genève, le 31 août 1921
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Carlson, Knute Emil
texts
eye 84
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Reprinted from the Quarterly Journal of Economics vol. 33, August, 1919 and vol. 34, August, 1920
Topics: United States. Food Administration, United States. Sugar Equalization Board, Sugar trade
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Ward, Charles Frederick
texts
eye 166
favorite 0
comment 0
26 32
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 University of Chicago
texts
eye 190
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Buck, Charles Neville, 1879-
texts
eye 276
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Szomory, Dezsö, 1869-1944
texts
eye 331
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Junta Central do Integralismo Lusitano
texts
eye 377
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topic: Manuel II, King of Portugal, 1889-1932
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Novák, Arne, 1880-1939
texts
eye 1,716
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Meyer, Max F. (Max Friedrich), 1873-1967
texts
eye 931
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topic: Psychology
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Drever, James, 1873-1950
texts
eye 862
favorite 0
comment 0
"Some useful books bearing upon the psychology of industry and commerce:" p. 133-135
Topic: Psychology, Industrial
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 3,419
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Bourdeau, Jean
texts
eye 685
favorite 2
comment 0
Tolstoi - Un nouveau Tolstoi - La Révolution Bolchevike - Les Mécênes Bolcheviks - Terrorisme et Communisme - Les idées du Tsar Rouge - La doctrine et le martyre de Lénine - Les dessous du chaos Russe - Le bilan économique - Le tsarisme et les partis révolutionnaires
Topics: Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924, Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Kramá, Karel, 1860-
texts
eye 1,685
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topic: Russia
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Le Glay, Maurice
texts
eye 1,442
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Averroës, 1126-1198; Jamil-ur-Rehman, Mohammad
texts
eye 2,011
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Philosophy, Arabic, Mohammedans and Mohammedanism, Arabic language -- Texts and translations
26
Topics: Stetson, Augusta E, Christian Science
26
Topic: Voltaire, 1694-1778
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1921 Karpenko, IElyse
texts
eye 596
favorite 0
comment 0
Purchased from the Seweryn Windyk Library Bequest
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Allen, E. P. S
texts
eye 1,636
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919. 116th Battalion, World War, 1914-1918 --...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Arnoux, Alexandre, 1884-
texts
eye 407
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topic: Spanish poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Röhl, Hans, 1885-
texts
eye 639
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 1. Arme Leute.- Vol. 2. Der Doppelgänger.- Vol. 3. Aus dem Dunkel der Grossstadt; Helle Nächte.- Vol. 4. Die Wirtin und andere Novellen.- Vol. 5. Netotschka Njeswanowa und kleinere Erzählungen.- Vol. 6. Ein kleiner Held; Onkelchens Traum.- Vol. 7. Das Gut Stepantschikowo und seine Bewohner.- Vol. 8 and 9. Erniedrigte und Beleidigte.- Vol. 10. Aufzeichnungen aus einem Totenhause.- Vol. 11. and 12. Schuld und Sühne.- Vol. 13. Der Spieler und kleinere Erzählungen.- Vol. 14, 15...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854; Hunziker, Rudolf, 1870-; Bloesch, Hans, 1878-1945; Guggisberg, Kurt, 1907-; Juker, Werner
texts
eye 1,194
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854; Hunziker, Rudolf, 1870-; Bloesch, Hans, 1878-1945; Guggisberg, Kurt, 1907-; Juker, Werner
texts
eye 970
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 3,958
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topic: Farrobo, Joaquim Pedro Quintella, conde do, 1801-1869
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
texts
eye 240
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Goulven, Joseph Georges Arsène, 1886-
texts
eye 1,266
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854; Hunziker, Rudolf, 1870-; Bloesch, Hans, 1878-1945; Guggisberg, Kurt, 1907-; Juker, Werner
texts
eye 928
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890; Fränkel, Jonas, 1879-
texts
eye 315
favorite 0
comment 0
Bde. 7-8. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Erzählungen. Bde. 1-2
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
texts
eye 106
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topic: Communism
52
Topics: Pléville Le Pelley, Georges René, 1726-1805, France. Marine
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Wadia, B.P.*
texts
eye 671
favorite 0
comment 0
52
26
Topic: Monasteries, monasticism and religious orders
26
Topics: Cooperation -- India, India -- Economic conditions
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
1921 Kutrzeba, Stanisław, 1876-1946
texts
eye 158
favorite 0
comment 0
At head of title: Setne rocznice wielkich mÄżów Francji
Topic: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
texts
eye 1,123
favorite 0
comment 0
Irregular
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
texts
eye 690
favorite 0
comment 0
Irregular
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Gay, John, 1685-1732
texts
eye 1,460
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,255
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Concepts, genealogy
Bibliography: p. 9-[10]
Topic: Wood-engraving
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Amsterdam. Universiteit. Bibliotheek
texts
eye 368
favorite 0
comment 0
At head of title: Bibliotheek der Universiteit van Amsterdam
Topics: Dutch literature, Printing
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Nathan, Robert, 1894-
texts
eye 398
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
texts
eye 747
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,723
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Classification -- Books Science, Classification -- Books Technology, Classification, Decimal
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 511
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Goodwill (in business)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Sorbelli, Albano, 1875-1944
texts
eye 1,139
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Rollins, Hyder Edward, 1889-1958
texts
eye 964
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism, Theater -- London...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Sneath, E. Hershey (Elias Hershey), 1857-1935
texts
eye 675
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: Mysticism, Psychology, Religious
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Lavington, Frederick
texts
eye 1,643
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topics: Money -- Great Britain, Banks and banking -- Great Britain, Stock exchanges -- Great Britain,...
26
Topic: Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
texts
eye 867
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Vasconcellos, Carolina Michaëlis de, 1851-1925
texts
eye 2,366
favorite 1
comment 0
52
Topic: Pottery
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Flaischlen, Cäsar
texts
eye 403
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 1. Von Alltag und Sonne, Gedichte in Prosa.- Vol. 2. Aus den Lehr- und Wanderjahren des Lebens.- Vol. 3-4 Jost Seyfried.- Vol. 5. Zwischenklänge, altes und neues.- Vol. 6. Mandolinchen, Leierkastenmann und Kuckuck
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Henckell, Karl, 1864-1929
texts
eye 360
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 1. Buch des Lebens.- Vol. 2. Buch des Kampfes.- Vol. 3. Buch der Liebe und Natur.- Vol. 4. Buch der Kunst
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 683
favorite 0
comment 0
"Die Redigkrung des von dr. Robinsohn zusammengestellten Materials wurde von Klatzkin übernommen." -- Vorwort, signed J. H. Kann
Topics: Wolffsohn, David, 1856-1914, Zionists, Zionism, Jews
Includes indexes
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Reynolds, George Fullmer; Greever, Garland
texts
eye 3,671
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topics: American literature -- History and criticism, English literature -- History and criticism
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 2,304
favorite 0
comment 0
Some vols. in reprint edition
Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Martz, Aristide; Pujol, Eugène. Fleurette
texts
eye 977
favorite 0
comment 0
22
Topics: Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610, Operas
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Taccetta, Graziella
texts
eye 1,479
favorite 0
comment 0
Bibliography: p. [i]-vi
Topic: Chiabrera, Gabriello, 1552-1638
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Stannard, Harold, 1883-1947
texts
eye 1,116
favorite 0
comment 0
"Bibliographical note": p. 258-260
Topics: Gambetta, Léon, 1838-1882, France -- Politics and government 1870-1940
52
Topics: Music, Ear training, Sight-singing
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Dürr-Baumgartner, Marie H
texts
eye 232
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
texts
eye 786
favorite 2
comment 0
v. 4, 10., verb. und erw. Aufl
Topic: Art
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Baillon, André, 1875-1932
texts
eye 1,323
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1921 Chapin, F. Stuart (Francis Stuart), 1888-
texts
eye 540
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Economic conditions, Industries -- History, Social history