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 Reviewed
Creator
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Dec 12, 2019 Bellows, John, 1831-1902; Bellows, Wiilliam
texts
eye 190,216
favorite 14
comment 4
26
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: French language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries French
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Nov 15, 2019 Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Watts, William, 1590?-1649
texts
eye 2,337
favorite 1
comment 1
Includes bibliography
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Theology
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jul 12, 2019 Clutton-Brock, A. (Arthur), 1868-1924
texts
eye 368
favorite 1
comment 1
26
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Christianity, Kingdom of God
26
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Arabic literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Feb 11, 2019 Guillaume, Gustave, 1883-1960
texts
eye 1,947
favorite 2
comment 2
26
( 2 reviews )
Topic: French language -- Article
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Oct 4, 2017 Compston, Herbert Fuller Bright, 1866-
texts
eye 2,039
favorite 1
comment 1
26
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Moabite stone
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 13, 2017 Wylie, James Hamilton, 1844-1914; Waughn, William Templeton, 1884-1932
texts
eye 5,761
favorite 0
comment 1
Includes bibliography
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 711
favorite 0
comment 1
52
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Battleships, Warships
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Apr 4, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
texts
eye 121
favorite 0
comment 1
Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Engineering
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Feb 2, 2017 Wyllie, William Lionel, 1851-; Owen, Charles; Kirkpatrick, W.D
texts
eye 1,713
favorite 0
comment 1
Includes index
( 1 reviews )
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Jutland, Battle of, 1916
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jan 3, 2017 Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
texts
eye 2,220
favorite 0
comment 1
Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 20, 2016 Macnaughtan, Sarah, d. 1916
texts
eye 510
favorite 1
comment 2
26
( 2 reviews )
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 6, 2016 Holme, C. Geoffrey (Charles Geoffrey), 1887-1954; Finberg, Alexander Joseph, 1866-1939
texts
eye 1,674
favorite 5
comment 1
Introduction.- The Turners.- Turner's predecessors.- Turner's contemporaries.- Descriptive catalogue of the exhibition of selected water-colour drawings by artists of the early English school held at Messrs. Thomas Agnew [and] sons' galleries, London, March-April, 1919
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, Painting -- Biography, Watercolor painting,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Apr 3, 2016 Johnston, M. A. B. (Maurice Andrew Brackenreed), 1892-; Yearsley, K.D. (Kenneth Darlaston), 1891-
texts
eye 1,396
favorite 1
comment 1
Lettered on cover: 450 miles to freedom: the adventure of eight British officers in their escape from the Turks
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Dec 29, 2015 Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943
texts
eye 657
favorite 0
comment 1
Reading the Bible.- St. Paul as a letter writer.- Short stories in the Bible
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Bible
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Dec 26, 2015 Custance, Reginald Neville, Sir, 1847-1935
texts
eye 391
favorite 1
comment 1
MUDD Uy39 919C: Author's autograph
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Naval art and science, Naval tactics, Salamis, Battle of, Greece, 480 B.C
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jul 20, 2015 Freeman, Robert Massie, 1866-
texts
eye 1,249
favorite 0
comment 1
26
( 1 reviews )
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Dec 16, 2014 Wilson, Theodore Percival Cameron, 1888-1918
texts
eye 975
favorite 0
comment 1
26
( 1 reviews )
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jan 3, 2013 Slavici, Ioan, 1848-1925
texts
eye 1,592
favorite 1
comment 1
52
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jun 2, 2012 Ibn al-Arab, 1165-1240; Nyberg, Henrik Samuel, 1889-
texts
eye 1,802
favorite 3
comment 1
Added t.p.: Kleinere Schriften des Ibn al-'Arab, von H.S. Nyberg
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Islamic theology (Collected works)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 18, 2011 Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944; Miller, Katherine
texts
eye 1,553
favorite 1
comment 2
26 31
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Feb 15, 2011 Jinendra Buddhi; Chakravarti, Srish Chandra
texts
eye 213
favorite 2
comment 1
26
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Sanskrit language
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Feb 13, 2011 Kada; Praastapda; Udayancrya. Kiraval; Dvivedi, Vindhyevari Prasda
texts
eye 210
favorite 3
comment 1
"A collection of Sanskrit works."
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Vaieika
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 5,481
favorite 10
comment 2
26 29 35 37 40 41
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: T. Eaton Co
Reprinted with additions inserted after chapters 1 and 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Nov 17, 2010 Mir, Abd al-alm, 1887-1922
texts
eye 614
favorite 0
comment 1
With: Umaryat fi / [fi Ibrhm. al-Qhirah?: s.n., 19--]
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Ab Bakr, Caliph, d. 634
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Oct 23, 2010 Naar, Seraphim
texts
eye 469
favorite 0
comment 1
52
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Symbolism, Rites and ceremonies
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Mar 21, 2010 Rangarmnuja. Prakik; akarcrya; Pathaka, Sridhara Sastri
texts
eye 231
favorite 0
comment 1
Includes bibliographical references
( 1 reviews )
Includes bibliographical references
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Hadith -- Texts, Zaydis
Source: ppnull
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Oct 24, 2009 Averroës, 1126-1198; Quirós Rodríguez, Carlos
texts
eye 2,895
favorite 3
comment 1
26 27
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Arabic language, Philosophy, Arabic
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 7, 2009 Dh al-Rummah, Ghayln ibn Uqbah, 696-735; Macartney, Carlile Henry Hayes, b. 1842
texts
eye 650
favorite 1
comment 1
26
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Arabic language
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Mar 23, 2009 Vasu, Srisa Chandra, rai bahadur, 1861-1918
texts
eye 3,776
favorite 3
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Hinduism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Oct 3, 2008 Garstin, Crosbie, 1887-1930
texts
eye 1,053
favorite 0
comment 1
26
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Apr 20, 2008 Waley, Arthur; China Society (London, England)
texts
eye 5,013
favorite 2
comment 1
26
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Li, Bai, 701-762
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Mar 5, 2008 Smith, Vincent Arthur, 1848-1920; Edwardes, Stephen Meredyth, 1873-1927
texts
eye 22,170
favorite 7
comment 1
26
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: India -- History
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Apr 26, 2007 Sellery, George C. (George Clarke), 1872-
texts
eye 2,642
favorite 2
comment 1
26
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Middle Ages -- History Outlines, syllabi, etc, Reformation
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Apr 12, 2007 Glenconner, Pamela, 1871-1928
texts
eye 4,742
favorite 1
comment 1
26
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Tennant, Edward Wyndham, 1897-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 85
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Murray, John Chick
texts
eye 235
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 114
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Frattini, Angelo, 1896-
texts
eye 1,067
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Negri, Ada, 1870-1945
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 480
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Laughlin, Clara Elizabeth, 1873-1941
texts
eye 319
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Foch, Ferdinand, 1851-1929
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 469
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Brown Brothers and Company
texts
eye 300
favorite 0
comment 0
26
26
Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), Peace
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Fahrländer, Max
texts
eye 178
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Young, Francis Brett, 1884-1954
texts
eye 404
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
texts
eye 357
favorite 0
comment 0
"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 638
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Schmidt, Richard, 1866-
texts
eye 864
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908
texts
eye 514
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 229
favorite 0
comment 0
52
26
Topics: Eastern question (Balkan), Balkan Peninsula -- Economic conditions, Serbia -- Economic conditions,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
texts
eye 121
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Meyer, Alfred Richard, 1882-
texts
eye 183
favorite 0
comment 0
52
v. 1. Fun der uraler tsay biz tsu der grindung fun der melukhe--v. 2. Fun der grindung fun der melukhe biz Yerovom der tseyen--v. 3. Fun dem oyfri fun di ershe shriflikhe Neviim biz der oyfboyung fun tseyen Beysamigdesh.--v. 4. Fun di else tsay biz oif hain
Topic: Jews
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
texts
eye 136
favorite 0
comment 0
Two novels
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 141
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Yiddish poetry, Yiddish poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 113
favorite 0
comment 0
26
"Sonder-Abdruck aus dem Jüdischen Jahrbuch für die Schweiz, 5680, 1919/20."
Topic: Hildesheimer, Ezriel, 1820-1899
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949
texts
eye 511
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 119
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Vol. 1. Text.- Vol. 2. Plates
Topic: Faust, -approximately 1540
Source: folio
26
Topic: Raiffeisen, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1818-1888
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Census of Industry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Hall, Fred S. (Fred Smith), 1870-1946; Brooke, Elizabeth Winston, 1891-
texts
eye 87
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Marriage law
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- University of Chicago. Library; Hanson, J. C. M. (James Christian Meinich), 1864-1943; Titsworth, H. A. (Helen Anna); Jacobsen, K. T. (Karl Theodor)
texts
eye 75
favorite 0
comment 0
Cover title
Topic: Shelflisting
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Guaranty Trust Company of New York
texts
eye 44
favorite 0
comment 0
26
26