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Robarts Library

College Library
University, Toronto
  • Kelvin L.
    "When choosing a quiet study area, pick a place away from doors."(7 Tips)
    Gabriel C.
    "book options for UofT students."(3 Tips)
    Chad C.
    "New dyson hand driers in the bathrooms..."(2 Tips)
    Christy Z.
    "post-apocalyptic prison block in Resident Evil IV"(2 Tips)
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  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel Checchia VitaliAugust 15
    Been here 5+ times
    This is by far one of my favourite libraries. It's gigantic, spacious, with tons of different rooms and book options for UofT students.
  • Paulette H.
    Tip 2 if Lira people are on the computers for more than 1 hr they should be automatically logged off so other visiting university or college students can use it too.
  • Paulette H.
    The Lira situation on 4th floor is madness tip 1 1more lira comupter won't hurt the uofT students.
  • Emma K.
    Emma KerrApril 25, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    If you have to study here, the best, most quiet, and brightest places are the 8th floor Hong Kong Library or the Inforum on the 4th floor of the iSchool, though hours are more limited.
  • Monica L.
    Monica LeeDecember 3, 2015
    20 years later it smells the same
  • Burce ı.
    Burce ısıkNovember 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love&hate relationship
  • Djanilson M.
    Djanilson MartinsJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I don't like to study in that group tables. They would install more individual chairs. But it is a good place to study and the internet is good.
  • Ozge Y.
    Ozge YDecember 11, 2014
    I actually like the architecture. Lots of study spaces and you can just study here whoever you are.
  • S H.
    S HOctober 27, 2014
    Never bored
  • Micheline J.
    Micheline JFrancoisMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you don't want to get sick don't come, people coughing all over without caring about others
    TutorBuddies.comDecember 31, 2013
    4th floor is the the best, there are secret study nooks!
  • Alice L.
    Alice LeungNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Check which elevators you have to take before going up the stack
  • Content Equals M.
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  • Tom S.
    Tom StratfordApril 9, 2013
    Close your eyes and it will all be over.
  • Jessie
    JessieApril 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    if you are in a hurry or don't want deal with the line up or don't particularly need to get Starbucks at Robarts...just go to the one at Athletic Centre, you don't have to wait
  • Moy💕
    Moy💕December 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great library! Has a grand feel to it. Kept very clean and furniture & electronics up to date. Ample study rooms.
  • Henry's
    Henry'sDecember 13, 2012
    Probably one of the most interesting architectural landmarks in the city, the Robarts Library is great to shoot from any angle. Then, check out their selection of Photography books!
  • Sam T.
    Sam TanNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't come here when you're sick... you selfish, ignorant people.
  • Shradha
    ShradhaOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a food court on the 2nd floor! Had no clue.
  • Krista
    KristaOctober 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Be prepared to be robbed of your arts at the door.
  • Alteralec
    AlteralecOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you really need it, you should know that Robarts is open 24h for all UofT students with Tcard. Beat my personal record of *26h non stop* (if you care more about your paper than your health) !
  • Joe C.
    Joe CulpepperAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. It was the inspiration for the secret library in Umberto Eco's the Name of the Rose.
  • Kelvin L.
    Kelvin LeeApril 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're in the study rooms in the stacks, SHUT THE FUCK UP! We can all hear you from outside.
  • Kelvin L.
    Kelvin LeeApril 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    When choosing a quiet study area, pick a place away from doors. They are all extremely squeaky and distracting
  • Darren D.
    Darren DonahueFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Here's a tip: shut up! It's a library. The stacks study rooms are not party rooms. And mobile phones are for mobility: go outside and talk about what he said behind her back 'cause we don't care!
  • James C.
    James ChowDecember 6, 2011
    Why are the Dyson hand dryers mounted so high?
  • Darren D.
    Darren DonahueOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I love food as much as the next person, but PLEASE don't bring your smelly food into the study areas! The other 30 people don't wanna smell it & there are plenty of places to eat downstairs.
  • Martin c.
    Martin coteOctober 13, 2011
    Bathrooms are located on odd number floors, so 1,3,5
  • Darren D.
    Darren DonahueSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't use Skype here, even in the private study rooms. It's a library. We can all hear you!
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChenJuly 28, 2011
    Pimp smack people talking loudly on their cell phones.
  • Katya P.
    Hanging out at the Petro Jacyk Centre!
  • Katya P.
    Its freezing in here, I just can't win!
  • Gladys
    GladysJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Water fountains seem hard to come by! There's 2 that I use: 1st floor & 3rd floor by the male/female washrooms on both. 2nd floor one is hidden (by payphones/ATM) and useless/undrinkable.
  • Denise
    DeniseJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hefty $250 annual fee for a borrowing card for external researchers regardless of whether you're at another uni or an independent. New policy since the last time I used the library for free.
  • Francis N.
    Francis N.March 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the used books for sale in the food court when its open. Cheap way to pad your personal library.
  • Chad C.
    Chad CamachoFebruary 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    New dyson hand driers in the bathrooms... The best thing to happen to Robarts since resident evil
  • Allison P.
    Allison ProudfootDecember 17, 2010
    Worst library I've ever been to! I have never had a good experience here and people are SO unhelpful or just plain stupid!!!!!
  • iGbanam i.
    iGbanam iGravity™November 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The higher you go, the less reception you have. Make your phone calls on the second and main floors.
  • Reza F.
    Reza FakhtehOctober 27, 2010
    The Asian library on the 8th floor is great
  • Christy Z.
    Christy ZhouOctober 2, 2010
    Most recently seen styled as a post-apocalyptic prison block in Resident Evil IV: Afterlife. In reality it's slightly more cheerful.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MasseSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Media rooms on the main floor are great for group work (media related or otherwise!). Book them at the print desk.
  • Steph C.
    Steph ChowAugust 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Take advantage of the private conversation rooms on the stack floors!
  • Justin L.
    Justin LeungAugust 15, 2010
    Home outside of home
  • Apoorva B.
    Apoorva BhallaAugust 5, 2010
    The only place you can find a copy of 'Pretty Little Liars' in all of Toronto.
  • Paul M.
    Paul M.June 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    My temporary work location
  • Jose M.
    Jose MamonaMay 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Summer hours (May 7 - September 6) mon-thur 8:30am-11pm / fri 8:30am-6pm / sat 9am-5pm / sun 1pm-6pm .. closed: Victoria Day, Canada Day, Aug 2nd 22nd 29th and Labour Day.
  • Zack S.
    Zack SilverbergMay 12, 2010
    Won't let you go up to the stacks if you are an undergraduate anywhere other than u of t.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SwabyFebruary 21, 2010
    Don't sit by the doors in the reading room. You'll get no reading done. Noisiest doors ever.....
  • Annum
    AnnumFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't come to Robarts.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Info Commons help desk on the ground floor is the place for all your tech support needs. Just don't ask us about the library.
  • Andrew
    AndrewJanuary 26, 2010
    Imressed with the bathroom remodel... especially the space-aged hand driers
  • jenny c.
    jenny cNovember 13, 2009
    its sinking
  • Rachel
    RachelNovember 8, 2009
    When you're bored, do a photo shoot. There are a lot of cool things you can find in the stacks.
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