Robarts Library

Robarts Library
The John P. Robarts Research Library contains the largest single collection of the University of Toronto Libraries.



Robarts Library and Robarts Common

Summer hours (May 1, 2024 - September 2, 2024)

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 11:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Holiday Closures

  • Monday May 20, 2024: Victoria Day 
  • Friday June 28, 2024: Presidential Holiday (University Closed) 
  • Monday July 1, 2024: Canada Day 
  • Monday August 5, 2024: Civic Holiday 
  • Monday September 2, 2024: Labour Day


130 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario  M5S 1A5

St. George campus


The John P. Robarts Research Library contains the largest single collection of the University of Toronto Libraries.  Many departments and libraries are physically housed within the 14-storey complex.

Services, libraries and space in Robarts Library

Floor directories by services and by floor

Robarts book stacks Guide to floors 9-13

Robarts storage: material housed in storage can be requested through the library catalogue.  


Libraries and spaces

Subject Areas
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Collection Strengths

Arts, Humanities and social sciences, Government information

Group Study Rooms

Book a Study Room

All currently registered U of T students can use these rooms for academic purposes or other University-related projects.
Bookable rooms include group study rooms in the new Robarts Common wing, which can be booked via the booking button.
Booking policies and codes of conduct are viewable when you log into the booking system.


Robarts Common

Floors 2 – 5 contain 8 study rooms each.
Room capacity ranges from 3 –10 people per room

Robarts Library

Ground floor has 5 rooms which hold up to 8 people.
5th floor has 4 rooms which hold up to 8 people
Each of floors 9-13 have 4 rooms (Sussex 1, Sussex 2, St. George 3, and St. George 4) which hold up to 5 people.



Robarts Library & Robarts Common

Robarts Library: 5 group study rooms on the ground floor, 2 rooms on the 3rd floor in the Media Commons, and 4 group study rooms on each stacks floor (9–13) can be booked in advance. All others are first come, first served.

Robarts Common: 8 group study rooms on each of floors 2 – 5. Capacity ranges from 3 to 10 students per room. Bookable through the same 'Book a Room' button.

Number of study rooms:
69 total, 25 are bookable
Special features:

Robarts Library

  • Wireless connectivity.
  • Ground floor rooms include TV monitors.
  • HDMI cables loans are available from the Course Reserves desk located in the Media Commons Library on the 3rd floor.

Robarts Common

  • A TV screen
  • An HDMI connector
  • A USB connector
  • USB charging ports
  • Dimmable lighting