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Robarts Library stack guide: Floors 9–13

Robarts stacks are open as of May 2, 2022 to alumni & external researchers with paid library cards.

Current U of T students, faculty, and staff may access the Robarts Library book stacks with a valid University of Toronto TCard. Stacks access is not available for alumni or external borrowers.

The elevators on the first floor (P1–P3) will take you to the stacks during open hours.  The stacks are closed during Robarts' extended hours.

Find a book  |  Computers & wifi  |  Group study rooms  |  Special areas of the stacks

 

Find a book in the stacks

Once you’ve found a item in the library catalogue showing a location of ROBARTS STACKS, look at the first letter(s) of the call number to know which floor to go to. 

Once you get to the right floor, look at the labeled ends of each shelf row to find the section that has your item.

9th floor

AC–AZ    |    B–BX    |    C–CT    |    D    |    Oversize

10th floor

DA–DX    |    E    |    F–FC
Also, Reference books: A–Z1035 in a temporary location opposite the elevators.
Older editions of some reference books may be found in their original range/floor.

11th floor

G–GV    |    H–HX    |    J–JZ    |    K–KZD

12th floor

L–LT    |    M–MT    |    N–NX    |    P–PM
Also, Reference books: Z1036–ZA in a temporary location opposite the elevators.
Older editions of some reference books may be found in their original range/floor.

13th floor

PN–PT    |    TR,TT    |    U–UH    |   V–VM    |    Z–ZA

More about finding books in the stacks

 

Computers & wifi

Find an available computer in the stacks and log on with your UTORid

All of our computers have Microsoft Office except those that only access the library catalogue.

Connect to the UofT wireless network on your laptop or mobile device.with your UTORid.

[Services below not currently available for alumni, external borrowers, or members of the public.]

  • Anyone with stack access can use our LIRA public access workstations
  • Visitors with a short-term visitors stack pass can log in to any computer with the guest account issued at the 1st floor Information Desk
  • Faculty, staff, and students from other universities can join the eduroam wireless network if your university subscribesmap of the group study rooms on each of 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 floors of Robarts Library

 

Group study rooms

  • Floors 9–13 contain group study rooms on each floor
  • They are named: Harbord, Sussex, St. George – see adjacent map
  • Four of the rooms on each floor – shown as named rooms on the map – can be booked in advance

Bookable group study rooms are also available in Robarts Common.

 

Special areas of the stacks

Robarts storage (B2)

  • Old Class collection
    Exception: Selected Old class journals, which are in the BLUE section on the 9th floor, ranges 6–1
  • Old Class Oversize
    Exception: Old Class journals, which are in the BLUE section on the 9th floor, range 14
  • Select call numbers marked as "STORAGE"

Request items from Robarts storage through the library catalogue or at the Loans Services Desk on the 1st floor, since only library staff have access to this area.

Oversize material

  • All Oversize LC class material is located on the 9th floor, on flat shelving in ranges 15–48 of the BLUE section
  • Some oversize Old Class journals are located on flat shelving in range 14 of the BLUE section
  • Book "dummies" in the stacks identify items that have been moved to the oversize section

Reference books – temporary location

  • Reference books A–Z1035:  10th floor opposite the elevators.
  • Reference books: Z1036–ZA: 12th floor opposite the elevators.
  • Older editions of some reference books may be found in their original range/floor.
  • If you cannot find the reference book(s) you need, visit the Loans Desk on the 1st floor, or email library.help@utoronto.ca

–Updated April 30, 2022