Robarts Library stacks guide: Floors 9–13

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 |   Reference 

11th floor

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

12th floor

L–LT    |    N–NX    |    P–PM

13th floor

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

More about finding books in the stacks


Computers & wifi

Connect to the UofT wireless network on your laptop or mobile device with your UTORid. External members may access wifi on a day-to-day basis through eduroam Visitor Access.

Find an available computer and log on with your UTORid. Library borrowers with an active membership obtained through Reader Registration may also access computers in the stacks.  All of our computers have Microsoft Office except those that only access the library catalogue.


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.

map of the group study rooms on each of 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 floors of Robarts Library

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

Current periodicals

  • Current Periodicals are located in the 3rd floor Reading Room
  • These items are for in-library use only

Reference material

  • All reference material is located on the 10th floor opposite the elevators
  • These items are for in-library use only and are marked REF on the spine

Updated August 31, 2023