Ninth: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library & Robarts Library

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library holds approximately 740,000 volumes and 4,000 linear meters of manuscript. The library opened in 1973 and is in honour of Thomas Fisher, road builder, land developer and Squire.

Robarts Library opened in 1973, named for John Robarts 17th premier of Ontario. The library houses more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform (microreproductions of documents for transmission and storage) items and 740,000 other items. Nowadays is part of the University of Toronto Libraries.

You can visit the two libraries for free. The entrance for Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is inside Robarts Library. The architectuer is amazing from outside and inside.

You can visit only a little part of Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library due to the restriction to preserve the books. Not everyone can touch and read the books and to consult the those you need a special permission. If you don’t have it you must stay in a floor where you can see the Library but not go around.

 

You can see the photos I took clicking here

 

 

 


Reference: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/about-us

                     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robarts_Library

 

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