On Display: University of Toronto Libraries at 125

Students sit-in at Simcoe Hall, protesting stack access to Robarts Library, 10 March 1972The opening of the first University of Toronto library building on King’s College Circle in October 1892 marked the beginning of the modern library system as we know it. To commemorate this 125th anniversary, this exhibit explores the library's history from 1892 to the present day, focusing on themes such as public service, collections, access, spaces. Items on display include photographs, library equipment, journals and books published under the auspices of the library system, catalogues of notable exhibitions curated by librarians, and books authored by librarians. 

Please visit the first floor exhibition area of Robarts Library (by the escalators) to explore this rich history and learn more about the University of Toronto Libraries.

To view this exhibit online, click here