Robarts Common is open as of March 24, 2022—ahead of the official Fall 2022 launch—to accommodate the increased demand for study space during the spring exam period. This is especially important given the need for additional, accessible, and physical-distanced space during COVID-19 times.
The five-storey wing—connected on floors 2 – 5 to the main Robarts Library building—is filled with natural light and comfortable seating, and has full internet connectivity, making it a great place for studying, collaborating, socializing, and relaxing.
Hours of operation are the same as the rest of Robarts Library.
The Common is open to current U of T students, faculty, and staff, who must show their TCards and a green UCheck screen to enter.
There are 1,200 individual and group study spaces located in the Robarts Common. Many seating configurations are available, all with power outlets close at hand.
Connections from the main Robarts Library building to the Common are:
- 2nd floor: Food Court, by the south end of Starbucks
- 3rd floor: Through the Media Commons
- 4th floor: Through the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation/Research & Reference Department
- 5th floor: Through the Map & Data Library
An Information Desk is located on main floor at the Harbord / Huron Street entrance. Washrooms and water fountains are located on all floors.
Eight bookable group study rooms are available on each of floors 2 – 5, and have capacities ranging from 3 – 10 people per room.
Labeled rooms are wheelchair-accessible and close to the elevators.
All rooms are equipped with:
- Power outlets
- A TV screen
- An HDMI connector
- A USB connector
- USB charging ports
- Dimmable lighting
There is a black & white printer on the second floor. Printing details can be found here.
Copying and scanning are available elsewhere in Robarts Library.
–Updated June 28, 2022