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The University of Toronto Libraries system is the largest academic library in Canada and is ranked third among peer institutions in North America, behind only Harvard and Yale. The system consists of 44 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough - the biggest being the Robarts Library, which houses the main collection of social sciences and humanities research resources at the University of Toronto. A vast number of their books have been digitised with the help of Microsoft and are available on the Internet Archive under an open license. Visit the University of Toronto Libraries Internet Archive page OUR CONTENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO LIBRARIES

The Victrola Book of the Opera (1913)

First published in 1912, this is the second edition of what would, by 1976, become a series of thirteen separate, and ever-expanding, versions of a wonderfully illu…more

The Death and Burial of Cock Robin

The Death of Cock Robin, also known as The Death and Burial of Cock Robin is a somewhat macabre English nursery rhyme describing the murder and the funeral of a rob…more

Francis Bacon on Gardens (1902)

Featuring artwork by Lucien Pissarro, this is a beautiful art nouveau edition of an essay on gardens by the Renaissance philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626)….more

Views of the Tesseract (1904)

A series of images from Charles Howard Hinton’s The Fourth Dimension (1904), a book all about the “tesseract” – a four-dimensional analog of the cube, the t…more