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 Diary of a Nobody (1919 edition)

Fictitious diary details fifteen months in the life of Mr. Charles Pooter, a middle aged city clerk of lower middle-class status but significant social aspirations,…more

Wonderful Balloon Ascents (1870)

A wonderful book of balloon travel tracing the rise of “Balloonomania”, the huge fad in hot air balloons that originated in France in the late 18th century and cont…more

Quarles’ Emblems (1886)

Francis Quarles was an English poet most famous for his emblem book originally published in 1635. This 19th century edition has been embellished with new illustrati…more

Armata: a fragment (1817)

A strange tale of a man sailing to the moon upon a highway of ocean, written by Thomas Erskine, a British lawyer and politician….more

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