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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944; Sutton, E. W. (Edward William), b. 1871
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Topics: Oratory, Rhetoric, Ancient
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Winstedt, Eric Otto
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Topic: Atticus, Titus Pomponius
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Miller, Walter, 1864-1949
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Winstedt, Eric Otto
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Vol. 2
Topic: Atticus, Titus Pomponius
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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Vol. 3
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
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Topic: Cicero, Marcus Tullius
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Blakiston, Herbert Edward Douglas, 1862-1942
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867- Periodicals
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Yonge, Charles Duke, 1812-1891
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Vol. 1
SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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Topic: Friendship
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Tyrrell, Robert Yelverton, 1844-1914; Purser, Louis Claude, 1854-1932
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Purton, John Smyth, d. 1891; Asconius Pedianus, Quintus, 9 B.C.-76 A.D
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867- Periodicals
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Piderit, Karl Wilhelm, 1815-1875; Harnecker, O
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; King, John Richard; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937
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SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867- Periodicals
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details Please refer to the link below for a better image of oversize materials (eg. maps, drawings, tables, charts) in .tiff format: foldout
Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867- Periodicals
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867- Periodicals
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details Please refer to the link below for a better image of oversize materials (eg. maps, drawings, tables, charts) in .tiff format: foldout
SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867- Periodicals
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Riess, Ernst
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SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Denniston, J. D. (John Dewar), 1887-1949
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867- Periodicals
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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Index in final volume of each session until 34th Parliament, 3rd Session (1991/93)
Topic: Law
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867- Periodicals
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867- Periodicals
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Purser, Louis Claude, 1854-1932
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Halm, Karl, 1809-1882; Wilkins, Augustus S. (Augustus Samuel), d. 1905
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Text is in Latin; introduction and notes are in English
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Purser, Louis Claude, 1854-1932
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SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867- Periodicals
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moor, E. N. P
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Canada. Parliament. Legislative Assembly. Library
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898; Allen, William Francis, 1830-1889; Greenough, J. B. (James Bradstreet), 1833-1901
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Topic: Old age
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867- Periodicals
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Muirhead, John H. (John Henry), 1855-1940
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Stock, St. George William Joseph, 1850-
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