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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 Yates, William, 1792-1845
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Topic: Urdu language -- Dictionaries English
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by Vijayarjendrasri, fl. 1890-1900; Dpavijaya, Muni; Yatindravijaya, Muni; Bhpendrasri
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Prakrit and Sanskrit; introductory matter in Hindi
Topic: Prakrit languages
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by Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941; Royal India, Pakistan, and Ceylon Society; Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
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Topic: Hindu law
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Topic: Vedic philology
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Topics: English language -- Foreign words and phrases Indic, English language -- Dictionaries
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by Witte, Sergei IUl'evich, graf, 1849-1915; Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, 1890-
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Topic: Russia -- Politics and government 1894-1917
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Topics: Wales -- Genealogy, Wales -- History
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Topic: Yale University
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by Yaqubi, Ahmad ibn Abi Yaqub, d. 897?; Juynboll, Abrahamus Wilhelmus Theodorus, 1833-1887
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Topic: Geography, Medieval
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources, genealogy
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by Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
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by Vijayarjendrasri, fl. 1890-1900; Dpavijaya, Muni; Yatindravijaya, Muni; Bhpendrasri
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, genealogy
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by Glasgow, Scot. Royal College of Science and Technology. Andersonian Library; Young, James, 1811-1883; Ferguson, John, 1837-1916
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Topics: Alchemy -- Bibliography, Chemistry -- Early works to 1800 Bibliography
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Topic: Yale University
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by Vijayarjendrasri, fl. 1890-1900; Dpavijaya, Muni; Yatindravijaya, Muni; Bhpendrasri
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources, genealogy
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources, genealogy
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by Young, Francis Brett, 1884-1954
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Topic: Bridges, Robert, 1844-1930
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources, genealogy
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by Yahya ibn Sharaf, Abu Zakariya, al-Nawawi, d. 1278; Berg, Lodewijk Willem Christiaan van den, 1845-1927
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Topics: Arabic language -- Texts and translations, Islamic law
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by Glasgow, Scot. Royal College of Science and Technology. Andersonian Library; Young, James, 1811-1883; Ferguson, John, 1837-1916
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Topics: Alchemy -- Bibliography, Chemistry -- Early works to 1800 Bibliography
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by Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?; Yule, Henry, Sir, 1820-1889; Cordier, Henri, 1849-1925; Yule, Amy Frances
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Topics: Genghis Khan, 1162-1227, Voyages and travels, Mongols -- History, Asia -- Description and travel
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Yonge, Charles Duke, 1812-1891
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by Yewdale, Ralph Bailey
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Topic: Bohemond I, Prince of Antioch, 1058?-1111
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources, genealogy
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by Yunus al-Mlik, d. (ca.) 1349.*
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, genealogy
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by Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
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Topics: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936, Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
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by Woodsworth, J. S. (James Shaver), 1874-1942; Methodist Church (Canada). Missionary Society; Young People's Forward Movement
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Topics: Missions -- Canada, Canada -- Emigration and immigration, Canada -- Foreign population
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Topic: Yale University
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by Ellwood, G. Montague, 1875-; Yerbury, Francis Rowland, 1885-1970
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Topic: Human figure in art
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by Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
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Published in 1888 under title: Fairy and folk tales of the Irish peasantry
Topics: Fairy tales, Irish, Folklore -- Ireland
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources, genealogy
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by Deutsch, Babette, 1895-; Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, 1890-
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New and rev. ed. published under title: Russian poetry
Topics: Russian poetry -- Translations into English, English poetry -- Translations from Russian
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Topic: Decoration and ornament
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources, genealogy
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by Yrjö-Koskinen, Yrjö Sakari, 1830-1903
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Topic: Finland -- History
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Topics: Coins, Greek, Coins, Roman Edwards, Jonathan
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources, genealogy
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by Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Galt (Ont.), Dumfries (Ont.)
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topic: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
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by Japan. Noshomusho; Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.); Yamawaki, Haruki
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Topic: Japan
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Topics: Raw materials, Commercial products, Geography, Commercial
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources, genealogy
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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by Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?; Yule, Henry, Sir, 1820-1889; Cordier, Henri, 1849-1925; Yule, Amy Frances
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Topics: Genghis Khan, 1162-1227, Voyages and travels, Mongols -- History, Asia -- Description and travel
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Ypres -- History Sources, Finance -- Ypres Sources
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by Young, C.E.B.
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Topic: Hymns
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by Vijayarjendrasri, fl. 1890-1900; Dpavijaya, Muni; Yatindravijaya, Muni; Bhpendrasri
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Prakrit and Sanskrit; introductory matter in Hindi
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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by Yorkshire Parish Register Society
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources, genealogy
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by Cordier, Henri, 1849-1925; Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?; Yule, Henry, Sir, 1820-1889
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Topic: Asia -- Description and travel
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by Yemeniz, Nicolas, d. 1871; Leroux de Lincy, Antoine Jean Victor, 1806-1869
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Topics: Rare books, Books -- Prices, Greek literature -- Bibliography
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Topics: Uigur language -- Texts, Uigur language -- Dictionaries German
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by Yale University. Library
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