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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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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries Bambara, Bambara language -- Dictionaries French
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by Stchoupak, Nadine
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Topic: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries French
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by Clédat, Léon, 1851-1930
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Topic: French language -- Dictionaries
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by Guyot, Yves, 1843-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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Topic: Arabic language -- French
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by Castries, Henry, comte de, 1850-1927; Majdhub, Abd al-Rahman, 1504-1569
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Topics: Maxims, Arabic, Gnomic poetry
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Topics: French language -- Rhyme Dictionaries, French language -- Versification
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries, French language -- Phonetics
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by Godefroy, Frédéric Eugène, 1826-1897; France. Ministère de l'éducation nationale; Godefroy, P.
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Topic: French language -- Old French Dictionaries
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by Silvestre de Sacy, A. I. (Antoine Isaac), 1758-1838; Institut de Carthage, Tunis; Machuel, Louis Pierre, 1848-
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Topic: Arabic language -- Grammar
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by Honnorat, Simon Jude, 1786-1852
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Topics: Provençal language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries Provençal
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Topics: Classical philology -- Periodicals, Classical philology -- Bibliography
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by Société bibliographique, Paris
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Topics: Bibliography -- Periodicals, Books -- Reviews, French literature -- Bibliography Periodicals
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Topics: Provençal language, Modern -- Dictionaries French, Provençal language, Modern -- Dialects France...
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Topics: Knights of Malta, Knights and knighthood -- France
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries Arabic, Arabic language -- Dialects
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Topics: Monograms, Artists' marks, Collectors' marks, Printers' marks
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by Eys, Willem J. van, 1825-
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Topic: Basque language -- Dictionaries
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by David de Penanrun, Louis Thérèse; Delaire, Edmond Augustin, 1856-; Roux, F.
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Topics: Paris, France. École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Architects
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Topics: French language, French language
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Topics: French language, Provençal language
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Topics: Engravers, French, Engravers -- Dictionaries, Engraving -- Catalogs
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Topic: Arabic language -- French
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by Brussels. Bibliothèque royale de Belgique. Section des manuscrits; Gheyn, Joseph van den, 1854-1913; Wagemans, Émile; Lyna, Frédéric; Bacha, Eugène, 1866-
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Topic: Peninsular War, 1807-1814
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Topic: French language
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Topics: Blaze, Sébastien, b. 1785, Pharmacists -- France, Peninsular War, 1807-1814, Spain -- Social life...
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by Michaud, Adolphe, 1857-; Tétu, Alphonse, 1858-; Proulx, Armand
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Topic: Rivière Ouelle, Que. -- Genealogy
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Topic: Romanian language -- Etymology Dictionaries
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Canada -- History To 1763 (New France)...
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Topic: Algiers (Algeria) -- History
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Topics: French language -- Dialects Saône et Loire, France (Dept.), French language -- Dialects Louhans,...
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Topics: Monograms, Artists' marks, Collectors' marks, Printers' marks
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Topic: Greek language
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Topics: Walloon dialect, French language -- Dialects France Morvan, French language -- Dialects France...
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Topics: Spanish language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries Spanish
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Topic: usain ibn Manr, called al-allj
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Topic: French language -- Slang Dictionaries
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Topic: Calvados (France) -- History Sources Bibliography
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Topics: Bibliography -- Periodicals, Books -- Reviews, French literature -- Bibliography Periodicals
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by Silvestre de Sacy, A. I. (Antoine Isaac), 1758-1838; Institut de Carthage, Tunis; Machuel, Louis Pierre, 1848-
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Topic: Arabic language -- Grammar
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Issued v. 1-51, no. 3/4, May 1870-Oct. 1934
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Topics: Engravers, French, Engravers -- Dictionaries, Engraving -- Catalogs
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Topic: French language -- Slang Dictionaries
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by Mission scientifique du Maroc, Tangier; France. Direction générale des affaires indigènes
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by Lanessan, Jean Marie Antoine de, 1843-1919
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Topics: Tunisia -- Economic conditions, Tunisia -- Social conditions
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by Brussels. Bibliothèque royale de Belgique. Section des manuscrits; Gheyn, Joseph van den, 1854-1913; Wagemans, Émile; Lyna, Frédéric; Bacha, Eugène, 1866-
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by Bord, Gustave, b. 1852
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Vol. 2. - Les ouvriers de l'idée révolutionnaire (1688-1771)
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Topic: French-Canadian dialect
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by Ben Cheneb, Mohammed, 1869-1929
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Topic: French language -- Dialects Africa, North
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Topic: Walloon dialect -- Dictionaries
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by Larousse, Pierre, 1817-1875; Augé, Claude, 1854-1924
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French
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by Godefroy, Frédéric Eugène, 1826-1897; France. Ministère de l'éducation nationale; Godefroy, P.
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Topic: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries French
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Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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by Institut archéologique du Luxembourg, Arlon, Belgium
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Suspended 1856-66, 1915-18
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Topic: Romance philology -- Periodicals
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by Jonain, Pierre Abraham
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Topic: French language -- Dialects Saintonge Dictionaries
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Topic: French language -- Slang Dictionaries
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by Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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Topic: French language -- Pronunciation
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Topic: French language -- Dialects Picard Dictionaries
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by Ravanat, Albert, 1845-
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Topics: Provençal language, Modern -- Dialects Grenoble, Provençal language, Modern -- Dialects Dauphiné