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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 Gagini, Carlos, 1865-1925
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Costa Rica
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Navarro Tomás, Tomás, 1884-; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topic: Spanish language -- Pronunciation
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by Charland, Paul-V. (Paul-Victor), 1858-1939
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Topic: Canac-Marquis family
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by Larrazabal, Felipe, 1816-1873; Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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Topics: French language -- Slang, World War, 1914-1918 -- Language (New words, slang, etc.), Words, New --...
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Topics: Soldiers -- Language, French language -- Slang Dictionaries
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by Bréal, Michel, 1832-1915; Bailly, Anatole
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Topic: Latin language
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Topic: Spanish language -- Gallicisms
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by Archivo Histórico Nacional (Spain); Menéndez Pidal, Juan, 1861-1915; Fuentes Isla, Benito
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Bibliography: p. [308]-322
Topic: Seals (Numismatics) -- Spain Catalogs
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by Pellissier, Georges, 1852-1918
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Topic: French literature -- History and criticism
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Hazañas y la Rúa, Joaquín, 1862-1934
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Topic: Vázquez de Leca, Mateo, 1573-1649
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by Godard, Charles, 1860-; France. États généraux, 1789; Abensour, Léon, 1889-
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Topics: Haute-Saône (France) -- History Sources, France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Sources
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Topics: Artists, French -- France Lyonnais, Artists, French -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology
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by Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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Title varies: Sept. 1902-Sept. 1914, Bulletin du parler au Canada
Topic: French language in Canada -- Periodicals
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Topic: Christian art and symbolism
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by Caro, Miguel Antonio, 1843-1909; Caro, Victor Eduardo, 1885-; Gomez Restrepo, Antonio, 1869-
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t. 1. Flos pechrum, el cinco de mayo, de manzioni.--t. 2. Estudios literarios, primera serie
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Topic: Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828
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by Jalal al-Din Rumi, Maulana, 1207-1273; Huart, Clément, 1854-1926
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Topics: Jalal al-Din Rumi, Maulana, 1207-1273, Sufism -- Biography, Mevleviyeh members -- Biography, Tales,...
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by Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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Title varies: Sept. 1902-Sept. 1914, Bulletin du parler au Canada
Topic: French language in Canada -- Periodicals
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Topic: French language -- Old French Chrestomathies and readers
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Topics: French poetry -- 19th century, French poetry -- 20th century, French poetry -- Bio-bibliography
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by Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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Title varies: Sept. 1902-Sept. 1914, Bulletin du parler au Canada
Topic: French language in Canada -- Periodicals
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by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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Title varies: Sept. 1902-Sept. 1914, Bulletin du parler au Canada
Topic: French language in Canada -- Periodicals
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by Académie de Saint-Luc; G., F.F; F.F.G; D., P; P.D
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Topics: Human figure in art, Anatomy, Artistic
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Covers dated 1930
Topics: Early maps, Islands
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by Jalal al-Din Rumi, Maulana, 1207-1273; Huart, Clément, 1854-1926
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Topics: Jalal al-Din Rumi, Maulana, 1207-1273, Sufism -- Biography, Mevleviyeh members -- Biography, Tales,...
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America, history and life
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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America, history and life
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by Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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Title varies: Sept. 1902-Sept. 1914, Bulletin du parler au Canada
Topic: French language in Canada -- Periodicals
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by Flórez, Enrique, 1702-1773. España sagrada ... 1747-1879; Risco, Manuel, 1735-1801; González Palencia, Ángel, 1889-1949; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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Topics: French poetry -- 19th century, French poetry -- 20th century, French poetry -- Bio-bibliography
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by Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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Title varies: Sept. 1902-Sept. 1914, Bulletin du parler au Canada
Topic: French language in Canada -- Periodicals
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Topic: Soufflot, Jacques Germain, 1713-1780
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America, history and life
"Ridete et flete"
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America, history and life
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America, history and life
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by Quesada, Vicente Gregorio, 1830-1913; Quesada, Ernesto, 1858-1934; Ramírez, Carlos María, 1848-1898
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Vol. 1 has imprint: Buenos Aires, "La Cultura argentina," 1918
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by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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by Godard, Charles, 1860-; France. États généraux, 1789; Abensour, Léon, 1889-
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Topics: Haute-Saône (France) -- History Sources, France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Sources
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Topic: Villon, François, b. 1431
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by Barrenechea, Mariano Antonio, 1884-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Music, Music
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by Dumont-Wilden, Louis, 1875-1963
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by Bunge, Carlos O. (Carlos Octavio), 1875-1918
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Topics: Rosas, Juan Manuel José Domingo Ortiz de, 1793-1877, García Moreno, Gabriel, 1821-1875, Díaz,...
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Topic: Constitutional law
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Topics: Funes, Gregorio, 1749-1829, Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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by Arniches y Barrera, Carlos, 1866-1943
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Topics: Latin language, Women in literature and art
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Topic: Mistral, Frédéric, 1830-1914
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by Toro, Michel de
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Nelis, Hubert, 1877-
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Topics: Palaeography, Writing
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by Association des professeurs de langues vivantes de l'enseignement public
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Publ. by Association des Professeurs de Langues vivantes de l'Enseignement public
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by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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"Publication de l'Universite Laval; organe de la Société du parler français au Canada."
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by Lafond, Paul, b. 1847
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Topic: Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917
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by Molins, Wenceslao Jaime
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Topic: La Pama, Argentine Republic (Province)
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by Lafond, Paul, b. 1847
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Topic: Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917
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Topic: English poetry
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by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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"Publication de l'Universite Laval; organe de la Société du parler français au Canada."
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Topics: Carols, French, French ballads and songs, French language -- Dialects Lyonnais Texts
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Topic: Jiménez de Cisneros, Francisco, 1436?-1517
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Topics: Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad de Valladolid, Lawyers, Theologians, Spanish, Physicians
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by Maurault, Olivier, 1886-1968
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Topics: Collège de Montréal, Education -- Québec (Province) Montréal