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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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Vol. 1. A-LL.- Vol. 2. M-Z
Topic: Proverbs
Vol. 1. A-LL.- Vol. 2. M-Z
Topic: Proverbs
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Topic: usain ibn Manr, called al-allj
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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: Spanish language -- Dialects Spain Santander (Province)
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Reprint of chap. VII (Partie bibliographique) of the author's Manuel du bibliophile suisse, 1922 (440 p.) with "Additions et rectifications, et tables des artistes et des ouvrages cités"
Topics: Artists, Swiss, Illustrated books, Illustration of books
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by Romero de Terreros, Manuel, marqués de San Francisco, 1880-1968
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Includes bibliography
Topic: Art, Colonial -- Mexico
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Girondo, Oliverio, 1891-1967
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Cover title: Veinte poemas
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Topic: French language
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by Gaibrois de Ballesteros, Mercedes, 1891-
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Vol. 3 has title: ... Sancho IV de Castilla
Topic: Sancho IV, King of Castile and Leon, 1257-1295
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Topics: French language -- Dialects France Anjou, French language -- Phonetics
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"Bibliographie": p. [389]-398
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Latin poetry, Medieval and modern -- History and criticism,...
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Topics: allj, al-usayn ibn Manr, 858 or 9-922, Mysticism
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Goelzer, Henri Jules Ernest, 1853-1929; Martel, Léon
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Topic: Latin language
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by Ashton, H. (Harry), 1882-1952
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Bibliography: p. 270-280
Topics: La Fayette, Madame de (Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne), 1634-1693, La Fayette family
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topic: French
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Art, French, Art, Medieval -- France, Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval, 500-1500 France
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by Hills, Elijah Clarence, 1867-1932; Cano, Juan, 1890-
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Topics: Spanish language -- Readers, Spanish language -- Composition and exercises
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Topics: Folklore, Folklore -- Spain
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Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Art -- France
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Topics: French language -- Grammar 1870-, Thought and thinking, Language and languages, French language --...
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by Gogol, Nikolai Vasilevich, 1809-1852
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Topics: Women -- Legal status, laws, etc Peru, Forms (Law) -- Peru
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Topic: Geography
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Topic: Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274
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by Pérez Lugín, Alejandro, 1870-1926
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by Congreso Nacionalista de Trabajadores, 3d, Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic, 1922
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Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- Argentina Congresses, Labor unions -- Argentina Congresses
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Topics: Political science, Liberty
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Topic: French literature -- History and criticism
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Topics: Illustrated books -- Bibliography, Illustration of books -- Switzerland, Swiss literature --...
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Topics: Lamballe, Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie-Carignan, princesse de, 1749-1792, France -- History...
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Topic: Desboutin, Marcellin Gilbert, 1823-1902
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Coal mines and mining -- France Loire (Dept.)
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by Bayet, Albert, 1880-1961
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Topic: Suicide
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by Bertoni, Moisés Santiago, 1857-1929
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Pt. II published by Editorial Indoamericana, Asunción, Buenos Aires
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by Marouzeau, J. (Jules), 1878-1964
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Topic: Latin language -- Word order
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by Marouzeau, J. (Jules), 1878-1964
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Topic: Latin language -- Word order
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"Index alphabetique": p. [395]-426 is also an index to his la joyeuse jeunesse de Tallemant des Reaux
Topic: Tallemant Des Réaux, 1619-1690
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Topic: Legal personality, Theory of
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Topic: Folklore
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by Gontaut-Biron, Roger de, comte, 1884-
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Topics: French -- Syria, Eastern question, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Middle East, Syria -- Politics...
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by Reul, Paul de, 1871-
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Topic: Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909
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by Bar Hebraeus, 1226-1286; Moberg, Axel, 1872-
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Topic: Syriac language -- Grammar
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Topics: Daudet, Alphonse, 1840-1897, Fromentin, Eugène, 1820-1876, Exoticism in literature, Algeria --...
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by Diogenes Laertius; Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Classe des Lettres et des Sciences Morales et Politiques; Delatte, Armand, 1886-1964
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Topic: Pythagoras
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Topics: Trezzo, Jacopo, Escorial
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Topic: Lavoie family
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by Reinach, Salomon, 1858-1932
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Religions, Mythology
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by Llano Roza de Ampudia, Aurelio de
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Topics: Superstition, Folklore, Spain -- Social life and customs, Asturias (Spain)
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
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by Delatte, Paul, 1848-1937
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino
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by Levainville, Jacques René, 1869-
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"Ouvrages à consulter" at end of each chapter
Topic: Iron industry and trade
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by Grondijs, Lodewijk Hermen, 1878-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia, World War, 1914-1918 -- Siberia, Russia -- History Revolution,...
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Topic: Arabic language
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by Contenau, G. (Georges), b. 1877
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"Abréviations d'ouvrages cités & bibliographie": p. [vii]-xii
Topics: Hittites, Seals (Numismatics), Syria -- Antiquities
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by Sociedade Capistrano de Abreu. Publicações da Sociedade Capistrano de Abreu; Mendoça, Heitor Furtado de, 16th cent
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Topic: Inquisition -- Brazil Bahia
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Ecuador
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by Larbaud, Valéry, 1881-1957
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Topics: Pilgrims and pilgrimages, Municipal government -- Belgium, Criminal law -- Belgium
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by Saussure, Ferdinand de, 1857-1913
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Topics: Indo-European philology, Indo-European languages
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Topic: Miracles
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by Falke, Otto von, 1862-1942
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Topics: Textile industry and fabrics, Textile design, Silk
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by Radouant, René Charles, 1862-
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Topic: French language -- Grammar 1870-