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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: Monograms, Artists' marks, Collectors' marks, Printers' marks
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Issued v. 1-51, no. 3/4, May 1870-Oct. 1934
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Topic: Greek language
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Topics: Monograms, Artists' marks, Collectors' marks, Printers' marks
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by Mission scientifique du Maroc, Tangier; France. Direction générale des affaires indigènes
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Topic: Ethnology
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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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Topics: Morbihan, France (Dept.), Archives
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by Rinn, Louis Marie, b. 1838-
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Public Accounts of Canada 1878-1993
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Prepared by the Receiver General for Canada
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by Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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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 Mission scientifique du Maroc
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Published by the Mission scientifique du Maroc
Topics: Islam, Civilization, Islamic
Public Accounts of Canada 1878-1993
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Prepared by the Receiver General for Canada
Topics: Finance, Public, Expenditures, Public, Executive departments, Government business enterprises,...
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by Morbihan, France (Dept.) Archives; Rosenzweig, Louis Théophile, 1830-1884; Estienne, Charles, 1851 or 2-1910
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Topics: Archives, Morbihan, France (Dept.)
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by Mission scientifique du Maroc, Tangier; France. Direction générale des affaires indigènes
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Topic: Ethnology
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Topics: Islam, Civilization, Islamic
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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 Royal Commission of Inquiry into Niagara Regional Police Force (Ont.)
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W.E.C. Colter, commissioner.
Topics: Niagara Regional Police Force, Police corruption, Governmental investigations, Police
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by Société des études juives (France); Ecole pratique des hautes études (France). Section des sciences économiques et sociales; Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales; Société des études juives (France). Actes et conférences
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Many vols., 1880- include Actes et conférences of the Société
Topics: Jews, Judaism, Jewish literature
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Issued v. 1-51, no. 3/4, May 1870-Oct. 1934
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Issued v. 1-51, no. 3/4, May 1870-Oct. 1934
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by Le Gonidec, Jean François Marie Maurice Agathe, 1775-1838; La Villemarqué, Théodore Claude Henri Hersart, vicomte de, 1815-; La Villemarqué, Théodore Claude Henri Hersart, vicomte de, 1815-
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Vol. 1. Français-breton, enrichi ... d'un essai sur l'histoire de la langue bretonne, par Th. Hersart de la Villemarque.- Vol. 2. Breton-français, précedé de sa Grammaire bretonne
Topics: Breton language, Breton language
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by Commission on Systemic Racism in the Ontario Criminal Justice System.
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Co-chairs : Margaret Gittens, David Cole.
Topics: Discrimination in criminal justice administration, Race discrimination, Blacks, Minorities
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by Pas-de-Calais (France). Archives départementales
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Vols. 2 and 3 issued by Impr. moderne
Topic: Catholic Church
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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 Hennet, Léon Clément, 1853-
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Includes index
Topic: France. Armée
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Issued v. 1-51, no. 3/4, May 1870-Oct. 1934
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by Mission scientifique du Maroc, Tangier; France. Direction générale des affaires indigènes
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Topic: Ethnology
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Issued v. 1-51, no. 3/4, May 1870-Oct. 1934
Half-title: Collection des inventaires sommaires des Archives départementales antérieures à 1790
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by Vaucluse, France (Dept.) Archives départementales; Duhamel, Leopold, 1842-1922; Achard, Paul, 1811-1884
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Topic: Archives
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Issued v. 1-51, no. 3/4, May 1870-Oct. 1934
SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
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Topics: Rhône, France (Dept.), Archives
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by Le Gonidec, Jean François Marie Maurice Agathe, 1775-1838; La Villemarqué, Théodore Claude Henri Hersart, vicomte de, 1815-; La Villemarqué, Théodore Claude Henri Hersart, vicomte de, 1815-
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French
Ontario Sessional Papers
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Topic: Loire, Haute, France (Dept.)
Public Accounts of Canada 1878-1993
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Prepared by the Receiver General for Canada
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by Robin, Nil Joseph
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Topic: Muhammad ibn 'Abd Allh
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by Daru, Pierre-Antoine-Noël-Bruno, comte, 1767-1829
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Topic: Morbihan, France (Dept.)
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by Doumic, René, 1860-1937
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Topic: French literature
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Topic: Arabic language
Public Accounts of Ontario
by Ontario. Ministry of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Ministry of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Ministry of Finance
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Topic: Finance, Public
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Topic: Turkish language
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Issued v. 1-51, no. 3/4, May 1870-Oct. 1934
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Issued v. 1-51, no. 3/4, May 1870-Oct. 1934
Report of the Minister of Education for Ontario
by Ontario. Dept. of Education; Ontario. Ministry of Education; ONTARIO. DEPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
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REPORTS 1846-1866 ALSO FOUND IN SESSIONAL PAPERS
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by Société des études juives (France); Ecole pratique des hautes études (France). Section des sciences économiques et sociales; Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales; Société des études juives (France). Actes et conférences
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Many vols., 1880- include Actes et conférences of the Société
Topics: Jews, Judaism, Jewish literature
SUPERSEDES SESSIONAL PAPERS, CAI YS S27; SUPERSEDED BY SEPARATELY CODED REPORTS
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Topics: French language, Folklore
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Topics: French language, Folklore
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by Vaucluse, France (Dept.) Archives départementales; Duhamel, Leopold, 1842-1922; Achard, Paul, 1811-1884
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Topic: Archives
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 Archives départementales du Nord; Bruchet, Max Pierre Marie, 1868-1929; Demeulenaere, Philippe; Robinet, René
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Tome 2- dressé par Philippe Demeulenaere; sous la direction de René Robinet
Public Accounts of Ontario
by Ontario. Ministry of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Ministry of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Ministry of Finance
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Topic: Finance, Public
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by Paris. Musée Guimet. Annales
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At head of title: Annales du Musée Guimet
Topic: Religion
Ontario Sessional Papers
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Topic: Archives
Public Accounts of Canada 1878-1993
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Prepared by the Receiver General for Canada
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by Société de géographie et d'archéologie de la province d'Oran
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Topics: Oran (Province), Oran (Province)
Half title: Collection des inventaires sommaires des Archives départementales antérieures à 1790
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Topics: Archives, Nièvre, France (Dept.)
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by Larousse, Pierre, 1817-1875; Augé, Claude, 1854-1924
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v.1 A-Bel -- v.2. Bem-Ch - v.3. Ci-D - v.4. E-G - v.5. H-Meld - v.6. Mele-Po - v.7. Pr-Z
Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French