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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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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
Canadian Statistical Review
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Canadian Statistical Review
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No. 1-3, 6-7, 9-32 issued as a supplement to the Labour gazette
Topics: Wages, Hours of labor
Canadian Statistical Review
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REPORTS FOR 1943-1959 BOUND WITH - CANADA - DEPT. OF FINANCE - PUBLIC ACCOUNTS - CA1 FN P72
Ontario Department of Lands and Forests: Resource Management Report
by Ontario Department of Lands and Forests
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Topics: Wildlife management, Fishery management
Ontario Budgets
by Ontario. Treasury Dept; Ontario. Dept. of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Taxation and Fiscal Policy Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Finance
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ISSUES FOR 1886-1899 IN RARE BOOKS DEPT
Province of Ontario - Vital Statistics
by Ontario. Office of the Registrar General
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1942-1954 TITLE IS: REPORT RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO
Ontario Fish and Wildlife Review
by Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Fish and Wildlife Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources
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Vols. 1961-67 issued by the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests; 1968- by the department's Fish and Wildlife Branch; 19 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Topic: Wildlife conservation
Some vols. preceded by "Prefix to statutes."
Topics: Session laws, Law, Statutes
Ontario Fish and Wildlife Review
by Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Fish and Wildlife Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources
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Vols. 1961-67 issued by the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests; 1968- by the department's Fish and Wildlife Branch; 19 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Topic: Wildlife conservation
Ontario Fish and Wildlife Review
by Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Fish and Wildlife Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources
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Vols. 1961-67 issued by the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests; 1968- by the department's Fish and Wildlife Branch; 19 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Topic: Wildlife conservation
Ontario Fish and Wildlife Review
by Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Fish and Wildlife Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources
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Vols. 1961-67 issued by the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests; 1968- by the department's Fish and Wildlife Branch; 19 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Topic: Wildlife conservation
Ontario Fish and Wildlife Review
by Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Fish and Wildlife Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources
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Vols. 1961-67 issued by the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests; 1968- by the department's Fish and Wildlife Branch; 19 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Topic: Wildlife conservation
Some vols. preceded by "Prefix to statutes."
Topics: Session laws, Law, Statutes
Ontario Expenditure Estimates
by Ontario. Treasury Department; Ontario. Management Board of Cabinet; Ontario. Ministry of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Ministry of Finance
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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
by Toronto (Ont.). Planning Board
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Topic: City planning -- Ontario -- Toronto
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
by METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
by HAMILTON, ONT. PLANNING DEPT
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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
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by Toronto (Ont.). Planning Board
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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
by Department of Buildings. City of Toronto
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Topic: Building. -- Toronto
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
by HAMILTON, ONT. COUNCIL. URBAN RENEWAL COMMITTEE
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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
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Topic: City planning -- Ontario -- Toronto
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
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Topics: Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair, Housing -- Toronto
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
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