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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 Société historique de Montréal
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"Onzième livraison."
Topic: Streets
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by ONTARIO. ROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO DISCOUNTING AND ALLOWANCES IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY IN ONTARIO
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W. W. Leach, commissioner.
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Arthur Porter, chair.
Canadian Statistical Review
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Continued by: CA1..BS..11..C210
D.C. Williams, chair.
D.C. Williams, chair.
Canadian Statistical Review
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Report of the Auditor General to the House of Commons
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REPORTS FOR 1943-1959 BOUND WITH - CANADA - DEPT. OF FINANCE - PUBLIC ACCOUNTS - CA1 FN P72
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. SELECT COMMITTEE ON COMPANY LAW; BREITHAUPT, J.R
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Topic: Select Committees of Ontario
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by ONTARIO. ROYAL COMMISSION ON ELECTRIC POWER PLANNING
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Arthur Porter, chair.
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Arthur Porter, chair.
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Arthur Porter, chair.
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Hrinchenko, Borys, 1863-1910
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Kulish, Pantelemon Oleksandrovych, 1819-1897, Authors, Ukrainian
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee on Ontario Hydro Affairs; MACDONALD, D.C
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Topic: Select Committees of Ontario
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Makove, Osyp, 1867-1925
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Kulish, Pantelemon Oleksandrovych, 1819-1897, Authors, Ukrainian
Arthur Porter, chair.
D.C. Williams, chair.
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Arthur Porter, chair.
Some vols. preceded by "Prefix to statutes."
Topics: Session laws, Law, Statutes
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. SELECT COMMITTEE ON ONTARIO HYDRO AFFAIRS; MACDONALD, D.C
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Skinner, Ernest M; Buhrman, T. Scott (Thomas Scott), 1887- A biographical sketch of Ernest M. Skinner. 1980
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Reprint (1st work). Originally published: New York : H.W. Gray, 1917
Topics: Skinner, Ernest M, Organ (Musical instrument), Organ builders
Arthur Porter, chair.
Arthur Porter, chair.
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. SELECT COMMITTEE ON ONTARIO HYDRO AFFAIRS
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Topic: Select Committees of Ontario
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Includes bibliographical references
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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BEFORE 1912 CALLED DETAILED REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR OF INSURANCE AND REGISTRAR OF FRIENDLY SOCIETIES
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. SELECT COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM
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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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Bibliography: p. 159-170
Topics: Drug abuse, Marijuana, Marijuana
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. SELECT COMMITTEE ON PLANT SHUTDOWNS AND EMPLOYEE ADJUSTMENT; MCCAFFREY, B
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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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
Topic: Session laws
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
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
No. 1-3, 6-7, 9-32 issued as a supplement to the Labour gazette
Topics: Wages, Hours of labor
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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ALSO ON MICROFICHE 1975-
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
by Boksay, János, 1874-1940; Malinich, Īosif Ī., -1910; Catholic Church. Eparchy of Mukacheve (Ukraine)
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At head of title: Sʺ dozvolenīemʺ pravitelʹstva eparkhīalʹnago v Mukachevskoĭ grek. kaḟ. eparkhīi ustanovlennoe
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Byzantine chants
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee on the Ombudsman; ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. STANDING COMMITTEE ON OMBUDSMAN; Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Standing Committee on the Ombudsman
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WHILE CALLED SELECT COMMITTEE, THIS COMMITTEE HAS BEEN SITTING SINCE 1975
Topic: Select Committees 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
The Addiction Research Foundation Collection, University of Toronto Libraries
by Moser, Joy; World Health Organization; Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario
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Includes bibliographies
Topic: Alcoholism
Some vols. preceded by "Prefix to statutes."
Topics: Session laws, Law, Statutes
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ontario. Department of Education; Ontario. Ministry of Education; ONTARIO. DEPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
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REPORTS 1846-1866 ALSO FOUND IN SESSIONAL PAPERS
The Addiction Research Foundation Collection, University of Toronto Libraries
by Liban, Carolyn B; Smart, Reginald George, 1936-; Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario; York University (Toronto, Ont.). Survey Research Centre
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A survey carried out by the Survey Research Centre, Institute for Behavioural Research, York University
Topics: Alcoholic beverages, Liquor problem
Bibliography: p. 166-180
Topics: Alcoholism, Alcoholism, Youth
On cover: Final report
Topics: Children, Parent and child
Bibliography: p. 65-66
Topics: Drunk driving, Traffic safety
Bibliography: p. 39
Topics: Students, Students, Drug abuse surveys