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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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Mar 6, 2017 Barbier, Antoine Alexandre, 1765-1825; Quérard, J.-M. (Joseph-Marie), 1797-1865. Supercheries littéraires dévoilées
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Topics: Anonyms and pseudonyms, French, Anonyms and pseudonyms, Latin
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Oct 15, 2015 Quibell, James Edward, 1867-1935; Lacau, Pierre, 1873-1963; Thompson, Herbert, Sir, 1859-1944; Spiegelberg, Wilhelm, 1870-1930
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At head of title: Service des Antiquités de l'Ãgypte
Topics: Tombs, Coptic inscriptions
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Oct 15, 2015 Quibell, James Edward, 1867-1935; Lacau, Pierre, 1873-1963; Thompson, Herbert, Sir, 1859-1944; Spiegelberg, Wilhelm, 1870-1930
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At head of title: Service des Antiquités de l'Ãgypte
Topics: Tombs, Coptic inscriptions
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Oct 15, 2015 Quibell, James Edward, 1867-1935; Lacau, Pierre, 1873-1963; Thompson, Herbert, Sir, 1859-1944; Spiegelberg, Wilhelm, 1870-1930
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At head of title: Service des Antiquités de l'Ãgypte
Topics: Tombs, Coptic inscriptions
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Mar 31, 2015 Qārī al-Harawī, ʻAlī ibn Sulṭān Muḥammad, -1605 or 1606
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Topics: ʻIyāḍ ibn Mūsá, 1083-1149, Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
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Mar 31, 2015 Qārī al-Harawī, ʻAlī ibn Sulṭān Muḥammad, -1605 or 1606
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Topics: ʻIyāḍ ibn Mūsá, 1083-1149, Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
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Mar 30, 2015 Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, -1605 or 1606
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Topics: Iy ibn Msá, 1083-1149, Muammad, Prophet, -632
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Dec 1, 2014 Quarch, Edmund Wilh
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Jul 23, 2014 Quinn, John Henry, 1860-1941
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Includes index
Topic: Cataloging
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May 23, 2014 Quitzmann, Anton
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Topic: Mythology
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Apr 17, 2014 Queyrat, Frédéric, 1858-
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Topics: Logic, Psychology, Educational
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Apr 8, 2014 Quental, Antero de, 1842-1891; Couto Martins
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Apr 8, 2014 Quental, Antero de, 1842-1891; Couto Martins
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Mar 4, 2014 Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de, 1580-1645; L'Estrange, Roger, Sir, 1616-1704
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Translation of Los Sueños
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Feb 10, 2014 Quiñones, Suero de, ca. 1409-1458
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Jan 9, 2014 Quevedo y Zubieta, Salvador, 1859-
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Jan 9, 2014 Quiñones de Benavente, Luis, 1589?-1651; Rosell, Cayetano, 1816-1883; Vargas, Manuel Antonio de, fl. 1645
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Jan 9, 2014 Quiñones de Benavente, Luis, 1589?-1651; Rosell, Cayetano, 1816-1883; Vargas, Manuel Antonio de, fl. 1645
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Jan 9, 2014 Quintana, Manuel José, 1772-1857
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Jan 9, 2014 Quintana, Manuel José, 1772-1857
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Jan 9, 2014 Quintana, Manuel José, 1772-1857
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Jan 9, 2014 Quintana, Manuel José, 1772-1857
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Jan 9, 2014 Quintana, Manuel José, 1772-1857
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Jan 9, 2014 Quiroga, Horacio, 1879-1937
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Jan 9, 2014 Quintana, Manuel José, 1772-1857
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Topics: Cid, The, Guzman, Alonso Perez, called El Bueno
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Jan 9, 2014 Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de, 1580-1645; Cejador y Frauca, Julio, 1864-1927
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Jan 9, 2014 Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de, 1580-1645; Cejador y Frauca, Julio, 1864-1927
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Jan 9, 2014 Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de, 1580-1645; Keil, Johann Georg; Biesendahl, Karl
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Jan 9, 2014 Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de, 1580-1645; Giannini, Alfredo, 1865-
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Jan 9, 2014 Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de, 1580-1645; Germond de Lavigne, Alfred, 1812-1896
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Jan 9, 2014 Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de, 1580-1645; Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926; Vierge, Daniel, 1851-1904; Watts, Henry Edward, 1826-1904
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Trans. of his Historia de la vida del buscón
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Jan 9, 2014 Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de, 1580-1645; Rose, Robert Selden, 1888-
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Jan 9, 2014 Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de, 1580-1645; Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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Dec 16, 2013 [Quintanilla, José Maria]
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Topic: Pereda, José María de, 1833-1906
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Mar 26, 2013 Quiggin, Edmund Crosby, 1875-1920; Ridgeway, William, Sir, 1853-1926
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Topics: Classical philology, Archaeology, Anthropology
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Mar 25, 2013 Quatremère de Quincy, M. (Antoine-Chrysostome), 1755-1849
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
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Mar 5, 2013 Quennell, Marjorie (Courtney); Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Topic: Statistics
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Feb 5, 2013 Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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Feb 5, 2013 Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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Feb 4, 2013 Quatrefages, A. de (Armand de), 1810-1892
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Topics: Anthropology, Ethnology
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Jan 29, 2013 Caron, Ivanhoe, 1875-1941; Quebec (Province) Dept. of Colonization, and Mines
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Topic: Abitibi, Quebec (Ter.)
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Jan 3, 2013 Oncken, August, 1844-1911; Quesnay, François, 1694-1774; Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, baron de l'Aulne, 1727-1781
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Die Zeit vor Adam Smith
Topics: Mercantile system, Physiocrats, Physiocrats, Economics
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Oct 22, 2012 Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques, 1796-1874
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Anthropometry
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Jun 29, 2011 Quintus Smyrnaeus; Koechly, Hermann, 1815-1876
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Greek title precedes Latin title
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May 16, 2011 'Abd al-Ramn ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khaldn, 1332-1406; Quatremère, Etienne
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Original title: Muaddima
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May 13, 2011 Qsim, Muammad Jaml al-Dn
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Topic: 'Al ibn Ab lib family
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May 12, 2011 Quintilian; Radermacher, Ludwig, 1867-1952
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Vol. 1. Libros I-VI.- Vol. 2. Libros VII-XII
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Topics: French language, English language
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May 10, 2011 Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques, 1796-1874; Heuschling, Xavier, 1802-1883
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Topic: Vital statistics
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May 9, 2011 Quiggin, Edmund Crosby, 1875-1920; Ridgeway, William, Sir, 1853-1926
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Topics: Classical philology, Archaeology, Anthropology
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Apr 11, 2011 Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Penrith, Eng; Reaney, Percy Hide
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Topic: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (Penrith, England)
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Apr 11, 2011 Qutbuddn Khn ibn Muuddn Khn ibn Shh j
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Topic: Islam
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Apr 11, 2011 Qalandar 'Alav, Muammad Kim; Turb 'Al Kakoravi Shah
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Topics: Sufism, Mysticism
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Apr 11, 2011 Qdr, Burhnuddn
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Errata slip inserted
Topic: Sufism
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Apr 11, 2011 Bukhr, Muammad ibn Isml, 810-870; 'Amrah, Muafá Muammad; Qasalln, Amad ibn Muammad, 1447 or 8-1517 or 18
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Topic: Hadith
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Apr 7, 2011 Quintilian; Spalding, Georg Ludwig, 1762-1811; Zumpt, Karl Gottlob, 1792-1849; Bonnell, Eduard, 1802-1877
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Vol. 5-6 "Supplementa annotationis et indicem curavit Car. Timoth Zumptius"; and, "Lexicon et Indices continens curavit Eduardus Bonnellus". Publisher varies: vol. 4-6 "sumtibus F.C.G. Vogelii."
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Apr 6, 2011 Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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Mar 30, 2011 Quesada, Vicente Gregorio, 1830-1913; Bunge, Carlos O. (Carlos Octavio), 1875-1918
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Mar 1, 2011 Qazzz, Muammad ibn Jafar, d. 1021 or 2; Nasn, hir; Kln, Amad Qadr
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Topics: Body marking, Body image
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Bibliography: p. [124]-126
Topic: Human geography
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Feb 18, 2011 Qazwn, Zakary ibn Muammad, 1208 or 9-1283 or 4; Taeschner, Franz Gustav, 1888-
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Franz Taeschner's dissertation - Kiel
Topic: Islamic ethics
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Feb 16, 2011 'Abd al-Ramn ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khaldn, 1332-1406; Quatremère, Etienne
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Original title: Muaddima
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Feb 16, 2011 'Abd al-Ramn ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khaldn, 1332-1406; Quatremère, Etienne
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Original title: Muaddima
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Feb 15, 2011 Quintilian; Bonnell, Eduard, 1802-1877; Rölh, Hermann
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Feb 15, 2011 Quintilian; Mayor, John E. B. (John Eyton Bickersteth), 1825-1910
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Pt. 1. pp. 1-147
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Feb 3, 2011 Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.); Ontario. University Finances, Royal Commission on, 1921
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Topic: Universities and colleges
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Jan 31, 2011 Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6
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Topics: Tirmidh, Muammad ibn sá, d. 892, Hadith
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Jan 25, 2011 Quintilian; Spalding, Georg Ludwig, 1762-1811; Zumpt, Karl Gottlob, 1792-1849; Bonnell, Eduard, 1802-1877
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Vol. 5-6 "Supplementa annotationis et indicem curavit Car. Timoth Zumptius"; and, "Lexicon et Indices continens curavit Eduardus Bonnellus". Publisher varies: vol. 4-6 "sumtibus F.C.G. Vogelii."
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Jan 14, 2011 Quintilian; Spalding, Georg Ludwig, 1762-1811; Zumpt, Karl Gottlob, 1792-1849; Bonnell, Eduard, 1802-1877
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Vol. 5-6 "Supplementa annotationis et indicem curavit Car. Timoth Zumptius"; and, "Lexicon et Indices continens curavit Eduardus Bonnellus". Publisher varies: vol. 4-6 "sumtibus F.C.G. Vogelii."
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Jan 4, 2011 Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864
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Topic: Quincy, Josiah, 1744-1775
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Nov 25, 2010 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