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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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Topic: Collège Sainte-Barbe (Paris, France)
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- Quivogne de Montifaud, Marie Amélie (Chartroule de Montifaud) 1850-
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- Quivogne de Montifaud, Marie Amélie (Chartroule de Montifaud) 1850-
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- Quesnay de Beaurepaire, Jules, 1838-1923
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Topics: Child psychology, Imagination, Play
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Topic: French Revolution, 1789-1804 (General)
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Topic: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
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- Quicherat, Jules Etienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topic: Paris. Collège de Sainte-Barbe
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- ill al-Muaqqiq al-Awwal, Jafar ibn al-asan, 1205 or 6-1277 or 8; Querry, Amédée
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Topics: Islamic law, Shiites
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- Quicherat, Jules Etienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topic: Paris. Collège de Sainte-Barbe
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- Quinet, Edgar, 1803-1875
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Topic: French language
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- Quebec (Archdiocese); Têtu, Henri, 1849-1915; Gagnon, C.-O. (Charles-Octave), 1857-1926
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Vol. 5-6 "Nouvelle série. Son éminence le cardinal taschereau, v. 1-2."
Topic: Catholic Church
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- Quitard, P.-M. (Pierre-Marie), b. 1792
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Topics: Biography, Gazetteers, History, Mythology
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- Buies, Arthur, 1840-1901; Québec (Province). Dept. of Agriculture
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- Vlieger, Anthonin de; Ibn al-Athir, Majd al-Din al-Mubarak ibn Muhammad, 1149-1209; Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzyah, Muammad ibn Ab Bakr, 1292-1350; Qd Zdah, d. 1733
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Founded on unpublished mss. of Ibn al-Athr, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzyah and Qd Zdah
Topic: Predestination (Islam)
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- Quincy, Joseph Sevin, comte de, 1677-1749; Lecestre, Léon, 1861-
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t. 1. 1690-1703.- t. 2. 1703-1709.- t. 3. 1710-1713
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- Quivogne de Montifaud, Marie Amélie (Chartroule de Montifaud) 1850-
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- Quinet, Edgar, 1803-1875; Gautier, Paul
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Topics: Civilization, German, Pangermanism
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Topic: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
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- Quesnoy, Ferdinand Désiré
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- ill al-Muaqqiq al-Awwal, Jafar ibn al-asan, 1205 or 6-1277 or 8; Querry, Amédée
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Topics: Islamic law, Shiites
Vol. 1. La république de 1848 depuis l'ouverture de l'assemblée constituante jusqu'à la présidence décennale du prince Louis-Napoléon.- Vol. 2. La présidence décennale et l'empire
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Topic: Collège Sainte-Barbe (Paris, France)
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- Wicksteed, G. W. (Gustavus William), 1799-1898; Quebec (Province). Laws, etc. Indexes
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Topics: Law, Statutes
Vol. 1. La république de 1848 depuis l'ouverture de l'assemblée constituante jusqu'à la présidence décennale du prince Louis-Napoléon.- Vol. 2. La présidence décennale et l'empire
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- Quivogne de Montifaud, Marie Amélie (Chartroule de Montifaud) 1850-
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Vol. 2 is ed. 6
Topic: French Revolution, 1789-1804 (General)
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Topic: French Revolution, 1789-1804 (General)
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- Quatrefages, A. de (Armand de), 1810-1892
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Ethnology, Anthropology
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- Quillardet, Marie
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- Maqrz, Amad ibn Al, 1364-1442; Quatremère, Étienne Marc, 1782-1857
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Translation of al-Sulk li-marifat duwal al-mulk
Topic: Mamelukes
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- Quivogne de Montifaud, Marie Amélie (Chartroule de Montifaud) 1850-
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- Quicherat, Jules Etienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topic: Paris. Collège de Sainte-Barbe
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Topic: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
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Topic: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
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Topic: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
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Topic: French Revolution, 1789-1804 (General)
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- Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787; Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688. Armide
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Topic: Operas
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- Lamarre, Clovis, 1836-; Quicherat, Jules Etienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topic: Paris. Collège de Sainte-Barbe
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- Quivogne de Montifaud, Marie Amélie (Chartroule de Montifaud) 1850-
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- Quinet, Edgar, 1803-1875
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Vol. 2 is ed. 6
Topic: French Revolution, 1789-1804 (General)
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Topic: Collège Sainte-Barbe (Paris, France)