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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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- Michelet, Jules, 1798-1874; Quinet, Edgar, 1803-1875; Cocks, C. (Charles)
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Topic: Jesuits
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- Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Education; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Education. Annual calendar
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Title varies: Annual calendar
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- Tilism-i Hoshrub; Qamar, Amad usain; Jh, Muammad usain
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Topic: amzah ibn 'Abd al-Mualib
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- Quiñones de Benavente, Luis, 1589?-1651; Rosell, Cayetano, 1816-1883; Vargas, Manuel Antonio de, fl. 1645
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- Quiggin, Edmund Crosby, 1875-1920; Ridgeway, William, Sir, 1853-1926
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Topics: Classical philology, Archaeology, Anthropology
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Topics: Lex Baiuvariorum, Law, Law, Germanic
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- Quental, Antero de, 1842-1891
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Topic: Theater -- France History
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- Awf, Muammad, fl. 1228; Browne, Edward Granville, 1862-1926; Qazvn, Muammad, 1877-1949
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Topics: Persian poetry (Collections), Poets, Persian
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- Qutami, Umayr ibn Shuyaym, d. ca. 747; Barth, Jacob, 1851-1914
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- Quesnay de Beaurepaire, Jules, 1838-1923
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- Caron, Ivanhoe, 1875-1941; Quebec (Province) Dept. of Colonization, and Mines
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Topic: Abitibi, Quebec (Ter.)
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- Deschamps, Eustache, 1346?-1406; Queux de Saint-Hilaire, Auguste Henry Édouard, marquis de, 1837-1889; Raynaud, Gaston, 1850-1911
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- Quatrefages, A. de (Armand de), 1810-1892; Youmans, Eliza A. (Eliza Ann), b. 1826
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Topic: Anthropology
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Topic: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
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Topic: Port Mahon
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- Quilter, Harry, [from old catalog] ed
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Topics: Bavaria (Germany) -- History To 1180, genealogy
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- Quental, Antero de, 1842-1891; Couto Martins
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- 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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- Deschamps, Eustache, 1346?-1406; Queux de Saint-Hilaire, Auguste Henry Édouard, marquis de, 1837-1889; Raynaud, Gaston, 1850-1911
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- Queirós, Eça de, 1845-1900
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Vol. 1. Selecta para leitura na familia e na escola.- Vol. 2. Selecta crítico-literaria
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- Routh, Martin Joseph, 1755-1854; Agrippa Castor; Alexander, of Jerusalem, Bishop; Ambrosius, Alexandrinus; Apollinaris, Claudius; Apollinius; Archelaus, Bp. of Mesopotamia; Aristides; Ariston Pellaeus; Caius, Presbyter Romanus; Cornelius, Bp. of Rome; Dionysius, Corinthius, Bp; Dionysius Alexandrinus, "the Great"; Gregory, Thaumaturgus, Saint, ca. 213-ca. 270; Dionysius, Romanus; Hegesippus; Julius Africanus; Lucianus, Presbyter of Antioch; Maximus; Melito, Saint, Bishop of Sardis, 2nd cent; Pantaenus; Papias; Petrus, Alexandrinus; Pierius; Pintyus; Phileas Thmuetanus; Quadrates, Atheniensis; Rhodon; Theognostus; Victorinus; Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Serapion, Bp. of Antioch, 192-211; Polycrates, Bp. of Ephesus; Thomas, Bp. of Alexandria
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Topics: Councils and synods, Fathers of the Church, Greek literature
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- Routh, Martin Joseph, 1755-1854; Agrippa Castor; Alexander, of Jerusalem, Bishop; Ambrosius, Alexandrinus; Apollinaris, Claudius; Apollinius; Archelaus, Bp. of Mesopotamia; Aristides; Ariston Pellaeus; Caius, Presbyter Romanus; Cornelius, Bp. of Rome; Dionysius, Corinthius, Bp; Dionysius Alexandrinus, "the Great"; Gregory, Thaumaturgus, Saint, ca. 213-ca. 270; Dionysius, Romanus; Hegesippus; Julius Africanus; Lucianus, Presbyter of Antioch; Maximus; Melito, Saint, Bishop of Sardis, 2nd cent; Pantaenus; Papias; Petrus, Alexandrinus; Pierius; Pintyus; Phileas Thmuetanus; Quadrates, Atheniensis; Rhodon; Theognostus; Victorinus; Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Serapion, Bp. of Antioch, 192-211; Polycrates, Bp. of Ephesus; Thomas, Bp. of Alexandria
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Topics: Councils and synods, Fathers of the Church, Greek literature
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- Routh, Martin Joseph, 1755-1854; Agrippa Castor; Alexander, of Jerusalem, Bishop; Ambrosius, Alexandrinus; Apollinaris, Claudius; Apollinius; Archelaus, Bp. of Mesopotamia; Aristides; Ariston Pellaeus; Caius, Presbyter Romanus; Cornelius, Bp. of Rome; Dionysius, Corinthius, Bp; Dionysius Alexandrinus, "the Great"; Gregory, Thaumaturgus, Saint, ca. 213-ca. 270; Dionysius, Romanus; Hegesippus; Julius Africanus; Lucianus, Presbyter of Antioch; Maximus; Melito, Saint, Bishop of Sardis, 2nd cent; Pantaenus; Papias; Petrus, Alexandrinus; Pierius; Pintyus; Phileas Thmuetanus; Quadrates, Atheniensis; Rhodon; Theognostus; Victorinus; Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Serapion, Bp. of Antioch, 192-211; Polycrates, Bp. of Ephesus; Thomas, Bp. of Alexandria
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Topics: Councils and synods, Fathers of the Church, Greek literature
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- Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688; Crapelet, Georges Adrien, 1789-1842
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- Quick, John, Sir, 1852-1932; Australia. Constitution Act
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"A modified plan of a larger work, the second edition of the 'Annotated constitution', which ... Sir Robert R. Garran and I at one time designed to jointly publish". - Pref
Topics: Constitutional law -- Australia, Constitutional history -- Australia
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Topic: French Revolution, 1789-1804 (General)
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- Quiggin, Edmund Crosby, 1875-1920; Ridgeway, William, Sir, 1853-1926
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Topics: Classical philology, Archaeology, Anthropology
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- Qdr, Burhnuddn
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Errata slip inserted
Topic: Sufism
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- Quintilian; Gesner, Johann Matthias, 1691-1761
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- 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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- Tittoni, Tommaso, 1855-1931; Quaranta di San Severino, Bernardo, barone di
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Topics: Italy -- Foreign relations, Italy -- Politics and government
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Topics: French language, English language
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- Queirós, Eça de, 1845-1900
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- Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques, 1796-1874
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Anthropometry
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Topics: Socialism -- France, France -- History February Revolution, 1848
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- Quinet, Edgar, 1803-1875
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- Quicherat, Jules Etienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topic: Paris. Collège de Sainte-Barbe
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- Quental, Antero de, 1842-1891
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- Quintilian; Gesner, Johann Matthias, 1691-1761
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- Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818; Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959
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Topics: Clark's Expedition to the Illinois, 1778-1779, Vincennes (Ind.) -- History Revolution, 1775-1783
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- Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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Topic: French drama -- 17th century
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- Quennell, Marjorie (Courtney); Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Includes bibliography
Topic: England -- Social life and customs
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- Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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- Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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- Quennell, Marjorie; Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Bibliography: p. x
Topics: Stone age, Prehistoric peoples
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- Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
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Topic: Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
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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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.); Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Reports; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Principal's report
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Title varies: Reports; -1950/51, Principal's report
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- Queen, Stuart Alfred, 1890-
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"Suggested readings" at end of each chapter
Topic: Social service
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- Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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- Quintilian; Bonnell, Eduard, 1802-1877; Rölh, Hermann
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- Quis, Ladislav, 1846-1913
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Topic: Quincy, Josiah, 1744-1775
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Topics: Logic, Psychology, Educational
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Topic: Greece -- Civilization
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- Cowper, William, 1731-1800; Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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- Tillson, Christiana Holmes, 1798-1872; Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959
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First edition privately printed in 1873 with title: Reminiscences of early life in Illinois by our mother
Topics: Frontier and pioneer life, Illinois -- History
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- Quilter, Harry, [from old catalog] ed
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- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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- Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.); Ontario. University Finances, Royal Commission on, 1921
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Topic: Universities and colleges
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Topics: Danube River, Europe -- Description and travel
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- Qamar, Amad usain
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- Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Education; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Education. Annual calendar
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Title varies: Annual calendar
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- Quintavalle, Ferruccio
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Vol. 1. Dal Congresso di Berlino (Luglio 1878) agli Armistizi (Novembre 1918)- Vol. 2. Dagli Armistizi (Novembre 1918) alla firma dell'ultimo trattato di pace (Novembre 1920)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Topic: Devotional literature