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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 Angela, of Foligno, 1248?-1309; Steegmann, Mary G; Thorold, Algar Labouchere, 1866-1936
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Topic: Mysticism -- Catholic Church
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by Cuevas, Mariano, 1879-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Catholic Church, Mexico -- Church history
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by Pas-de-Calais (France). Archives départementales
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Vols. 2 and 3 issued by Impr. moderne
Topic: Catholic Church
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by American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
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America, history and life
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church
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Topics: Catholic Church, Bishops -- France
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church history -- Dictionaries, Biography -- Dictionaries
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by Catholic Church. Pope (1334-1342 : Benedict XII); Vidal, J. M; Benedict XII, Pope, d. 1342
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Includes bibliography and index
Topics: Catholic Church, Letters, Papal
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by American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
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America, history and life
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church
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Topics: Catholic Church, Popes, Cardinals, Bishops
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church. Diocese of Hamilton
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church history -- Dictionaries, Biography -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
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"Bibliographie": p. [389]-398
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Latin poetry, Medieval and modern -- History and criticism,...
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Topic: Catholic Church
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
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by Rollins, Hyder Edward, 1889-1958
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Topics: Catholic Church, English ballads and songs, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603 Sources
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Topics: Catholic Church, Popes, Cardinals, Bishops
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
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by Mollat, G. (Guillaume), 1877-
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History 1309-1378, Avignon (France) -- History
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church history -- Dictionaries, Biography -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Fugger family, Catholic Church
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church history -- Dictionaries, Biography -- Dictionaries
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by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France)
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t. 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon.--t. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen.--t. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours.--t. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens.--t. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves.--t. 6. ptie. 1-2. Pouillés de la province de Reims.--t. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne.--t. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun.--t. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 2v.--t. 10. Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de...
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church history -- Dictionaries, Biography -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Catholic Church, Gregorian chants, Music, Greek and Roman, Music
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by Baronio, Cesare, 1538-1607; Raynaldus, Odorico, 1595-1671; Laderchii, James, 1678-1738; Theiner, Augustin, 1804-1874
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At head of title: Caesaris S.R.E. Card. Baronii, Od. Raynaldi et Jac. Laderchii
Topics: Catholic Church, Church history
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Topic: Catholic Church
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by Du Cange, Charles Du Fresne, sieur, 1610-1688; Rey, Emmanuel Guillaume, baron, 1837-
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Topics: Catholic Church, Nobility -- France, Latin Orient -- Nobility, Jerusalem -- History Latin Kingdom,...
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Topics: Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov, Catholic Church, Catholic Church
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church history -- Dictionaries, Biography -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Catholic Church, Hymns -- Bibliography
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by Lamott, John Henry, 1888-
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Topic: Catholic Church
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholics -- England, Relics and reliquaries, Christian martyrs -- England
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by Catholic Church. Diocese of Exeter. Bishop (1395-1419 : Stafford); Hingeston, F. C. (Francis Charles), 1833-1910
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Topics: Catholic Church, Visitations, Ecclesiastical -- England, England -- Church history 1066-1485...
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t. 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon.--t. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen.--t. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours.--t. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens.--t. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves.--t. 6. ptie. 1-2. Pouillés de la province de Reims.--t. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne.--t. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun.--t. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 2v.--t. 10. Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de...
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
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Topics: Catholic Church, Hymns -- Bibliography
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Topics: Catholic Church, Manuscripts, Glagolitic
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Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
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Topics: Jesuits, Catholic Church, Education -- History
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Popes, Cardinals, Bishops
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
Topics: Bridget, of Sweden, Saint, ca. 1303-1373, Bridgettines, Syon Abbey (Isleworth, London, England),...
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Topics: Catholic Church, Venezuela
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by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France)
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t. 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon.--t. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen.--t. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours.--t. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens.--t. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves.--t. 6. ptie. 1-2. Pouillés de la province de Reims.--t. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne.--t. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun.--t. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 2v.--t. 10. Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de...
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
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by American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
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by Ussher, James, 1581-1656
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Life; An account of the commencement held on the 18th of August, 1614; A brefe declaration of certein principall articles of religion; Articles of religion agreed upon by the Archbishops, etc. in Convocation at Dublin in 1615; A certificate of the state and revenewes of the Bishoppricke of Meath and Clonemackenosh; An historical narration of the controversy betwixt the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin, touching the primacy; A vindication of the opinions and actions of the Lord Primate Ussher in...
Topics: Elrington, Charles Richard, 1787-1850, Malone, William, Rainholds, John, 1549-1607, Gottschalk, c....