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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: Anthropology -- Periodicals
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Topic: Anthropology -- Periodicals
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Topic: Anthropology -- Periodicals
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Jun 5, 2019 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921, author
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195 pages ; 20 cm
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Jun 5, 2019 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921, author
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Apr 12, 2019 Rudnyt͡sʹkyĭ, Stepan, 1877-1937
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Topics: Ukrainians, Ukraine
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Jan 14, 2019 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921
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Dec 3, 2018 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921
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Dec 3, 2018 Abba, Giuseppe Cesare, 1838-1910
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Topics: Abba, Giuseppe Cesare, 1838-1910, Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882, Authors, Italian -- 19th century...
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Dec 3, 2018 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921
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Nov 21, 2018 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921
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Nov 21, 2018 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921
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Nov 21, 2018 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921
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Nov 21, 2018 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921
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Nov 21, 2018 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921
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Nov 21, 2018 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921
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[4], 316, [2] p. ; 19 cm
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Nov 21, 2018 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921
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[765]-800, [74]-110 p
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Nov 21, 2018 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921
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262 p
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Oct 31, 2018 Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. illus., pl., port., plan., facs
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Oct 31, 2018 Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. illus., pl., port., plan., facs
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Oct 31, 2018 Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. illus., pl., port., plan., facs
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Oct 31, 2018 Pascoli, Giovanni, 1855-1912
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x, 216 p. ; 19 cm
Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Criticism and interpretation, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Feb 12, 2018 Malara, Giovanni
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Topics: Italian language, Italian language
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Oct 27, 2017 Bernardino, da Siena, Saint, 1380-1444; Banchi, Luciano, 1837-1887; Vespasiano, da Bisticci, 1421-1498
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Vita di San Bernardino scritta da Vespasiano da Bisticci: v. 1, p. [xix]-xxviii
Topics: Bernardino, da Siena, Saint, 1380-1444, Sermons
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Oct 27, 2017 Bernardino, da Siena, Saint, 1380-1444; Banchi, Luciano, 1837-1887; Vespasiano, da Bisticci, 1421-1498
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Vita di San Bernardino scritta da Vespasiano da Bisticci: v. 1, p. [xix]-xxviii
Topics: Bernardino, da Siena, Saint, 1380-1444, Sermons
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Oct 27, 2017 Bernardino, da Siena, Saint, 1380-1444; Banchi, Luciano, 1837-1887; Vespasiano, da Bisticci, 1421-1498
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Vita di San Bernardino scritta da Vespasiano da Bisticci: v. 1, p. [xix]-xxviii
Topics: Bernardino, da Siena, Saint, 1380-1444, Sermons
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Mar 23, 2017 Hierocles (Grammarian); Philagrius, grammarian; Casiello, Luigi
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Topic: Greek wit and humor
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Nov 8, 2016 Heim, Sophie
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Italian language, Italian literature
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Topic: Bookbinding
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Jul 21, 2015
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Vol. 2. The Soderini letter, 1504, in facsimile.- Vol. 4. The Soderini letter in translation.- Vol. 5. The Mundus Novus in translation.- Vol. 6. Paesi Novamente Retrovati [e] Novo Mondo 1508 in Facsimile.- Vol. 7. Sensuyt le Nouveau Monde: 1515 in facsimile
Topic: Vespucci, Amerigo, 1451-1512
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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"Organo della Società di geografia ed etnografia (Torino)"
Topic: Geography
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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Jul 10, 2015 Cora, Guido, 1851-; Societa di geografia ed etnografia, Turin
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"Organo della Società di geografia ed etnografia (Torino)"
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Jul 7, 2015 Rigoletti, W
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Jul 3, 2015 Pais, Ettore, 1856-1939
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Vol. 1. Prolegomeni; Le fonti; I libri imperiali regionum
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Jun 25, 2015 Lexis, Wilhelm Hector Richard Albrecht, 1837-1914
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Jun 15, 2015 Ellena, Vittorio
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Apr 6, 2015 Ricca-Salerno, G
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Apr 1, 2015 Gnecchi, Francesco, 1847-1919
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v. 1. Oro ed argento.--v. 2. Bronzo. Pt. 1: Gran modulo.--v. 3. Bronzo. Pt. 2: Moduli minori.--Pt. 3: Medaglioni del senato
Topic: Medals
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Apr 1, 2015 Gnecchi, Francesco, 1847-1919
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v. 1. Oro ed argento.--v. 2. Bronzo. Pt. 1: Gran modulo.--v. 3. Bronzo. Pt. 2: Moduli minori.--Pt. 3: Medaglioni del senato
Topic: Medals
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Mar 9, 2015 Aretino, Pietro, 1492-1556
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No. 43-44 omitted in foliation; no. 47 duplicated
Topics: Bible, Penetential Psalms
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Feb 17, 2015 Conferenza bibliografica italiana
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Feb 13, 2015 Issel, Arturo
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Feb 6, 2015 Keats, John, 1795-1821; Allodoli, Ettore, 1882-1960
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Dec 18, 2014 Piperno, Settimio
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Dec 18, 2014 Barini, Giuseppe
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Nov 12, 2014 Franzinetti-Guastalla, Ada
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Topic: Keats, John, 1795-1821
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Nov 6, 2014 Morpurgo, Emilio, 1837-1885
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Topic: Panizzi, Anthony, Sir, 1797-1879