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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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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Jul 29, 2019
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volumes : 20 cm
Topic: Temperance -- Periodicals
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
Jun 14, 2019 TORONTO, ONT. COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE
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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
Jun 6, 2019 Toronto Board of Education
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Apr 25, 2019 Doucet, Louis Joseph
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96 p
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019
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Topics: Cooperation -- Ukraine, Western -- Periodicals, Ukraine, Western -- Economic conditions --...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019 Li͡udkevych, Stanislav, 1879-1979, composer
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1 score (12 pages) ; 29 cm
Topic: Choruses, Secular (Men's voices) with piano
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019 Sering, Max, 1857-1939
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14 p. ; 21 cm
Topic: Land tenure -- Ukraine
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019 Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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31 p
Topic: Poetry in Ukrainian 1798-1917 -- Texts
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019 Rudansʹkyĭ, Stepan, 1833-1873
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019 Novyk, S
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31 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Political parties -- Hungary -- History -- 19th century, Hungary -- Politics and government -- 19th...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019
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63 p. ; 17 cm
Topic: Ukrainian poetry
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019 Korduba, Myron, 1876-1948
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24 p
Topics: Ukraine -- Population, Ukraine -- Boundaries
Canadian Government Publications Portal
Feb 1, 2019 Canada. Office of the Auditor General
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Canadian Government Publications Portal
Feb 1, 2019 Canada. Office of the Auditor General
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 13, 2018 Bharavi
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Dec 4, 2018 Danilov, Vladimir Valerianovich, 1881-
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78p
Topic: Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883 Rudin
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 4, 2018 Bely, Andrey, 1880-1934
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Oct 2, 2018 Stifter, Adalbert, 1805-1868 author
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iv, 458 numbered pages, 2 unnumbered pages ; 20 cm
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Mar 6, 2017 Kennedy, W. P. M. (William Paul McClure), 1879-1963; Canada. Laws, etc
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Gift--M. Stuart
Topic: Constitutional history
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Mar 6, 2017 Kennedy, W. P. M. (William Paul McClure), 1879-1963; Canada. Laws, etc
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Gift--M. Stuart
Topic: Constitutional history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Feb 22, 2017 Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 14, 2016 Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952
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Topic: Travel
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 14, 2016 Mayer, G; Germany. Laws, statutes, etc
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Bd. 1. Getränkensteuern
Topic: Taxation
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Mar 24, 2016 Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. School of Dentistry
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Feb 18, 2016 Janicki, Stanisław; Rosiński, Stefan, 1888-; Ubysz, Feliks; Poland. Ministerstwo Rolnictwa i Dóbr Państwowych
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Topics: Agriculture, Agriculture
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Feb 18, 2016 Michel, Humfrey, 1883-
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Topics: Profit-sharing, Cooperation
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Feb 16, 2016 Eggers, Alexander, 1858-1919
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Topics: Germans, Germans
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Feb 11, 2016
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 21, 2016
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The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 21, 2016
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 21, 2016
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Jan 19, 2016 Myhalka, Ioannʺ
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The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016
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At head of title: Otʺ Radŷ Uhro-rusʹkoho Naroda
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyns
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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Topic: Catholic Church
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Ganuli͡a, Iosif P
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyn language
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 12, 2016 Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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Topics: Hungarian language, Hungarian language
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 12, 2016
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Topic: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 12, 2016 Dukhnovych, O. V. (Oleksandr Vasylʹovych), 1803-1865; Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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"Dli͡a uhorskykhʺ rusynovʺ na hodʺ."
Topics: Catholic Church, Almanacs
Municipal Handbook: City of Toronto
Sep 22, 2015 Toronto (Ont.)
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Title varies: 1972, Handbook of local services; 1973, Directory of services
Topic: Municipal government
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 2, 2015
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At head of title: "Nasha duma, nasha pisni͡a ne vmre, ne zahyne."
Topic: Songs, Ukrainian
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Aug 11, 2015 Landrieux
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 11, 2015 Hoog, Georges
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Aug 11, 2015 Hunter-Weston, Aylmer, Sir, 1864-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jul 10, 2015 Abdullah, Munshi, 1796-1854; Shellabear, W. G. (William Girdlestone), 1862-1947
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Includes an account of the British occupation of Malacca (1795) during the lifetime of the author's father, of the residency, and of the taking of Singapore (1819) by Sir Thomas Raffles
Topics: Abdullah, Munshi, 1796-1854, Raffles, Thomas Stamford, Sir, 1781-1826
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Jul 7, 2015 Albano, Ildefonso
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Jun 25, 2015 Union Bank of Canada
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Jun 25, 2015 Dublin, Louis Israel, 1882-
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Paper read at the seventy-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association
Topic: Children
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jun 24, 2015 Oliphant (Jas. H.) [and] Co
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Topics: Bonds, Stocks
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Jun 24, 2015 Oliphant (Jas. H.) [and] Co
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Topic: Investments
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Jun 23, 2015 National Bank of Commerce in New York
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Jun 16, 2015 Guaranty Trust Company of New York
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Jun 16, 2015 Harris, Beverly Dabney, 1872-; National City Bank of New York
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"An address before the New York leaf tobacco board of trade, February 16, 1918."
Topics: Acceptances, Federal reserve banks
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jun 15, 2015 Hess, Moses, 1812-1875; Waxman, Meyer, 1887-1969
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Topics: Jews, Jews, Jews
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 29, 2015 Villon, François, 1431-1463; Hookham, Paul
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Imprint from colophon
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 19, 2015 Schuetz, John J
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May 19, 2015 Thornton, Robert Stirton, 1863-
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At head of title: Educational developments
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Topic: British Educational Mission
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Apr 20, 2015 France. Ministère de l'éducation nationale; Université de Paris. Bibliothèque; Bibliothèque Victor Cousin; Université de Paris. Faculté de droit. Bibliothèque
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At head of title: Ministère de l'instruction publique et des beaux-arts
Topics: Manuscripts, Manuscripts as Topic, Manuscripts
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Apr 7, 2015 Canadian Manufacturers' Association
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Apr 7, 2015 Canadian Manufacturers' Association
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Apr 1, 2015 Cripps-Day, Francis Henry
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Tournaments, Medieval, Tournaments, Medieval
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Mar 31, 2015 Killam, I. W
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Topic: Soeurs grises
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Mar 4, 2015 Huang, Han Liang
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Mar 4, 2015 Ahmet Rasim, 1864?-1932
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Feb 17, 2015 Brockelmann, Carl, 1868-1956
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Feb 17, 2015 Bruhn, Martha Emma, 1872-
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[Reprinted from The Volta Review , March 1918]
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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