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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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Feb 22, 2019 Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topic: Borgia family
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Nov 10, 2018 Bernard, Tristan, 1866-1947
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Oct 27, 2018 Farrère, Claude, 1876-1957
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Aug 27, 2018 Paris. Musée Guimet. Annales
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At head of title: Annales du Musée Guimet
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Topic: Religion
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Aug 14, 2018 Caraccioli, Louis-Antoine, marquis, 1719-1803
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Topic: Soul
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Feb 16, 2018 Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
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Aug 25, 2016 Le Gonidec, Jean François Marie Maurice Agathe, 1775-1838; La Villemarqué, Théodore Claude Henri Hersart, vicomte de, 1815-; La Villemarqué, Théodore Claude Henri Hersart, vicomte de, 1815-
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Vol. 1. Français-breton, enrichi ... d'un essai sur l'histoire de la langue bretonne, par Th. Hersart de la Villemarque.- Vol. 2. Breton-français, précedé de sa Grammaire bretonne
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Topics: Breton language, Breton language
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Topic: Mysticism
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Topic: Mysticism
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Topics: Derfflinger (Cruiser), Jutland, Battle of, 1916
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Jul 20, 2016 Ab al-Fid Isml ibn Al, 1273-1331; Reinaud, Joseph Toussaint, 1795-1867; Slane, William MacGuckin, baron de, 1801-1878
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Topic: Geography, Medieval
Vol. for 1897 called also 5. sér
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Topic: Mathematics
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Aug 28, 2015 Bouchardy, Joseph, 1810-1870
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Jun 28, 2015 Péroz, Marie Étienne, 1857-
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Topic: Sudan, French
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May 28, 2015 Blanchet, Léon, 1884-1919; Brunschvicg, Léon, 1869-1944
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Topic: Campanella, Tommaso, 1568-1639
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Nov 22, 2014 Vogüé, Eugène-Melchior, vicomte de, 1848-1910
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Jan 25, 2014 Beer, Max, 1864-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 29, 2013 Pitollet, Camille, 1874-
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Topic: Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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Aug 2, 2013 Bibliothèque nationale (France)
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Jun 29, 2013 Buls, Charles François Gommaire, 1837-1914
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Topic: Missions
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Jun 25, 2013 Pavie, Auguste; Malglaive, Joseph de; Lefèvre-Pontalis, Pierre; Cupet, le capt
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1. Exposé des travaux de la mission (1879-1889), par A Pavie.- 2. Exposé des travaux de la mission (1889-1895), par A. Pavie.- 3. Voyages au Laos, par Cap. Cupet.- 4. Voyages au centre de l'Annam et du Laos, par le Cap. de Malglaive et par le Cap. Rivière.- 5. Voyages dans le haut Laos, par P. Lefèvre-Pontalis.- 6. Passage du Mé-Khong au Tonkin (1887-1888) par Auguste Pavie.- Vol. 7. Journal de marche (1888-1889); Événements du Siam (1891-1893)
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May 18, 2013 Féval, Paul, 1817-1887
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May 6, 2012 Roz, Firmin, 1866-1957
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Vol. 1. Littérature órale de la Haute-Bretagne, par Paul Sébillot.- Vol. 5-7. Poésies populaires de la Gascogne, par J.F. Bladé.- Vol. 8. Hitopadésa, par E. Lancereau.- Vol. 9-10. Haute Bretagne, par P. Sébillot.- Vol. 11. Littérature orale de la Basse-Normandie, par J. Fleury.- Vol. 12. Gargantua dans les traditions popularies, par Paul Sébillot.- Vol. 13. Littérature orale de la Picardie, par E. Henry Carnoy.- Vol. 14. Rimes et jeux de L'Enfance, par E. Rolland.- Vol. 15. Folk-lore...
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Topic: Folklore