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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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Nov 5, 2019 Masterman, Charles F. G. (Charles Frederick Gurney), 1873-1927
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Topic: Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892
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Nov 5, 2019 Marriott, J. A. R. (John Arthur Ransome), Sir, 1859-1945
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Topic: Falkland, Lucius Cary, Viscount, 1610?-1643
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Nov 5, 2019 McCullagh, Francis, 1874-
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Topics: Abdülhamit II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, Turkey -- Politics and government 1878-1909
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Nov 5, 2019 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Nov 5, 2019 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Topic: Men in literature
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Nov 5, 2019 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Nov 5, 2019 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Topic: Women in literature
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Nov 5, 2019 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Topic: Seward, Anna, 1742-1809
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Nov 5, 2019 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Topic: Nature in poetry
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Nov 5, 2019 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Topic: Netherlands -- Description and travel
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Nov 5, 2019 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Topic: Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834
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Nov 5, 2019 Lofthouse, W. F. (William Frederick), b. 1871
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Topic: Christian ethics
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Nov 5, 2019 Lodge, Oliver, Sir, 1851-1940
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Topic: Spiritualism and psychical research
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Nov 4, 2019 Hackländer, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1816-1877
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Topic: genealogy
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Nov 4, 2019 Lodge, Oliver, Sir, 1851-1940
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Topic: Religion and science
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Nov 4, 2019 Lees, Frederic, b. 1872
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Nov 4, 2019 Harrison, Mary St. Leger (Kingsley) 1852-1931
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Nov 2, 2019 Fatma Aliye, 1862-1936
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Nov 1, 2019 Knox, Winifred F
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Topic: Louis IX, King of France, 1214-1270
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Nov 1, 2019 Jeffery, Reginald W. (Reginald Welbury)
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"Chronology of colonial history": p. 285-295
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Topic: America -- History
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Nov 1, 2019 Jebb, Camilla
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Topic: Lespinasse, Julie de, 1732-1776
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Nov 1, 2019 Innes, Arthur D. (Arthur Donald), 1863-1938
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, genealogy
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Nov 1, 2019 Humphreys, John H
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Topics: Election, Proportional representation
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Nov 1, 2019 Hilton, Samuel Fletcher, 1862-
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Topics: University of Oxford, English literature -- History and criticism
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Nov 1, 2019 Horsburgh, Edward Lee Stuart
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Topics: Medici, Lorenzo de', 1449-1492, Florence (Italy) -- History
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Oct 31, 2019 Holdich, Thomas Hungerford, Sir, 1843-1929
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Topics: Eastern question (Central Asia), Afghanistan -- Boundaries, India -- Defenses
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Oct 31, 2019 Hodgetts, Edward Arthur Brayley, 1859-1932
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Topics: Russia -- Kings and rulers, Soviet Union -- Politics and government 19th century, Soviet Union --...
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Oct 31, 2019 Heywood, William, 1857-1919; Douglas, R. Langton (Robert Langton), 1864-1951
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Topic: Perugia -- History
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Oct 31, 2019 Headley, F. W. (Frederick Webb), 1856-1919
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Socialism -- Great Britain, Socialism
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Oct 31, 2019 Birmingham, George A., 1865-1950
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Topic: Monasteries, monasticism [and] religious orders
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Oct 31, 2019 Hannay, David, 1853-1934
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Topic: Great Britain Navy -- History
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Oct 31, 2019 Graham, Harry, 1874-
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Oct 31, 2019 Gostling, Frances M
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Topic: Brittany (France) -- Description and travel
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Oct 31, 2019 Godley, A. D. (Alfred Denis), 1856-1925
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Oct 31, 2019 Glover, T. R. (Terrot Reaveley), 1869-1943
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Topics: Christianity and other religions, Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600, Rome --...
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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Topics: Rome -- History Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D, Byzantine Empire -- History
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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Oct 31, 2019 Fletcher, Banister, 1833-1899; Fletcher, Herbert Phillips
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Topics: Architecture, Domestic, England -- Architecture
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Oct 31, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Waller, E.M. (Emily Mary); Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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v. 1. 1802 to 1821 -- v. 2. 1822 to 1825 -- v. 3. 1826 to 1830 -- v. 4. 1830 to 1831 -- v. 5. 1831 to 1832 -- v. 6. 1832 to 1833
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Oct 31, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Waller, E.M. (Emily Mary); Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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Oct 31, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Waller, E.M. (Emily Mary); Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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Oct 31, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Waller, E.M. (Emily Mary); Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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Oct 30, 2019 Firth, C. H. (Charles Harding), 1857-1936
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, Great Britain -- History, Military
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Topic: Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685
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Oct 30, 2019 Green, Mary Anne Everett; Lomas, Sophia Crawford, d. 1929
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First published 1855 in the author's "Lives of the princesses of England."
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Topic: Elizabeth, Queen, consort of Frederick I, King of Bohemia, 1596-1662
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Oct 30, 2019 Dutt, William A. (William Alfred), 1870-1939; Dexter, Walter, 1877-1944
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"Works consulted": p. 332-333
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Topics: Literary landmarks -- England East Anglia, English literature -- England East Anglia History and...
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Oct 30, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Waller, E.M. (Emily Mary); Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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Oct 30, 2019 Duff, Nora
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Topic: Matilde, di Canossa, contessa, 1046-1115
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Oct 30, 2019 Crispe, Thomas Edward, d. 1899
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Oct 30, 2019 Colvill, Helen Hester
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Bibliography: p. vi-viii
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Topic: Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 1515-1582
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Oct 30, 2019 Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936
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Oct 30, 2019 Cameron, Mary Lovett
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Bibliography: p. [327] - 328
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Topics: Etruscans -- Antiquities, Tuscany (Italy) -- Description and travel, Etruria -- Antiquities
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Oct 30, 2019 Burns, Robert, 1759-1796
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Oct 30, 2019 Buckton, Alice Mary
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Oct 30, 2019 Brailsford, Henry Noel, 1873-1958
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Topics: Macedonia -- Politics and government, Macedonia -- Social life and customs, Ethnology -- Macedonia
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Oct 30, 2019 Bradley, A. G. (Arthur Granville), 1850-1943
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Topic: Wiltshire -- Description and travel
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Oct 30, 2019 Bovill, W.B. Forster
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Topic: Hungary -- Description and travel
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Oct 30, 2019 Bensusan, S. L. (Samuel Levy), 1872-1958
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Topic: Spain -- Social and economic
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Oct 30, 2019 Benson, Richard Meux, 1824-1915
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Topic: Bible
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Oct 30, 2019 Bastable, Charles Francis
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Topic: Commerce
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Oct 30, 2019 Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine), 1834-1924
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Topics: Legends -- Pyrenees, Pyrenees -- Description and travel, Pyrenees -- History
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Oct 30, 2019 Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine), 1834-1924
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Topic: Riviera (France)
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Oct 30, 2019 Bain, R. Nisbet (Robert Nisbet), 1854-1909
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Topics: Stanislaus II, King of Poland, Poland -- History
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Topics: Emperors -- Rome, Rome -- History Empire
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Oct 30, 2019 Bagot, Richard, 1860-1921
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Topic: Italy -- Description and travel
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Oct 30, 2019 Atteridge, A. Hilliard (Andrew Hilliard)
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Topic: Bonaparte family
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Topics: Sévigné, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de, 1626-1696, France -- Court and courtiers
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Oct 30, 2019 Bennett, W. H. (William Henry), 1855-1920
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Topic: Bible
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Oct 29, 2019 Lyall, Edna, pseud
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Oct 29, 2019 Jacobs, W. W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943
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