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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 Marx, Karl, 1818-1883; Merison, Y. A., 1866-1941
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Topics: Capital, Economics
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by Marx, Karl, 1818-1883; Merison, Y. A., 1866-1941
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by Istituto di economia politica "E. Bocconi"
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Topic: Economics -- Periodicals
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by Istituto di economia politica "E. Bocconi"
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Topic: Economics -- Periodicals
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by Marx, Karl, 1818-1883; Hardman, J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky), 1882-1968; Hourwich, Isaac Aaronovich, 1860-1924
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by Istituto di economia politica "E. Bocconi"
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Topic: Economics -- Periodicals
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by Einaudi, Luigi, 1874-1961
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Topics: Economics, War
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by Istituto di economia politica "E. Bocconi"
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Topic: Economics -- Periodicals
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by Cibrario, Luigi, conte, 1802-1870
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Topic: Economics
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by Istituto di economia politica "E. Bocconi"
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by Istituto di economia politica "E. Bocconi"
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Topic: Economics -- Periodicals
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by Pareto, Vilfredo, 1848-1923
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Topic: Economics
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by Lampertico, Fedele, 1833-1906
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Topics: Labor economics, Labor and laboring classes
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by Marx, Karl, 1818-1883; Hardman, J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky), 1882-1968; Hourwich, Isaac Aaronovich, 1860-1924
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Vol. 1. Produzione delle ricchezze.- Vol. 2. Produzione delle ricchezze, concl'd. Distribuzione delle ricchesse.- Vol. 3. Distribuzione delle ricchesse, concl'd.- Vol. 4. Consumo dell ricchezze; Azione governativa sulla produzione.- Vol. 5. Azione governativa sulla distribuzione delle richezze; Vedi l'aviso alla pagina qui contro; Stato della scienza.- Vol. 6. Fine della parte quarta- Azione governativa sulla produzione, distribuzione, consumo delle ricchesse; Nuovi metodi d'azione governativa...
Topic: Economics
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by Cossa, Luigi, 1831-1896
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"3. edizione interamente rifatta della Guida allo studio dell'economia politica."
Topic: Economics
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Topic: Economics
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by Fenoglio, Giulio, 1885-
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Applicatione delle theorie economiche alla stima de fondi
Topic: Economics
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by Bogdanov, A. (Aleksandr), 1873-1928
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Translated from the Russian
Topics: Economics, Capitalism
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by Arias, Gino
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Topics: Commerce, Economics
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by Cibrario, Luigi, conte, 1802-1870
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Topic: Economics -- History
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Topics: Economics, Italy -- Economic policy
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Translation of: Fields, factories and workshops
Topics: Industries, Economics, Agriculture, Industries, Technical education
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by Graziani, Augusto, 1865-
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Topics: Montanari, Geminiano, 1633-1687, Serra, Antonio, fl. 17th c, Scaruffi, Gasparo, 1519-1584,...
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Topic: Economics
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by Marx, Karl, 1818-1883; Hardman, J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky), 1882-1968; Hourwich, Isaac Aaronovich, 1860-1924
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Topics: Marx, Karl, 1818-1883, Philosophy, Economics, Capital, Socialists
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by Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
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Topics: Will, Economics, Ethics
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by Zas, A. ., 1879-1931
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by Zas, A. ., 1879-1931
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Topic: Economics
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by Lestschinsky, Jacob, 1876-1966
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Title on t.p. verso: ycie ekonomiczne ydów w literaturze ydowskiej
Topics: Yiddish literature, Jews, Social problems in literature, Economics in literature
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by Bogdanov, A. (Aleksandr), 1873-1928
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Translation of: Kurs politichesko konomi
Topic: Economics
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by Bogdanov, M; Zas, A. ., 1879-1931
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Topic: Economics
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by Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938
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Topics: Economics, Socialism
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by Zas, A. ., 1879-1931
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Title on verso of t.p.: Political economy / by A. Sh. Sachs
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Topic: Economics
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by Proudhon, P.-J. (Pierre-Joseph), 1809-1865; Coralnik, Abraham, 1883-1937
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Topics: Property, Economics