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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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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details Please refer to the link below for a better image of oversize materials (eg. maps, drawings, tables, charts) in .tiff format: Foldout
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details Please refer to the link below for a better image of oversize materials (eg. maps, drawings, tables, charts) in .tiff format: foldout
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
From 1900-1912, issued by Department of Marine and Fisheries; from 1913-1921 issued by the Department of the Interior.
Topic: Report of the Geographic Board of Canada
Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Customs
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
Reports of the Fisheries Branch covering 1915-1919 were printed under the authority of the Department of the Naval Service and titled "Annual Report of the Fisheries Branch of the Department of the Naval Service.". Report covering 1920 is listed as Department of Naval Service in the Sessional Papers table of contents, but the title page of the paper attributes report to the Department of Marine and Fisheries.
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Fisheries
Sometimes called "List of Vessels on the Registry Books"
Topic: List of Shipping
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Marine
The report for 1907 also covers the first 3 months of 1908. The report for 1913 has a misprint error where pg. 209-240 is a reprint of sessional paper 28.
Topic: Report of the Secretary of State
Topic: Public Accounts of Canada
Directories
Topic: Civil Service List
The reporting year changes in 1919 from year ending in June to year ending in December, so there is a double report in 1919 to account for the shift.
Topic: Railway Statistics
Starting in the reports covering 1910, the annual report is published in 2 volumes.
Topic: Report of the Superintendent of Insurance
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of the Interior
Starting in the reports covering 1910, the annual report is published in 2 volumes.
Topic: Report of the Superintendent of Insurance
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
From 1909-1918, this report was Part 1 of the 3-part report titled: "Report, Returns and Statistics of the Inland Revenues of the Dominion of Canada." Part 1: "Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada, Excise, etc"; Part II: "Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services;" Part III: "Annual Report on Adulteration of Food." Part I continued by the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue in the "Annual Report...
Topic: Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada. Excise, etc.
Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
From 1907 - 1919, this report was titled "Report of the Department of Indian Affairs." The 1902 report includes a supplemental report "Schedule of Indian Reserves in the Dominion. Supplement to Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs, 1902" published separately but included in this serial record.
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs
From 1900 - 1903, this report was titled "Report of the North-West Mounted Police;" From 1904 - 1919, it was titled "Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police." From 1920 - 1924, it was titled "Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." In 1906, a supplementary report titled "Supplementary Report of the Royal North-west Mounted Police. Mackenzie River District" was also produced, and is included in this serial record.
Topic: Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police
Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
1906 report issued by Department of Agriculture; 1916 report issued by Department of Trade and Commerce.
Topic: Census of the Northwest Provinces, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta
Topic: Abstract of Statements of Insurance Companies
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
From 1909-1918, this report was Part 3 of the 3-part report titled: "Report, Returns and Statistics of the Inland Revenues of the Dominion of Canada." Part 1: "Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada, Excise, etc"; Part II: "Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services;" Part III: "Annual Report on Adulteration of Food." Part I continued by the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue in the "Annual Report...
Topic: Annual Report on Adulteration of Food
This report is also known as "Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce, Part V - Grain Statistics." Continued by Bureau of Statistics - Agriculture Branch in the "Report on the grain trade" from 1917 onwards. Record includes "Report of the Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada." See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics
Prior to 1907, this information was published as a part of the "Annual Reports of the Department of Marine and Fisheries." Title varies widely between front page, first page title and title listed in introductory letter. From 1907-1912, this title was also known as "Report of the Chairman of the Board of Steamboat Inspection."
Topic: Steamboat Inspection Report
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Railways and Canals
Continues information from "Tables of the Trade and Navigation of Canada".
Topic: Shipping Report
From 1906-1919 this report was titled "Report of the Militia Council for the Dominion of Canada." This report was preceded by "Report on the State of the Militia of the Province" from 1856-1867. From 1924 -1932, it was continued by the Department of National Defense as the "Report of the Militia and Air Services" and the "Report of the Department of National Defense" from 1933 -.
Topic: Report of the Department of Militia and Defense of Canada
Continues "Section of Mines: Annual Report" produced by the Geological Survey Branch in 1904 and 1905. Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Mines" from 1921-1924.
Topic: Summary Report of the Mines Branch
Appendix to the Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Report of the Directors and Officers of the Experimental Farms
From 1900-1906, this report was produced by the Geological Survey Department; Department of the Interior, with the title "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Department." From 1907-1919, the report was continued by the Department of Mines, as "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Branch of the Department of Mines"; alternate titles during this period (1907-1919) were "Summary Report of the Department of Mines (Geological Survey)" ; "Summary Report of...
Topic: Summary Report of the Geological Survey
1902-1905 issued as supplement to the Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries (Fisheries Branch). 1914-1917 issued as supplement to the Report of the Naval Service. The report for 1905 covers 1902-1905. The report for 1914 covers 1911-1914.
Topic: Contributions to Canadian Biology
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Public Printing and Stationery
Topic: Report on "The Agricultural Instruction Act"
Continues the trade statistics portion of the "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce".
Topic: Annual Report of the Trade of Canada
From 1909-1918, this report was Part 2 of the 3-part report titled: "Report, Returns and Statistics of the Inland Revenues of the Dominion of Canada." Part 1: "Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada, Excise, etc"; Part II: "Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services;" Part III: "Annual Report on Adulteration of Food." Part I continued by the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue in the "Annual Report...
Topic: Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services
This report was preceded by "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service" from 1908-1916. See also "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce"
Topic: Report relating to Mail Subsidies and Steamship Subventions as controlled by the Department of...
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Report of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada
From 1900-1911, published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Agriculture." From 1912-1916 published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Trade and Commerce.'
Topic: Criminal Statistics
Following 1917, the reports on the Industrial Disputes are printed within the "Annual Report of the Department of Labour".
Topic: Report of Proceedings under the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act
Please note that the report covering the year ending in March 31, 1910 is published twice in two different volumes of the Sessional Papers, but are the same report. First report was titled "Annual Report of the Department of External Affairs" in 1910 but name was changed following first report. (NOTE it doesn't appear this way in print??)
Topic: Report of the Secretary of State for External Affairs
Until 1919 this report was produced by the Department of Railways and Canals. Prior to 1904, this report was included the departmental annual report. From 1920 on, this report was produced by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.
Topic: Canal Statistics
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Labour
Topic: Telephone Statistics
Continues "Report of the Surveyor General of Dominion Lands".
Topic: Annual Report of the Topographical Surveys Branch
The first report covers 1904-1906 and the report for 1908 covers "two years ending March 31, 1908". Materials covering the fiscal year ending 1919 is included in the 1920 report.
Topic: Report of the Veterinary Director General
Topic: Estimates
The first annual report covers from its inception date in 1917 to March 1918. There is a another report published for 1918.
Topic: Annual Report of the Editorial Committee on Government Publications
Topic: Estimates