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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 Silcox, Claris Edwin, 1888-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Howorth, Henry H. (Henry Hoyle), Sir, 1842-1923
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Topic: Harald I, King of Norway (surnamed Haarfager)
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by Pinkerton, Robert Douglas
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Knyvett, R. Hugh, d. 1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Tarnovsky, Nicolas, 1895-
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by Nederbragt, Johan Alexander, 1880-
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by Gordon, Alfred, 1888-1959
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by Cvd, Paa
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by Russo, Ferdinando, 1868-1927
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by Caunter, J.A.L. (John Alan Lyde), 1889-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
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by Philipp, Isidore, 1863-1958
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Topic: Piano
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Railroads -- Canada
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Topic: Constitutional law
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by Union Bank of Canada
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by Cushman, Herbert Ernest, 1865-
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Topic: Philosophy -- History
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by Irving, Henry Brodribb, 1870-1919
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Topic: Crime and criminals
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by Nathan, George Jean, 1882-1958
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"Supplementary reading": p. 84
Topic: Printing -- History
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by McMaster, John Bach, 1852-1932
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Topic: United States -- History
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Topics: Saintes, Battle of, 1351, Mauron, Battle of, 1352, Great Britain -- History Edward III, 1327-1377
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by Marsh's Library, Dublin; White, Newport John Davis, 1860-; Bouhéreau, Élie, 1642-1714; Cashel, Ireland (Diocese)
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"The greater number of the books here catalogued belong to the collection made at La Rochelle before the year 1685, by Élie Bouhéreau ... The French books in his library ... include a considerable number of medical works, as well as of books of controversial theology." - Pref
Topic: French literature
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by Birmingham. Public Libraries. Reference Dept; Powell, Walter, 1874-1928; Cashmore, Herbert Maurice
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Topic: Birmingham (Ala.) -- Bibliography
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by Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-
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Topic: African Americans
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Topic: Chamber of Commerce of New York State
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by Almeida, Mario de
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"Esta obra foi publicada pela primeira vez em folhetins no jornal & Lisboa 'A Capital', nos mezes de junho a outubro de 1917."
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Bible
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Topic: Bible
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by Smith, Norman Kemp, 1872-1958; Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804; Church, Ralph Withington (autograph)
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by Jackson, Henry Ezekiel, 1869-
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Topic: Naval architecture
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by Cabot, Ella Lyman, 1866-
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Topic: Citizenship
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by Roberts, George Evan, 1857-1948
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An address before the Investment Bankers Association of America, at Atlantic City, N.J., December 10, 1918
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by Moore, George Foot, 1851-1931
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Topic: Bible
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by Castro, Augusto de, 1883-
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by Monroe, Paul, 1869-
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Topic: Education -- Dictionaries
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Topic: Education
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by Monroe, Paul, 1869-
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Topic: Education -- Dictionaries
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by Monroe, Paul, 1869-
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Topic: Education
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by Monroe, Paul, 1869-
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Topic: Fourth of July celebrations
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by Azevedo, J. Lúcio de (João Lúcio), 1855-1933
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Topic: Sebastianism
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by Brody, Alter, 1895-
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by Ionides, Cyril; Atkins, J. B., 1871-; Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931
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Topics: Essex (England), Boats and boating
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by Ady, Endre, 1877-1919
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by Davis, William Morris
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by Gardner, Percy, 1846-1937
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Topics: Numismatics, Greek, Coins, Ancient, Coinage
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by Roberts, Charles G. D. (Charles George Douglas), Sir, 1860-1943
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by Hinchman, Walter Swain, 1879-
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Topic: English literature -- History and criticism
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by Beers, Henry Augustin, 1847-1926
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Topics: Romanticism, English literature -- 19th century History and criticism
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by Quennell, Marjorie; Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Imprint varies; pt. 4 has imprint: London, Batsford. Pt. 1-2 in 1 volume
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by Quennell, Marjorie (Courtney); Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Topic: England -- Social life and customs
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by Quennell, Marjorie (Courtney); Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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by Quennell, Marjorie (Courtney); Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Topic: England -- Social life and customs
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by Fairbridge, Dorothea
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Topic: South Africa -- History
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by Chapman, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1880-1941; Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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Topics: Spain -- Civilization, Spain -- History
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by Masterman, John Howard Bertram, 1867-1933
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Topics: Constitutional history -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Politics and government
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by Schafer, Joseph, 1867-1941
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Topic: Northwest, Pacific -- History
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Bibliography: v. 3, p. 346-377
Topics: Bayley, Frank William, 1863-1932, Goodspeed, Charles Elliot, 1867-, Artists, American, Art --...
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Bibliography: v. 3, p. 346-377
Topics: Bayley, Frank William, 1863-1932, Goodspeed, Charles Elliot, 1867-, Artists, American, Art --...
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Bibliography: v. 3, p. 346-377
Topics: Bayley, Frank William, 1863-1932, Goodspeed, Charles Elliot, 1867-, Artists, American, Art --...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda, Press
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Topic: Sikhs
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by Heywood, Robert, 1786-1868
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Topic: Russia -- Description and travel
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by Nicoll, W. Robertson (William Robertson), Sir, 1851-1923
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Topic: Books and reading
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by Cammaerts, Emile, 1878-1953
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Chinese language -- Dictionaries
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by Cary, Austin, 1865-1936
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Topic: Forests and forestry
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by Stern, G. B. (Gladys Bronwyn), 1890-
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