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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Dumont-Wilden, Louis, 1875-1963
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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"Publication de l'Universite Laval; organe de la Société du parler français au Canada."
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Association des professeurs de langues vivantes de l'enseignement public
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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"Publication de l'Universite Laval; organe de la Société du parler français au Canada."
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Radev, Simeon, 1879-1967; Siuz na blgarskite ucheni, pisateli i khudozhnitsi
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Topic: Macedonia
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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"Publication de l'Universite Laval; organe de la Société du parler français au Canada."
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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"Publication de l'Universite Laval; organe de la Société du parler français au Canada."
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sulte, Benjamin, 1841-1923; Malchelosse, Gérard
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Includes indexes
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Tharaud, Jérôme, 1874-1953
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Richelieu, Louis François Armand Du Plessis, duc de, 1696-1788; Boislisle, Arthur Michel de, 1835-1908
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Preface signed: Jean de Boislisle, Léon Lecestre
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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"Publication de l'Universite Laval; organe de la Société du parler français au Canada."
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Goblot, Edmond, 1858-
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Topic: Logic
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Benoît, Pierre, 1886-1962
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Université Laval; Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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"Publication de l'Universite Laval; organe de la Société du parler français au Canada."
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Graux, Lucien, 1878-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Public opinion
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Topic: Democracy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Association des professeurs de langues vivantes de l'enseignement public
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cammaerts, Emile, 1878-1953
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bellessort, André, 1866-1942
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Public buildings, Castles
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Topics: Romanians, Romanians, Minorities
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Meillet, A. (Antoine), 1866-1936
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Topic: Language
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Suess, Eduard; Margerie, Emmanuel de, 1862-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Physical geography
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Giraudoux, Jean, 1882-1944
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gaffarel, Paul Louis Jacques, 1843-
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Graux, Lucien, 1878-
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Contains bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Public opinion
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Aliens, French Revolution, 1789-1804 (General)
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pernot, Hubert Octave, 1870-1946
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Greek literature, Modern, Byzantine literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sulte, Benjamin, 1841-1923; Malchelosse, Gérard
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sulte, Benjamin, 1841-1923; Malchelosse, Gérard
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Tourism, Hotels
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592
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Topic: Bdaryaa
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Dorchain, Auguste, 1857-1930
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Topic: Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Music, French, Musicians, French, Music
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Benjamin, René, 1885-1948
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Italian language, Italian literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867; Gautier, Félix François; Le Dantec, Yves Gérard
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sartory, Auguste; Maire, Louis
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Topic: Tricholoma
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bloy, Léon, 1846-1917
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Topic: Meditations
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Henriot, Emile, 1889-1961
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Philipp, Isidore, 1863-1958
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Topic: Piano
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Andler, Charles Philippe Théodore, 1866-1933; Jaurès, Jean, 1859-1914
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Topic: Socialism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Colette, 1873-1954
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Frank, Bernard, 1887-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Alanic, Mathilde, 1864-
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Baratier, Albert, 1864-1917
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Topic: French
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Derby, William Stanley, 6th Earl of, d. 1642, Shakespeare,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Archambault, Joseph Papin, 1880-; Institut social populaire, Montréal
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Topics: Catholic Action, Catholic Action
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sulte, Benjamin, 1841-1923; Malchelosse, Gérard
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Includes indexes
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Anet, Claude, pseud
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Vol. 1. A Petrograd et aux armées (Mars-Mai 1917)- Vol. 2. Grandeur et décadence d'Alexandre Feodorovitch Kerenski; L'Affaire Kornilof; Le grand jour et le coup d'état maximaliste (juin-novembre 1917)- Vol. 3. La terreur maximaliste, l'armistice, les pourparlers de paix (novembre 1917-janvier 1918- Vol. 4. La paix de Brest-Litovsk, sous le régime de Lénine; les ambassades en Finlande; l'agonie, Petrograd-Moscou
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Zion Mule Corps, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Chauvin, Édouard
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Politique coloniale: Les Colonies pendant la guerre. Politique Islamique. Politique Marocaine
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Lulvès, Jean, 1866-
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I. La conquête de Calais par Edouard III d'Angleterre.- II. Efforts des Français pour reconquérir Calais.- III. La politique anglaise après la reprise de Calais par le duc François de Guise.- IV. Le roy Engloys se faiscit appeler ... ballade d'Olivier Basselin.- V. "La balade de Fougieres", d'Alain Chartier.- VI. Edit de Philippe VI de Valois relatif aux habitants de Calais après leur belle défense. (Motifs de la décision royale)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: Poland
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: Germany. Reichstag
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sulte, Benjamin, 1841-1923; Malchelosse, Gérard
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Anet, Claude, pseud
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Vol. 1. A Petrograd et aux armées (Mars-Mai 1917)- Vol. 2. Grandeur et décadence d'Alexandre Feodorovitch Kerenski; L'Affaire Kornilof; Le grand jour et le coup d'état maximaliste (juin-novembre 1917)- Vol. 3. La terreur maximaliste, l'armistice, les pourparlers de paix (novembre 1917-janvier 1918- Vol. 4. La paix de Brest-Litovsk, sous le régime de Lénine; les ambassades en Finlande; l'agonie, Petrograd-Moscou
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Anet, Claude, pseud
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Vol. 1. A Petrograd et aux armées (Mars-Mai 1917)- Vol. 2. Grandeur et décadence d'Alexandre Feodorovitch Kerenski; L'Affaire Kornilof; Le grand jour et le coup d'état maximaliste (juin-novembre 1917)- Vol. 3. La terreur maximaliste, l'armistice, les pourparlers de paix (novembre 1917-janvier 1918- Vol. 4. La paix de Brest-Litovsk, sous le régime de Lénine; les ambassades en Finlande; l'agonie, Petrograd-Moscou
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955
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