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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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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Doroshenko, Volodymyr Viktorovych, 1879-1963
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Topic: Franko, Ivan, 1856-1916
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bagale, Dmitri Ivanovich, 1857-1932
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861; Lepky, Bohdan, 1872-1941
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Donated by The Ukrainian Branch No. 360, Canadian Legion B.E.S.L., Toronto, Ontario
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Doroshenko, Volodymyr Viktorovych, 1879-1963
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Topic: Ukrainian literature
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Kostomarov, Mykola, 1817-1885; Gogol, Nikola Vasilevich, 1809-1852. Taras Bulba. Ukrainian; Hrinchenko, Borys, 1863-1910; Vil, St
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Gift of Mrs. Hlynka
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Kostomarov, Mykola, 1817-1885; Barvinsʹkyĭ, Oleksander, 1847-1927.
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Gift of Olga Kowal
Source: yaremko
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Kropyvnyt͡sʹkyĭ, Marko Lukych, 1840-1910.
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"Napysav v 1863 r. v p. Bobrynt͡sï"--T.p.
Source: yaremko
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Franko, Ivan, 1856-1916
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Kuzelia, Zenon, 1882-1952
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Topics: Press, Publishers and publishing, Libraries
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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On leaf preceding t.p.: Hebrew and Babylonian creation legends
Topics: Creation, Cosmogony
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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At head of title: Federatsiia ukraïntsiv v Zluchenykh Derzhavakh
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by IAtskiv, Mykhalo, 1873-1961
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1. ZHovnirski opovidania --
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Kostomarov, Mykola, 1817-1885; Gogol, Nikola Vasilevich, 1809-1852. Taras Bulba. Ukrainian; Hrinchenko, Borys, 1863-1910; Vil, St
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Gift of Mrs. Hlynka
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Hrinchenko, Borys, 1863-1910
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Includes advertising matter (dodatky)
Topic: Ukrainian wit and humor
From the library of Wolodymyr Sluzar
Topics: Children's literature, Ukrainian, Short stories, Ukrainian
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Includes bibliography
Topics: Nationalism, State, The, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Koltsuniak-Kuzma, Mariia, 1884-1922
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From the library of John Luczkiw
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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From the library of John Luczkiw
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Andreyev, Leonid, 1871-1919
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From the library of John Luczkiw
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Volodsky, A. F
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Franko, Ivan, 1856-1916
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From the library of John Luczkiw
From the library of John Luczkiw
Topics: Magic tricks, Tricks
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Kapelhorodsky, Mykola
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Cherkasenko, Spyrydon, 1876-
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Martovych, Lesʹ, 1871-1916.
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Narodni͡a nos͡ha.--Prorot͡stvo hris͡hnyka.--Z͡hyrafa ta Lado.
Source: yaremko
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Tarnovsky, Nicolas, 1895-
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Bibliography: p. [45]
Topic: Franko, Ivan, 1856-1916
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Krat, Pavlo
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Nahoriansky, Antoni Iv
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Photocopy
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Shchurat, Vasyl Hryhorovych, 1871-1948
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From the library of John Luczkiw
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Svitovyk, D
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Vynnychenko, Volodymyr, 1880-1951
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Hrinchenko, Borys, 1863-1910
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Cover title
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hrushevsky, Mykhalo, 1866-1934
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Lutsyk, I. IA. (Iieronim IA.)
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Topics: Ukrainian drama (Comedy), One-act plays, Ukrainian
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ukraïns'ke robitnyche tovarystvo Pomoriany v Niu orku
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Topic: Sichynsky, Myroslav, 1887-
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hrynevetsky, Stefan, 877-1942
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From the library of John Luczkiw
Topic: Nationalism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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At head of title: "Nasha duma, nasha pisni͡a ne vmre, ne zahyne."
Topic: Songs, Ukrainian
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Kamenski, A. P. (Anatoli Pavlovich), 1877-
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From the library of John Luczkiw
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Lepky, Bohdan, 1872-1941
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From the library of John Luczkiw
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Storozhenko, Oleksa, 1805-1874
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Cover title
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938; Budzynovsky, Viacheslav, 1868-1935
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Topics: Nationalism, Social sciences
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Lutsyk, I. IA. (Iieronim IA.)
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From the library of John Luczkiw
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Kerschensteiner, Georg, 1854-1932
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Topics: Education, Citizenship
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Budzynovsky, Viacheslav, 1868-1935
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From the library of John Luczkiw
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Kobzar, Havryïl
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Cover title
Translated title: Peasantry and social democracy : supplement : "agrarian program" : socialist party
Topics: Political parties, Agriculture and politics, Socialist parties
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Andreiev, N
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Bound with Cunow, H. IAk povstala religiia i viruvannia v bohiv? Kyïv, 1922
Topics: Religion, Religion
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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From the library of John Luczkiw
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rudansky, Stepan, 1833-1873
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From the library of John Luczkiw. --
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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From the library of John Luczkiw
Topic: National characteristics, Ukrainian
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pachovs'ky, Vasyl'
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Topic: Roman, Prince of Galicia and Volhynia, d. 1205
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Tsehlynsky, Hryhori, 1853-1912
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Purchased from the Seweryn Windyk Library Bequest
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hrushevsky, Mykhalo, 1866-1934
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Khmelnytsky, Bohdan, ca. 1594-1657
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Slabinsky, M
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From the library of John Luczkiw
From the library of John Luczkiw
From the library of John Luczkiw
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Trushevsky, T.I
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Korduba, Myron, 1876-1948
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24 p
Topics: Ukraine -- Population, Ukraine -- Boundaries
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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Topics: Cooperation -- Ukraine, Western -- Periodicals, Ukraine, Western -- Economic conditions --...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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31 p
Topic: Poetry in Ukrainian 1798-1917 -- Texts
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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31 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Political parties -- Hungary -- History -- 19th century, Hungary -- Politics and government -- 19th...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Rudansʹkyĭ, Stepan, 1833-1873
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31 p. --
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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63 p. ; 17 cm
Topic: Ukrainian poetry
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Sering, Max, 1857-1939
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14 p. ; 21 cm
Topic: Land tenure -- Ukraine
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Li͡udkevych, Stanislav, 1879-1979, composer
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1 score (12 pages) ; 29 cm
Topic: Choruses, Secular (Men's voices) with piano