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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 Thomas, William Isaac, 1863-1947; Znaniecki, Florjan, 1882-
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Topics: Peasantry -- Poland, Poles -- United States, Poland -- Social conditions
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by Saillens, Émile
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Topics: France -- Description and travel, France -- Social and economic
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by Dinet, Etienne, 1861-1929; Ben Ibrahim, Sliman
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Topic: Muhammad, Prophet, d. 632
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by Webster, Charles K. (Charles Kingsley), Sir, 1886-1961; Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
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Topic: Congress of Vienna (1814-1815)
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Topics: Turks, Turks -- Bibliography, Pan-Turanianism
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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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"List of books on the Ukraine" p. 341-345
Topic: Ukraine -- Description and travel
"Verwendete literatur": p. [782]-796
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions, Yugoslavs
Translation of La question sexuelle
Topic: Sex
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Topics: Slavs -- Bibliography, Slavic languages -- Bibliography, Slavic literature -- Bibliography
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg; Bezold, Gustav von, 1848-
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Topics: Art, Renaissance, Art, Renaissance
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by Mufaddal ibn Muhammad al-Dabbi, 8th cent; Lyall, Charles James, Sir, 1845-1920; Anbari, al-Qasim ibn Muhammad, d. 916
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Vol. 1. Arabic text.- Vol. 2. Translation and notes.- Vol. 3. Indexes to the Arabic text, comp. by A.A. Brevan
Topic: Arabic literature
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Topics: Vitruvius Pollio, Vitruvius Pollio, Architecture -- Early works to 1800
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by Pett, Phineas, 1570-1647; Perrin, W. G. (William Gordon), 1874-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Shipbuilding -- Great Britain History
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by Brenna, Paulo G, 1881-
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Topic: Italy -- Emigration and immigration
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by Pieris, Paulus Edward
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Topics: Dutch -- Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka -- History
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by Keith, Arthur Berriedale, 1879-1944
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Topics: Philosophy -- History, Hinduism
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by Cornell University. Library; Fiske, Daniel Willard, 1831-1904; Hermannsson, Halldór, 1878-
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Topic: Runes and runic inscriptions -- Bibliography
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Frankenberg, Wilhelm, 1868-; Küchler, Friedrich, 1874-1920; Bauer, Johannes, 1950-; Beer, Georg; Bertholet, Alfred, 1868-1951; Budde, Karl, 1850-1935; Buhl, Frants; Clemen, Carl, 1865-1940; Dalman, Gustaf, 1855-1941; Deissmann, Adolf; Dibelius, Martin; Dobschütz, Ernst von; Eissfeldt, Otto, 1887-1973; Frankenberg, Wilhelm; Giessmann, Hügo; Guthe, Hermann; Jensen, Peter; Kahle, Paul, 1875-1964; Kleinert, Paul; Küchler, Friedrich; Löhr, Max, 1864-1931; Marti, Karl; Meinhold, Johannes; Messel, Nils; Nöldeke, Theodor, 1836-1930; Nowack, Wilhelm; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930; Schroeder, Otto
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Topics: Baudissin, Wolf Wilhelm, Graf von, 1847-1926, Bible. pO.T, Semitic philology, Semites -- Religion
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Topics: Icelandic newspapers -- Bibliography, Icelandic periodicals -- Bibliography
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Topic: Hillbouse, James Theodore, 1890-1956, ed
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by Slater, Gilbert, 1864-1938
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Topics: Villages, India -- Economic conditions
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by Askenazy, Szymon, 1867-1935
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Topic: Poland
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by Perry, W. J. (William James)
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Bibliography: p. 185-191
Topics: Megalithic monuments, Primitive societies, Malay Archipelago and Peninsula -- Ethnology
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Topic: Bibliography
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by Hazañas y la Rúa, Joaquín, 1862-1934
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Topic: Vázquez de Leca, Mateo, 1573-1649
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by Godard, Charles, 1860-; France. États généraux, 1789; Abensour, Léon, 1889-
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Topics: Haute-Saône (France) -- History Sources, France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Sources
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by Herbigny, Michel d', 1880-1957; Gerrard, Thomas John, 1871-1916
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Topic: Solovyov, Vladimir Sergeyevich, 1853-1900
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by McDougle, Ivan Eugene
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[Reprinted from The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 3, No. 3, July, 1918]
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by Plautus, Titus Maccius; Jones, P. Thoresby
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Topics: Artists, French -- France Lyonnais, Artists, French -- Dictionaries
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by Askenazy, Szymon, 1867-1935
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Topic: Poland
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by Laffan, R. G. D. (Robert George Dalrymple), 1887-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia -- History 1804-1918
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Topics: German literature, German literature
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology
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by Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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Title varies: Sept. 1902-Sept. 1914, Bulletin du parler au Canada
Topic: French language in Canada -- Periodicals
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by Kraeling, Emil Gottlieb Heinrich, 1892-
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Topics: Arameans, Jews -- History To 586 B.C, Syria -- History
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by Karwowski, Stanisaw, 1848-1917
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Topic: Christian art and symbolism
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by Caro, Miguel Antonio, 1843-1909; Caro, Victor Eduardo, 1885-; Gomez Restrepo, Antonio, 1869-
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t. 1. Flos pechrum, el cinco de mayo, de manzioni.--t. 2. Estudios literarios, primera serie
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by Radziwill, Princess Catherine, 1858-1941
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Topics: Rasputin, Grigori Efimovich, ca. 1870-1916, Soviet Union -- History 1917-
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by Coulton, G. G. (George Gordon), 1858-1947
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Topics: Literature, Medieval, Great Britain -- Social life and customs
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by Tilley, Arthur Augustus, 1851-1942
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Topics: Renaissance -- France, Renaissance -- Italy, Art -- France History, Art, Renaissance, French...
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by O'Donnell, Manus, d. 1564; O'Kelleher, Andrew, 1883-
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Topics: Columba, Saint, 521-597, Christian saints, Celtic -- Biography
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by Pausânias (Pseudonym); Jones, W. H. S. (William Henry Samuel), 1876-1963; Ormerod, Henry Arderne, 1886-1964
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Greek and English on opposite pages
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by Askenazy, Szymon, 1867-1935
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Topic: Poland
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Topic: Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828
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Bibliography: p. 261-266
Topic: German language -- Old High German,750-1050 Grammar
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Topic: Spain -- History
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by Bateson, Hartley; Huchown, of the Awle Ryale, 14th century; Strode, Ralph, fl. 1350-1400
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Topic: Bible
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by Jalal al-Din Rumi, Maulana, 1207-1273; Huart, Clément, 1854-1926
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Topics: Jalal al-Din Rumi, Maulana, 1207-1273, Sufism -- Biography, Mevleviyeh members -- Biography, Tales,...
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by Karwowski, Stanisaw, 1848-1917
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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by Finberg, Alexander Joseph, 1866-1939; Holme, Charles, 1848-; Taylor, E. A
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Topics: Landscape painting, Watercolor painting
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by Surtees Society, Durham, Eng
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Durham (England : County) -- History Societies, etc,...
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Topic: Germany -- Antiquities, Roman
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by Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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Title varies: Sept. 1902-Sept. 1914, Bulletin du parler au Canada
Topic: French language in Canada -- Periodicals
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by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Favez, Charles
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Bibliography p. [v-vii]
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Topics: Voyage de Charlemagne à Jérusalem et à Constantinople, French language -- Old French Grammar
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by Smuts, Jan Christiaan, 1870-1950
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Topic: League of Nations
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by Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952
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Topics: Baghdad (Iraq), Babylon (Extinct city), Nineveh (Extinct city)
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Topics: French poetry -- 19th century, French poetry -- 20th century, French poetry -- Bio-bibliography
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by Sliwinski, Artur, 1877-1952
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Topic: Lelewel, Joachim, 1786-1861
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Topic: French language -- Old French Chrestomathies and readers
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
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by Nevinson, Henry Woodd, 1856-1941
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula
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by Heermann, Norbert
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Topic: Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919
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Topics: George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936, Windsor, House of, Courts and courtiers
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Topic: Speech, Disorders of
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by Mukerji, Abhay Charan
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Topic: Fasts and feasts -- Hinduism
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by Société du parler français au Canada, Quebec
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Title varies: Sept. 1902-Sept. 1914, Bulletin du parler au Canada
Topic: French language in Canada -- Periodicals
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945
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Einleitung. Leibniz; Die Entdeckung der ästhetischen Formwelt. Die Freiheitsidee im System des kritischen Idealismus. Goethe. Schiller-Freiheitsproblem und Formproblem in der klassischen Ästhetik. Freiheitsidee und Staatsidee
Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716,...