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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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May 16, 2019 Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Savaism
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Sep 17, 2018 Harris, Frank, 1855-1931; Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
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Topic: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
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Topic: Hindu law
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Mar 11, 2018 Jones, John Price, 1877-; Hollister, Paul Merrick
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Secret service Germany
Vol. 2
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May 11, 2016 Tarnowski, Stanisaw, hrabia, 1837-1917; Polska Akademia Umiejtnoci, Krakow
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Polish literature
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May 11, 2016 Polska Akademia Umiejętności
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Includes bibliographies
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Topic: Polish literature
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May 6, 2016 Finberg, Alexander Joseph, 1866-1939; Holme, Charles, 1848-; Taylor, E. A
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Topics: Landscape painting, Watercolor painting
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Apr 23, 2016 Amr Khusraw Dihlav, ca. 1253-1325; Slim, Rashd Amad; 'Abbs, Muammad Amn
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Dec 29, 2015 Ahmet Refik, 1881-1937
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Dec 26, 2015 Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914; Westcott, Allan F. (Allan Ferguson), b. 1882
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The introduction is a brief life of Admiral Mahan by the editor
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Topics: Naval art and science, Sea-power, Strategy
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Aug 12, 2015 Haynes, Edmund Sidney Pollock, 1877-1949
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Topics: Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915, Thomas, Edward
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May 18, 2015 Gregory, Owen
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Topic: Utopias
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Topic: Prayer
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Aug 17, 2013 Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Savaism
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Topics: Dunca, Nicolae, d. 1862, Pomuiu, Gheorghe, 1826-1882
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Mar 1, 2012 Zürich (Canton) Staatsarchiv; Antiquarische Gesellschaft in Zürich; Nabholz, Hans; Hegi, Friedrich Hermann, 1878-
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Topics: Taxation -- Zürich, Zürich -- History Sources
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Dec 5, 2011 Dāghir, Asad.
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Topics: Civilization, Arab, Arabs
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Feb 13, 2011 Vekatanatha Vedantacarya; rinivscrya; Lakamacrya
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"A collection of rare & extraordinary Sanskrit works, nos. 249, 250, 261, 262 & 299."
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Topics: Nyaya, Vedanta
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Feb 13, 2011 Dvivedi, Vindhyesvari Prasada; Kemendra, fl. 1050. Skhyatattvavivecanam; Bhvgaea. Skhyatattvaythrthyadpanam
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"A collection of rare & extraordinary Sanskrit works, nos. 246 & 286."
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Topic: Sankhya
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Aug 1, 2010 Dhahab, Muammad ibn Amad, 1274-1348
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Text in Arabic
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Topic: Arabic language
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Jul 18, 2010 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
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Topic: Arabic literature
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May 20, 2009 Yurdakul, Mehmet Emin, 1869-1944
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Aug 4, 2008 Jordan, William George, 1864-1928; Authors Club, New York; Wright, Richardson Little, 1887-
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Topic: Literary forgeries and mystifications
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Jul 9, 2008 Smith, Norman Kemp, 1872-1958; Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804; Church, Ralph Withington (autograph)
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Feb 26, 2008 Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966
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Topic: Morale
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Topic: Flags
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- University of Chicago
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- Smith, Frederick M
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Topic: Psychology
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- Zas, A. ., 1879-1931
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Topic: Economics
Topic: Estimates
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- Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867; Gautier, Félix François; Le Dantec, Yves Gérard
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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- Andrelini, Publio Fausto, 1462-1518; Arnolletus, Joannes; Mustard, Wilfred Pirt, 1864-1932
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- Grandgent, C. H. (Charles Hall), 1862-1939
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Edward Thomas.--W. H. Davies.--Walter De la Mare.--Vivian Locke Ellis.--A. Hugh Fisher.--Robin Flower.--John Freeman.--James Guthrie.--Ruth Manning Sanders.--J. C. Squire.--Rowland Thirlmere [pseud. of John Walker]--W. J. Turner
Topic: English poetry -- 20th century
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- Menzies, Allan, 1845-1916
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Topics: Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564, Theology
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- Hoffart, Elisabeth
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Topic: Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803
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- Curzon, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquis of, 1859-1925
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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- Rutledge, Stanley A. (Stanley Arthur), d. 1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Vol. for 1920 called v. 1 but constitutes v. 28
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Topics: Washington, George, 1732-1799, Federal Party (U.S.), United States -- History Constitutional...
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- Capper, John Brainerd, 1855-1936
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- Brassey, Thomas Brassey, Earl, 1836-1918; Hutchinson, Horace G. (Horace Gordon), 1859-1932
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Topics: Military biography, Statesmen, Europe -- Biography
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- Toulet, Paul Jean, 1867-1920
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Topic: Tourneur, Cyril, 1575?-1626
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- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957
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- Pinski, David, 1872-1959
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- Broches, S. (Samuel), b. 1886
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Topic: Universität Kiel. Institut für Weltwirtschaft
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- Thum, William, 1861-
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Topics: Single tax, Taxation
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- University of Chicago
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- Saunders, Edward
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Topics: Imperial federation, Great Britain -- Economic policy, Great Britain -- Colonies Economic...
Topic: Public Accounts of Canada
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- Jungmann, Josef Jakub, 1773-1847
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- Berent, Wacaw, 1873-1940
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- Stewart, James
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Pt. 1. Les forces productrices.- Pt. 2. Les banques et le crédit.- Pt. 3. Le commerce extérieur.- Pt. 4. Les colonies. Conclusions. Annexes
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Topic: Jewish theater
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Topics: Geiger, Ludwig, 1848-1919, German literature, German drama
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Topic: Bible
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- Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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- Juan, Jorge, 1713-1773; Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795
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A revival of the periodical Antologia, pub. in Florence, 1821-32
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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Topic: Economics
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- Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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From the library of John Luczkiw