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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 'Al Keml, 1867-1922
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Topic: Râid, Mehmed
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by 'Ishrat, Muhammad 'Abdul Ra'uf
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Topics: Urdu poetry, Poets, Urdu
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by 'zzet, Mt-Çnta
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Topic: Constitutional law
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by [Fowler, Robert Ludlow] 1849-1936. [from old catalog]
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, United States -- Foreign relations
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions, Yugoslavs
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by Aasen, Ivar Andreas, 1813-1896
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Topics: Norwegian language, Danish language
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by Abbey, Edwin Austin, d. 1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Abbott, Wilbur Cortez, 1869-1947
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Topic: Scott, John
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Topics: Europe -- History 1492-1648, Europe -- History 1648-1789
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Topics: Europe -- History 1492-1648, Europe -- History 1648-1789
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by Abdullah, Munshi, 1796-1854; Shellabear, W. G. (William Girdlestone), 1862-1947
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Includes an account of the British occupation of Malacca (1795) during the lifetime of the author's father, of the residency, and of the taking of Singapore (1819) by Sir Thomas Raffles
Topics: Abdullah, Munshi, 1796-1854, Raffles, Thomas Stamford, Sir, 1781-1826
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by Abdurramn eref, 1853-1925; Ahmet Refik, 1881-1937
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Topic: Abdülhamit II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918
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by Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Savaism
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by Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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by Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Savaism
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by Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Savaism
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by Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Savaism
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by Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Savaism
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by Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya
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Topic: Saivism
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by Abraham, James Johnston, 1876-
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Topics: Voyages and travels, East Asia -- Description and travel
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by Académie de Saint-Luc; G., F.F; F.F.G; D., P; P.D
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Topics: Human figure in art, Anatomy, Artistic
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by Adama van Scheltema, Carel Steven
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by Adama van Scheltema, Carel Steven
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by Adami, J. George (John George), 1862-1926
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and...
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by Adams, Cyrus Cornelius, 1849-1928
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Topic: Commercial geography
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by Adams, George Burton, 1851-1925
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Topic: Constitutional history -- Great Britain
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by Adams, Henry, 1838-1918; Massachusetts Historical Society; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
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by Adams, John Quincy, 1849-; Hinke, William John, 1871-
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Topic: Auburn Theological Seminary (Auburn, N.Y.)
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by Adcock, Arthur St. John, 1864-1930
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry, Poets, English, English poetry -- 20th century History and criticism
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Topics: Public welfare -- France Toulouse, Toulouse -- Economic conditions, France -- History Revolution,...
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by Adler, Max, 1873-1937
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Topics: Political ethics, International relations
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by Advar, Halide Edib, 1885-1964
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by Ady, Endre, 1877-1919
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Topics: Italian language, Italian literature
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by Aga Khan, Aga Sultan Mahomed Shah
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Topic: India -- Politics and government
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by Agate, James, 1877-1947
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Topics: Theater, Drama -- History and criticism
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by Agger, Eugene Ewald, 1879-1966
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Topic: Banks and banking
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by Agrell, Sigurd, 1881-
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Topic: Slavic languages -- Phonology
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by Ahmet Rasim, 1864?-1932
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by Ahmet Refik, 1881-1937
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by Ahmet Rüstem Bey, 1862-1935
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Topics: Armenian question, Armenians -- Turkey, Turkey -- History 1909-
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by Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973
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by Alanic, Mathilde, 1864-
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Albertazzi, Adolfo, 1865-1924
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by Albrecht, Ludwig
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Topic: Islam
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by Alcalá Galiano, Alvaro, 1886-1936
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El jardín encantado: Nocturno: La duda del Rey Omar: La Sirena: La noche de Reyes: El antifaz de Arlequín: El Diablo azul
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Public buildings, Castles
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by Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925
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by Allier, Raoul, 1862-1939
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Topics: Religious literature, French, French prose literature
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by Almafuerte, 1854-1917; Palacios, Alfredo L. (Alfredo Lorenzo), 1878-1965
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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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by Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Topic: genealogy
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Topic: Llull, Ramon, 1232?-1316
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology
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by American Association for Labor Legislation
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Topic: Employers' liability
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by American Ceramic Society
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Preceded its Transactions, 1899-1917
Topic: Ceramics
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by American Ceramic Society
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Preceded its Transactions, 1899-1917
Topic: Ceramics
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by American Ceramic Society
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Preceded its Transactions, 1899-1917
Topic: Ceramics
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by American Defense Society
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by American Federation of Labor
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