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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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1919 Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954
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Topic: West Indies -- Description and travel
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1919 Gordon, Aaron David, 1856-1922
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Topic: Gordon, Aaron David, 1856-1922
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1919 Reed, John
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1919 Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937
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Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, genealogy
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1919 Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944
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1919 Hrushevsky, Mykhalo, 1866-1934
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Topic: Khmelnytsky, Bohdan, ca. 1594-1657
Topic: Estimates
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"Aḥdut ha-Ê»avodah" / B. Katsnelson -- Hanḥalat ha-lashon le-Ê»am / Sh. Yavniʼeli -- Ḥevrat á¹­shará¹­er / Y.A-R. -- ha-PoÊ»el ṿeha-tarbut / A. Sh. á¹¾aldshá¹­in -- RaÊ»yon ha-avodah be-shire Ṭsherniḥovsḳi / Y. Ḥ. Brener -- Ish ha-ḥalomot (le-zekher Barzilai) / M. Smilansḳi -- YiÅraʼel GilÊ»adi / B. Leṿinzon -- Mi-ṿeÊ»idot ha-iḥud (proá¹­oḳolim) -- Mikhtav mi-A. Z. Rabinovits
Topics: Aḥdut ha-Ê»avodah (Palestine), Labor Zionism, Aḥdut ha-ʻavodah (Palestine)
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1919 Howe, E. W. (Edgar Watson), 1853-1937
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Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Labour
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Census of Industry
From 1900-1906, this report was produced by the Geological Survey Department; Department of the Interior, with the title "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Department." From 1907-1919, the report was continued by the Department of Mines, as "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Branch of the Department of Mines"; alternate titles during this period (1907-1919) were "Summary Report of the Department of Mines (Geological Survey)" ; "Summary Report of...
Topic: Summary Report of the Geological Survey
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Topic: Civil Service List
Topic: Estimates
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1919 Dyk, Viktor, 1877-1931
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1919 Dnistrians'kyi, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Ukraine
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1919 Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
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1919 Barbosa, Ruy, 1849-1923
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Topic: Statesmen
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1919 Hourwich, Isaac Aaronovich, 1860-1924
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Topic: Social sciences
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1919 Bakunin, Mikhail Aleksandrovich, 1814-1876; Rocker, Rudolf, 1873-1958
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Topics: Bakunin, Mikhail Aleksandrovich, 1814-1876, Anarchism
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Topics: Battleships, Warships
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1919 Daudet, Léon, 1867-1942
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Vrijlandt, Peter
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Topics: Xenophon, Plato, Socrates
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1919 Parker, William Belmont, 1871-1934
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1919 Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Sparrow-Simpson, W. J. (William John), 1859-1952
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1919 Myers, Jack M; Adler, Hermann, 1839-1911, writer of preface
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Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, p. 222)
Topics: Jews, Jews
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1919 Elliott, Robert Dale
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1919 Tegnér, Esaias, 1782-1846; Böök, Fredrik, 1883-1961; Wrangel, Ewert, 1863-1940
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Vols. 1, 3 : "Andra tryckningen" 1923, 1924
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1919 Skram, Henriette
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Topic: Barner, Regitze, 1834-1911
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1919 Tertullian, ca. 160-ca. 230; Souter, Alexander, 1873-1949; Tertullian, ca. 160-ca. 230. De oratione; Tertullian, ca. 160-ca. 230. De baptismo
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1919 Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Spire, André, 1868-
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1919 Roy, Pierre Georges, 1870-1953
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Topics: Russia, Russia
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Topic: Ukrainian drama
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1919 Hlid, Memed
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Topic: Turkish wit and humor
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1919 Vicuña Fuentes, Carlos
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1919 Evenel, Georges, vicomte d', 1855-1939
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Topics: Transportation, Transportation
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1919 Nadir, Isaac Moishe, 1885-1943
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Title on spine: Bikher un eaer
Topic: Yiddish drama
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1919 Bosanquet, Bernard, 1848-1923; British Academy
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Topics: Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952, Aesthetics
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1919 Moretti, Marino, 1885-1979
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1919 Frey, Adolf, 1855-1920
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Topic: Meyer, Conrad Ferdinand, 1825-1898
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1919 Hofman, Leah Kapilowitz, 1898-
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Poems
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1919 Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
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Two novels
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1919 Machar, Josef Svatopluk, 1864-1942
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1919 Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1919 Landau, Zishe, 1889-1937
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Topics: Yiddish poetry, Yiddish poetry
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1919 Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
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1919 Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
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1919 Moscardelli, Nicola, 1894-
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Topic: Chronicle of Morea
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1919 Niger, Samuel, 1883-1955
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Topics: Yiddish literature, Jewish women, Jewish women
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1919 Leaf, Walter, 1852-1927
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Topic: Greek poetry
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1919 Gizetti, A
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Topics: Russia, Revolutionaries
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1919 Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Vynnychenko, Volodymyr, 1880-1951
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1919 Coquiot, Gustave, 1865-1926
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Topic: Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906
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1919 Almeida, Mario de
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1919 Goldoni, Carlo, 1707-1793; Gozzi, Carlo, 1720-1806; Bouvy, Eugène, 1859-
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