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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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Jul 29, 2019 Valdenaire, Arthur, 1883-1946, author
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324 pages : 26 cm
Topics: Weinbrenner, Friedrich, 1766-1826, Weinbrenner, Friedrich, 1766-1826
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Jun 10, 2019 Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine
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Jun 10, 2019 Ukrainian National Committee of the United States
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80 p
Topics: Ukrainians, Ukraine
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Topics: Petli͡ura, Symon Vasylʹovych, 1879-1926, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
Jun 6, 2019 Toronto Board of Education
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Apr 26, 2019 Paszkowski, Edward, 1863-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial...
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Apr 26, 2019 Dnistrians'kyǐ, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions --...
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Apr 26, 2019 Bosh, E. B. (Evgenii͡a Bogdanovna), 1879-1925
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55 p. ; 22 cm
Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Apr 25, 2019 Chouinard, Ernest, 1856-
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250 p
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019
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v. : 23 cm
Topics: Ukrainians -- Austria -- Periodicals, Ukrainian literature -- Periodicals, Ukraine -- Politics and...
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Topic: Diplomatic and consular service, Ukrainian -- Law and legislation
10 p
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Apr 12, 2019 Otamanovsʹkyĭ, Valentyn, 1893-
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223 p., [6] leaves of plates :
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Apr 12, 2019 Korduba, Myron, 1876-1948
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31, [1] p
Topic: Ukraine -- Population -- Statistics
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Apr 12, 2019 Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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22 p. ; 19 cm
Topics: Ukrainians -- Foreign countries, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 13, 2018 Maitreya Raksita
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Topic: Pāṇini Dhatu-patha
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Dec 4, 2018 Ėfros, Nikolaǐ Efimovich, 1867-1923
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Topics: Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Vishnevyĭ sad, Moskovskiĭ khudozhestvennyĭ akademicheskiĭ...
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Dec 4, 2018 Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883
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xxiii, 358 p
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Oct 2, 2018 Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954
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xvi, 458 p., [37] leaves of plates :
Topic: West Indies -- Description and travel
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Topic: English language
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Jun 19, 2017 CANADA. MINISTRY, OVERSEAS MILITARY FORCES
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INCLUDES 2 MAPS
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
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commitment to retain
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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Dec 14, 2016 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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Dec 14, 2016 Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936
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Topic: Investments
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Nov 14, 2016 Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828; Mayer, August L. (August Liebmann), b. 1885
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Topic: Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828
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Nov 14, 2016 Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543; Seemann, Arthur, 1861-1925
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Stab-sewn; col. port. mounted on cover
Topic: Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543
Sʺ blahosloveniemʺ Arkhiereĭskymʺ."
Topic: Catholic Church
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Mar 24, 2016 Colyer, J. F
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Jan 19, 2016 Margittai, Antal
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Offprint from: Magyar botanikai lapok, szám. 1-12, 1918
Topic: Wild flowers
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Jan 19, 2016
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At head of title: Chytaĭ y daĭ dale!
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Jan 19, 2016 Hora, Alois
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Jan 19, 2016 Nečas, Jaromír, 1888-1945
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"Neuzavírejte kruh našich nepřátel!"
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Jan 19, 2016 Hora, Alois
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"S mapkou."
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Jan 19, 2016 Goiditch, Methode
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Offprint from: Revue de l'Europe orientale, politique et économique mensuelle, n. 1-2, 1919
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), Carpatho-Rusyns
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), Carpatho-Rusyns
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Topic: Carpatho-Rusyns
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Topics: National Council of Carpathian Russian at Presov, Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Catholic Church
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Jan 19, 2016 Korduba, Myron, 1876-1948; Gozdawa, O
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyns
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Ruthenians
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Ganuli͡a, Iosif P
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyn language
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topics: Russky narodny dom (Homestead, Pa.), Ruthenians
"Dna 15-16-ho Septembra, 1919 v Homestead, Pa."
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyns
"Dna 15-16-ho Septembra, 1919 v Homestead, PA."
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyns
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyns
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Jan 12, 2016 Beskyd, Nykolaĭ, 1883-1947
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Topic: Hungarian language
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 12, 2016 Strypsʹkyĭ, Hiador, 1875-1946
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Topic: Carpatho-Rusyn language
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Jan 12, 2016 Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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Ch. 1 Dli͡a I. y II. klassovʺ narodnoĭ shkolŷ. Ch. 1 Dli͡a II-ho klassa narodnoĭ shkoly. Ch. 2 Dli͡a III. i IV. klassovʺ narodnoĭ shkolŷ
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyn language
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 12, 2016 Dukhnovych, O. V. (Oleksandr Vasylʹovych), 1803-1865; Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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"Dli͡a uhorskykhʺ rusynovʺ na hodʺ."
Topics: Catholic Church, Almanacs
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Dec 22, 2015 Kettunen, Lauri
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Topics: Estonian language, Estonian language
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Oct 29, 2015 Damijonaitis, Juozapas, 1871-1926
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Topics: Lithuanian language, Lithuanian language
Municipal Handbook: City of Toronto
Sep 22, 2015 Toronto (Ont.)
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Title varies: 1972, Handbook of local services; 1973, Directory of services
Topic: Municipal government
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Aug 11, 2015 MacDonald, Arthur, 1856-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 4, 2015 Lepsius, Johannes, 1858-1926
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Includes indexes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Armenian question, World War, 1914-1918
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Jul 21, 2015 Bowden, Witt, 1886-
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Jul 21, 2015 Pain, Barry, 1864-1928
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Jul 20, 2015 Bauer, Otto, 1881-1938
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Cover title
Topics: Socialism, Democracy
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Jul 7, 2015 Arent, Leonora, 1882-
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Topics: Municipal franchises, Electric light companies
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Jun 25, 2015 Warburg, Paul Moritz, 1868-
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Topic: Acceptances
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Jun 24, 2015 Wehrheim, Gustav
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Topic: Raiffeisen, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1818-1888
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Jun 24, 2015 Oliphant (Jas. H.) [and] Co
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Topic: Bonds
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Jun 23, 2015 National city company; U.S. Federal Reserve Board
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First edition published by the National city bank of New York
Topic: Acceptances