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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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Oct 31, 2019 Bellows, John, 1831-1902; Bellows, Wiilliam
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries French
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Jul 12, 2019 Clutton-Brock, A. (Arthur), 1868-1924
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Topics: Christianity, Kingdom of God
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Topic: Arabic literature
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Feb 11, 2019 Guillaume, Gustave, 1883-1960
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Topic: French language -- Article
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Oct 4, 2017 Compston, Herbert Fuller Bright, 1866-
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Topic: Moabite stone
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Sep 13, 2017 Wylie, James Hamilton, 1844-1914; Waughn, William Templeton, 1884-1932
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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Topics: Battleships, Warships
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Apr 4, 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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Topic: Engineering
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Feb 2, 2017 Wyllie, William Lionel, 1851-; Owen, Charles; Kirkpatrick, W.D
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Jutland, Battle of, 1916
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Jan 3, 2017 Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
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Sep 20, 2016 Macnaughtan, Sarah, d. 1916
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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May 6, 2016 Holme, C. Geoffrey (Charles Geoffrey), 1887-1954; Finberg, Alexander Joseph, 1866-1939
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Introduction.- The Turners.- Turner's predecessors.- Turner's contemporaries.- Descriptive catalogue of the exhibition of selected water-colour drawings by artists of the early English school held at Messrs. Thomas Agnew [and] sons' galleries, London, March-April, 1919
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Topics: Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, Painting -- Biography, Watercolor painting,...
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Apr 3, 2016 Johnston, M. A. B. (Maurice Andrew Brackenreed), 1892-; Yearsley, K.D. (Kenneth Darlaston), 1891-
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Lettered on cover: 450 miles to freedom: the adventure of eight British officers in their escape from the Turks
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Dec 29, 2015 Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943
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Reading the Bible.- St. Paul as a letter writer.- Short stories in the Bible
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Topic: Bible
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Dec 26, 2015 Custance, Reginald Neville, Sir, 1847-1935
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MUDD Uy39 919C: Author's autograph
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Topics: Naval art and science, Naval tactics, Salamis, Battle of, Greece, 480 B.C
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Jul 20, 2015 Freeman, Robert Massie, 1866-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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Dec 16, 2014 Wilson, Theodore Percival Cameron, 1888-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Jan 3, 2013 Slavici, Ioan, 1848-1925
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Jun 2, 2012 Ibn al-Arab, 1165-1240; Nyberg, Henrik Samuel, 1889-
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Added t.p.: Kleinere Schriften des Ibn al-'Arab, von H.S. Nyberg
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Topic: Islamic theology (Collected works)
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May 18, 2011 Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944; Miller, Katherine
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Feb 15, 2011 Jinendra Buddhi; Chakravarti, Srish Chandra
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Topic: Sanskrit language
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Feb 13, 2011 Kada; Praastapda; Udayancrya. Kiraval; Dvivedi, Vindhyevari Prasda
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"A collection of Sanskrit works."
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Topic: Vaieika
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Topic: T. Eaton Co
Reprinted with additions inserted after chapters 1 and 2
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Nov 17, 2010 Mir, Abd al-alm, 1887-1922
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With: Umaryat fi / [fi Ibrhm. al-Qhirah?: s.n., 19--]
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Topic: Ab Bakr, Caliph, d. 634
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Oct 23, 2010 Naar, Seraphim
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Topics: Symbolism, Rites and ceremonies
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Mar 21, 2010 Rangarmnuja. Prakik; akarcrya; Pathaka, Sridhara Sastri
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: Hadith -- Texts, Zaydis
Source: ppnull
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Oct 24, 2009 Averroës, 1126-1198; Quirós Rodríguez, Carlos
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Topics: Arabic language, Philosophy, Arabic
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May 7, 2009 Dh al-Rummah, Ghayln ibn Uqbah, 696-735; Macartney, Carlile Henry Hayes, b. 1842
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Topic: Arabic language
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Mar 23, 2009 Vasu, Srisa Chandra, rai bahadur, 1861-1918
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Topic: Hinduism
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Oct 3, 2008 Garstin, Crosbie, 1887-1930
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Apr 20, 2008 Waley, Arthur; China Society (London, England)
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Topic: Li, Bai, 701-762
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Mar 5, 2008 Smith, Vincent Arthur, 1848-1920; Edwardes, Stephen Meredyth, 1873-1927
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Topic: India -- History
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Apr 26, 2007 Sellery, George C. (George Clarke), 1872-
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Topics: Middle Ages -- History Outlines, syllabi, etc, Reformation
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Apr 12, 2007 Glenconner, Pamela, 1871-1928
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Topics: Tennant, Edward Wyndham, 1897-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: Church architecture, Jerusalem -- Description and travel, Jerusalem -- History
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- Hobson, J. A. (John Atkinson), 1858-1940
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Topics: Industries -- History, Capital, Machinery in the workplace
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- Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937
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- Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954
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Topic: West Indies -- Description and travel
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- Bibliographical Society of America; New York Public Library; Winship, George Parker, 1871-1952
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Topic: Incunabula -- Bibliography Catalogs
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- Oppenheim, L. (Lassa), 1858-1919
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Topic: League of Nations
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Topics: Plato, Philosophy, Ancient
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- Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944
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Topics: Marx, Karl, 1818-1883, Intellectuals, Russians
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- Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908
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Topics: Contracts, Constitutional law -- United States
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- Rolle, Richard, of Hampole, 1290?-1349
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Topic: Prayers
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Topics: Teaching, England -- Education
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Topic: Phonetics
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- Sorley, Charles Hamilton, 1895-1915
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- Andrade y Uribe, Benito Mariano, 1868-1934
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Topics: Maura, Antonio, 1853-1925, Partido Conservador (Spain)
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- Institute of Actuaries Students' Society
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Topics: Insurance, Life -- Rates and Tables, Interest and usury, Insurance, Life -- Mathematics
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- Gordon, Aaron David, 1856-1922
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Topic: Gordon, Aaron David, 1856-1922
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- Zimmern, Alfred Eckhard, Sir, 1879-1957
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Topics: Reconstruction (1914-1939), Nationalism
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Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, genealogy
Topic: Estimates
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- Wright, Thomas, 1859-1936
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Topic: Payne, John, 1842-1916
Preface; The state views; The views of capital; Political views; Sociological views; Socialistic view; Labour and industrial views; Trade union view
Topics: Industrial policy -- England, England -- Commerce and industries
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Topic: Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921
"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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Topic: English language and literature -- Study and teaching
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- Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Social problems, Great Britain -- Politics and government 1910-1936
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- MacDonald, James Ramsay, 1866-1937
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Topics: Great Britain. Parliament, Revolutions, Socialism
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Topics: Siberia (Russia), Soviet Union -- History Revolution, 1917-1921, Russia -- Politics and government...
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- Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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- Weiss, Louise; Benes, Edvard, 1884-1948
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Topic: Czechoslovakia
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Topic: Strindberg, August, 1849-1912
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- Mauthner, Fritz, 1849-1923
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Vol. 1. Nach berühmten Mustern; Totenspräche; Verse; Narr und König.- Vol. 2. Xanthippe und anderes, neu durchgesehene Ausgabe.- Vol. 3. Hypatia.- Vol. 4. Böhmische Novellen.- Vol. 5. Der letzte Tod des Gautama Buddha; Aus dem Märchenbuch der Wahrheit.- Vol. 6. Erzählungen
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- Szabó, Dezs, 1879-1945
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- Bongiovanni, Giannetto, 1890-; Castiglione, Baldassarre, conte, 1478-1529
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Topic: Castiglione, Baldassarre, conte, 1478-1529