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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 Fehlinger, Hans, 1874-
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Topics: Primitive societies, Sexual ethics, Sex
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by Greaves, Edwin
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Topic: Hindustani language -- Grammar
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by Henry, O., 1862-1910; Mathiews, Franklin K
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by Weekley, Ernest, 1865-1954
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Topic: English language -- Etymology Dictionaries
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by University of Edinburgh
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Topic: University of Edinburgh
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by Stoddard, Theodore Lothrop, 1883-
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Topic: Race relations
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by Viëtor, Wilhelm, 1850-1918; Meyer, Ernst Alfred, 1873-
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Topics: German language -- Pronunciation, German language -- Dictionaries
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by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Gollancz, Israel, Sir, 1864-1930
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by Krey, August C. (August Charles), 1887-1961
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by University of Aberdeen; Allardyce, Mabel Desborough
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Registers, lists, etc
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by Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
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Topics: Dreams, Psychoanalysis
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Topic: Singapore
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Topic: Singapore
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by Foster, William, Sir, 1863-1951
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Topic: India -- Description and travel
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by Nightingale, Benjamin
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Topic: Friends, Society of. Lancashire
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Topics: German language, German language
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Quotations
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Topic: French language
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Topics: Islam, India -- Religion
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Topic: Naga (South Asian people)
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by Menander, of Athens; Allinson, Francis Greenleaf, 1856-1931
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Also available in MICR under mfe PJ6111.U63 1921
Topic: Arabic language -- Grammar
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by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D; Frye, Northrop; Miller, Frank Justus
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Victoria University Library has Northrop Frye's copy with his annotations
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by Whitehead, Henry, 1853-1947
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Topics: Gods, Hindu -- South India, Worship (Hinduism), South India -- Religious life and customs
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by Witte, Sergei IUl'evich, graf, 1849-1915; Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, 1890-
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Topic: Russia -- Politics and government 1894-1917
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by Massé, H. J. L. J. (Henri Jean Louis Joseph), 1860-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Pewter -- Great Britain, Pewter -- Collectors and collecting
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Topic: Polish language
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Topics: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Tabasco (Mexico), Spanish language -- Provincialisms Latin...
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by Delatte, Paul, 1848-1937; McCann, Justin, 1882-1959
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Topics: Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Benedictines
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Topics: Jews -- Ukraine, Jews -- Persecutions
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Eastern Front, World War, 1914-1918 -- Soviet Union, Soviet Union...
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by Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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Some issues include Bibliographie marocaine; 1930 (t. 11) has Bibliographie du Sahara occidental
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by Polti, Georges, 1868-; Ray, Lucille
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Topics: Plots (Drama, novel, etc.), Drama -- Technique
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by Carey, Gordon Vero, 1886- [ed.]
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Topic: University of Cambridge
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by London, University of. Military Education Committee
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Topic: London, University of. Officers' Training Corps
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by Doughty, Charles Montagu, 1843-1926
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Topics: Arabian Peninsula -- Description and travel, Arabian Peninsula -- Social life and customs
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by Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
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by Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine -- Great Britain History
Vol. I. Introduction. book I. The philosophers. book IV. The diviners and magicians. book V. The Ophite heresies.--Vol. II. book VI. Simon Magus, Valentinus, and their followers. book VII. Basilides, Saturnilus, and others. book VIII. The Docetae, Monoimus, and others. book IX. Noetus, Callistus, and others. book X. Summaries, and the word of truth
Topics: Heresies, Christian -- History Early church, ca. 30-600, Occultism, Philosophy, Ancient
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by Thorndike, Edward L. (Edward Lee), 1874-1949
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Topics: English language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, Vocabulary
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by Wisconsin, University of
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by Rabat, Morocco. al-Khiznah al-'mmah lil-kutub wa-al-Mustanadat; Lévi-Provençal, Evariste, 1894-1956
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Topics: Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts
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by Grant, William, 1863-1946; Dixon, James Main, 1856-1933
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Topics: Scots language, Scottish ballads and songs, Scottish literature (Selections: Extracts, etc.)
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by Grob, Jacques, d. 1915; Vannérus, Jules
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t. 1. Documents fiscaux de 1306 à 1537
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by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
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Topics: Eton College, Eton College, Endowed public schools (Great Britain) -- History
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Topic: Dallas family
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by Braamcamp Freire, Anselmo, 1849-1921
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Half title: Brasões de Sintra
Topic: Heraldry
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by Murray, John, 1843-1935
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Topic: Presbyterian Church -- Nova Scotia History
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by Herodotus; Godley, A. D. (Alfred Denis), 1856-1925
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Topics: Portuguese literature, Portuguese language
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by Herodotus; Godley, A. D. (Alfred Denis), 1856-1925
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by Sunity Devee, Maharani of Cooch Behar, b. 1864
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Topics: India -- Social life and customs, genealogy
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Spanish translation
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by Great Britain. Lord Chamberlain's Office; Trendell, Herbert A. P
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Topics: Costume -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Court and courtiers
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish literature
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by Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937
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by Takakhav, Nilkanth Sadashiv
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Topic: Sivaji, Maratha ruler
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by Buckland, W. W. (William Warwick), 1859-1946
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Topic: Roman law
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by Krishnaswami Aiyangar, Sakkottai, 1871-1947
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: India -- History
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by Sieg, Emil H., 1866-; Siegling, Wilhelm
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Vol. 1. Die Texte: Pt. A. Transcription. Pt. B. Tafeln
Topic: Tokharian language
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by Babur, Emperor of Hindustan, 1483-1530; Erskine, William, 1773-1852; Leyden, John, 1775-1811; King, Lucas White, Sir, 1856-1925
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Topics: Jagataic language -- Texts and translations, India -- History, Mogul Empire
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by Gaspé, Jacques de, pseud
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Topic: Chouinard family
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by Mees, C. E. Kenneth (Charles Edward Kenneth), 1882-1960
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Topic: Photography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
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Topics: Manuscripts, Hebrew, Hebrew literature
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish literature
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by Lindsay, W. M. (Wallace Martin), 1858-1937
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin -- Facsimiles, Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Glossaries, vocabularies,...
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by Weber, Max, 1864-1920
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Vol. 1. Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus. Die protestantischen Sekten und der Geist des Kapitalismus. Die Wirtschaftsethik der Weltreligionen. 1. Konfuzianismus und Taoismus.- Vol. 2. Hinduismus und Buddhismus.- Vol. 3. Das antike Judentum
Topic: Religion and sociology
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Continued in four separate publications (after issue of 24th v.(1923): Who's Who in Literature ... q.v., What editors and Publishers Want; The Librarians' Guide, q.v., and British Booksellers
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by Das, Abinas Chandra
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Topic: India -- History
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by Bowley, A. L. (Arthur Lyon), Sir, 1869-1957
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, Prices, Wages -- England
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Includes bibliographies
Topic: Anne (Mother of the Virgin Mary), Saint
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by Strong, Archibald Thomas
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Topic: English literature -- History and criticism
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by Mont, Karel Maria Polydoor de, 1857-1931
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Topics: Painting, Belgian, Painters, Belgian