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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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Topic: French language
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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 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 Grob, Jacques, d. 1915; Vannérus, Jules
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t. 1. Documents fiscaux de 1306 à 1537
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by Gaspé, Jacques de, pseud
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Topic: Chouinard family
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Topic: Anne (Mother of the Virgin Mary), Saint
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by Vincennes, France. Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine et musée de la grande guerre; Dubois, Jean; Appuhn, Charles, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Rais, Gilles de, 1404-1440; Fleuret, Fernand, 1884-1942
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Topic: Oratorios
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by Signac, Paul, 1863-1935
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Topics: Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863, Painting -- History 19th century, Impressionism (Art)
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by Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961
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Topic: Tales, African
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"Bibliographie générale": p. viii-ix
Topics: Civilization, African, Africa, North -- History
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by Baluze, Etienne, 1630-1718., collector; Bibliothèque nationale (France); Auvray, Lucien, 1860-1937; Poupardin, René, 1874-1927
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Topics: Manuscripts, French -- Catalogs, Manuscripts -- France Catalogs
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by Bourciez, Édouard Eugène Joseph, 1854-1946
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Topic: French language -- Phonetics
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Topics: Painting -- History, Painting, Ancient
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by Marouzeau, J. (Jules), 1878-1964
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Topics: Language, Grammar
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by Marty, Paul, 1882-1938
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Topic: Brakna
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by Vendryes, J. (Joseph), 1875-1960
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Bibliographie: p. [421]-429
Topic: Language and languages
Publication suspended July 1940-Sept. 1946
Topic: Literature, Comparative
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by Mirabeau, Honoré-Gabriel de Riquetti, comte de, 1749-1791; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918; Pierrugues, P. (Pierre)
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Topic: Erotic literature
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by Santesson, Carl Gustaf, 1819-1886
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Topic: Romance languages -- Grammar
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by Gaultier, Jules de, 1858-1942
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Topic: Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880
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Topics: Ronsard, Pierre de, 1524-1585, Humanism, French literature -- 16th century History and criticism,...
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by Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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by Doubs, France (Dept.) Archives
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Topics: Archives, Doubs, France (Dept.)
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by Chassé, Charles, 1883-1965; Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903
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Topic: Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903
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by Ab Ysuf Yaqb, 731 or 2-798; Fagnan, E. (Edmond), 1846-1931
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Topics: Arabic language -- Texts, Real property tax -- Islamic Empire, Real property tax (Islamic law) --...
Vol. 1. Ibn Mjid (texte Arabe)- Vol. 2. Sulayman al-Mahri et Ibn Majid (texte Arabe) -- Vol. 3. Introduction a l'astronomie nautique arabe
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Topics: Navigation -- Early works to 1800, Arabic language -- Texts and translations, Arabic literature
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by Lagrange, Marie-Joseph, 1855-1938
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Topic: Bible
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by Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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Vol. 1. Ibn Mjid (texte Arabe)- Vol. 2. Sulayman al-Mahri et Ibn Majid (texte Arabe) -- Vol. 3. Introduction a l'astronomie nautique arabe
Topics: Navigation -- Early works to 1800, Arabic language -- Texts and translations, Arabic literature
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by Gide, André, 1869-1951
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by Marivaux, Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de, 1688-1763; Bonnefon, Paul, 1861-1922
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by Faider, Paul, 1886-1940; Pompilius, Paulus, pseud.? 1453 or 4-1490 or 91
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Topic: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D
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by Pitollet, Camille, 1874-
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Topic: Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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by La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695; Valéry, Paul, 1871-1945
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Text and t.p. in Arabic. reads "El Munta-khabat"
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Topic: Arabic literature
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by Dussaud, René, 1868-
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Topics: Judaism, Sacrifice
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Topics: Painting, French, Painters, French
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by Pinchon, J; Languereau, Maurice
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Topic: Wit and humor, Pictorial
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Topic: Literature, Comparative
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by Gide, André, 1869-1951
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by Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619-1655; Lachèvre, Frédéric, 1855-
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by Rochemonteix, Camille de, 1834-1923; Ducrot, Auguste Alexandre, 1817-1882
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Topic: French
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by Antoine, André, 1858-1943
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Topics: Théâtre libre (Paris, France), Dramatists, French, Theater -- Paris
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by Bugiel, V
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Topic: Polish literature
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by Juret, A.-C., b. 1872
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Topic: Latin language
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Topic: Islamic law
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by Lammens, Henri, 1862-1937
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Topic: Mysteries and miracle-plays, French
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At head of title: Archives départementales du Nord
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Topic: French poetry (Collections)
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by Auriol, France. Archives communales
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At head of title: Département des Bouches-du-Rhône
Topic: Archives
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by Duguit, Léon, 1859-1928
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Vol. 1. - La règle de droit; Le problème de l'état.- Vol. 2. - La théorie générale de l'état.- Vol. 3. - La théorie générale de l'état.- Vol. 4. - L'organisation politique de la France.- Vol. 5. - Les librtés publiques
Topic: Constitutional law
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Valéry, P. L'âme et la danse, dialogue socratique.- Degas, E. La danseuse, sonnet.- Suarès, A. Danse et musique.- Levinson, A. Théophile Gautier et le ballet romantique.- Gabory, G. Zambelli (poème)- Prunières, H. Salvatore Vigano.- Du Bled, V. Le balet et l'opéra.- Coeuroy, A. Wagner et le ballet.- Schloezer, B. de. Psychologie et danse.- Lettres de célébrités chorégraphiques.- Levinson, A. Une dernière étape du Ballet russe
Topics: Ballet -- History, Dance -- Europe History
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by Bourguès, Lucien; Denéréaz, Alexandre, 1875-
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Topics: Music, Music, Music theory
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by Guidi, Ignazio, 1844-1935
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Topics: Rops, Félicien Victor Joseph, 1833-1898, Art
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Topics: Coigny, Aimée de, 1769-1820, France -- Court and courtiers
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by Goncourt, Edmond de, 1822-1896; Goncourt, Jules de, 1830-1870
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topics: Aryans, Indo-European languages
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Topics: Provençal literature, Troubadours
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Topic: Hölderlin, Friedrich, 1770-1843
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France
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by Finot, Jean, 1858-1932
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L'inégalité dans humaine; Vers l'unité du type humain; L'anthropo-psychologie et l'anthropo-sociology; Les origines mystérieuses ou incertaines des peuples et des races; Le roman de le la race française; Y-a-t-il des peuples condamnés a rester éternellement inférieurs aux autres
Topic: Race relations
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by Boehn, Max von, 1860-1932
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Topic: France -- Civilization History
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At head of title: Archives départementales du Nord
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Meyer, Paul, 1840-1917; Huet, Gédéon Busken, 1860-1921
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Topic: Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783
At head of title: Cours complet d'histoire à l'usage de l'enseignement secondaire
Topics: History, Modern, History, Modern
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by Sottas, Henri, 1886-1927; Universite de Lille. Institut papyrologique
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Topic: Egyptian language