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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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Dec 12, 2014 Réquier, Marie Louise Antoinette (de Heredia) de, 1875-
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Sep 29, 2013 Pitollet, Camille, 1874-
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Topic: Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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Apr 1, 2013 Toussaint, Franz, 1879-1955
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Feb 9, 2013 Schopfer, Jean, 1868-1937
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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
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Topics: Navigation -- Early works to 1800, Arabic language -- Texts and translations, Arabic literature
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Topics: Navigation -- Early works to 1800, Arabic language -- Texts and translations, Arabic literature
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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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- Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915
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Topic: Bourg, Joseph Mathurin, 1744-1797
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Topic: Philosophy
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- Antoine, André, 1858-1943
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Topics: Théâtre libre (Paris, France), Dramatists, French, Theater -- Paris
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- 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
Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Latin peoples in the East, East and West
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Topic: Meighen, Arthur, 1874-1960
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- Martz, Aristide; Pujol, Eugène. Fleurette
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Topics: Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610, Operas
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- Baillon, André, 1875-1932
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- Sorel, Albert Émile, 1876-
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- Morice, Charles, 1861-1919
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- Slonim, Mark L'vovich
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Topic: Bolshevism
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topics: Republicanism in France, Political parties
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Topics: Navigation -- Early works to 1800, Arabic language -- Texts and translations, Arabic literature
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Tolstoi - Un nouveau Tolstoi - La Révolution Bolchevike - Les Mécênes Bolcheviks - Terrorisme et Communisme - Les idées du Tsar Rouge - La doctrine et le martyre de Lénine - Les dessous du chaos Russe - Le bilan économique - Le tsarisme et les partis révolutionnaires
Topics: Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924, Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910
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- Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963
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Topic: Barrès, Maurice, 1862-1923
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Bibliography: p. [3]-8
Topics: Benefices, Ecclesiastical (Canon law), Papacy
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Topic: Voltaire, 1694-1778
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- Arnoux, Alexandre, 1884-
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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- Seillière, Ernest Antoine Aimé Léon, baron, 1866-
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Topic: La Calprenède, Gaultier de Coste, seigneur de, d. 1663
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- Hourticq, Louis, 1875-1944
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Topic: Art
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- Pradels, Octave, 1842-1930
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Topics: Pierrefeu, Jean de Plutarque a menti, World War, 1914-1918
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- Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961
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Topic: Tales, African
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t. 1. Documents fiscaux de 1306 à 1537
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- Saint-Jours, B
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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- Berger, Marcel, 1885-
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Topics: Authors, French, French literature -- 19th century History and criticism
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- Archives départementales de la Seine-Maritime; Vernier, Jules Joseph, 1866-1925; Le Cacheux, Paul Casimir Noël Marie Joseph, 1873-1938
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Vol. 2- by J. Vernier and P. Le Cacheux; vols. 3;4,fasc.1 by P. Le Cacheux; vol. 4, fasc.2 by G. Mouradian
Topic: Seine-Maritime, France (Dept.)
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- Rostand, Jean, 1894-
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Celui qui aime.--Celui qui ne veut pas mourir.--Un apologiste de la guerre.--Pendant qu'on souffre encore
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- Du Fail, Noël, 1520?-1591; Boulenger, Jacques, 1879-1944
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- Pérochon, Ernest, 1885-
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- Tinayre, Marcelle, b. 1877
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Topics: Fronde, France -- History Louis XIV, 1643-1715
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- Curel, François de, 1854-1928
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- Lefebvre, Louis, 1871-
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Topic: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882
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- Bouglé, Célestin Charles Alfred, 1870-1940
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Topics: Sociology, Division of labor
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Topic: Music
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- Gaspé, Jacques de, pseud
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Topic: Chouinard family
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Topic: Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918
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- Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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- Tacitus, Cornelius; Goelzer, Henri Jules Ernest, 1853-1929
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- Gide, André, 1869-1951
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- Klingsor, Tristan, 1874-1966
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Topic: Painting -- France
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- Paléologue, Maurice, 1859-1944
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At head of title: Maurice Paléologue
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Music, Music, Music theory
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Topics: Prostitution -- Law and legislation France, Prostitution -- France, Public policy (Law) -- France
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- Lammens, Henri, 1862-1937
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"Bibliographie générale": p. viii-ix
Topics: Civilization, African, Africa, North -- History
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- France, Anatole, 1844-1924
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Topic: Mysticism
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Topic: Hölderlin, Friedrich, 1770-1843
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Topics: Coigny, Aimée de, 1769-1820, France -- Court and courtiers
Continued by the author's La fin troublée de Tallemant des Réaux
Topic: Tallemant Des Réaux, 1619-1690
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- Vendryes, J. (Joseph), 1875-1960
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Bibliographie: p. [421]-429
Topic: Language and languages
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- Gabarrou, François
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Topics: Arnobius, of Sicca, Latin language, Vulgar -- Grammar
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- Bazalgette, Léon, 1873-1928; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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Topic: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892