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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 Antoine, André, 1858-1943
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Topics: Théâtre libre (Paris, France), Dramatists, French, Theater -- Paris
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 Allais, Alphonse, 1854-1905
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by La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695; Valéry, Paul, 1871-1945
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by Gide, André, 1869-1951
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by Aragon, 1897-1982
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by Gaillard de Champris, Henry, 1877-1956
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Topic: French literature -- 19th century
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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At head of title: Institut sociologique ukrainien
Topic: Ukrainian literature
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Topic: French poetry (Collections)
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by Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961
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Topic: Tales, African
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by Gabarrou, François
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Bibliography: p. [74]-77
Topic: Arnobius, of Sicca
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by Boissonnas, Frédéric, 1858-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Louise, Princess of Belgium, 1858-1924
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Topic: Courts and courtiers
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by Hallays, André, 1859-1930
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Topics: Art -- France Avignon, Art -- France Comtat Venaissin, Avignon (France) -- Description and travel,...
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by Anglade, Joseph, 1868-1930; Barnils, Pere, 1882-1933; Montoliu, Manuel de, 1877-1961; Rokseth, Peter Hjalmar
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With: L'article majorquin et l'article roman dérivé de IPSE / Pierre Rokseth
Topic: Provençal language -- Bibliography
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by Comité Français Catholique pour la Célebration du Sixième Centenaire de la Mort de Dante Alighieri
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Pinchon, J; Languereau, Maurice
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Topic: Wit and humor, Pictorial
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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 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 Académie nationale de médecine, Paris
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Topic: Medicine
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Topic: Songs, French-Canadian
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Topic: Songs, French-Canadian
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by Conon de Béthune, ca. 1160-ca. 1220; Wallensköld, Axel, 1864-1933
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by Faguet, Emile, 1847-1916
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by Jeanroy, Alfred, 1859-1953; Långfors, Arthur, 1881-1959
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Topic: French poetry -- To 1500
"Sources consultées": p. [475]-478
Topics: Foucauld, Charles de, 1858-1916, Missions
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by Pesquidoux, Joseph de, 1869-1946
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Topic: Country life
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by Pesquidoux, Joseph de, 1869-1946
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Topic: Country life
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by L'Action française (Montréal)
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Topic: Civilization, French-Canadian
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Topics: Philology, Oriental philology
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by Epstein, Jean, 1897-1953
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Topics: Motion pictures, Actors, Actresses
Issued also in German
Topics: Art, Illumination (of MSS. and books), Manuscripts
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by Dugas, Marcel
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Topics: Action française (Montréal), Nationalism, French-Canadians
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by Poole, W. Mansfield
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Topic: French language
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by Saint-Evremond, 1613-1703
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Topics: Literature -- History and criticism, French literature -- History and criticism
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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 Sandy, Isabelle, 1886-
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Topics: Dance, Dance
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topics: De (The word), Italian language -- Prepositions, Celtic languages -- Prepositions
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by Jammes, Francis, 1868-1938
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by Meyerson, Emile, 1859-1933
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Topics: Science, Knowledge, Theory of
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by Meyerson, Emile, 1859-1933
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Topics: Science, Knowledge, Theory of
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by Boutroux, Emile, 1845-1921
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Topics: Philosophy, French, Science, Free will and determinism
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by Milhaud, Gaston, 1858-1918
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Topic: Descartes, René, 1596-1650
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by Caillaux, Joseph, 1863-1944
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by Benoît, Pierre, 1886-1962
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Topic: French language
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Topics: Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784, Medicine
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by Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784; Barthélemy, J.-J. (Jean-Jacques), 1716-1795
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Topics: Art, French, Art, Belgian
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Topic: Method (philosophical)
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Topic: Method (philosophical)
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Topic: Ségur, Pierre Marie Maurice Henri, marquis de, 1853-1916
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Topic: Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918
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by Meyer, Paul, 1840-1917; Huet, Gédéon Busken, 1860-1921
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Le Slesvig; Le Bassin de la Sarre; La Haute-Silésie
Topics: Reconstruction (1914-1939), Plebiscite
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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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Topics: Food supply -- France, Seine-et-Oise, France (Dept.) -- Economic conditions, France -- History...
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Topics: Food supply -- France, Seine-et-Oise, France (Dept.) -- Economic conditions, France -- History...
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Topic: Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783
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by Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915
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by Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915
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by Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915
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by Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915
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by Fels, Edmond, comte de, 1858-
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by Dauzat, Albert, 1877-1955
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Topics: Occitan language, Zoology
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Topics: Music, Music
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