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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 Weekley, Ernest, 1865-1954
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Topic: English language -- Etymology Dictionaries
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by Henry, O., 1862-1910; Mathiews, Franklin K
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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 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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by Foster, William, Sir, 1863-1951
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Topic: India -- Description and travel
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Topic: Singapore
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Topic: Singapore
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by Nightingale, Benjamin
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Topic: Friends, Society of. Lancashire
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Topics: Islam, India -- Religion
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Also available in MICR under mfe PJ6111.U63 1921
Topic: Arabic language -- Grammar
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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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 Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine -- Great Britain History
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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 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 Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
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Topic: Dallas family
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Topics: Eton College, Eton College, Endowed public schools (Great Britain) -- History
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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 Das, Abinas Chandra
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Topic: India -- History
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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 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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by Eliot, Charles, Sir, 1862-1931
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Topics: Hinduism, Buddha and Buddhism, Automotive Service Industry Association. -- Religion
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by Strong, Archibald Thomas
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Topic: English literature -- History and criticism
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by Street, Cecil J. C. (Cecil John Charles), 1884-1964
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Topic: Ireland -- Politics and government 1920-
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by James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936; Dee, John, 1527-1608
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Topic: Manuscripts -- Great Britain Catalogs
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Topics: Clearinghouses (Banking), England -- Banks and banking
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Bibliography: p. [403]-426
Topics: Immortality, Cults -- Greece, Heroes
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Topic: English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700
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by Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-; Mitchell, Thomas John, 1882-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs
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by Clarke, Geoffrey
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Topics: India. Post Office, Post and postal service
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by Blake, William, 1757-1827; Sampson, John, 1862-1931
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Bentley, G.E., Blake books
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by Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne, 1868-1945
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Topics: Abu al-Ala al-Maarri, 973-1057, Persian poetry -- History and criticism
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Topics: Fijians, Fiji -- Social life and customs
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by Deutsch, Babette, 1895-; Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, 1890-
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New and rev. ed. published under title: Russian poetry
Topics: Russian poetry -- Translations into English, English poetry -- Translations from Russian
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by Burckhardt, Jacob, 1818-1897
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Topics: Renaissance -- Italy, Italy -- Civilization
First ed. published under title: Check-list of books and pamphlets relating to the history of the Pacific Northwest ..
Topics: British Columbia -- History Bibliography, United States -- History Bibliography
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by Caesar, Julius; Peskett, Arthur George
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Topic: Rome -- History Civil War, 49-45 B.C
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by Fawcett, Harold William; Hooper, Geoffrey William Winsmore
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Topic: Jutland, Battle of, 1916
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by Petraris, Karl; Rouse, W. H. D. (William Henry Denham), 1863-1950
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Topics: Greek language, Modern -- Grammar, Greek language, Modern -- Composition and exercises