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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 Muka, Arnot, 1854-1932
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Topics: Sorbian languages, Sorbian languages
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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by Evdokimov, Ivan Vasilevich, 1887-
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Topics: Church architecture, Art, Russian
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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by Bukharin, Nikola Ivanovich, 1888-1938; Preobrazhenski, Evgeni Alekseevich, 1886-1937
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Topics: Kommunisticheskaia partiia Sovetskogo Soiuza, Communism
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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by Lvov-Rogachevski, V. (Vasili), 1874-1930
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Topic: Revolutionary poetry, Russian
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by Got'e, IUri Vladimirovich, 1873-1943
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Topic: Russia
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by Pavlenkov, FlorentiÄ­ Fedorovich, 1839-1900
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Topic: Russian language
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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by Miliukov, P. N. (Pavel Nikolaevich), 1859-1943
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by Muka, Arnot, 1854-1932
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Topics: Sorbian languages, Sorbian languages
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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by Merezhkovsky, Dmitry Sergeyevich, 1865-1941
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Topic: Russia
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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by Voynich, E. L. (Ethel Lillian), 1864-1960
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by Guins, George Constantine, 1887-
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Topic: Kolchak, Aleksandr Vasiliyevich, 1873-1920
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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by Krasnov, P. N. (Petr Nikolaevich), 1869-1947
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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"Prilozhenie: Komplekt "Izvesti Vremennogo Revoliutsionnogo Komiteta matrosov, krasnoarmetsev i rabochikh goroda Kronshtadta": p. [43]-183
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by Nazhivin, Iv. (Ivan), 1874-1940
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by Krasnov, P. N. (Petr Nikolaevich), 1869-1947
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by Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kniaz, 1842-1921; Konshin, A. N
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At head of title: P. A. Kropotkin
Topics: Economics, Agriculture, Industries, Technical education
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by Kuprin, A. I. (Aleksandr Ivanovich), 1870-1938
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t. 1. Molokh--t. 2. Poedinok--t. 5. Na perelome i drugiia sochineniia
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by Plekhanov, Georgi Valentinovich, 1856-1918
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Topic: Literature, Modern
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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by Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837
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by Lermontov, Mikhail IUrevich, 1814-1841
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T. 1. Tukalevskii, Vl. M.IU. Lermontov (Biograficheskii ocherk). Stikhotvoreniia, 1828-1832 g.g.- t. 2. Stikhotvoreniia, 1832-1841 g.g.- T. 3. Dramaticheskiia proizvedeniia.- t. 4. Vadim. Ashik-Kerib. Otryvok iz nachatoi poviesti. Drugoi otryvok iz nachatoi proviesti
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by Guins, George Constantine, 1887-
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Topic: Kolchak, Aleksandr Vasiliyevich, 1873-1920
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by Plekhanov, Georgi Valentinovich, 1856-1918
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On cover: Sbornik stikhotvoreni izviestnykh i novieshikh russkikh potov
Topic: Russian poetry
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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by Lermontov, Mikhail IUrevich, 1814-1841
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T. 1. Tukalevskii, Vl. M.IU. Lermontov (Biograficheskii ocherk). Stikhotvoreniia, 1828-1832 g.g.- t. 2. Stikhotvoreniia, 1832-1841 g.g.- T. 3. Dramaticheskiia proizvedeniia.- t. 4. Vadim. Ashik-Kerib. Otryvok iz nachatoi poviesti. Drugoi otryvok iz nachatoi proviesti
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by Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910
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T. 1. Di͡etstvo. Otrochestvo. I͡Unostʹ. Prilozhenii͡a- Pervyi͡a vospominanii͡a. Iz avtobiograficheskikh zami͡etok. Vospominanii͡a di͡etstva.- T. 2. Nabi͡eg. Kazaki. Sevastopolʹ. Rubka li͡esa. Vstri͡echa v otri͡adi͡e s moskovskim znakomym.- T. 3. Utro pomi͡eshchika. Metelʹ. Zapiski markera. Dva gusara. Alʹbert. Li͡ut͡sern. Tri smerti. Semeĭnoe schastʹe. Polikushka. Kholstomi͡er.- T. 4. Dekabristy. Smertʹ Ivana Ilʹicha....
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by Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953
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"Sukhodol; poma": p. [265]-368
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by Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837
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"BiograficheskiÄ­ ocherk", t. 1, signed N. IÍ¡Akovlev
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by Tugan-Baranovski, Mikhail Ivanovich, 1865-
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Bibliography: p. [519]-521
Topics: Cooperation, Socialism, Communism
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by Leskov, N. S. (Nikola Semenovich), 1831-1895
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by Bonch-Bruevich, Vladimir Dmitrievich, 1873-1955
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Topics: IUshchinski, Andre, 1900-1911, Belis, Mendel, 1874-1934
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by Borisov, Boris Alekseevich
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Topics: Semenov, Grigori Mikhalovich, 1890-, Propaganda, Russian
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by Biriukov, Pavel Ivanovich, 1860-1931
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Topic: Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910
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by Stanka, Vladas, 1884-
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Topic: Ethnology
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by Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953; Fonvizin, Denis Ivanovich, 1745-1792; Kapnist, V. V. (Vasilīĭ Vasilʹevich), 1757 or 8-1823; Griboyedov, Aleksandr Sergeyevich, 1795-1829; Obʺedinenie Zemskikh i Gorodskikh Di͡ei͡ateleĭ Za-Granit͡seï, Paris
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Topic: Russian drama
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by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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by Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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by Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837
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"BiograficheskiÄ­ ocherk", t. 1, signed N. IÍ¡Akovlev
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by Bryusov, Valery Yakovlevich, 1873-1924
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by Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953
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Krik. Smert. Ignat. Sila. Khoroshaia zhizn. Zakhar Vorobev. Drevni cheloviek. Nochno razgovor. Sverchok. Vesely dvor
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by Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837
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"BiograficheskiÄ­ ocherk", t. 1, signed N. IÍ¡Akovlev
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by Gogol, Nikola Vasilevich, 1809-1852
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by Karabchevski, Nikola Platonovich, 1851-1925
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by Turgenevskoe obshchestvo; Koni, Anatolii Fedorovich, 1844-1927
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Topic: Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883
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by Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883; Cherni, A
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by Eltzbacher, Paul, 1868-1928
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Anarchism and anarchists
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by Merezhkovsky, Dmitry Sergeyevich, 1865-1941
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At head of title: D.S. Merezhkovskii [i dr.]
Topic: Bolshevism
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by Gogol, Nikola Vasilevich, 1809-1852
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by Averchenko, Arkadi, 1881-1925
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by Balmont, Konstantin Dmitrievich, 1867-1942
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Poems
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by Bely, Andrey, 1880-1934
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