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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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1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Topic: Communism
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1921 Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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Issued by the Archaeological Society of New Mexico; -Aug. 13, 1927 and by the Museum of New Mexico with other societies and institutions; Aug. 27, 1927- by the School of American Research with other societies and institutions
Ontario Sessional Papers
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Not all papers were printed, therefore some papers will appear to be missing.
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Topic: Great Britain -- Description and travel
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1921 Dewing, Arthur Stone, 1880-
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Vol. 1. - Corporate securities.- Vol. 2. - Promotion.- Vol. 3. - The administration of income.- Vol. 4. - Expansion.- Vol. 5. - Failure and reorganization
Topics: Corporations, Corporations -- Finance
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1921 Siegfried, Walther, 1858-
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1921 Siegfried, Walther, 1858-
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1921 Goulven, Joseph Georges Arsène, 1886-
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1921 Walpole, Hugh, Sir, 1884-1941
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Topics: Farm produce -- Marketing, Produce trade -- United States, United States -- Agriculture
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1921 [MacKendrick, William Gordon, 1864-]
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Topics: Lost tribes of Israel, Prophecies
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1921 Henckell, Karl, 1864-1929
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Vol. 1. Buch des Lebens.- Vol. 2. Buch des Kampfes.- Vol. 3. Buch der Liebe und Natur.- Vol. 4. Buch der Kunst
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1921 Chirol, Valentine, Sir, 1852-1929
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Topic: Egypt -- History, Modern
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1921 Worringer, Wilhelm, 1881-1965
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Topic: Illustration of books -- Germany History
Topic: Estimates
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1921 Carlson, Knute Emil
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Reprinted from the Quarterly Journal of Economics vol. 33, August, 1919 and vol. 34, August, 1920
Topics: United States. Food Administration, United States. Sugar Equalization Board, Sugar trade
Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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Issued by the Archaeological Society of New Mexico; -Aug. 13, 1927 and by the Museum of New Mexico with other societies and institutions; Aug. 27, 1927- by the School of American Research with other societies and institutions
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1921 Glasman, Baruch, 1893-1945
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1921 Lord, John, 1810-1894
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
1921 Kutrzeba, Stanisław, 1876-1946
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At head of title: Setne rocznice wielkich mÄżów Francji
Topic: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
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1921 Osborn, E. B. (Edward Bolland), 1867-1938
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1921 Ward, Charles Frederick
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1921 Vargas Vila, José María, 1860-1933
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1921 Karpenko, IElyse
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Purchased from the Seweryn Windyk Library Bequest
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Topics: Pléville Le Pelley, Georges René, 1726-1805, France. Marine
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Topic: Electric motors, Induction
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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v. 4, 10., verb. und erw. Aufl
Topic: Art
Royal printer varies
Topics: Law, Statutes
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Bibliography: p. 2
Topic: Bible
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Vol. 1 only published
Topic: German literature
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1921 Neumann, Hans, 1896-
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Thesis - Greifswald
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1921 Hausding, Alfred; Great Britain Fuel Research Board
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Topics: Peat, Fuel
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1921 Hajn, Alois, 1870-1953
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Topic: Masaryk, T. G. (Tomá Garrigue), 1850-1937
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1921 Bryusov, Valery Yakovlevich, 1873-1924
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Constitutional history
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1921 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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Topic: Press law
Bibliography: p. 94-95
Topics: Mental tests, Psychology, Experimental and physiological, Weather -- Mental and physiological...
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1921 Kjaer, Nils, 1870-1924
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1921 Weathersby, William Henington
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1921 Büchner, Wilhelm
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1921 University of Chicago
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1921 New York (State) Commission on the St. Lawrence ship canal project; Gibbs, Leonard W.H., 1875-
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At head of title: Legislative document (1921) no. 20. State of New York
Topics: Canals, Canals
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1921 Steinbaum, Israel, 1895-
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Topic: Games
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1921 Lovelace, Griffin M., 1876-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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1921 Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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1921 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Röhl, Hans, 1885-
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Vol. 1. Arme Leute.- Vol. 2. Der Doppelgänger.- Vol. 3. Aus dem Dunkel der Grossstadt; Helle Nächte.- Vol. 4. Die Wirtin und andere Novellen.- Vol. 5. Netotschka Njeswanowa und kleinere Erzählungen.- Vol. 6. Ein kleiner Held; Onkelchens Traum.- Vol. 7. Das Gut Stepantschikowo und seine Bewohner.- Vol. 8 and 9. Erniedrigte und Beleidigte.- Vol. 10. Aufzeichnungen aus einem Totenhause.- Vol. 11. and 12. Schuld und Sühne.- Vol. 13. Der Spieler und kleinere Erzählungen.- Vol. 14, 15...
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1921 Footner, Hulbert, 1879-1944
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1921 Szymaski, Adam, 1852-1916
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Srul z Lubartowa -- Pan Jdrzej Krawczykowski -- Maciej Mazur -- Stolarz Kowalski -- Przewonik -- Hanusia -- Dwie modlitwy -- Pan Antoni -- Uroczysta Wigilja -- zy
Topic: Polish people
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1921 Arnold-Forster, Mary Lucy, 1861-; Prince, Morton, 1854-1929
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Dreams, Psychoanalysis
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1921 Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930
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Topics: English literature, American literature
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1921 Hoernle, Edward Selwyn
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Topic: Aeschylus
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1921 Franko, Taras
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Topic: Latin literature
"Records and authorities": v. 1, p. [xiii]-lv
Topics: St. Bartholomew's Priory (London, England), St. Bartholomew-the-Great (Church : London, England),...
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1921 Bode, Wilhelm, 1862-1922
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Vol. 1. 1749-1771, Lehrjahre.- Vol. 2. 1771-1774, Der erste Ruhm.- Vol. 3. 1774-1776, Die geniezeit.- Vol. 4. 1776-1780, Bau der Pyramide.- Vol. 5. 1781-1786, Pegasus im Joche.- Vol. 6. 1786-1787, Flucht nach dem Süden.- Vol. 7. 1787-1790, Rom und Weimar.- Vol. 8. 1790-1794, Vereinsamung.- Vol. 9. 1794-1798, Bund mit Schiller
Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1921 Ontario. Commission to Inquire into, Consider and Report upon the Best Mode of Selecting, Appointing and Remunerating Sheriffs, etc. etc.
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W. D. Gregory, chair.
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1921 Danielson, Henry
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Topics: English literature -- 20th century Bibliography, English literature -- 19th century Bibliography
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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Issued by the Archaeological Society of New Mexico; -Aug. 13, 1927 and by the Museum of New Mexico with other societies and institutions; Aug. 27, 1927- by the School of American Research with other societies and institutions
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1921 Walker, Charles Rumford, 1893-
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1921 Crees, James Harold Edward, 1882-
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Topics: Meredith, George, 1828-1909, Literature
Includes indexes
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1921 Bose, S.M
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Topics: India, India -- Politics and government
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1921 Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944
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Thesis (Ph.D.) - Clark university, 1916
Topic: Educational psychology
Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
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1921 Sen, Jaminikanta
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Topic: Symbolism in art
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1921 Bell, Walter George, 1867-1942
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Topics: London (England) -- Antiquities, London (England) -- Description and travel
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1921 Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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Issued by the Archaeological Society of New Mexico; -Aug. 13, 1927 and by the Museum of New Mexico with other societies and institutions; Aug. 27, 1927- by the School of American Research with other societies and institutions
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1921 Kachorʺ, D. Yv
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Topic: Folk songs, Ukrainian