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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 Davidson, William Leslie, 1848-1929
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1921 University of Washington. Committee on Publications
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Topic: Advertising
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1921 Steinbaum, Israel, 1895-
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Topic: Games
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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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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 Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936
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1921 Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944
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1921 Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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1921 Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926
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[v.1.] Children of the ghetto -- [v.2.] The king of the Schnorrers -- [v.3.] Dreamers of the ghetto -- [v.4.] Ghetto tragedies -- [v.5.] Ghetto comedies -- [v.6.] The melting pot -- Chosen peoples -- [v.7.] Italian fantasies -- [v.8.] The war of the world
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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 Carlson, Knute Emil
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Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
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1921 Pérochon, Ernest, 1885-
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From the library of John Luczkiw
Topic: Folk songs, Ukrainian
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1921 Kallas, Aino Krohn, 1878-1956
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Topics: Estonian literature -- History and criticism, Authors, Estonian, Estonia -- Intellectual life
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Topic: English language -- Grammar
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1921 Maspero, G. (Gaston), 1846-1916
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Topics: Art -- Egypt, Egypt -- Antiquities
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1921 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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1921 Hewlett, Maurice, 1861-1923
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1921 Burton-Opitz, Russell, 1875-
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Topic: Physiology
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1921 Chapin, Harold, 1886-1915
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The new morality; Art and opportunity; Elaine; The marriage of Columbine
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1921 Williams, Whiting, 1878-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Constitutional history
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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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1921 Kennedy, W. P. M. (William Paul McClure), 1879-1963
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Topics: Federal government, Constitutional law -- Canada, Canada -- Politics and government
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1921 Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854; Hunziker, Rudolf, 1870-; Bloesch, Hans, 1878-1945; Guggisberg, Kurt, 1907-; Juker, Werner
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Bourdeau, Jean
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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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1921 Soissons, Guy Jean Raoul Eugène Charles Emmanuel de Savoie-Carignan, comte de, 1860-
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Topics: Eugénie, Empress, consort of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1826-1920, Napoleon III, Emperor...
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Topics: Tales, Irish, Tales, Irish
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1921 Guérard, Albert Léon, 1880-1959
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Topics: Language, Universal, Language, Artificial
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1921 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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1921 Cabot, Ella Lyman, 1866-
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Topic: Child study
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1921 Eldridge, Frank Reed, 1889-
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1921 James, Henry, 1843-1916
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1921 Duguit, Léon, 1859-1928
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Vol. 1. - La règle de droit; Le problème de l'état.- Vol. 2. - La théorie générale de l'état.- Vol. 3. - La théorie générale de l'état.- Vol. 4. - L'organisation politique de la France.- Vol. 5. - Les librtés publiques
Topic: Constitutional law
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1921 Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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Irregular
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1921 Tsvikevich, A
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Bibliography: p. [187]-191
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Topics: Farm produce -- Marketing, Produce trade -- United States, United States -- Agriculture
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Vol. 2 published by Nicola
Topic: Italian drama
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
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1921 Caesar, Julius; Peskett, Arthur George
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Topic: Rome -- History Civil War, 49-45 B.C
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Topics: Portuguese literature, Portuguese language
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"A series of articles reprinted from the Peking and tientsin times."
Topics: Great Britain -- Foreign relations Japan, Japan -- Foreign relations Great Britain
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1921 Das, Sukumar Ranjan
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Topic: Das, Chitta Ranjan, 1870-1925
Many annual reports were published as several different papers. Trade statistics are continued by "Annual Report of the Trade of Canada" for report covering 1917 onwards. See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics; Annual Report of the Department of...
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
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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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1921 Walker, Charles Rumford, 1893-
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... die Drucklegung des II. Teiles auf später verschoben werden
Topic: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786
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1921 Canada. Office of the Auditor General
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1921 Ward, Charles Frederick
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1921 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890; Fränkel, Jonas, 1879-
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Bde. 7-8. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Erzählungen. Bde. 1-2
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1921 British Society for the Study of Orthodontics
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Some vols. issued in combined form
Topics: Dentistry, Orthodontia
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1921 Olds, Marshall
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Topics: Strikes and lockouts, Labor unions -- United States, United States -- Labour and labouring classes
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1921 Crees, James Harold Edward, 1882-
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Topics: Meredith, George, 1828-1909, Literature
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1921 Clark, Thomas Arkle
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Topics: Boys, Education, Secondary
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Topics: Jews -- United States, Jewish question
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1921 Burdett, Osbert, 1885-1936
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Topics: Patmore, Coventry, 1823-1896, Love, Marriage
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1921 Meyrink, Gustav, 1868-1932
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1921 Plekhanov, Georgi Valentinovich, 1856-1918
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1921 Gunkel, Hermann, 1862-1932
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Topic: Jesus Christ
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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 Burckhardt, Jacob, 1818-1897; Meyer-Kraemer, Rudolf
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1921 Araquistáin, Luis, 1886-
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1921 Hourticq, Louis, 1875-1944
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Topic: Art
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1921 Majma al-Ilm al-Arab bi-Dimashq
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Cover title: La Revue de l'Academie arabe de Damas
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Topics: Arabic language, Arabic literature
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1921 Elias, Julius, 1861-1927
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Topic: Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935
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1921 Busetto, Natale, 1877-
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Topic: Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873
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1921 Thovez, Enrico, 1869-1925
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1921 Eaton, Rachel Caroline
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Topic: Ross, John