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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 Lovelace, Griffin M., 1876-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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Topic: Advertising
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1921 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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From 1900-1911, published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Agriculture." From 1912-1916 published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Trade and Commerce.'
Topic: Criminal Statistics
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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 Ortiz de Montellano, Bernardo, 1899-
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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 Sterling, George, 1869-1926
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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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1921 Pérochon, Ernest, 1885-
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Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
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1921 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law
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Topics: Eastern question (Far East), Treaties, China -- Foreign relations, Japan -- Foreign relations
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1921 Tiutchev, F. I. (Fedor Ivanovich), 1803-1873
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1921 Kuoni, Jakob, 1850-
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Topic: Maienfeld, Switzerland
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Constitutional history
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Topics: Cooperation -- India, India -- Economic conditions
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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 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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Topic: Literature
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1921 Jonah ben Abraham Gerondi, ca. 1200-1263; arelits, Mosheh ben Shemaryahu Yosef
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Topic: Jewish ethics
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1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Topic: Communism
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1921 Büchner, Wilhelm
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1921 Seeck, Otto, 1850-1921
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Topic: Rome -- History Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D
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1921 Balmont, Konstantin Dmitrievich, 1867-1942
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Poems
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1921 Wadia, B.P.*
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Topic: Aeschylus
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1921 Morice, Charles, 1861-1919
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1921 YYYsh(shaAulard, F.-A. Aulard, F.-A. (François-Alphonse), 1849-1928
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Topics: Republicanism in France, Political parties
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1921 Myers, Caroline Elizabeth; Myers, Garry Cleveland
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Topic: Mental tests
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1921 Glasman, Baruch, 1893-1945
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At head of title: A.26.1921.Vii. Genève, le 31 août 1921
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1921 Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940
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1921 Ward, Charles Frederick
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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
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
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Cover title
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Topics: Stetson, Augusta E, Christian Science
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Topics: Literature -- History and criticism, English literature -- 19th century History and criticism
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1921 Rostand, Jean, 1894-
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Celui qui aime.--Celui qui ne veut pas mourir.--Un apologiste de la guerre.--Pendant qu'on souffre encore
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1921 Dyk, Viktor, 1877-1931
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Topic: Love -- Quotations, maxims, etc
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1921 Rosny, J.-H., 1856-1940
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Topics: Authors, French, French literature -- 19th century History and criticism
Topic: Estimates
Continues the trade statistics portion of the "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce".
Topic: Annual Report of the Trade of Canada
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Topics: London (Ont.) -- History, London (Ont.) -- Biography
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1921 Communist International. Congress (3rd : 1921 : Moscow, R.S.F.S.R.)
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Topic: Partito comunista italiano
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1921 Clapham, J. H. (John Harold), Sir, 1873-1946; British Association for the Advancement of Science. Research Committee; Guillebaud, C. W. (Claude William), b. 1890; Lavington, Frederick; Robertson, Dennis Holme, Sir, 1890-1963
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Topics: Gold standard, Currency question -- England
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1921 Pearson, Hesketh, 1887-1964
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Topics: Authors, English, Actors, English
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1921 Hewlett, Maurice, 1861-1923
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Topic: Music
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Topics: International Socialist Congress, Georgia (Transcaucasia), Russia, Georgia (Transcaucasia)
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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 Finot, Jean, 1858-1932
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L'inégalité dans humaine; Vers l'unité du type humain; L'anthropo-psychologie et l'anthropo-sociology; Les origines mystérieuses ou incertaines des peuples et des races; Le roman de le la race française; Y-a-t-il des peuples condamnés a rester éternellement inférieurs aux autres
Topic: Race relations
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Topic: Money -- Venezuela History
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1921 Scott, Melville, 1860-1929
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Topic: Bible
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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 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 Davidson, William Leslie, 1848-1929
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1921 University of Washington. Committee on Publications
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Topic: English language
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1921 Lenormand, H.-R. (Henri-René), 1882-1951
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1921 Biriukov, Pavel Ivanovich, 1860-1931
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Topic: Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910
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1921 Henley, William Ernest, 1849-1903
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Topics: English poetry (Collections), Boys
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1921 Miliukov, P. N. (Pavel Nikolaevich), 1859-1943
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No more published
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1921 Zyromski, Ernest, 1863-
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Topic: Guérin, Maurice de, 1810-1839
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1921 Alekseev, Mikhail Pavlovich, 1896-
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Topics: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881, Shidlovski, Ivan Nikolaevich, 1816-1872
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1921 Tŷblevychʺ, Levʺ Yv
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Poetry
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1921 Willis, James F. (James Florence), 1855-
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Topics: Books and reading, Book collecting, Bibliomania, Authorship, Books and reading
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Topics: Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnen-Angehöriger, Berlin, Theater -- Germany Societies, etc, Actors
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Topic: Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918
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