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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 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 Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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1921 Rudansky, Stepan, 1833-1873
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Topics: Ronsard, Pierre de, 1524-1585, Humanism, French literature -- 16th century History and criticism,...
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Topic: Crime and criminals
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1921 Guérard, Albert Léon, 1880-1959
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Topics: Language, Universal, Language, Artificial
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Topic: United States -- Emigration and immigration
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1921 Tiutchev, F. I. (Fedor Ivanovich), 1803-1873
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1921 O'Ryan, John F. (John Francis), 1874-
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Topics: United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. Division, 27th, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne, 1868-1945
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Topics: Abu Said ibn Abi al-Khayr, 967-1049, Ibn al-Farid, Umar ibn Ali, 1181 or 2-1235, Jili, Abd al-Karim...
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1921 Tŷblevychʺ, Levʺ Yv
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Topic: Poetry
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1921 Ortiz de Montellano, Bernardo, 1899-
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1921 Siebert, B. de; Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del
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Topics: German literature, German literature
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1921 Worringer, Wilhelm, 1881-1965
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Topic: Illustration of books -- Germany History
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Topics: Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnen-Angehöriger, Berlin, Theater -- Germany Societies, etc, Actors
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1921 Obenauer, Karl Justus, 1888-
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1921 Moore, George, 1852-1933
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Topic: Jesus Christ
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1921 Gabriel, Ralph Henry, 1890-1987
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1921 Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804; Apel, Max, 1869-
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Topic: Logic
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1921 Whibley, Charles, 1859-1930
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Topic: Criminals
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1921 Sneath, E. Hershey (Elias Hershey), 1857-1935
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Topics: Mysticism, Psychology, Religious
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1921 Hudig-Frey, Margareta; Berlin, Germany. Preussische Staatsbibliothek. MSS. (Ger. Fol. 282)
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"Die ... Arbeit war meine Doktordissertation an der Universität Berlin im Sommer 1919." - Vorwort
Topics: Heinrich von Veldeke, 12th century, Enéas (Romance), Illumination of books and manuscripts --...
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1921 Fechheimer, Hedwig
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Topics: Sculpture -- Egypt, Sculpture, Egyptian
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1921 Hourticq, Louis, 1875-1944
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Topic: Art
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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 Stuart, Graham Henry, 1887-
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Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Wisconsin, 1920
Topics: France -- Foreign relations 1870-1940, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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Topic: Bassompierre, François de, 1579-1646
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1921 Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
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1921 Ward, Adolphus William, Sir, 1837-1924
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Topic: Europe -- History
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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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Topics: Aristotle, Philosophy, German
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1921 Pérochon, Ernest, 1885-
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1921 Karafiát, Jan, 1846-1929
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Translation of "Brouci"
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Topics: Classification -- Books Science, Classification -- Books Technology, Classification, Decimal
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1921 Gay, John, 1685-1732
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Topic: Great Britain -- Description and travel
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1921 Baillon, André, 1875-1932
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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Topic: Art
Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
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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 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 Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854; Hunziker, Rudolf, 1870-; Bloesch, Hans, 1878-1945; Guggisberg, Kurt, 1907-; Juker, Werner
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1921 Devonshire, R. L., Mrs., b. 1864
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Topic: Mosques -- Egypt Cairo
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1921 Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de, 1833-1891
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1921 Henley, William Ernest, 1849-1903
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Topics: English poetry (Collections), Boys
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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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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 Kuoni, Jakob, 1850-
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Topic: Maienfeld, Switzerland
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Topics: Cooperation -- India, India -- Economic conditions
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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 Richardson, Myron W
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Topics: High schools, School time-tables
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1921 Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944
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1921 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law
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"The documents have been selected chiefly from John V.A. MacMurray's Treaties and agreements with and concerning China."
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- China, Shandong Sheng (China)
Bibliography: p. 22
Topics: Bible, Worship (Judaism), Megalithic monuments
Until 1919 this report was produced by the Department of Railways and Canals. Prior to 1904, this report was included the departmental annual report. From 1920 on, this report was produced by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.
Topic: Canal Statistics
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1921 Metternich-Winneburg, Pauline Clementine Marie Walburga, Fürstin, 1836-1921
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Translation of Geschehenes, Gesehenes, Erlebtes
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1921 Weathersby, William Henington
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1921 Clark, Thomas Arkle
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Topics: Boys, Education, Secondary
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1921 Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932
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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 Glasman, Baruch, 1893-1945
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