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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 Richman, Irving Berdine, 1861-1938
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1921 Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
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1921 Foligno, Cesare, 1878-
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Annual Italian lecture
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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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 Cardauns, Hermann, 1847-1925
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Topic: Gröber, Adolf, 1854-1919
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1921 Cian, Vittorio, b. 1862
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Topic: Caro, Annibal, 1507-1566
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1921 Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931; Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931. Fra due guanciali
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Bound with his Fra due guanciali
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1921 Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1865-1946
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1921 Maestre, Estanislao, 1867-
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Topic: Monasteries, monasticism and religious orders
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1921 Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959
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1921 Smith, Cicely Fox
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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 University of Washington. Committee on Publications
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Topic: English language
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1921 Chambers, Julius, 1850-1920
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1921 National Co-operative Managers' Association; Co-operative Union Limited
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Topics: Retail trade -- Great Britain, Cooperative societies -- Great Britain
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1921 Wylie, Elinor, 1885-1928
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1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Topic: Communism
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1921 Fechheimer, Hedwig
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Sculpture -- Egypt, Sculpture, Egyptian
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1921 Kupchynsky, Roman, 1894-1976
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1921 Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, 1812-1891
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1921 Pearson, Hesketh, 1887-1964
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Topics: Authors, English, Actors, English
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1921 Siebert, B. de; Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del
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Includes indexes
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1921 Carlson, Knute Emil
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1921 Banse, Ewald, 1883-
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Topic: Africa, North -- Description and travel
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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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Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
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... die Drucklegung des II. Teiles auf später verschoben werden
Topic: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786
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Topic: Press law
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1921 Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson, 1847-1922
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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 Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904
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1st ed. published under title: Das Gesetz der Vernunft
Topics: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Ethics
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Topic: Bassompierre, François de, 1579-1646
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1921 Müller-Lyer, Franz Carl, 1857-1916
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Topics: Sociology, Philosophy
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1921 Hantos, Elemér, 1881-
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Topics: Money, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects
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1921 Whibley, Charles, 1859-1930
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Topic: Criminals
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1921 Pikryl, Ondej, 1862-1936
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1921 Driver, S. R. (Samuel Rolles), 1846-1914; Gray, George Buchanan, 1865-1922
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Topic: Bible
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1921 Bau, Mingchien Joshua, 1894-
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Topic: China -- Foreign relations
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Thesis (Ph.D.) - Clark university, 1916
Topic: Educational psychology
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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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Topics: Railroads -- United States Freight, Railroads -- United States Rates
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1921 Davidson, William Leslie, 1848-1929
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1921 Heimann, Moritz, 1868-1925
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1921 Desmond, Shaw, 1877-
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Socialism -- England, England -- Labour and labouring classes
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1921 Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930
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Topics: English literature, American literature
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1921 Hezzelwood, Oliver, 1861-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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1921 Macara, Sir Charles Wright, 1845-
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1921 Law, Ernest, 1854-1930
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Topic: Great Britain -- Colonies Administration
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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 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 Szomory, Dezsö, 1869-1944
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From the library of John Luczkiw
Topic: Promissory notes
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1921 Storrow, Ann Gillam, b. 1784; Blanshard, Frances Margaret Bradshaw, 1895-
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Topic: Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866
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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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Topics: Stetson, Augusta E, Christian Science
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1921 James, Henry, 1843-1916
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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 Beauregard, Alphonse, 1885-1924
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1921 Glasman, Baruch, 1893-1945
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1921 Zyromski, Ernest, 1863-
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Topic: Guérin, Maurice de, 1810-1839
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1921 Stone, Gilbert, Sir, 1886-
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Bibliography: p. 403-408
Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- History, Labor and laboring classes -- Great Britain History, Great...
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Topics: Vocational guidance, Young Men's Christian Associations
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1921 Geffcken, Johannes, 1861-1935
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Topic: Greek drama
Abt. 1. Band 1. Gunkel, Hermann- Die Urgeschichte und die Patriarchen (das erste Buch Mosis)- Abt. 1. Band 2. Gressmann, Hugo- Die Anfange Israels (von 2. Mosis bis Richter und Ruth)- Abt. 2. Band 1. Gressmann, Hugo - Die Schriften des Alten Testaments.- Abt. 2. Bd. 2. Schmidt, Hans (ed.) - Dis grossen Propheten.- Abt. 2. Band 3. Haller, Max - Das Judentum, Geschichtsschreibung, Prophetic und Gesetzgebung nach dem Exil.- Abt. 3. Bd. 1. Staerk, W.[O.A.] - Lyrik, (Psalmen, Hoheslied und...
Topic: Old Testament