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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 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Topic: Communism
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1921 Macara, Sir Charles Wright, 1845-
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1921 Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de, 1833-1891
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1921 Wheeler, Harold Felix Baker
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Topic: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
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1921 Tetrazzini, Luisa, 1871-1940
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Copy 1 : Gift of R.J. MacNaughton
Topics: Tetrazzini, Luisa, 1871-1940, Musicians
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Topic: Meighen, Arthur, 1874-1960
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Topics: London (Ont.) -- History, London (Ont.) -- Biography
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Topic: Hebrew literature
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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 Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936
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1921 Le Glay, Maurice
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1921 Cholmondeley, Mary, 1859-1925
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1921 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1921 Pidhirianka, Marika, 1881-1963
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1921 Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1865-1946
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1921 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
Topic: genealogy
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1921 Rudansky, Stepan, 1833-1873
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1921 Montgomery, Arthur, 1889-
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1921 Selver, Paul, 1888-
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Topic: Bezina, Otokar, 1868-1929
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1921 Bose, S.M
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Topics: India, India -- Politics and government
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1921 Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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1921 Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Hypnotism, Mental suggestion
Bibliography: p. 22
Topics: Bible, Worship (Judaism), Megalithic monuments
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1921 Chadwick, Nora K. (Nora Kershaw), 1891-1972; Greipsson, Hromundr; Hervör
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Part I. Sagas. The Tháttr of Nornagest. - The Tháttr of Sörli. - The Saga of Hromund Greipsson. - The Saga of Hervör and Heithrek. - Appendix: The Combat at Samsø and Hjalmar's Death song. Part II. Ballads. Gríplur I. - TheFaroese ballad of Nornagest. - The Faroese ballad of Hjalmar and Angantyr. - The Danish ballad of Angelfyr and Helmer. - The Faroese ballad of Arngrim's Sons. - The Faroese Riddle ballad (Gátu Ríma). - The Shetland ballad of Hildina. - Notes. - List of editions and...
Topics: Sagas -- Collections, Ballads -- Collections, Icelandic language, Faroese language
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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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Vol. 1. Antwerpen, 1914, bearb. von Erich v. Tschischwitz.- Vol. 2. Die Kämpfe um Baranowitschi, Summer, 1916 bearb. von Walther Vogel.- Vol. 3. Herbstschlacht in Macedonien-Cernabogen 1916, von Georg Strutz, bearb. von Curt Liebmann.- Vol. 4. Die Eroberung von Nowo Georgiewsk, bearb. von Franz Bettag.- Vol. 5. "Jildirim". Deutsche Streiter auf heiligem Boden, bearb. von Dr. Steuber.- Vol. 6. Von Nancy bis zum Camp des Romains, 1914, bearb. von Ludwig von Gebsattel.- Vol. 7a-7b Die...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Battles
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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 Hobson, Bernard, 1860-
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Topic: West Riding of Yorkshire (England) -- Description and travel
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Topics: Painting -- History, Painting, Ancient
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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 Neumann, Hans, 1896-
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Thesis - Greifswald
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1921 Winston, James E
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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
At head of title: A.26.1921.Vii. Genève, le 31 août 1921
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1921 Rudansʹkyĭ, Stepan, 1833-1873
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No. 1-3, 6-7, 9-32 issued as a supplement to the Labour gazette
Topics: Wages, Hours of labor
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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 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 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 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 Footner, Hulbert, 1879-1944
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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 Osborn, E. B. (Edward Bolland), 1867-1938
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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 Ward, Charles Frederick
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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 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 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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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
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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Topics: Almanacs, Ukrainian -- Austria, Ukrainians -- Austria -- Vienna -- Periodicals
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1921 Morley, John, 1838-1923
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1921 Heimann, Moritz, 1868-1925
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1921 Steinbaum, Israel, 1895-
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Topic: Games
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1921 Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936; Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926
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Topics: Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903, Painters -- United States
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1921 Whibley, Charles, 1859-1930
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Topic: Criminals
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1921 Moore, George, 1852-1933
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Topic: Jesus Christ
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1921 Lovelace, Griffin M., 1876-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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1921 Sutcliffe, James Thomas, 1873-
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Topic: Labor unions -- Australia
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1921 Chambers, Julius, 1850-1920
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1921 Andreyev, Leonid, 1871-1919; Magnus, Maurice, 1876-1920
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Translation of Tak bylo
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Topic: Hungarian poetry
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1921 Ortiz de Montellano, Bernardo, 1899-
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1921 Cardauns, Hermann, 1847-1925
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Topic: Gröber, Adolf, 1854-1919
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1921 Norwood, Gilbert, 1880-1984
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Topics: Euripides, Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950, Drama, English drama
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