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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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Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
Topic: Session laws
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2012 Toronto, Ont. University. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Engineering Society. Papers; Toronto, Ont. University. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Engineering Society. Transactions and year book
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No. 1 issued without title
Topic: Engineering
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2012 St. Michael's College School (Toronto, Ont.)
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Yearbook
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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 Andreyev, Leonid, 1871-1919; Magnus, Maurice, 1876-1920
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Translation of Tak bylo
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1921 Ortiz de Montellano, Bernardo, 1899-
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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 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 Ward, Charles Frederick
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1921 University of Chicago
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1921 Davidson, William Leslie, 1848-1929
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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 Nathan, Robert, 1894-
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Topics: Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824, Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness,...
Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
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1921 Universidade de Coimbra; Joffre, Joseph Jacques Césaire, 1852-1931; Smith-Dorrien, Horace Lorkwood, Sir, 1858-; Diaz, Armando Vittorio, 1861-
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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 Sen, Jaminikanta
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Topic: Symbolism in art
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1921 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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1921 Victorian lady; Partington, Wilfred George, 1888-
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Topics: Anecdotes -- England, London (England) -- Intellectual life
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1921 Sorley, William Ritchie, 1855-1935
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Bibliography: p. 313-365
Topic: Philosophy, English
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1921 O'Leary, Peter, 1839-1920; Ó Nualláin, Gearóid, 1875-
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"Táid nótái agus tagartha leó."
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1921 Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928
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Topics: Clemenceau, Georges, 1841-1929, Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945,...
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1921 Gay, John, 1685-1732
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1921 Kolman Cassius, Jaroslav, 1883-
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1921 Pidhirianka, Marika, 1881-1963
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1921 Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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1921 Selver, Paul, 1888-
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Topic: Bezina, Otokar, 1868-1929
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1921 Cholmondeley, Mary, 1859-1925
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1921 Lovelace, Griffin M., 1876-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915
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Topic: Aeschylus
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1921 Chapin, F. Stuart (Francis Stuart), 1888-
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Topics: Economic conditions, Industries -- History, Social history
Includes indexes
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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 Walker, Charles Rumford, 1893-
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From the library of John Luczkiw
Topic: Folk songs, Ukrainian
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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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Topic: German literature
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1921 Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
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1921 Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962
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Topics: Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1918), Eskimos -- Canada, Arctic regions
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1921 Chirol, Valentine, Sir, 1852-1929
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Topic: Egypt -- History, Modern
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1921 Crawford, Osbert Guy Stanhope, 1886-1957
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Topic: Archaeology
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1921 Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929
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v. 1. Appreciations: Robert Burns, Dr. Johnson, Thackeray, Cromwell, Frederick the Great, Burke, William Windham, The coming of Bonaparte, Sir Robert Peel, Dr. Chalmers, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph Churchill.--v. 2. Vignettes: The portraits of Burns, The love episode of William Pitt, Nelson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cecil Rhodes. Scottish history and character: Scottish history. The union of England and Scotland, The patriotism of a Scot, The formation of a Scottish character,...
Topic: genealogy
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1921 Hajn, Alois, 1870-1953
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Topic: Masaryk, T. G. (Tomá Garrigue), 1850-1937
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1921 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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1921 Reynolds, George Fullmer; Greever, Garland
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Topics: American literature -- History and criticism, English literature -- History and criticism
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1921 Panconcelli-Calzia, Giulio, 1878-1966
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Topic: Phonetics
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1921 John Rylands Library, Manchester; Guppy, Henry, 1861-1948
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"Illustrated with forty-three views and facsimiles."
Topic: John Rylands Library, Manchester
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1921 Forest, Marie Ceslas, 1885-; Foran, Joseph Kearney, 1857-1931
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Topic: Divorce
1st ed. published under title: Das Gesetz der Vernunft
Topics: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Ethics
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1921 Oehlenschläger, Adam Gottlob, 1779-1850; Jensen, Johannes V. (Johannes Vilhelm), 1873-1950
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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 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 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Topic: Communism
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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 Desmond, Shaw, 1877-
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Socialism -- England, England -- Labour and labouring classes
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1921 Glasman, Baruch, 1893-1945
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1921 Lord, John, 1810-1894
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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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1921 Osborn, E. B. (Edward Bolland), 1867-1938
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1921 Buber, Martin, 1878-1965
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Bibliography: p. 195-199
Topics: Ecstasy, Mysticism
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1921 Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400; Pollard, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1859-1944
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1921 Roberts, Charles G. D. (Charles George Douglas), Sir, 1860-1943
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Topic: Religion
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1921 Nowak, Karl Friedrich, 1882-1932
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 [MacKendrick, William Gordon, 1864-]
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Topics: Lost tribes of Israel, Prophecies
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1921 Worringer, Wilhelm, 1881-1965
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Topic: Illustration of books -- Germany History