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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 Antoine, André, 1858-1943
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Topics: Théâtre libre (Paris, France), Dramatists, French, Theater -- Paris
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1921 Frers, Emilio, 1854-1923
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Topic: Mitre, Bartolomé, 1821-1906
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1921 Burdett, Osbert, 1885-1936
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Topics: Patmore, Coventry, 1823-1896, Love, Marriage
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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 Toussaint, Franz, 1879-1955
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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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Topics: Latin peoples in the East, East and West
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1921 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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1921 Lemaître, Jules, 1853-1914
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Topics: French literature -- 19th century History and criticism, Authors, French
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1921 Nedolev
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Topic: Meighen, Arthur, 1874-1960
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Topics: Esperanto, Esperanto
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1921 Góngora y Argote, Luis de, 1561-1627; Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929
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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 Pearson, Hesketh, 1887-1964
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Topics: Authors, English, Actors, English
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1921 Marusyn, I
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Topic: Folk songs, Ukrainian
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1921 Walker, Charles Rumford, 1893-
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Bibliography: p. 207-211
Topics: Pottery, Pottery, German
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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 Stannard, Harold, 1883-1947
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"Bibliographical note": p. 258-260
Topics: Gambetta, Léon, 1838-1882, France -- Politics and government 1870-1940
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1921 Martz, Aristide; Pujol, Eugène. Fleurette
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Topics: Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610, Operas
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1921 Dürr-Baumgartner, Marie H
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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...
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Topic: Old Testament
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1921 Lavington, Frederick
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Topics: Money -- Great Britain, Banks and banking -- Great Britain, Stock exchanges -- Great Britain,...
Includes indexes
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Topic: Goodwill (in business)
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"Die Redigkrung des von dr. Robinsohn zusammengestellten Materials wurde von Klatzkin übernommen." -- Vorwort, signed J. H. Kann
Topics: Wolffsohn, David, 1856-1914, Zionists, Zionism, Jews
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1921 Amsterdam. Universiteit. Bibliotheek
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At head of title: Bibliotheek der Universiteit van Amsterdam
Topics: Dutch literature, Printing
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1921 Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
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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 Plekhanov, Georgi Valentinovich, 1856-1918
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1921 Gay, John, 1685-1732
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1921 Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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1921 Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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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 Vasconcellos, Carolina Michaëlis de, 1851-1925
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Topic: Pottery
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1921 Mombert, Alfred, 1872-1942
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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
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1921 Chapin, F. Stuart (Francis Stuart), 1888-
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Topics: Economic conditions, Industries -- History, Social history
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
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1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Bibliography: p. 9-[10]
Topic: Wood-engraving
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Topic: Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678
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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 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, 1812-1891
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1921 Rosenbaum, M.M. (Menahem Mendel), 1869-1954
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Topics: Soiuz russikh sotsialiso-reoliutsionero, Socialists, Jewish, Revolutionaries
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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 Sorel, Albert Émile, 1876-
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1921 Büchner, Wilhelm
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1921 Davidson, William Leslie, 1848-1929
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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 Macara, Sir Charles Wright, 1845-
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1921 Gabriel, Ralph Henry, 1890-1987
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1921 Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944
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Topics: Communism -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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1921 Martin, Charles E. (Charles Emanuel), 1891-1977
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Topics: Intervention, United States -- Foreign relations
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1921 University of Washington. Committee on Publications
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Topic: English language
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1921 Henley, William Ernest, 1849-1903
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Topics: English poetry (Collections), Boys
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1921 Morice, Charles, 1861-1919
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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 Siebert, B. de; Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del
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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
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1921 Lema, marqués de
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Topic: Spain -- History
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1921 Richman, Irving Berdine, 1861-1938
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1921 Maestre, Estanislao, 1867-
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1921 Walpole, Hugh, Sir, 1884-1941
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1921 James, Henry, 1843-1916
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1921 Eldridge, Frank Reed, 1889-
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1921 Turner, John Roscoe, 1882-
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Topics: Ricardo, David, 1772-1823, Economics -- History, Rent