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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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by Street, Cecil J. C. (Cecil John Charles), 1884-1964
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Topic: Ireland -- Politics and government 1920-
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by Braamcamp Freire, Anselmo, 1849-1921
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Half title: Brasões de Sintra
Topic: Heraldry
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by Eliot, Charles, Sir, 1862-1931
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Topics: Hinduism, Buddha and Buddhism, Automotive Service Industry Association. -- Religion
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by James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936; Dee, John, 1527-1608
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Topic: Manuscripts -- Great Britain Catalogs
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Topics: Clearinghouses (Banking), England -- Banks and banking
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by Vincennes, France. Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine et musée de la grande guerre; Dubois, Jean; Appuhn, Charles, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Aleramo, Sibilla, 1876-1960
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Topic: Czech literature
"Bibliografia": p. 46
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Topic: Decoration and ornament
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Bibliography: p. [403]-426
Topics: Immortality, Cults -- Greece, Heroes
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by Rais, Gilles de, 1404-1440; Fleuret, Fernand, 1884-1942
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by Gálvez, Manuel, 1882-1962
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by Homer
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Topic: Italian language
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by Terence; Kauer, Robert, 1868-1930
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Topic: English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700
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by Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-; Mitchell, Thomas John, 1882-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs
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Topics: German language, German literature
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by Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804
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by Clarke, Geoffrey
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Topics: India. Post Office, Post and postal service
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by Blake, William, 1757-1827; Sampson, John, 1862-1931
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Bentley, G.E., Blake books
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by Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne, 1868-1945
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Topics: Abu al-Ala al-Maarri, 973-1057, Persian poetry -- History and criticism
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by Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze
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Issues for 1901-57 called also n. 1-680
Topic: Italian literature
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Topics: Fijians, Fiji -- Social life and customs
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Topic: Bibliography
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by Deutsch, Babette, 1895-; Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, 1890-
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New and rev. ed. published under title: Russian poetry
Topics: Russian poetry -- Translations into English, English poetry -- Translations from Russian
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by Gamillscheg, Ernst, 1887-; Spitzer, Leo, 1887-
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Topic: Romance languages
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by Burckhardt, Jacob, 1818-1897
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Topics: Renaissance -- Italy, Italy -- Civilization
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Topic: Oratorios
First ed. published under title: Check-list of books and pamphlets relating to the history of the Pacific Northwest ..
Topics: British Columbia -- History Bibliography, United States -- History Bibliography
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by Caesar, Julius; Peskett, Arthur George
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Topic: Rome -- History Civil War, 49-45 B.C
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by Erman, Adolf, 1854-1937; Grapow, Hermann, 1885-1967
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Topics: Egyptian language -- Dictionaries, Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
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by Fawcett, Harold William; Hooper, Geoffrey William Winsmore
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Topic: Jutland, Battle of, 1916
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by Petraris, Karl; Rouse, W. H. D. (William Henry Denham), 1863-1950
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Topics: Greek language, Modern -- Grammar, Greek language, Modern -- Composition and exercises
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by Jones, David Caradog
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Topic: Statistics
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Topics: India -- Social life and customs, Oudh
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by Azevedo, Francisco Lopes d'Azevedo Velho da Fonseca, conde d', 1809-1876; Samodães, Francisco d'Azeredo Teixeira d'Aguilar, conde de, 1828-; Santos, José dos, b. 1881
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Topics: Portuguese literature, Spanish literature, Rare books
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by Sisam, Kenneth
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Topic: English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 Collections
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by Veckinchusen, Hildebrand; Stieda, Wilhelm, 1852-1933
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Topics: Hanseatic League, German language -- Middle High German Texts, Bruges (Belgium) -- Commerce History...
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by Apollodorus, of Athens; Fraser, James George, Sir 1854-
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Topic: Mythology, Greek
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by Renwick, Robert, 1841-1920; Lindsay, John, Sir, 1860-; Eyre-Todd, George, 1862-1937
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Topics: Glasgow (Scotland) -- History, genealogy
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by Falconbridge, John Delatre, 1875-1968
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Topic: Sales
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by Signac, Paul, 1863-1935
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Topics: Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863, Painting -- History 19th century, Impressionism (Art)
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by Hase, Georg Oskar Immanuel von, 1878-; Chambers, Arthur; Holt, F. A. (Frederic Appleby), 1888-
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Topics: Jutland, Battle of, 1916, Kiel regatta, 1914
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Topics: Naval art and science, Italian language, English language
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Topics: Pen drawing, Watercolor painting, Architectural drawing, Architecture
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by Mazumdar, B. C. (Bijay Chandra)
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Topic: Oriya literature
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by Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961
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Topic: Tales, African
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"Bibliographie générale": p. viii-ix
Topics: Civilization, African, Africa, North -- History
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by Law, Narendra Nath
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Topic: India -- Politics and government
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Topics: Alexander VI, Pope, 1431-1503, Innocent VIII, Pope, 1432-1492, Borgia family
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by Baluze, Etienne, 1630-1718., collector; Bibliothèque nationale (France); Auvray, Lucien, 1860-1937; Poupardin, René, 1874-1927
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Topics: Manuscripts, French -- Catalogs, Manuscripts -- France Catalogs
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by Loziski, Wadysaw, 1843-1913
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Topics: Poland, genealogy
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by Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine -- Great Britain History
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Zolochiv (Lvivska oblast, Ukraine), World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by Burton, William, 1863-
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Gift -- Mrs. Harold M. Tovell
Topics: Pottery -- History, Porcelain -- History
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by Plato; England, Edwin Bourdieu, 1847-
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vol. 1
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by Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947
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Topics: Durham Miners' Association, Coal miners -- England Durham (County)
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Topic: Cartography
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by Gurdon, J. E. (John Everard), 1898-; Neumann, Georg Paul, 1878-
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"The original work, Die deutschen Luftstreitkräfte im Weltkriege, is approximately three times the size of this English version ... I have been obliged to recast the work." -- Translator's note
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, Aeronautics, Military, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Kuhl, Hermann Joseph von, 1856-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front, Marne, 1st Battle of the, France, 1914
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Topic: Peru -- History Conquest, 1522-1548
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
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by Margh, Amad Muafá; 'Ali, Muammad Slim
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Topic: Arabic language
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by Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888
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First published in 1845 under title: Civilización barbarie
Topics: Quiroga, Juan Facundo, 1790-1835, Argentina -- History 1817-1860, Argentina -- Description and...
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by Bourciez, Édouard Eugène Joseph, 1854-1946
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Topic: French language -- Phonetics
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by Ssymank, Paul, 1874-
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Topic: Polish language
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by Robertson, John Wooster, 1856-
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Topics: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849, Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Newfoundland Regiment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories...
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by Tallqvist, Knut Leonard, 1865-
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Topic: Akkadian language -- Texts
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by [Le Gouhir y Rodas, José]
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Topic: García Moreno, Gabriel, 1821-1875
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by Marouzeau, J. (Jules), 1878-1964
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Topics: Language, Grammar