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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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Jun 14, 2019 TORONTO, ONT. COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE
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Jun 14, 2019 TORONTO, ONT. BOARD OF EDUCATION. BY-LAW COMMITTEE
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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
Jun 14, 2019 TORONTO, ONT. COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE
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Topics: Communism -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Jun 10, 2019
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Topics: Ukraïnsʹka halyt͡sʹka armii͡a -- Periodicals, Ukrainians -- Czechoslovakia -- Periodicals,...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Jun 10, 2019 Babiĭ, Oleksa
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15, [1] p
Topic: Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) -- Drama
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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19 p
Topics: T͡Sʹokan, Il, Ukraïnsʹka halyt͡sʹka armii͡a -- History, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution,...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 26, 2019 Levyts'kyǐ, Osyp
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Topics: Ukraïns'ka Halyts'ka armiia, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Personal narratives
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Sources
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 26, 2019 Navall, Dederich, 1886-
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79p
Topics: Makhno, Nestor Ivanovich, 1889-1934, Mennonites -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution,...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019
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Topics: Almanacs, Ukrainian -- Austria, Ukrainians -- Austria -- Vienna -- Periodicals
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019
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Topics: Ukraïnsʹke akademichne tovarystvo "Sich" u Vidni, Ukrainian students -- Austria --...
62 p
Topics: Ukraïnsʹka komunistychna partii͡a, Communism -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- Politics and government --...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019 Myshuha, Luka, 1887-1955
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23 p
Topics: Zakarpatsʹka oblastʹ (Ukraine) -- History, Zakarpatsʹka oblastʹ (Ukraine) -- Politics and...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019 Communist International. Congress (2nd : 1920 : Leningrad, R.S.F.S.R., and Moscow, R.S.F.S.R.)
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31 p. ; 20 cm
Topics: Socialism, Communism
Canadian Government Publications Portal
Feb 1, 2019 Canada. Office of the Auditor General
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 13, 2018 Kallas, Aino Krohn, 1878-1956
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200 p. :
Topics: Estonian literature -- History and criticism, Authors, Estonian, Estonia -- Intellectual life
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 4, 2018 Jakobson, Roman, 1896-1982
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68 p
Topic: Khlebnikov, Velimir, 1885-1922 -- Criticism and interpretation
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
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163p
Topics: Russian poetry -- 20th century, Revolutionary poetry, Russian
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Topics: English language, Languages, Modern
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Sep 18, 2017 Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910; Maude, Aylmer, 1858-1938
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"À confession' was first circulated in Russia in 1882; Ẁhat I believe' in 1984. They were first printed in Geneva in 1888."
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Aug 24, 2017 Prince, Morton, 1854-1929
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Topic: Consciousness
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Apr 12, 2017 Plato
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Spanish translation
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 14, 2016 Lie, Jonas, 1833-1908; Raitio, Martti. trl
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 14, 2016 Biermann, Georg, 1880-1949
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Forms part of the personal library materials in the Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection
Topics: Campendonk, Heinrich, 1889-1957, Campendonk, Heinrich, 1889-1957, Campendonk, Heinrich
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
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Topics: Tales, Animals
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 14, 2016 Muir, Ramsay, 1872-1941
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Topics: Liberalism, Industrial policy, Reconstruction (1914-1939)
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 14, 2016 Braune, Heinz
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Topics: Moll, Oskar, 1875-1947, Moll, Oskar, 1875-1947
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Nov 14, 2016 Hagen, Theodor; Redslob, Edwin
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NT: Th. Hagen
Topics: Painting, German, Expressionism (Art), Expressionism (Art), Painting, German
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Nov 14, 2016 Friese, Richard, 1854-1918; Bley, Fritz, 1853-1931
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Stab-sewn
Topic: Friese, Richard, 1854-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Nov 14, 2016 Menzel, Adolph, 1815-1905; Wolff, Hans-
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Topics: Menzel, Adolph, 1815-1905, Menzel, Adolph, 1815-1905
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Nov 14, 2016 Veronese, 1528-1588; Seemann, E. A. (Ernst Arthur), 1829-1904
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Topics: Painters, Painting, Italian, Painters, Painting, Italian
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Nov 8, 2016 Calvary, Moses
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Topic: Travel
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jun 1, 2016 British Society for the Study of Orthodontics
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Some vols. issued in combined form
Topics: Dentistry, Orthodontia
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
May 2, 2016 Hanuli͡a Iosyf
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topics: Bible, Bible stories
Church Slavic and English in parallel columns
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Mar 24, 2016 Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario : School of Dentistry; Adams, H; Cameron, A. A
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Topics: Dissection, Human dissection
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Mar 24, 2016 Rosenhain, W and Hanson, D
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Reprinted from the 'Journal of the Institute of Metals' No. 1, 1919, Vol. XXI
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Mar 24, 2016 Gabell, Douglas
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Feb 18, 2016 Kitson, Arthur, 1860-1937
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Topics: Unemployed, Currency question
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Feb 18, 2016 Bukharin, NikolaÄ­, 1888-1938
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Topic: Russia
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Feb 11, 2016
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"Pedahohycheskiĭ vîstnykʺ
Topic: Education
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Feb 11, 2016 Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyn language
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Boring, Boring, Water well drilling, Wells, Wells, Water well drilling
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 21, 2016 Rozvoda, I͡Aroslavʺ; Panʹkevych, Ivan, 1887-1958; Markush, Oleksandr Ivanovych, 1891-1971
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"Dli͡a pôdkarpatskykhʺ dîtochokʺ."
Topics: Children's periodicals, Carpatho-Rusyn, Carpatho-Rusyns
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 21, 2016 Rozvoda, I͡Aroslavʺ; Panʹkevych, Ivan, 1887-1958; Markush, Oleksandr Ivanovych, 1891-1971
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"Dli͡a pôdkarpatskykhʺ dîtochokʺ."
Topics: Children's periodicals, Carpatho-Rusyn, Carpatho-Rusyns
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 21, 2016 Kyzakʺ, Ioannʺ
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"Na hodʺ ... ymîi͡ushchiĭ 365 dneĭ."
Topics: Catholic Church, Carpatho-Rusyns
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Byrchak, Volodymyr, 1881-1946
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Ukrainian literature
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Vavrik, V. R. (Vasiliĭ Romanovich)
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Pîsni -- Rusʹ -- Trembyta
Topic: Folk songs, Carpatho-Rusyn
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Tŷblevychʺ, Levʺ Yv
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Poetry
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Lukach, Demi͡an, 1894-
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Cover title
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Jan 19, 2016 Husʹnaĭ, Yhorʹ Yv
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyn language
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Melmuka, V. V
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"Přednáškové období 1920."
Topic: Land tenure
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Drahný, Václav
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
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Jan 19, 2016 Drahný, Václav; Drahný, František
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"Se 17 obrazci, 14 diagramy a 6 mapami."
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyns
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Jan 19, 2016 Kachorʺ, D. Yv
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Topic: Folk songs, Ukrainian
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Jan 19, 2016 Kachorʺ, D. Yv
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topics: Folk songs, Ukrainian, Marriage customs and rites
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Pešek, Josef
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Education
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Doškář, Josef
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Public health
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Zatkovich, Gregory Ignatius, 1886-1967
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Title page has Čislo 6 (Issue 6) and "Motto: "Naj Svit vidit i sudit" (Motto: "Let world see and judge")
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Jan 19, 2016 Zapletal, Florian, 1884-1969
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"Tiskem "Legiografie" v Praze."
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Jan 19, 2016 Bonkáló, Sándor, 1880-1959
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Offprint from: Ungarische Jahrbücher, b. 1, heft 3
Topic: Ruthenians
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016
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"Obrazʺ stradaniĭ y arestovʺ russk. seli͡anʺ v chasî mirovoĭ voĭnŷ vʺ Prykarpatskoĭ Rusy."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Translated title: New primer for Greek-Catholic Russian children
Topics: Carpatho-Rusyn language, Carpatho-Rusyn language
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topics: Bible, Bible
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Sopoliga, N. M
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Old Slavonic (Church Slavic) and English in parallel colums
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Jan 12, 2016 Kyzakʺ, Ioannʺ
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topics: Carpatho-Rusyn language, Carpatho-Rusyn language
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 12, 2016 Fent͡sik, Stepan A
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Topic: Folk songs, Carpatho-Rusyn
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 12, 2016 Tvorydlo, Mykola, 1884-1949
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Topic: Manures
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 12, 2016 Marz͡hyk, Ĭosyf; Podkarpatske t-vo khovu y prodaz͡hy domashnoho skota vʺ Uz͡hhorodî
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Topic: Livestock
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Jan 12, 2016 Jirásek, Alois, 1851-1930; Peshek, Ĭ; Kokhannŷĭ, K. V
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Jan 12, 2016 Rudansʹkyĭ, Stepan, 1833-1873
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Jan 12, 2016 Pešek, Josef
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"Přednáškové období 1920."
Topic: Education