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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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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 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Topic: Communism
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Topics: Ronsard, Pierre de, 1524-1585, Humanism, French literature -- 16th century History and criticism,...
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1921 Macara, Sir Charles Wright, 1845-
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1921 Walker, Hugh, 1855-1939
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Topic: English literature -- 19th century History and criticism
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Topics: Josephus, Flavius, Vespasian, Emperor of Rome, 9-79
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1921 Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de, 1833-1891
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1921 Joël, Karl, 1864-1934
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Topic: Philosophy, Ancient
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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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1921 Salin, Edgar, 1892-1974
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Vorwort; Platons Politeia; Platons Nomoi; Aristoteles' Politika; Zenons Politeia; Xenophons Kyropädie; Theopompos' Meropis; Hekataios' Aegyptiaka; Euhemeros' heilige Inschrift; Jambulos' Sonneninsel; Die griechische Utopie im römischen Reich: Ciceros "De re publica"
Topics: Plato, Greek literature, Utopias
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Topic: Hebrew literature
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1921 Eldridge, Frank Reed, 1889-
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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 Macalister, Robert Alexander Stewart, 1870-1950
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Vol. 1. The Palaeolithic period
Topics: Archaeology, Europe -- Antiquities
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1921 Burton-Opitz, Russell, 1875-
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Topic: Physiology
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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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1921 Pidhirianka, Marika, 1881-1963
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1921 Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1865-1946
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1921 Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Smith, James Cruickshanks, 1867-1946; De Selincourt, Ernest, 1870-1943
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1921 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Röhl, Hans, 1885-
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Vol. 1. Arme Leute.- Vol. 2. Der Doppelgänger.- Vol. 3. Aus dem Dunkel der Grossstadt; Helle Nächte.- Vol. 4. Die Wirtin und andere Novellen.- Vol. 5. Netotschka Njeswanowa und kleinere Erzählungen.- Vol. 6. Ein kleiner Held; Onkelchens Traum.- Vol. 7. Das Gut Stepantschikowo und seine Bewohner.- Vol. 8 and 9. Erniedrigte und Beleidigte.- Vol. 10. Aufzeichnungen aus einem Totenhause.- Vol. 11. and 12. Schuld und Sühne.- Vol. 13. Der Spieler und kleinere Erzählungen.- Vol. 14, 15...
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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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Cover title
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1921 Seeck, Otto, 1850-1921
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Topic: Rome -- History Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D
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1921 Montgomery, Arthur, 1889-
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1921 Bourdeau, Jean
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Tolstoi - Un nouveau Tolstoi - La Révolution Bolchevike - Les Mécênes Bolcheviks - Terrorisme et Communisme - Les idées du Tsar Rouge - La doctrine et le martyre de Lénine - Les dessous du chaos Russe - Le bilan économique - Le tsarisme et les partis révolutionnaires
Topics: Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924, Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910
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Topic: Voltaire, 1694-1778
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1921 Selver, Paul, 1888-
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Topic: Bezina, Otokar, 1868-1929
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1921 Kjaer, Nils, 1870-1924
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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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1921 Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Hypnotism, Mental suggestion
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Topic: Farrobo, Joaquim Pedro Quintella, conde do, 1801-1869
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1921 Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne, 1868-1945
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Abu Said ibn Abi al-Khayr, 967-1049, Ibn al-Farid, Umar ibn Ali, 1181 or 2-1235, Jili, Abd al-Karim...
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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1921 MacElwee, Roy Samuel, 1883-1944; Taylor, Thomas Rothwell, 1890-
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"References" at end of several chapters
Topics: Stevedores, Ships and shipping, Wharves
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1921 Tsvikevich, A
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Bibliography: p. [187]-191
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1921 Labour Party (Great Britain). Labour commission to Ireland
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Topics: Ireland -- History 1910-, Ireland -- Social conditions
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Topics: Painting -- History, Painting, Ancient
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1921 Maspero, G. (Gaston), 1846-1916
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Topics: Art -- Egypt, Egypt -- Antiquities
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Topic: Spanish language
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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 Forest, Marie Ceslas, 1885-; Foran, Joseph Kearney, 1857-1931
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Topic: Divorce
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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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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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