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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 Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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Topic: Oratorios
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by Marouzeau, J. (Jules), 1878-1964
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Topics: Language, Grammar
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by Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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by Doubs, France (Dept.) Archives
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Topics: Archives, Doubs, France (Dept.)
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by Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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by Gide, André, 1869-1951
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by Pitollet, Camille, 1874-
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Topic: Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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Topic: Arabic literature
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by Rochemonteix, Camille de, 1834-1923; Ducrot, Auguste Alexandre, 1817-1882
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Topic: French
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by Bugiel, V
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Topic: Polish literature
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Topic: Islamic law
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by Lammens, Henri, 1862-1937
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At head of title: Archives départementales du Nord
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by Auriol, France. Archives communales
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At head of title: Département des Bouches-du-Rhône
Topic: Archives
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by 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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by Bourguès, Lucien; Denéréaz, Alexandre, 1875-
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Topics: Music, Music, Music theory
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At head of title: Archives départementales du Nord
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by Gilson, Etienne, 1884-1978
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Topic: Scholasticism
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by Ferdinand-Lop, S
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by Gérold, Théodore, 1866-
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Bibliography: p. [261]-270
Topics: Vocal music, Songs, French, Voice culture
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Vol. 1. 1894 à 1896.- Vol. 2. 1897 à 1899.- Vol. 3. 1899 à 1906
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"Table des auteurs consultés": p. [xiv]-xix
Topics: Plotinus, God
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by Bazalgette, Léon, 1873-1928; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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Topic: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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by Archives départementales de la Seine-Maritime; Vernier, Jules Joseph, 1866-1925; Le Cacheux, Paul Casimir Noël Marie Joseph, 1873-1938
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Vol. 2- by J. Vernier and P. Le Cacheux; vols. 3;4,fasc.1 by P. Le Cacheux; vol. 4, fasc.2 by G. Mouradian
Topic: Seine-Maritime, France (Dept.)
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by Dumur, Louis, 1860-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Includes index
Topics: Weights and measures, Weights and measures, Oriental, Coins
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by Doorslaer, Georges van, 1864-
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"Index bibliographique": p. [209]-216
Topic: Monte, Philippe de, 1521-1603
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Topics: Florio, John, 1553?-1625, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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by Epstein, Jean, 1897-1953
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Topics: Motion pictures, Actors, Actresses
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by Lammens, Henri, 1862-1937
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by Bréhier, Émile, 1876-1952
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Topic: Philosophy, German
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by Réau, Louis, 1881-1961
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"Index des noms propres"
Topic: Art
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by Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619-1655; Lachèvre, Frédéric, 1855-
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by Fauchille, Paul, 1858-1926; Bonfils, Henry Joseph François Xavier
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Vol. 1, Pts. 2-3. - Paix.- Vol. 2. - Guerre [et] neutralité
Topics: Congresses and conventions, International law, War (International law)
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by Blanche, Jacques-Emile, 1861-1942
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Vol. 1. - De David à Degas: Ingres, David, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Whistler, Fantin-Latour, Ricard, Conder, Beardsley, etc. Vol. 2. - Dates. Vol. 3. - De Gauguin à la Revue Nègre: Gauguin, Monet, Sargent, Helleu, Van Gogh, La painture anglaise moderne, Dada, La Revue Nègre
Topic: Painting
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by 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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by Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945
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Bibliography: p. 54-65
Topic: Art
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by Baillon, André, 1875-1932
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Topic: Minnie Maud (vessel)
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by Hamelin, Octave, 1856-1907; Robin, Léon, 1866-1947
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Topic: Descartes, René, 1596-1650
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Topic: Peasants
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by Bouffard, Jean, d.1920
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Includes Appendices A-D (218p.)
Topic: Eminent domain
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Topics: Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850, Berny, Louise Antoinette Laure (Hinner) 1777-1836
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Vol. 1. 1894 à 1896.- Vol. 2. 1897 à 1899.- Vol. 3. 1899 à 1906
"Sources consultées": p. [475]-478
Topics: Foucauld, Charles de, 1858-1916, Missions
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by Derème, Tristan, 1889-1941
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Topic: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882
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by 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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At head of title: F.S.-L. ; preface signed: Fr. S.-L
Topic: Christian Brothers
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by Buat, Edmond Alphonse Léon
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Topic: Ludendorff, Erich
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by Université des sciences humaines de Strasbourg. Faculté de théologie catholique; Université de Strasbourg. Faculté de théologie catholique
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Began with v. 1, 1921. Cf. Lib. of Congress
Topics: Catholic Church, Theology
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Topics: Art, French, Art, Belgian
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by Hartenberg, Paul, 1871-
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Topic: Fear
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by Comité Français Catholique pour la Célebration du Sixième Centenaire de la Mort de Dante Alighieri
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Meynier, Octave Frédéric François
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Topic: Ethnology
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by Tharaud, Jérôme, 1874-1953; Tharaud, Jean, 1877-1952
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"Semimonthly."
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by Mousset, Albert, 1883-
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Topic: Slovenes
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by Martz, Aristide; Pujol, Eugène. Fleurette
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Topics: Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610, Operas