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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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Topic: Czech literature
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Topic: Jirásek, Alois, 1841-1930
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Topic: Czech literature
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by Novák, Arne, 1880-1939
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by Kramá, Karel, 1860-
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Topic: Russia
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Novák, Arne, 1880-1939
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by Denis, Ernest, 1849-1921
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Includes bibliographical referenes and index
Topics: White Mountain, Battle of, Czech Republic, 1620, Bohemia (Czech Republic) -- History 1403-1526,...
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by Havlíek-Borovský, Karel, 1821-1856; Vavrouek, Bohumil, 1875-
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Bibliography: p. 201
Topics: Havlíek-Borovský, Karel, 1821-1856, Czechoslovakia -- History Biography
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Topic: Havlíek-Borovský, Karel, 1821-1856
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hýsek, Miloslav, 1885-
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Topic: Jirásek, Alois, 1851-1930
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Plato; Novotný, Frantiek, 1881-1964
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-398) and index
Topics: Political science, Utopias
Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Národní muzeum v Praze
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Heidler, Jan, 1883-1923
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Czech literature, Authors, Czech
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Topics: Krok, kníe, Libue, knna, Alemanni (Germanic people)
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by Denis, Ernest, 1849-1921
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Includes bibliographical referenes and index
Topics: White Mountain, Battle of, Czech Republic, 1620, Bohemia (Czech Republic) -- History 1403-1526,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Klíma, Stanislav, 1878-1944
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Topics: Czech literature, Czech wit and humor
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hoejí, Jindich
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by Nmcová, Boena, 1820-1862
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Imprint date on cover: 1924
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by Jirásek, Alois, 1851-1930
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by Novotný, Václav, 1869-1932
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Bibliography: p. [119]-[120]
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by Haskovec, Prokop Miroslav
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Topic: Literature, Modern -- History and criticism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Chalupný, Emanuel, 1879-1958
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Topic: Havlíek-Borovský, Karel, 1821-1856
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by Mahen, Jií, 1882-1939
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by alda, Frantiek Xaver, 1867-1937
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by Havlíek-Borovský, Karel, 1821-1856
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Reprint. Originally appeared as circulated manuscript: 1845
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Topic: Jelínek, Bohdan, 1851-1874
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by Sova, Antonín, 1864-1928
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by vec, Josef Jií, 1883-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Fischer, Otokar, 1883-1938
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by Wolker, Jií, 1900-1924
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by Dyk, Viktor, 1877-1931
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Peka, Josef, 1870-1937
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Cover title: Ti kapitoly o sv. Janu Nepomuckém
Topic: John, of Nepomuk, Saint, ca. 1340-1393
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Topic: Czech literature
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by Dyk, Viktor, 1877-1931
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Kolman Cassius, Jaroslav, 1883-
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by Dyk, Viktor, 1877-1931
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Plays
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Fischer, Otokar, 1883-1938
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Tichý, J
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Topics: Epigrams, Czech, Authors, Czech
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by Pikryl, Ondej, 1862-1936
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by Opolský, Jan
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Topics: Hanka, Václav, 1791-1861, Blohoubek, Antonín, 1845-1910
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by Pikryl, Ondej, 1862-1936
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by Hajn, Alois, 1870-1953
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Topic: Masaryk, T. G. (Tomá Garrigue), 1850-1937
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
by Pešek, Josef
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"Přednáškové období 1920."
Topic: Education
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by Drahný, Václav; Drahný, František
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"Se 17 obrazci, 14 diagramy a 6 mapami."
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyns
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by Vyskoil, Antonín Ludvík, 1881-
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by Majerová, Marie, 1882-
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by Kaminský, Bohdan, 1859-1929
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by Zapletal, Florian, 1884-1969
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"Tiskem "Legiografie" v Praze."
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Topic: Education
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by Drahný, Václav
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Public health
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"Přednáškové období 1920."
Topic: Land tenure