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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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Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
Topic: Session laws
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2012 Toronto, Ont. University. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Engineering Society. Papers; Toronto, Ont. University. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Engineering Society. Transactions and year book
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No. 1 issued without title
Topic: Engineering
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2012 St. Michael's College School (Toronto, Ont.)
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Yearbook
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1921 Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936
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1921 O'Leary, Peter, 1839-1920; Ó Nualláin, Gearóid, 1875-
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"Táid nótái agus tagartha leó."
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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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 Bau, Mingchien Joshua, 1894-
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Topic: China -- Foreign relations
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1921 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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Topic: National characteristics, Peruvian
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1921 Parry, Reginald St. John, 1858-1935
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Topic: Bible
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1921 Panconcelli-Calzia, Giulio, 1878-1966
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Topic: Phonetics
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1921 Norwood, Gilbert, 1880-1984
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Topics: Euripides, Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950, Drama, English drama
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1921 Gorell, Ronald Gorell Barnes, 1884-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, Soldiers -- Education, Non-military Great Britain
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1921 Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
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1921 Tuccio, Enzo
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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1921 Bode, Wilhelm, 1862-1922
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Vol. 1. 1749-1771, Lehrjahre.- Vol. 2. 1771-1774, Der erste Ruhm.- Vol. 3. 1774-1776, Die geniezeit.- Vol. 4. 1776-1780, Bau der Pyramide.- Vol. 5. 1781-1786, Pegasus im Joche.- Vol. 6. 1786-1787, Flucht nach dem Süden.- Vol. 7. 1787-1790, Rom und Weimar.- Vol. 8. 1790-1794, Vereinsamung.- Vol. 9. 1794-1798, Bund mit Schiller
Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1921 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939
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Topics: Art, Literature
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1921 Russell-Cotes, Merton, Sir, 1835-1922; Russell-Cotes, Herbert
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Topic: Voyages and travels
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1921 Weitenkampf, Frank, 1866-1962
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Topic: Engraving
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1921 Young, C.E.B.
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Topic: Hymns
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Topic: Spanish language
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1921 Speck, Frank Gouldsmith, 1881-1950; Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957
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Topics: Montagnais Indians, Mistassin Indians, Charms
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1921 Burdett, Osbert, 1885-1936
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Topics: Patmore, Coventry, 1823-1896, Love, Marriage
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1921 Aleramo, Sibilla, 1876-1960
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1921 Lovett, Harrington Verney, (Sir) 1864-
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Topic: India -- Politics and government 1765-1947
Bibliography: p. 475-518
Topics: San Francisco Committee of Vigilance, San Francisco (Calif.) -- History
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1921 Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Smith, James Cruickshanks, 1867-1946; De Selincourt, Ernest, 1870-1943
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1921 Bouglé, Célestin Charles Alfred, 1870-1940
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Topics: Sociology, Division of labor
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1921 Du Fail, Noël, 1520?-1591; Boulenger, Jacques, 1879-1944
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1921 Vargas Vila, José María, 1860-1933
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1921 Drever, James, 1873-1950
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"Some useful books bearing upon the psychology of industry and commerce:" p. 133-135
Topic: Psychology, Industrial
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1921 Meyer, Max F. (Max Friedrich), 1873-1967
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Topic: Psychology
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1921 Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1921 Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906; Holubets, Mykola, 1892-1942
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From the library of John Luczkiw
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Some vols. in reprint edition
Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
At head of title: Bible lands and peoples - modern, being a companion volume to "The Orient in Bible times"
Topics: Peasantry, Palestine -- Social and economic
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1921 Bernardo d'Assumpção, frei; Carvalho, Joaquim Martins Teixeira de, 1861-1921
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Topic: Mosteiro de Celas
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1921 Dawbarn, Charles
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Topics: South Africa -- Description and travel, South Africa -- Social life and customs
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1921 O'Brien, Frederick
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Ontario Sessional Papers
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Not all papers were printed, therefore some papers will appear to be missing.
Ontario Sessional Papers
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1921 Ors, Eugenio d', 1882-1955
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1921 Cook, Albert S. (Albert Stanburrough), 1853-1927; Pitman, James Hall, 1896-
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Topic: Bestiaries
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1921 Hyde, Walter Woodburn
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Topics: Sculpture, Greece -- Art
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1921 Pimentel, Alberto, 1849-1925
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1921 Mann, Heinrich, 1871-1950
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1921 Park, Robert Ezra, 1864-1944; Miller, Herbert Adolphus
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Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: National characteristics, United States -- Foreign population
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1921 Cohen, Helen Louise, 1882-
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The boy Will, by R.E. Rogers.--Beauty and the Jacobin, by B. Tarkington.--The Pierrot of the minute, by E. Dowson.--The maker of dreams, by O. Down.--Gettysburg, by P. Mackaye.--Wurzei Flummery, by A.A. Milne.--Maid of France, by H. Brighouse.--Spreading the news, by Lady Gregory.--Welsh honeymoon, by Jeannette Marks.--Riders to the sea, by J.M. Synge.--A night at an inn, by Lord Dunsany.--The twilight saint, by S. Young.--The masque of the two strangers, by Lady A. Egerton.--The intruder, by...
Topics: English drama -- 20th century, American drama -- 20th century
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1921 Paléologue, Maurice, 1859-1944
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At head of title: Maurice Paléologue
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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Topics: Internal revenue law, Sales tax
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Topic: War of the Pacific, 1879-1884
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1921 Chapin, F. Stuart (Francis Stuart), 1888-
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Topics: Evolution, Sociology -- History
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1921 Utpaladeva; Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Saivism
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1921 Miliukov, P. N. (Pavel Nikolaevich), 1859-1943
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No more published
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1921 Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904
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1921 Turnor, Christopher
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Topics: England -- Agriculture, England -- Land
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Prostitution -- Law and legislation France, Prostitution -- France, Public policy (Law) -- France
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1921 Slonim, Mark L'vovich
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Topic: Bolshevism
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1921 Vendryes, J. (Joseph), 1875-1960
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Bibliographie: p. [421]-429
Topic: Language and languages
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1921 Gabarrou, François
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Topics: Arnobius, of Sicca, Latin language, Vulgar -- Grammar
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1921 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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1921 Lammens, Henri, 1862-1937
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1921 Bhandarkar, Devadatta Ramakrishna, 1875-
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Topics: Numismatics -- India, Coins, Indic
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Topic: Hölderlin, Friedrich, 1770-1843
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1921 Bourguès, Lucien; Denéréaz, Alexandre, 1875-
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Topics: Music, Music, Music theory
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1921 Bruton, Francis Archibald, 1860-; Woods, Albert
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- Description and travel, Lancashire (England) -- History, genealogy
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1921 Bell, Walter George, 1867-1942
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Topics: London (England) -- Antiquities, London (England) -- Description and travel