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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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2014 St. Michael's College School (Toronto, Ont.)
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1921 Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936
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The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
1921 Bonkáló, Sándor, 1880-1959
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Offprint from: Ungarische Jahrbücher, b. 1, heft 3
Topic: Ruthenians
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1921 Weyl, Walter E. (Walter Edward), 1873-1919
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Tired radicals. The only truly revolutionary class. Equality. The party of the third part. The new wealth. Prophet and politician. In the King's robing room. The crumbling house of Lords. The conquering Chinese. Japan's thwarted emigration. Japan's menacing birth-rate. The clash of the races
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1921 Pidhirianka, Marika, 1881-1963
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1921 Eaton, Rachel Caroline
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Topic: Ross, John
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1921 Cardauns, Hermann, 1847-1925
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Topic: Gröber, Adolf, 1854-1919
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Topic: Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892
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1921 Seillière, Ernest Antoine Aimé Léon, baron, 1866-
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Topic: La Calprenède, Gaultier de Coste, seigneur de, d. 1663
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1921 Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907
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1921 Pearson, Hesketh, 1887-1964
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Topics: Authors, English, Actors, English
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1921 Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929
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v. 1. Appreciations: Robert Burns, Dr. Johnson, Thackeray, Cromwell, Frederick the Great, Burke, William Windham, The coming of Bonaparte, Sir Robert Peel, Dr. Chalmers, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph Churchill.--v. 2. Vignettes: The portraits of Burns, The love episode of William Pitt, Nelson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cecil Rhodes. Scottish history and character: Scottish history. The union of England and Scotland, The patriotism of a Scot, The formation of a Scottish character,...
Topic: genealogy
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1921 Gunkel, Hermann, 1862-1932
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Topic: Jesus Christ
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1921 Moore, Charles, 1855-1942; American Academy in Rome
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"The American academy in Rome": v. 2, p. 70-96
Topics: Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912, Architecture, City planning
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"Die Redigkrung des von dr. Robinsohn zusammengestellten Materials wurde von Klatzkin übernommen." -- Vorwort, signed J. H. Kann
Topics: Wolffsohn, David, 1856-1914, Zionists, Zionism, Jews
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1921 Hourticq, Louis, 1875-1944
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Topic: Art
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Topic: Mysticism
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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Topic: Art
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1921 Weathersby, William Henington
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1921 Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959
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Topic: Music
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1921 Sophocles; Walker, Richard Johnson, 1868-
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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 Rudansky, Stepan, 1833-1873
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1921 Jonah ben Abraham Gerondi, ca. 1200-1263; arelits, Mosheh ben Shemaryahu Yosef
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Topic: Jewish ethics
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1921 Junta Central do Integralismo Lusitano
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Topic: Manuel II, King of Portugal, 1889-1932
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1921 Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
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1921 Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941
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Topic: Nationalism
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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
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
1921 Rudansʹkyĭ, Stepan, 1833-1873
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1921 Seeck, Otto, 1850-1921
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Topic: Rome -- History Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D
Bibliography: p. 94-95
Topics: Mental tests, Psychology, Experimental and physiological, Weather -- Mental and physiological...
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1921 Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, 1812-1891
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1921 Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932
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1921 Ward, Charles Frederick
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1921 University of Chicago
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1921 Morice, Charles, 1861-1919
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1921 Rosenbaum, M.M. (Menahem Mendel), 1869-1954
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Includes index
Topics: Soiuz russikh sotsialiso-reoliutsionero, Socialists, Jewish, Revolutionaries
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1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Topic: Communism
Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
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1921 Hajn, Alois, 1870-1953
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Topic: Masaryk, T. G. (Tomá Garrigue), 1850-1937
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1921 Lord, John, 1810-1894
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1921 Cabot, Ella Lyman, 1866-
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Topic: Child study
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1921 Petavel, James William, 1870-
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Topics: India -- Commerce and industries, India -- Economic conditions
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1921 Arnold-Forster, Mary Lucy, 1861-; Prince, Morton, 1854-1929
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Dreams, Psychoanalysis
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Constitutional history
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1921 Johnston, Harry Hamilton, Sir, 1858-1927
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1921 Ortiz de Montellano, Bernardo, 1899-
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1921 Willis, James F. (James Florence), 1855-
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Topics: Books and reading, Book collecting, Bibliomania, Authorship, Books and reading
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1921 National Co-operative Managers' Association; Co-operative Union Limited
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Topics: Retail trade -- Great Britain, Cooperative societies -- Great Britain
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1921 Averchenko, Arkadi, 1881-1925
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1921 Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931; Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931. Fra due guanciali
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Bound with his Fra due guanciali
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1921 Klingsor, Tristan, 1874-1966
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Topic: Painting -- France
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1921 Araquistáin, Luis, 1886-
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1921 Baillon, André, 1875-1932
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1921 Beauregard, Alphonse, 1885-1924
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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 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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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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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 Steinbaum, Israel, 1895-
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Topic: Games
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1921 Balmont, Konstantin Dmitrievich, 1867-1942
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Poems
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1921 Geffcken, Johannes, 1861-1935
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Topic: Greek drama
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1921 Kolman Cassius, Jaroslav, 1883-
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1921 Universidade de Coimbra; Joffre, Joseph Jacques Césaire, 1852-1931; Smith-Dorrien, Horace Lorkwood, Sir, 1858-; Diaz, Armando Vittorio, 1861-
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1921 Sutcliffe, James Thomas, 1873-
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Topic: Labor unions -- Australia
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Includes index
Topic: Great Britain -- Description and travel
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1921 Lovelace, Griffin M., 1876-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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1921 Berger, Marcel, 1885-
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Topics: Great Britain Parliament (The buildings), London (England) -- Palaces, London (England) -- Historic...