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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 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Cardauns, Hermann, 1847-1925
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Topic: Gröber, Adolf, 1854-1919
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1921 Andreyev, Leonid, 1871-1919; Magnus, Maurice, 1876-1920
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Translation of Tak bylo
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1921 Ortiz de Montellano, Bernardo, 1899-
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Topic: Hungarian poetry
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1921 Roberts, Charles G. D. (Charles George Douglas), Sir, 1860-1943
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1921 Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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1921 Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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1921 Footner, Hulbert, 1879-1944
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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
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
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 Ward, Charles Frederick
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1921 University of Chicago
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1921 Alekseev, Mikhail Pavlovich, 1896-
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Topics: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881, Shidlovski, Ivan Nikolaevich, 1816-1872
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1921 Davidson, William Leslie, 1848-1929
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1921 Lovelace, Griffin M., 1876-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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1921 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890; Fränkel, Jonas, 1879-
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Bde. 7-8. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Erzählungen. Bde. 1-2
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
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 Ontario. Commission to Inquire into, Consider and Report upon the Best Mode of Selecting, Appointing and Remunerating Sheriffs, etc. etc.
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W. D. Gregory, chair.
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1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Topic: Communism
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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 Desmond, Shaw, 1877-
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Socialism -- England, England -- Labour and labouring classes
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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 New York (State) Commission on the St. Lawrence ship canal project; Gibbs, Leonard W.H., 1875-
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At head of title: Legislative document (1921) no. 20. State of New York
Topics: Canals, Canals
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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 Osborn, E. B. (Edward Bolland), 1867-1938
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Bibliography: p. 2
Topic: Bible
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1921 Chambers, Julius, 1850-1920
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1921 Sutcliffe, James Thomas, 1873-
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Topic: Labor unions -- Australia
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1921 Gabriel, Ralph Henry, 1890-1987
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1921 Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926
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[v.1.] Children of the ghetto -- [v.2.] The king of the Schnorrers -- [v.3.] Dreamers of the ghetto -- [v.4.] Ghetto tragedies -- [v.5.] Ghetto comedies -- [v.6.] The melting pot -- Chosen peoples -- [v.7.] Italian fantasies -- [v.8.] The war of the world
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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 Siebert, B. de; Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del
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Abt. 1. Band 1. Gunkel, Hermann- Die Urgeschichte und die Patriarchen (das erste Buch Mosis)- Abt. 1. Band 2. Gressmann, Hugo- Die Anfange Israels (von 2. Mosis bis Richter und Ruth)- Abt. 2. Band 1. Gressmann, Hugo - Die Schriften des Alten Testaments.- Abt. 2. Bd. 2. Schmidt, Hans (ed.) - Dis grossen Propheten.- Abt. 2. Band 3. Haller, Max - Das Judentum, Geschichtsschreibung, Prophetic und Gesetzgebung nach dem Exil.- Abt. 3. Bd. 1. Staerk, W.[O.A.] - Lyrik, (Psalmen, Hoheslied und...
Topic: Old Testament
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1921 Stone, Gilbert, Sir, 1886-
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Bibliography: p. 403-408
Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- History, Labor and laboring classes -- Great Britain History, Great...
Bibliography: p. 94-95
Topics: Mental tests, Psychology, Experimental and physiological, Weather -- Mental and physiological...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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Topics: Almanacs, Ukrainian -- Austria, Ukrainians -- Austria -- Vienna -- Periodicals
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1921 Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1539-1616; Fitzmaurice-Kelly, Julia
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1921 Baddeley, John F. (John Frederick), 1854-1940
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Topic: Russia -- Social and economic
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1921 Devonshire, R. L., Mrs., b. 1864
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Topic: Mosques -- Egypt Cairo
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1921 Pradels, Octave, 1842-1930
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1921 Duff Gordon, Lucie, Lady, 1821-1869
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Topic: South Africa -- Description and travel
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1921 Scott, Melville, 1860-1929
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Topic: Bible
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1921 Siegfried, Walther, 1858-
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1921 Siegfried, Walther, 1858-
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1921 Heimann, Moritz, 1868-1925
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1921 McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928
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1921 Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940
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Topic: Benson family
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1921 Díaz-Caneja,, Guillermo
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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 Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Topic: French language
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1921 Macara, Sir Charles Wright, 1845-
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Church Slavic and English in parallel columns
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1921 Jones, Henry, Sir, 1852-1922; Muirhead, John H. (John Henry), 1855-1940
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Topic: Caird, Edward, 1835-1908
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1921 Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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1921 Padula, Antonio, b.1858
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Latini, Brunetto, 1220-1295, Latini, Brunetto, 1220-1295, Varchi, Benedetto, 1503-1565
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1921 Pikryl, Ondej, 1862-1936
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1921 Cian, Vittorio, b. 1862
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Topic: Caro, Annibal, 1507-1566
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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1921 Hughes, James L. (James Laughlin), 1846-1935; Foster, Ellsworth Decatur, 1869-1936
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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1921 Bürger, Gottfried August, 1747-1794
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Topic: Gatterer, Philippine
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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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Topics: Credit, Bills of exchange
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1921 Martin, Charles E. (Charles Emanuel), 1891-1977
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Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: Intervention, United States -- Foreign relations