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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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1921 Baillon, André, 1875-1932
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1921 Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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Some issues include Bibliographie marocaine; 1930 (t. 11) has Bibliographie du Sahara occidental
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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1921 Beauregard, Alphonse, 1885-1924
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1921 Bazalgette, Léon, 1873-1928; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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Topic: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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1921 Berger, Marcel, 1885-
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Topic: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882
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1921 Morice, Charles, 1861-1919
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Topics: Pléville Le Pelley, Georges René, 1726-1805, France. Marine
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1921 Hourticq, Louis, 1875-1944
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Topic: Art
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1921 Pradels, Octave, 1842-1930
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1921 Martz, Aristide; Pujol, Eugène. Fleurette
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Topics: Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610, Operas
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1921 Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963
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Topic: Barrès, Maurice, 1862-1923
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1921 Arnoux, Alexandre, 1884-
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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1921 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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1921 Bouglé, Célestin Charles Alfred, 1870-1940
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Topics: Sociology, Division of labor
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1921 Bourdeau, Jean
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Tolstoi - Un nouveau Tolstoi - La Révolution Bolchevike - Les Mécênes Bolcheviks - Terrorisme et Communisme - Les idées du Tsar Rouge - La doctrine et le martyre de Lénine - Les dessous du chaos Russe - Le bilan économique - Le tsarisme et les partis révolutionnaires
Topics: Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924, Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Latin peoples in the East, East and West
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1921 Tassy, Edme, 1876-
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1921 Bourguès, Lucien; Denéréaz, Alexandre, 1875-
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Topics: Music, Music, Music theory
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1921 Lammens, Henri, 1862-1937
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1921 Slonim, Mark L'vovich
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Topic: Bolshevism
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Topic: Meighen, Arthur, 1874-1960
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1921 Goulven, Joseph Georges Arsène, 1886-
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1921 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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Topic: Music
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1921 Du Fail, Noël, 1520?-1591; Boulenger, Jacques, 1879-1944
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Topics: Pierrefeu, Jean de Plutarque a menti, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Gide, André, 1869-1951
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Topics: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936, Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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1921 Boucher, Maurice, 1885-
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1921 Chérau, Gaston, 1872-1937
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1921 Bugiel, V
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Topic: Polish literature
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1921 Gérold, Théodore, 1866-
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Bibliography: p. [261]-270
Topics: Vocal music, Songs, French, Voice culture
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1921 Hello, Ernest, 1828-1885
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Topic: Christian saints
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1921 Buat, Edmond Alphonse Léon
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Topic: Ludendorff, Erich
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1921 Janus, R., abbé
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Topics: Evolution, Evolution, Religion and science
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1921 Derème, Tristan, 1889-1941
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1921 Dumur, Louis, 1860-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Florio, John, 1553?-1625, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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1921 Johannet, René, 1884-
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Topics: Péguy, Charles, 1873-1914, Sorel, Georges, 1847-1922
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1921 Genevoix, Maurice, 1890-
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1921 Buat, Edmond Alphonse Léon
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Topic: Beneckendorff, Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von
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1921 Bréhier, Émile, 1876-1952
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Topic: Philosophy, German
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Vol. 1. 1894 à 1896.- Vol. 2. 1897 à 1899.- Vol. 3. 1899 à 1906
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1921 Benoît, Pierre, 1886-1962
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Bibliography: p. [51]-52
Topics: Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784, Medicine
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1921 Messager, André Charles Prosper, 1853-1929; Capus, Alfred, 1858-1922. La petite fonctionnaire; Roux, Xavier, 1850- La petite fonctionnaire
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Topic: Operas
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1921 Doucet, Louis Joseph, 1874-1959
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1921 Coolus, Romain, 1868-
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1921 Brieux, Eugène, 1858-1932
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Set is made up of various editions
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1921 Coolus, Romain, 1868-
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Topics: Pierrefeu, Jean de Plutarque a menti, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Hémon, Louis, 1880-1913
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1921 Monte, Philippe de, 1521-1603; Clusius, Carolus, 1526-1609; Bergmans, Paul, 1868-1935
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1921 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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1921 Barbusse, Henri, 1873-1935
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Topics: Social ethics, Social conflict, Intellectuals
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1921 Boylesve, René, 1867-1926
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1921 Launay, Robert
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Jews
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1921 Escoube, Paul, 1881-
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Topic: Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915
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1921 Chauvin, Édouard
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1921 Lacerte, Emma Adele, 1870-1935
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1921 France, Anatole, 1844-1924
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"Table des auteurs consultés": p. [xiv]-xix
Topics: Plotinus, God