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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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2010 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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2010 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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Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
Topic: Session laws
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Topic: Session laws
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1921 Forest, Marie Ceslas, 1885-; Foran, Joseph Kearney, 1857-1931
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Topic: Divorce
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1921 Osborn, E. B. (Edward Bolland), 1867-1938
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... die Drucklegung des II. Teiles auf später verschoben werden
Topic: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786
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1921 Elias, Julius, 1861-1927
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Topic: Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935
Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
At head of title: A.26.1921.Vii. Genève, le 31 août 1921
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1921 Carlson, Knute Emil
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Reprinted from the Quarterly Journal of Economics vol. 33, August, 1919 and vol. 34, August, 1920
Topics: United States. Food Administration, United States. Sugar Equalization Board, Sugar trade
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1921 Ward, Charles Frederick
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1921 University of Chicago
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1921 Buck, Charles Neville, 1879-
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1921 Meyer, Max F. (Max Friedrich), 1873-1967
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Topic: Psychology
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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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1921 Averroës, 1126-1198; Jamil-ur-Rehman, Mohammad
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Topics: Philosophy, Arabic, Mohammedans and Mohammedanism, Arabic language -- Texts and translations
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Topic: Voltaire, 1694-1778
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1921 Karpenko, IElyse
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Purchased from the Seweryn Windyk Library Bequest
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1921 Arnoux, Alexandre, 1884-
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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1921 Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854; Hunziker, Rudolf, 1870-; Bloesch, Hans, 1878-1945; Guggisberg, Kurt, 1907-; Juker, Werner
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1921 Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854; Hunziker, Rudolf, 1870-; Bloesch, Hans, 1878-1945; Guggisberg, Kurt, 1907-; Juker, Werner
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1921 Goulven, Joseph Georges Arsène, 1886-
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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
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1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Topic: Communism
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1921 Wadia, B.P.*
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Topic: Monasteries, monasticism and religious orders
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 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 Gay, John, 1685-1732
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
Bibliography: p. 9-[10]
Topic: Wood-engraving
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1921 Amsterdam. Universiteit. Bibliotheek
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At head of title: Bibliotheek der Universiteit van Amsterdam
Topics: Dutch literature, Printing
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1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Goodwill (in business)
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1921 Sorbelli, Albano, 1875-1944
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Topic: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907
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1921 Sneath, E. Hershey (Elias Hershey), 1857-1935
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Topics: Mysticism, Psychology, Religious
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1921 Lavington, Frederick
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Topics: Money -- Great Britain, Banks and banking -- Great Britain, Stock exchanges -- Great Britain,...
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Topic: Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678
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1921 Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
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1921 Vasconcellos, Carolina Michaëlis de, 1851-1925
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Topic: Pottery
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1921 Henckell, Karl, 1864-1929
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Vol. 1. Buch des Lebens.- Vol. 2. Buch des Kampfes.- Vol. 3. Buch der Liebe und Natur.- Vol. 4. Buch der Kunst
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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
Includes indexes
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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 Stannard, Harold, 1883-1947
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"Bibliographical note": p. 258-260
Topics: Gambetta, Léon, 1838-1882, France -- Politics and government 1870-1940
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1921 Dürr-Baumgartner, Marie H
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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Topic: Art
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1921 Baillon, André, 1875-1932
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1921 Chapin, F. Stuart (Francis Stuart), 1888-
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Topics: Economic conditions, Industries -- History, Social history
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1921 Finot, Jean, 1858-1932
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L'inégalité dans humaine; Vers l'unité du type humain; L'anthropo-psychologie et l'anthropo-sociology; Les origines mystérieuses ou incertaines des peuples et des races; Le roman de le la race française; Y-a-t-il des peuples condamnés a rester éternellement inférieurs aux autres
Topic: Race relations
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1921 Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915
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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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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 Glasman, Baruch, 1893-1945
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1921 Lord, John, 1810-1894
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1921 Neumann, Hans, 1896-
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Thesis - Greifswald
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1921 Winston, James E
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1921 Flatman, Thomas, 1637-1688
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Topic: Advertising
Topic: Estimates
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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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1921 Gabriel, Ralph Henry, 1890-1987
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1921 Danielson, Henry
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Topics: English literature -- 20th century Bibliography, English literature -- 19th century Bibliography
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1921 Crowell, Benedict, 1869-; Wilson, Robert Forrest, 1883-
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Topic: United States. War Industries Board
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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...
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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 Ortiz de Montellano, Bernardo, 1899-
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