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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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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 Steinbaum, Israel, 1895-
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Topic: Games
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1921 Hewlett, Maurice, 1861-1923
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1921 Esher, Reginald Baliol Brett, Viscount, 1852-1930
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Topics: Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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Topics: Stetson, Augusta E, Christian Science
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Administrative law, Local government
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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
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1921 McNaught, Duncan
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Topic: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796
Until 1919 this report was produced by the Department of Railways and Canals. Prior to 1904, this report was included the departmental annual report. From 1920 on, this report was produced by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.
Topic: Canal Statistics
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1921 Balmont, Konstantin Dmitrievich, 1867-1942
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Poems
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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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, Love in literature, genealogy
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1921 Osborn, E. B. (Edward Bolland), 1867-1938
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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
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 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
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 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678
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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
Includes indexes
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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 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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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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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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1921 Roberts, Charles G. D. (Charles George Douglas), Sir, 1860-1943
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Topic: Hungarian poetry
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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 Desmond, Shaw, 1877-
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Socialism -- England, England -- Labour and labouring classes
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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 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
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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 Baddeley, John F. (John Frederick), 1854-1940
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Topic: Russia -- Social and economic
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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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Bibliography: p. 94-95
Topics: Mental tests, Psychology, Experimental and physiological, Weather -- Mental and physiological...
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1921 Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940
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Topic: Benson family
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1921 Richardson, Myron W
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Topics: High schools, School time-tables
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1921 Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907
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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 Garnett, J. C. Maxwell (James Clerk Maxwell), 1880-
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Topic: Education
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1921 Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804; Apel, Max, 1869-
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Topic: Logic