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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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Topics: Legal ethics -- Canada -- Cases, Professional ethics -- Canada -- Cases
Pratesi Collection
2015 Pratesi, Mario, 1842-1921, author
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195 pages ; 20 cm
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2014 St. Michael's College School (Toronto, Ont.)
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The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
1921 Rudansʹkyĭ, Stepan, 1833-1873
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From 1900-1911, published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Agriculture." From 1912-1916 published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Trade and Commerce.'
Topic: Criminal Statistics
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1921 Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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Topic: Communism
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1921 Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de, 1833-1891
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Topics: London (Ont.) -- History, London (Ont.) -- Biography
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Topic: Hebrew literature
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1921 Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936
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1921 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1921 Pidhirianka, Marika, 1881-1963
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1921 Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1865-1946
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1921 Rudansky, Stepan, 1833-1873
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1921 Selver, Paul, 1888-
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Topic: Bezina, Otokar, 1868-1929
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1921 Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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Bibliography: p. 22
Topics: Bible, Worship (Judaism), Megalithic monuments
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1921 Neumann, Hans, 1896-
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Thesis - Greifswald
Topic: Estimates
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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
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
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 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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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 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 Osborn, E. B. (Edward Bolland), 1867-1938
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1921 Ward, Charles Frederick
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1921 Desmond, Shaw, 1877-
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Socialism -- England, England -- Labour and labouring classes
Royal printer varies
Topics: Law, Statutes
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1921 Vasconcellos, Carolina Michaëlis de, 1851-1925
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Topic: Pottery
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Topic: Philosophy
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1921 Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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Topic: genealogy
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1921 Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
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Topic: Aesthetics
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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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1921 Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
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1921 Tuccio, Enzo
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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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 Baillon, André, 1875-1932
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1921 YYYsh(shaAulard, F.-A. Aulard, F.-A. (François-Alphonse), 1849-1928
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Topics: Republicanism in France, Political parties
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1921 Gentili, Alberico, 1552-1608; Abbott, Frank Frost, 1860-1924
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Vol. 1. A photographic reproduction of the Edition of 1661, with an introduction by Frank Frost Abbott, and a list of errata.- Vol. 2. A translation of the text, by Frank Frost Abbott, with an index of authors prepared by Arthur Williams
Topics: War, Maritime (international law), Maritime law
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1921 Weathersby, William Henington
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1921 Moore, George, 1852-1933
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Topics: Héloïse, 1101-1164, Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142
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...
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Topic: Old Testament
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1921 Mombert, Alfred, 1872-1942
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1921 Siebert, B. de; Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del
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Topic: Religion
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1921 Plato
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Vol. 1. Apologia de Socrates: Eutifron; Criton; Fedon; Symposio; Fedro.- Vol. 2. Protagoras; Gorgias; Carmides; Ion; Lysis.- Vol. 3. Teetetes; Cratilo; Menon; Laques
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1921 Worringer, Wilhelm, 1881-1965
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Topic: Illustration of books -- Germany History
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Topics: Music, Ear training, Sight-singing
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Topics: Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnen-Angehöriger, Berlin, Theater -- Germany Societies, etc, Actors
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1921 Averchenko, Arkadi, 1881-1925
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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 Moore, George, 1852-1933
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Topic: Jesus Christ
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1921 Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
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1921 Karafiát, Jan, 1846-1929
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Translation of "Brouci"
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1921 Buber, Martin, 1878-1965
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Bibliography: p. 195-199
Topics: Ecstasy, Mysticism
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1921 Bau, Mingchien Joshua, 1894-
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Topic: China -- Foreign relations
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Burckhardt, Jacob, 1818-1897; Meyer-Kraemer, Rudolf
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1921 Kilmer, Joyce, 1886-1918
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1921 Roberts, Charles G. D. (Charles George Douglas), Sir, 1860-1943
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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From the library of John Luczkiw
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1921 Das, Sukumar Ranjan
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Topic: Das, Chitta Ranjan, 1870-1925
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1921 Büchner, Wilhelm
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321