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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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2016 Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928- author; Canadian Academy of the Arts, issuing body
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"A textbook for 3rd and 4th year university students of Spanish. Consists of ten lessons concerning human relations, careers, science, sports, and techniques of literary analysis, plus specialized vocabulary listings on a wide variety of everyday subjects."--
Topic: Spanish language
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1921 Elias, Julius, 1861-1927
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Topic: Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935
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Topics: Fronde, France -- History Louis XIV, 1643-1715
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"A series of articles reprinted from the Peking and tientsin times."
Topics: Great Britain -- Foreign relations Japan, Japan -- Foreign relations Great Britain
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Topic: Love -- Quotations, maxims, etc
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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
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Vol. 1 only published
Topic: German literature
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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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Topic: Meighen, Arthur, 1874-1960
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1921 Allen, E. P. S
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919. 116th Battalion, World War, 1914-1918 --...
Topic: Estimates
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1921 Vargas Vila, José María, 1860-1933
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1921 Veronese, 1528-1588; Seemann, E. A. (Ernst Arthur), 1829-1904
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Topics: Painters, Painting, Italian, Painters, Painting, Italian
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1921 Schinz, Albert, b. 1870
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Topic: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
Bibliography: p. 22
Topics: Bible, Worship (Judaism), Megalithic monuments
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Topic: United States -- Emigration and immigration
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1921 Kupchynsky, Roman, 1894-1976
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The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
1921 Rozvoda, I͡Aroslavʺ; Panʹkevych, Ivan, 1887-1958; Markush, Oleksandr Ivanovych, 1891-1971
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"Dli͡a pôdkarpatskykhʺ dîtochokʺ."
Topics: Children's periodicals, Carpatho-Rusyn, Carpatho-Rusyns
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Topics: Vocational guidance, Young Men's Christian Associations
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Topic: Voltaire, 1694-1778
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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 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 Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
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1921 Arnold-Forster, Mary Lucy, 1861-; Prince, Morton, 1854-1929
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Dreams, Psychoanalysis
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
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1921 Morice, Charles, 1861-1919
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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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Topic: Advertising
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1921 Davidson, William Leslie, 1848-1929
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1921 Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937
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Topic: Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587
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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 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 Hewlett, Maurice, 1861-1923
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1921 Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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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 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 Rosenbaum, M.M. (Menahem Mendel), 1869-1954
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Includes index
Topics: Soiuz russikh sotsialiso-reoliutsionero, Socialists, Jewish, Revolutionaries
1st ed. published under title: Das Gesetz der Vernunft
Topics: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Ethics
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1921 Nathan, Robert, 1894-
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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 Clark, Thomas Arkle
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Topics: Boys, Education, Secondary
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1921 Law, Ernest, 1854-1930
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Topic: Great Britain -- Colonies Administration
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1921 Lopez, Sabatino, 1867-
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1921 Northwestern University. School of Commerce. Bureau of Business Research; National Association of Retail Clothiers; Secrist, Horace, b. 1881
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Vol. 1. Sales and sales' rations in retail clothing stores, 1919, 1918, and 1914.- Vol. 2. Expenses and expense ratios - rent, wages and salaries, 1919, 1918, and 1914.- Vol. 3. Expenses and expense ratios - general, bushelling, and total expenses, 1919, 1918, and 1914.- Vol. 4. Advertising methods, expenses and expense ratios, 1919, 1918, and 1914.- Vol. 5. Purchases, inventories, purchase discounts, stock turnover, and capital turnover, 1919, 1918, and 1914.- Vol. 6. Buildings and store...
Topic: Clothing trade
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1921 Osborn, E. B. (Edward Bolland), 1867-1938
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1921 Wylie, Elinor, 1885-1928
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1921 Smith, Cicely Fox
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Topic: Literature
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1921 Bryusov, Valery Yakovlevich, 1873-1924
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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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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1921 Marusyn, I
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From the library of John Luczkiw
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Topic: Folk songs, Ukrainian
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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 Curel, François de, 1854-1928
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Topics: Esperanto, Esperanto
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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 Turner, John Roscoe, 1882-
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Topics: Ricardo, David, 1772-1823, Economics -- History, Rent
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1921 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law
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"The documents have been selected chiefly from John V.A. MacMurray's Treaties and agreements with and concerning China."
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- China, Shandong Sheng (China)
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1921 Hezzelwood, Oliver, 1861-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1921 Polishchuk, Klym
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From the library of John Luczkiw
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: Religion
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
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Topic: Hungarian poetry
Ontario Sessional Papers
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Not all papers were printed, therefore some papers will appear to be missing.
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Topic: Press law
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1921 Anzengruber, Ludwig
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Vol. 1. Gedichte nachgelassene Fragmente, hrsg. von Otto Rommel.- Vol. 2. Ländliche Schauspiele, hrsg. von Otto Rommel.- Vol. 3. Ländliche Trauerspiele, hrsg. von Rudolf Latzke.- Vol. 4. Dorf-komödien, hrsg. von Otto Rommel.- Vol. 5. Alt-Wiener Stücke, hrsg. von Otto Rommel.- Vol. 6. Alt-Wiener Stücke, hrsg. von Otto Rommel.- Vol. 7. Dramatischer Nachlasz, hrsg. von Otto Rommel.- Vol. 8. Gott und Welt, hrsg. von Otto Rommel.- Vol. 9. Der Schandfleck, hrsg. von Rudolf Latzke.- Vol. 10. Der...
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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 Vergara y Martín, Gabriel María, 1869-1948
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Topic: Spanish language