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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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Topic: Decoration and ornament
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Nov 17, 2018 T͡Si͡uk, Roman.
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Nov 11, 2018 Marusyn, I
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Topic: Folk songs, Ukrainian
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Jan 30, 2018 Orthodox Eastern Church
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Topic: Orthodox Eastern Church
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Jan 20, 2018 Victorian lady; Partington, Wilfred George, 1888-
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Topics: Anecdotes -- England, London (England) -- Intellectual life
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Military geography
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Apr 11, 2017 Doughty, Charles Montagu, 1843-1926
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Mar 27, 2017 Pogue, Joseph E. (Joseph Ezekiel), b. 1887
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Topics: Petroleum, Petroleum industry and trade
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Jul 20, 2016 Robertson, Frederick Leslie
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Topics: Naval art and science -- History, Warships, Ordnance, Naval
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Jul 15, 2016 Neiiendam, Robert, 1880-
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Topic: Kongelige Teater (Denmark)
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Topics: German language, German language
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May 26, 2016 Das, Abinas Chandra
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Topic: India -- History
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Jan 6, 2016 Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- India, India -- History 1919-1947
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Dec 15, 2015 Redslob, Edwin, 1884-1973
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Lettered on cover: Architektur und Kunstgewerbe in Alt-Dänemark
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Topics: Interior decoration, Furniture, Danish
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Nov 28, 2015 Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
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Sep 1, 2015
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Topic: Russia -- Social and economic
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Apr 22, 2015 Clarke, Geoffrey
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Topics: India. Post Office, Post and postal service
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Topics: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946, Communism, Socialism
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Dec 12, 2014 Réquier, Marie Louise Antoinette (de Heredia) de, 1875-
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Sep 2, 2014 Gräflinger, Franz
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Topic: Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
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Dec 8, 2013 Quennell, Marjorie; Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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V. 1. Everyday life in the Old Stone age. v. 2. Everyday life in the New Stone, Bronze and Early Iron ages
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Stone age, Bronze age, Iron age
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Sep 29, 2013 Pitollet, Camille, 1874-
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Topic: Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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Jul 2, 2013 Gilliard, Pierre, b. 1879; Holt, Frederic Appleby, 1888-
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Translation of "Le tragique destin de Nicolas II et de sa famille."
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Topics: Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918, Soviet Union -- History 1917-
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Apr 1, 2013 Toussaint, Franz, 1879-1955
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Feb 9, 2013 Schopfer, Jean, 1868-1937
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Feb 1, 2013 Sunity Devee, Maharani of Cooch Behar, b. 1864
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Topics: India -- Social life and customs, genealogy
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Vol. 1. Ibn Mjid (texte Arabe)- Vol. 2. Sulayman al-Mahri et Ibn Majid (texte Arabe) -- Vol. 3. Introduction a l'astronomie nautique arabe
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Topics: Navigation -- Early works to 1800, Arabic language -- Texts and translations, Arabic literature
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Vol. 1. Ibn Mjid (texte Arabe)- Vol. 2. Sulayman al-Mahri et Ibn Majid (texte Arabe) -- Vol. 3. Introduction a l'astronomie nautique arabe
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Topics: Navigation -- Early works to 1800, Arabic language -- Texts and translations, Arabic literature
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Jul 10, 2012 Lo Gatto, Ettore, 1890-
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Topic: Russian literature
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Apr 23, 2012 Gaillard, Gaston
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Bibliographical footnotes
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Turkey, Sèvres,...
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Feb 8, 2012 Whitehead, Henry, 1853-1947
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Topics: Gods, Hindu -- South India, Worship (Hinduism), South India -- Religious life and customs
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Jan 30, 2012 Kydd, J. C
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Topics: Tea trade -- India, India -- Commerce
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Jun 16, 2011 Lucretius Carus, Titus; Bailey, Cyril, 1871-1957
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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...
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Topic: Old Testament
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Topics: United States. Army, United States. Navy, United States. Army Insignia, Decorations of honor
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Jan 16, 2011 Byng, Lucy Margaret (Greenly) Schomberg
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Dec 28, 2010 Salkind, J. M. (Jacob Meir), 1875-1937
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v. 1. Berakhot -- v. 2. Peah
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Topic: Talmud
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Topic: Poets, Arab
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Sep 4, 2010 Frb
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Topic: Arabic language
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Jul 30, 2010 Ibn Durustuyah; Cheikho, Louis, 1859-1927
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Topic: Arabic language
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Text and t.p. in Arabic. reads "El Munta-khabat"
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Topic: Arabic literature
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May 7, 2010 Tankh, al-Muassin ibn Al, 940?-994; Margoliouth, D. S. (David Samuel), 1858-1940
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Topic: Table-talk
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Dec 25, 2009 Great Britain. Lord Chamberlain's Office; Trendell, Herbert A. P
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Topics: Costume -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Court and courtiers
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Jul 7, 2009 Herodotus; Godley, A. D. (Alfred Denis), 1856-1925
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Mar 15, 2009 Margh, Amad Muafá; 'Ali, Muammad Slim
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Topic: Arabic language
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Mar 14, 2009 Shaybb, Khall
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Jan 7, 2009 Majma al-Ilm al-Arab bi-Dimashq
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Cover title: La Revue de l'Academie arabe de Damas
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Topics: Arabic language, Arabic literature
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Jan 7, 2009 Majma al-Ilm al-Arab bi-Dimashq
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Cover title: La Revue de l'Academie arabe de Damas
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Topics: Arabic language, Arabic literature
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Apr 6, 2008 Buch, Maganlal Amritlal
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Topic: Ethnics, Hindu
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Mar 17, 2008 Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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Topic: Great Britain -- Description and travel
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- Panconcelli-Calzia, Giulio, 1878-1966
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Topic: Phonetics
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Topic: Promissory notes
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- Whibley, Charles, 1859-1930
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Topic: Criminals
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- Hoernle, Edward Selwyn
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Topic: Aeschylus
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- Novotný, Václav, 1869-1932
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Bibliography: p. [119]-[120]
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- Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936
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- Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953; Fonvizin, Denis Ivanovich, 1745-1792; Kapnist, V. V. (Vasilīĭ Vasilʹevich), 1757 or 8-1823; Griboyedov, Aleksandr Sergeyevich, 1795-1829; Obʺedinenie Zemskikh i Gorodskikh Di͡ei͡ateleĭ Za-Granit͡seï, Paris
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Topic: Russian drama
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- 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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Topics: German literature, German literature
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- California, University of
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Topic: Folk songs, Ukrainian
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- Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939
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Topics: Art, Literature
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- Osborn, E. B. (Edward Bolland), 1867-1938
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- Grignon, Joseph J
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Topic: St. Jérôme, Que
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- Crowell, Benedict, 1869-; Wilson, Robert Forrest, 1883-
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Topic: United States. War Industries Board
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- Elias, Julius, 1861-1927
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Topic: Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935
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- Richardson, Myron W
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Topics: High schools, School time-tables
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Topic: Bezina, Otokar, 1868-1929
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- Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944
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