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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: Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- India, India -- History 1919-1947
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by 47 workshop; Baker, George P; Raisbeck, Kenneth; Lindau, Norman C; Hinckley, Eleanor Holmes; Halman, Doris F., 1895-
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Torches, by Kenneth Raisbeck.--Cooks and cardinals, by N.C.Lindau.--Flitch of bacon, by E.H.Hinkley.--Playroom, by D.F.Halman
Topic: One-act plays
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by [Daehne van Varick, August von, 1846-]; International Peace Conference. (1st : 1899 : Hague, Netherlands)
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Translated from "Actes et documents relatifs au programme de la Conférence de la paix, publiés d'ordre du gouvernement par Jhr. van Daehne van Varick", The Hague, 1899
Topics: Disarmament, War (International law)
Text and t.p. in Arabic. reads "El Munta-khabat"
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Topic: Arabic literature
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by [Gilbert, Clinton Wallace, 1871-]
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Topics: United States -- Politics and government 1914-1945, United States -- Biography
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by [Gontard, Susette]
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by [Kellersohn, Maurice, 1887-]
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by [Le Gouhir y Rodas, José]
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Topic: García Moreno, Gabriel, 1821-1875
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by [MacKendrick, William Gordon, 1864-]
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Topics: Lost tribes of Israel, Prophecies
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by Aad Haam, 1856-1927
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Topic: Zionism
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Topic: Zionism
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Topic: Zionism
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Topic: Zionism
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by Ab Ysuf Yaqb, 731 or 2-798; Fagnan, E. (Edmond), 1846-1931
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Topics: Arabic language -- Texts, Real property tax -- Islamic Empire, Real property tax (Islamic law) --...
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by Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939
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Topic: Emigration and immigration
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by Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922
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P.T. Barnum. Edwin Booth. The Smiley brothers. John B. Gough. Alice Freeman Palmer. John Fiske. Edward Everett Hale. John G. Whittier. General Samuel Chapman Armstrong. General William Booth. Daniel Bliss. Dwight Lyman Moody. Henry Ward Beecher. Phillips Brooks. Booker T. Washington. Rutherford B. Hayes. Abraham Lincoln. Theodore Roosevelt. Jacob Abbott
Topic: United States -- Biography
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by Abdurramn eref, 1853-1925
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by Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topics: Tantras. Malinivijayatantra, aivism
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by Abraham, James Johnston, 1876-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, charities, etc, World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia and Montenegro...
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by Académie de la Réunion
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At head of title: Academie de l'Ile de la Réunion
Topic: Lacaussade, Auguste, 1817-1897
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by Académie nationale de médecine, Paris
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Topic: Medicine
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
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by Adami, Giuseppe, 1878-; Adami, Giuseppe, 1878- I capelli bianchi
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Bound with his I capelli bianchi [1921]
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by Adams, Elizabeth Kemper; Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston
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Topics: Professions, Women -- Employment
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by Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958
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by Adams, William Charles Theodore, 1869-
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Topic: Geography -- Study and teaching
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Topics: Education, Psychology, Educational
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Topics: Manuscripts, Hebrew, Hebrew literature
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by Ady, Endre, 1877-1919
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by Aeschylus; Brieva y Salvatierra, Fernando Segundo, 1845-1906
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by afar 'Al Khn, 1873-1956
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Topic: Mushtq Amad, Munsh
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by Ahlgrimm, Elisabeth, 1896-
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Topic: Fichte, Johann Gottlieb, 1762-1814
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by Ahmad, S. Maqbul
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Topic: Arab countries
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by Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973
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by Airlie, Mabell Frances Elizabeth (Gore) Ogilvy, Countess of, 1866-1956; Melbourne, Elizabeth Milbanke Lamb, Viscountess, 1752-1818; Palmerston, Emily Mary Lamb Temple, Viscountess, 1787-1869
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Topics: Whig Party (Great Britain), Great Britain -- Social life and customs, Great Britain -- Court and...
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, France -- History Bourbons, 1589-1789, genealogy
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by Ajtay, Jozsef, 1876-; Joncsó, Benedek, 1854-1930; Kovács, Alajos, 1877-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Transylvania
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by Alain, 1868-1951
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"800 exemplaires réservés aux amis de l'édition originale, numérotés de 1 a 800"--T.p. verso
Topic: War
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by Alambert, Marthe
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Topic: Goutel, Genevieve Hennet de
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by Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de, 1833-1891
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Topics: Constitutional law -- Argentina, Argentina -- Economic policy
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by Albertazzi, Adolfo, 1865-1924
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by Albertazzi, Adolfo, 1865-1924
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Topics: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907, Authors, Italian -- 19th century Biography, Authors, Italian -- 20th...
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by Alcalá Galiano, Alvaro, 1886-1936
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by alda, Frantiek Xaver, 1867-1937
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Alden, Raymond Macdonald, 1873-1924
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Topics: Criticism, English poetry
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by Aldin, Cecil Charles Windsor, 1870-1935
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Topics: Taverns (Inns) -- England, Great Britain -- Description and travel
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by Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, Mrs
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Topic: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907
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by Alekseev, Mikhail Pavlovich, 1896-
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Topics: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881, Shidlovski, Ivan Nikolaevich, 1816-1872
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by Aleramo, Sibilla, 1876-1960
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by Aleramo, Sibilla, 1876-1960
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by Alexander, James Strange, 1865-
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by Alfieri, Vittorio, 1749-1803; Negri, Luigi
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by Alger, Robert; Milliet, Paul, 1858- Fêtes d'Alsace
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Topic: Operas
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by Ali, Mohamed, 1878-1931; Mushtq Amad, Munsh
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Administrative law, Local government
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by Alington, Cyril Argentine, 1872-
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by Alington, Cyril Argentine, 1872-; Doyle, John, 1797-1868
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Topics: Political parties -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Politics and government 1800-1837
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by Allais, Alphonse, 1854-1905
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by Allen, E. P. S
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919. 116th Battalion, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Allison, William Talbot
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Topics: English literature -- 20th century History and criticism, Communism in literature
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by Almi, A., 1892-1963
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Topic: Spiritualism
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by Alonso Cortés, Narciso, 1875-
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Topic: Bible
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Topics: Vörösmarty, Mihály, 1800-1855, Komjáthy, Jen, 1858-1895, Ady, Endre, 1877-1919, Harsányi,...
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by Alt, Rudolf von, 1812-1905; Roessler, Arthur
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Topic: Alt, Rudolf von, 1812-1905
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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Pt. 1. Las bases y el camino de nuestras relaciones con América.- Pt. 2. Americanismo práctico.- Pt. 3. Hispanismo y anti-hispanismo
Topic: Civilization, Spanish American
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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Topics: Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944, Pacifism