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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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by Stoll, Oswald, Sir, 1866-1942
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Topics: England -- Economic policy, England -- Finance and taxation
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by Timoneda, Juan de, -1583; Garcia Boiza, Antonio, 1885-
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by Antoine, André, 1858-1943
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Topics: Théâtre libre (Paris, France), Dramatists, French, Theater -- Paris
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Topics: Nationalism -- Ireland History Sources, Ireland -- History 1910-1921, Ireland -- Biography
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by Zobeltitz, Hans Caspar Anton Konstantin von, 1883-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Aad Haam, 1856-1927
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Topic: Zionism
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by Aad Haam, 1856-1927
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Topic: Zionism
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by Aad Haam, 1856-1927
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Topic: Zionism
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by Aad Haam, 1856-1927
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Topic: Zionism
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by Merezhkovsky, Dmitry Sergeyevich, 1865-1941
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Topic: Russia
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by Heidler, Jan, 1883-1923
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Czech literature, Authors, Czech
At head of title: Cours complet d'histoire à l'usage de l'enseignement secondaire
Topics: History, Modern, History, Modern
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by Bizoukides, Perikles K
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Bibliography: p. [309]-334
Topic: Socrates
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by Sousa, Luiz de, Frei, 1555?-1632
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v. 1. Vida de S. Frei Bartolomeu dos Martires
Topic: Mártires, Bartolomeu dos, 1514-1590
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by Demosthenes; Kennedy, Charles Rann, 1808-1867
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by Roda Roda, 1872-1945
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by Hertz, Joseph H. (Joseph Herman), 1872-1946
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Topics: Jews -- Civilization, Jewish literature (Selections: Extracts, etc.), Quotations, English
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by Whibley, Charles, 1859-1930
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Topic: Criminals
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by Smith, James Cruickshanks, 1867-; Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897
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Topic: English poetry -- Collections
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by Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958
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Topic: English poetry -- Collections
Cover-title: Cancellation of inter-allied indebtedness
Topics: Debts, Public, World War, 1914-1918
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by Spender, Harold, 1864-1926
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Includes index
Topics: National characteristics, American, United States -- Description and travel
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Topics: Medicine -- Bibliography Catalogs, Science -- Bibliography Catalogs, Technology -- Bibliography...
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by Braamcamp Freire, Anselmo, 1849-1921
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"Separata do Boletim da Classe de Letras da Academia das Sciências de Lisboa vol. 14, no. l."
Topics: Resende, Garcia de, 1470 (ca.)-1536, Inquisition, Censorship, Prohibited books
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Topics: Art objects, Classical, Vases, Candelabra
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by Ruthenberg, Charles Emil, 1882-1927, defendant; New York (State). Supreme Court (First District); National Defense Committee; Ferguson, Isaac Edward, 1882-
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Topic: Communism -- United States 1917-
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by Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910; Maude, Aylmer, 1858-1938
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"À confession' was first circulated in Russia in 1882; Ẁhat I believe' in 1984. They were first printed in Geneva in 1888."
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by Rollins, Hyder Edward, 1889-1958
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Topics: English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism, Theater -- London...
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by Driver, S. R. (Samuel Rolles), 1846-1914; Gray, George Buchanan, 1865-1922
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Topic: Bible
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by Burton, Ernest De Witt, 1856-1925
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Bibliography: p. lxxxii-lxxxix
Topics: Bible, Greek language -- Semantics, Greek language, Biblical -- Semantics
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by Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940
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Topic: Robinsonades
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by Harris, Lord.
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by Jones, David Caradog
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Topic: Statistics
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Topic: Bassompierre, François de, 1579-1646
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Topic: Bassompierre, François de, 1579-1646
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by Lefevre, L. A. (Lily Alice), 1853 or 4-1938
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by Burton, William, 1863-
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Gift -- Mrs. Harold M. Tovell
Topics: Pottery -- History, Porcelain -- History
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by Burton, William, 1863-
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Gift -- Mrs. Harold M. Tovell
Topics: Pottery -- History, Porcelain -- History
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With translation of original t.p.: A complete and authentic geographical and topographical description of the famous and (all things considered) remarkable African Cape of Good Hope / by O.F. Mentzel. Glogau : C.F. Günther, 1785-87
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Topics: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 1815-1821, Lutyens, Engelbert, 1784-1830
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by Saville, Marshall Howard, 1867-1935
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Topic: Indians of South America -- Peru Antiquities
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Topics: Dissection, Human dissection
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by British Museum. Dept. of British and Mediaeval Antiquities; Dalton, O. M. (Ormonde Maddock), 1866-1945
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Topics: Art -- England London Catalogs, Art, Byzantine, Christian art and symbolism, Christian antiquities
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by Petraris, Karl; Rouse, W. H. D. (William Henry Denham), 1863-1950
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Topics: Greek language, Modern -- Grammar, Greek language, Modern -- Composition and exercises
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Topics: Peat, Fuel
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by Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952
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by Sorley, William Ritchie, 1855-1935
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Bibliography: p. 313-365
Topic: Philosophy, English
Bibliography: v. 2, p. 271-289
Topics: Sculpture, Sculptors
Bibliography: v. 2, p. 271-289
Topics: Sculpture, Sculptors
Bibliography: v. 1, p. [xxiii]-xxviii
Topic: Architecture -- France History
Bibliography: v. 1, p. [xxiii]-xxviii
Topic: Architecture -- France History
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by Rice, Edward Peter
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Topic: Kanarese literature
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by 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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by Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929
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Topic: Minnesota -- History
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by Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929
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Topics: Pollok, Gilmour and Company, Ships and shipping, Canada -- Commerce and industries, Scotland --...
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by Heywood, William, 1857-1919
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Bibliography: p. [270]-276
Topic: Pisa (Italy) -- History
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by Eckenstein, Lina
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Topic: Sinai (Egypt)
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by Donaldson, Alfred Lee, 1866-1923
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Bibliography: v. 2, p. 299-363
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by Donaldson, Alfred Lee, 1866-1923
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Bibliography: v. 2, p. 299-363
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by Warren, Howard C. (Howard Crosby), 1867-1934
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At head of title: John Hopkins University
Topics: Association of ideas, Psychology
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by Jones, H.L; Sherratt, C.
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Topic: Great Britain -- Colonies History
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by Roberts, S. C. (Sydney Castle), 1887-1966
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Bookplate of: Robert S. Kenny
Topics: Cambridge University Press, Printing -- History Cambridge, Eng, Cambridge (England) -- Bibliography
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Topic: Jews -- History
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by Lovett, Harrington Verney, (Sir) 1864-
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Topic: India -- Politics and government 1765-1947
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Topic: Whaling
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by Sutcliffe, James Thomas, 1873-
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Topic: Labor unions -- Australia
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by Castro, João de.
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by Mackenzie, Osgood Hanbury
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Topics: Highlands (Scotland), Scotland -- Social life and customs
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by Levinger, Lee J. (Lee Joseph), 1890-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
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by Allais, Alphonse, 1854-1905
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