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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 Haust, Jean, 1868-1946
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Topics: Walloon dialect -- Etymology, French language -- Etymology, French language -- Old French Etymology
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by Lefebvre, Gustave; Egypt. Maslahat al-Athar
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1. ptie. Description.- 2. ptie. Les textes.- 3 ptie. Vocabulaire et planches
Topics: Petosiris, Tombs, Egyptian language -- Inscriptions, Egypt -- Antiquities
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by Vasubandhu; La Vallée Poussin, Louis de, 1869-1938
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Topic: Buddhism
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by Vaillat, Léandre, 1878-1952; Ratouis de Limay, Paul, 1881-
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Topic: Perronneau, Jean Baptiste, 1715-1783
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by Mellerio, André, b. 1862
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Topic: Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916
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by Vasubandhu; La Vallée Poussin, Louis de, 1869-1938
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Topic: Buddhism
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Topic: France -- History
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by Archives départementales de la Haute-Marne; Laloy, Pierre Antoine, 1749-1846; Gautier, Paul; Massiet du Biest, Jean
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Topics: Archives -- France Haute-Marne, Haute-Marne (France) -- History Sources Bibliography
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by Stendhal, 1783-1842; Debraye, Henry, 1878-1948; Royer, Louis, 1888-
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Topic: Grail -- Legends
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by Fontainas, André, 1865-1948; Vauxcelles, Louis, 1870-; Gromort, Georges; Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
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t.1. L'a peinture, la gravure, le dessin/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.2. L'architecture/par G. Gromort. La sculpture/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.3. L'art décoratif/par G. Mourey
Topic: Art -- France History
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by Tilander, Gunnar, 1894-1973
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Topic: Roman de Renart
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by Vasubandhu; La Vallée Poussin, Louis de, 1869-1938
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Topic: Buddhism
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by Escholier, Raymond, 1882-1971
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Topic: Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
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by Petronius Arbiter; Langle, Louis de
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895, Duplessis, Marie, 1824-1847
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by Moreau-Vauthier, Ch. (Charles), 1857-1924
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Topic: Painting -- Technique
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by Elisséeff, Serge, 1889-1975
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"Notes bibliographiques": p. [141]-142
Topic: Painting, Japanese
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by Noel, Georges Pierre
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Bibliography: p. 6-11
Topics: Kanuri language -- Grammar, Kanuri language -- Dictionaries French
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by Adam, de La Halle, ca. 1235-ca. 1288; Langlois, Ernest, 1857-1924
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by Eitrem, Samson, 1872-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), Magic, Greco-Roman, Occultism
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by Hoogewerff, Godefridus Joannes, 1884-
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"Bibliographie": p. [144]-147
Topic: Scorel, Jan van, 1495-1562
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by Villon, François, b. 1431; Thuasne, Louis, 1854-
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by Masson-Oursel, Paul, 1882-
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Topic: Philosophy, Indic
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by Vasubandhu; La Vallée Poussin, Louis de, 1869-1938
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Topic: Buddhism
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by Fontainas, André, 1865-1948; Vauxcelles, Louis, 1870-; Gromort, Georges; Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
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t.1. L'a peinture, la gravure, le dessin/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.2. L'architecture/par G. Gromort. La sculpture/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.3. L'art décoratif/par G. Mourey
Topic: Art -- France History
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by Fontainas, André, 1865-1948; Vauxcelles, Louis, 1870-; Gromort, Georges; Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
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t.1. L'a peinture, la gravure, le dessin/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.2. L'architecture/par G. Gromort. La sculpture/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.3. L'art décoratif/par G. Mourey
Topic: Art -- France History
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Topics: French drama (Comedy), French drama -- 20th century
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Topics: Mallarmé, Stéphane, 1842-1898, French poetry -- 19th century History and criticism, Symbolism in...
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Topics: French drama (Comedy), French drama -- 20th century
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by Segard, Achille, 1872-1936
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Topic: Mabuse, Jean Gossaert, known as Jan, 16th century
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by Braak, Sybrandi
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Topic: Gide, André, 1869-1951
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by Villon, François, b. 1431; Thuasne, Louis, 1854-
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Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Art -- Québec (Province)
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by Delahaye, Ernest, 1853-1930
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Topic: Rimbaud, Arthur, 1854-1891
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Topics: Kolchak, Aleksandr Vasil'evich, 1873-1920, Communism -- Russia, Far Eastern Republic
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by Ronsard, Pierre de, 1524-1585; Vaganay, Hugues, 1870-; Nolhac, Pierre de, 1859-1936
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by Friis Johansen, Knud, b. 1887
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This is not merely a translation, but is a revised and enlarged edition of the original Danish work Sikyoniske Vaser
Topic: Vases, Greek
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Topic: Chanson de Roland
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by Lacretelle, Jacques de, 1888-
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by Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
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Topic: Bourget, Paul, 1852-1935
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by Grandjean de Montigny, Auguste Henri Victor, 1776-1850; Famin, Auguste Pierre Sainte Marie, 1776-1859; Van Pelt, John Vredenburgh, 1874-
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Topic: Architecture -- Italy Tuscany
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Topics: Ronsard, Pierre de, 1524-1585, French literature -- 16th century History and criticism
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by Coulon, Marcel, 1873-
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Topic: Rimbaud, Arthur, 1854-1891
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by Girard, Henri, 1877-; Moncel, Henri
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Topic: Renan, Ernest, 1823-1892
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by Jeanroy, Alfred, 1859-1953
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Topic: Gascon poetry
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by Stendhal, 1783-1842; Debraye, Henry, 1878-1948; Royer, Louis, 1888-
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Topic: Romance languages
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by Lejay, Paul, 1861-1920; Pichard, Louis, b. 1883
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Topic: Latin literature -- History and criticism
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by Navenne, Ferdinand Henri de, 1849-
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Topics: Farnese family, Palazzo Farnese (Rome, Italy), Rome (Italy) -- History
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by Fabia, Philippe, 1860-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Mosaics -- France Lyon Catalogs, Mosaics, Roman -- France Lyon
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by Chartier, Alain, 15th cent; Droz, E. (Eugénie), 1893-1976
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Topic: France -- Politics and government 1328-1589
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Topics: Béarnais dialect, Provençal language, Rodern -- Dialects Roussillon
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Topic: Romance languages -- Phonetics
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by Vaidya, Parasurama Laksmana, 1891-
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Bibliography: p. [9]
Topic: Aryadeva
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by Pontoise, France. Couvent des Cordeliers; Société historique et archéologique de l'arrondissement de Pontoise et du Vexin, Pontoise; Thiebault-Sisson, Albert, 1901-
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Topics: Pontoise, France. Couvent des Cordeliers, Pontoise, France. Couvent des Cordeliers
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Topic: Art -- Poland
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Topic: French poetry (Collections)
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by Vasubandhu; La Vallée Poussin, Louis de, 1869-1938
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Topic: Buddhism
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Reprinted from Revue des bibliothèques, 32e année, 1922, nos 10-12, octobre-décembre, p. [389]-444
Topic: Congresses and conventions -- Bibliography
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by Roy, Pierre Georges, 1870-1953
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by Meillet, A. (Antoine), 1866-1936
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Topics: Greek language -- Metrics and rhythmics, Vedic language -- Metrics and rhythmics
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by Dawson, Eric Allen
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Bibliography: p. [233]-246
Topic: Becque, Henry, 1837-1899
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Topics: Business cycles, Banks and banking
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by Stendhal, 1783-1842; Debraye, Henry, 1878-1948; Royer, Louis, 1888-
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by Letellier, Albert; Debled, Robert, (jt. author)
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Topics: Prisons -- France, Female offenders
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by Charland, Paul-V. (Paul-Victor), 1858-1939
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Bibliography: p. [86]-90
Topics: Anne (Mother of the Virgin Mary), Saint, Christian art and symbolism, Christian patron saints --...
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by Villon, François, b. 1431; Thuasne, Louis, 1854-
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