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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 Anson, William Reynell, Sir, 1843-1914; Gwyer, Maurice Linford
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Topics: Agency (Law) -- Great Britain, Contracts
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by Parry, Edward Abbott, Sir, 1863-1943
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Topics: Law, Legal ethics
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by Pollock, Frederick, Sir, 1845-1937; Maitland, Frederic William, 1850-1906
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Reprint of: 1898 edition
Topic: Law -- Great Britain History
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by Treston, Hubert J., 1888-
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"Poine in Attic tragedy": p. 276-422
Topics: Vendetta, Criminal law (Greek law), Homicide (Greek law), Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and...
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Topic: Prize law
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Topics: Ireland, Senchus mor, Law -- Ireland History
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Topic: Prize law
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Topic: Prize law
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by Nippold, Otfried, b. 1864; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law; Hershey, Amos Shartle, 1867-1933
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Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: International law and relations, World War, 1914-1918, Chicago (Ill.) -- City planning
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Topic: Constitutional law
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by Kohler, Josef, 1849-1919; Kohler, Arthur
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Topic: Law
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by Kiser, Donald J., 1876-1945
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1. How to find the law - use of the Corpus juris.- 2. Legal research training.- 3. Law chart and practice questions.- 4. Finding the law.- 5. Pages from Corpus juris illustrating 1
Topics: Corpus juris, Law
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by Perreau, Étienne Hippolyte, 1870-
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Topic: Law
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by Perreau, Étienne Hippolyte, 1870-
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Topic: Law
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by Hughan, Jessie Wallace, 1875-
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Contains text of the Covenant of the League of Nations and list of the member nations
Topics: League of Nations. Covenant, League of Nations, International law, International relations,...
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by Jhering, Rudolf von, 1818-1892
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Topic: Law
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Topics: Law, Statutes
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Topic: Banking law
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by Wylie, John Kerr
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Topic: Roman law
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by Jhering, Rudolf von, 1818-1892
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Topic: Law
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Topics: Law, Statutes
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by National Industrial Conference Board
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Emigration and immigration law
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Topic: Administrative law
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by Brown, Philip Marshall
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Topics: International relations, Arbitration (International law)
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by Davie, Maurice R. (Maurice Rea), 1893-1964
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Topic: Emigration and immigration law
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Topics: Catholic Church -- Discipline, Penitentials, Law, Anglo-Saxon