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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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Jul 29, 2019 Lugard, F. D. (Frederick Dealtry), Sir, 1858-1945
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Topics: Indigenous peoples -- Africa, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Africa, Great...
280, [8] pages, [17] unnumbered leaves of plates [1 folded] :
Topics: Eskimos, Eskimos -- Religion and mythology, Baffin Island (Nunavut)
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
Jun 14, 2019 TORONTO, ONT. COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE
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Jun 14, 2019 TORONTO, ONT. COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE
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Jun 10, 2019 Krat, P. (Pavlo), 1882-1952
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Drama
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Jun 10, 2019 Bagaleĭ, Dmitriĭ Ivanovich, 1857-1932
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Topics: Ukraine -- Historiography, Ukraine -- History
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Jun 10, 2019 I͡Avorsʹkyĭ, Matviĭ, 1885-1937
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Topic: Ukraine -- History
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
Jun 6, 2019 Toronto Board of Education
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Jun 6, 2019 Toronto Board of Education
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Apr 26, 2019 Hryhoriïv, N. I͡A. (Nykyfor I͡A.), 1883-1953
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36 p. ; 19 cm
Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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Apr 26, 2019 Hryhoriïv, N. I͡A. (Nykyfor I͡A.), 1883-1953
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20 p. ; 19 cm
Topics: Communism -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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Apr 26, 2019 Andriievs'kyǐ, Viktor, 1885-
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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Apr 26, 2019 Hryhoriïv, N. I͡A. (Nykyfor I͡A.), 1883-1953
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23 p. ; 19 cm
Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 26, 2019 Margulies, Vladimir
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322p
Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Sources
v. : 20 cm
Topics: Irchan, Myroslav, 1897-1937, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Personal narratives,...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 26, 2019 Cherikover, I. M., 1881-1943
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330 p., [2] leaves of plates :
Topics: Jews -- Persecutions -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921, Ukraine -- Ethnic...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 26, 2019 Dolʹnyt͡sʹkyĭ, Myron
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79 p. : 21 cm
Topics: Ukraïnsʹka nat͡sionalʹna armii͡a, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 26, 2019 Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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4 v. in 3
Topics: Statesmen -- Ukraine -- Biography, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Autonomy...
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Apr 26, 2019 Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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Topics: Statesmen -- Ukraine -- Biography, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Autonomy...
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Apr 26, 2019 Ti͡uti͡unyk, I͡U. (I͡Uriĭ)
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volumes ; 25 cm
Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019 Vydavnytstvo Chaĭka
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32 p. ; 20 cm
Canadian Government Publications Portal
Feb 1, 2019 Canada. Office of the Auditor General
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Dec 13, 2018 Wortabet, John, 1827-1908
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Topics: English language -- Dictionaries -- Arabic, Arabic language -- Dictionaries -- English
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Oct 2, 2018 Nickerson, Hoffman, 1888-1965
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258 p. : 22 cm
Topics: Inquisition, Albigenses, Prohibition
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Oct 2, 2018 Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
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2 v. :
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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Oct 2, 2018 Oakley, Thomas Pollock, 1884-
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226p
Topics: Catholic Church -- Discipline, Penitentials, Law, Anglo-Saxon
344p
Topics: Atatürk, Kemal, 1881-1938, Turkey -- Description and travel, Turkey -- Politics and government --...
Source: Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control)
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Aug 24, 2017 Soothill, William Edward, 1861-1935
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Includes index
Topics: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Cultus, Chinese
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Topic: Geography, Ancient
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Apr 12, 2017 Limberger, Georg
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Topics: Polybius, Latin language
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Mar 23, 2017 Hierocles (Grammarian); Philagrius, grammarian; Casiello, Luigi
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Topic: Greek wit and humor
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Mar 6, 2017 National Industrial Conference Board
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Emigration and immigration law
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Dec 14, 2016 Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959
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Bibliography: p. 210-213
Topic: Sociology
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Jun 1, 2016 British Society for the Study of Orthodontics
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Some vols. issued in combined form
Topics: Dentistry, Orthodontia
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
May 2, 2016 Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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Topics: Carpatho-Rusyn language, Carpatho-Rusyn language
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May 2, 2016 Byrchak, Volodymyr, 1881-1946
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyn language
commitment to retain
Topics: Industries, Commerce
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Feb 16, 2016 Hottenroth, Friedrich, 1840-
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Includes index
Topics: Clothing and dress, Clothing and dress
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Feb 11, 2016 Chmelář, Josef, 1885-; Klíma, Stanislav, 1878-1944; Nečas, Jaroslav
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"S 53 ilustracemi a 2 mapami."
Topics: Hutsuls, Carpatho-Rusyns, Carpatho-Rusyn language
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 21, 2016
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topics: Carpatho-Rusyn poetry, Carpatho-Rusyn literature
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 21, 2016
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"Yli͡ustrovana novynka pcholi͡arov Podkarpatskoî Rusy."
Topics: Bee culture, Bee culture
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 21, 2016 Popov, A. V. (Teacher)
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"Literaturno-istoricheskīĭ zhurnalʺ."
Topics: Russian literature, Carpatho-Rusyns
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 21, 2016 Popov, A. V. (Teacher)
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"Literaturno-istoricheskīĭ zhurnalʺ."
Topics: Russian literature, Carpatho-Rusyns
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Král, Jiří, 1910-1940
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Offprint from: Sborník Československé společnosti zeměpisné, sv. 29, s. 3. a 4.., 1923
Topic: Ruthenians
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Offprint from: Český časopis historický, r. 29, 1923
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Jan 12, 2016 Fent͡sik, Stepan A
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Topic: Folk songs, Carpatho-Rusyn
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Jan 12, 2016 Ni͡arady, Dionysiĭ
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Topics: Cyril, Saint, Apostle of the Slavs, approximately 827-869, Methodius, Saint, Apostle of the Slavs,...
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 12, 2016
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At head of title: "Kazky dli͡a malŷkh dîteĭ"
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Jan 12, 2016 Petrov, A. (Alekseĭ), 1859-1932
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Topic: Reformation
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 12, 2016 Dukhnovych, O. V. (Oleksandr Vasylʹovych), 1803-1865; Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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"Dli͡a uhorskykhʺ rusynovʺ na hodʺ."
Topics: Catholic Church, Almanacs
Pages 1-16 (incl. title-page) duplicated
Topics: Lumber trade, Forests and forestry
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Jul 3, 2015 Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936; Bataillon, Marcel
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Jul 3, 2015 Pais, Ettore, 1856-1939
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Vol. 1. Prolegomeni; Le fonti; I libri imperiali regionum
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Jun 8, 2015 Sandy, Isabelle, 1886-
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Topic: Center Church, New Haven
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Apr 1, 2015 Freyer, Hans, 1887-
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Topic: Civilization
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Oct 2, 2014 French, Carroll Eiker, 1895-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Employees' representation in management
Acts of the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada
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Royal printer varies
Topics: Law, Statutes
Acts of the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada
Sep 25, 2014 Canada; Canada. Parliament
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Royal printer varies
Topics: Law, Statutes
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 24, 2014 Palm, Franklin Charles, 1890-
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Reprinted from University of California Syllabus series, No. 144, p. 44-92
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Sep 2, 2014 Cline, Thomas L
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Mimeographed copy
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Sep 2, 2014 Faries, Randolph
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Sep 2, 2014 Houghton Mifflin Company
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Topics: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851, American prose literature
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Sep 2, 2014 Landis, Paul Nissley
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Topic: English fiction
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Catalogue no. 434; 1042 items; priced
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616