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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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Nov 5, 2019 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Mar 2, 2018 Quental, Antero de, 1842-1891; Couto Martins
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Sep 13, 2017 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
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Sep 13, 2017 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: India -- History
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Jun 3, 2017 Newell, Edward Theodore, 1886-1941
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Topics: Numismatics, Coins, Greek
Includes bibliography
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 8, 2016 Gullett, Henry Somer, 1878-; Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921); Australian War Memorial
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Topics: Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921), World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Aug 8, 2016 Cutlack, Frederic Morley, 1886-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia
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Apr 17, 2016 Chatterton, E. Keble (Edward Keble), 1878-1944
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Includes index
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Topics: Merchant marine -- Great Britain History, Merchant marine -- History
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Jun 7, 2015 Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931
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Dec 30, 2014 Delafield, E. M., 1890-1943
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Topic: Wallpaper
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Apr 7, 2013 Tormay, Cecile, 1876-1937
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[Vol. 1] Revolution, with a foreword by the Duke of Northumberland.--[Vol. 2] The Commune
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Topics: Hungary -- History Revolution, 1918-1919, genealogy
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Dec 13, 2012 Brn, Muammad ibn Amad, 973?-1048; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930
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Topics: Chronology, Arabic language
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Dec 8, 2011 Mistral, Gabriela, 1889-1957
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish literature -- Collections
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Jun 29, 2011 Tormay, Cecile, 1876-1937
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[Vol. 1] Revolution, with a foreword by the Duke of Northumberland.--[Vol. 2] The Commune
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Topic: Hungary -- History Revolution, 1918-1919
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Topics: Decorative arts, Decorative arts, Medieval, Enamel and enameling, Metal-work
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Mar 22, 2011 Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
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Apr 7, 2010 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Dostoevskaia, Anna Grigorevna Snitkina, 1846-1918; Koteliansky, S. S. (Samuel Solomonovitch), 1880-1955; Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957
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"Reminiscences of F.M. Dostoevsky by his wife, Anna Gregorevna Dostoevsky": p. [97]-153
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Jan 30, 2010 Aeschylus; Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957
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Mar 18, 2009 Bjorkhagen, Immanuel, 1888-
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"The present volume is the practical complement to my ModernSwedish grammar. (P.A. Norstedt and Soners Forlag, Stockholm, 192)"
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Topic: Swedish language -- Grammar
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Mar 18, 2009 Bjorkhagen, Immanuel, 1888-
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"First Swedish Book" forms a necessary complement to the grammar
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Topic: Swedish language -- Grammar
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Mar 5, 2009 Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934
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Topics: Tutenkhamûn, King of Egypt, Hymns, Egyptian, Egyptian language -- Inscriptions, Egypt -- Religion
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Aug 19, 2008 Buchan, John, 1875-1940
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Topics: Discoveries in geography, Explorers
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Jun 15, 2008 Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975
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Jan 10, 2008 Cornford, Francis Macdonald, 1874-1943
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Topics: English literature -- Translations from Greek, Philosophy, Ancient, Greek literature --...
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Jan 27, 2007 Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Sanders), 1839-1914; Cohen, Morris Raphael, 1880-1947; Dewey, John, 1859-1952
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Topics: Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Sanders), 1839-1914, Philosophy
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- Torres Bodet, Jaime, 1902-1974
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- Grey of Fallodon, Edward Grey, Viscount, 1862-1933
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Topic: Amusements
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Topics: Germany. Constitution, Parties, Political, Constitutional history
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- Moore, George, 1852-1933
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"First printed, June, 1906."
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- Milner, Alfred Milner, Viscount, 1854-1925
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Topics: Reconstruction (1914-1939) -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Economic conditions 1918-1945
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Topic: Paper making and trade -- Switzerland
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Topics: St. James' Church (Hull, Québec), Hull (Québec) -- Church history
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Topic: Center Church, New Haven
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- Por, Odon, 1883-; Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959
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Topics: Cooperative societies -- Italy, Guilds -- Italy, Guilds -- Great Britain
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Topics: Currency question -- Great Britain, Finance -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Economic conditions...
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- Naville, Edouard, 1844-1926
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Topics: Bible, Bible
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- Souza, Robert de, 1865-
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Bibliography: p. [203]
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- Jacob, Violet, 1863-1946
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Topic: Scots language -- Scotland Forfarshire
Topic: Report of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada
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- Golther, Wolfgang, 1863-
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Topic: Nibelungenlied
Continues information from "Tables of the Trade and Navigation of Canada".
Topic: Shipping Report
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- Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956
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Topics: Farnese family, Palazzo Farnese (Rome, Italy)
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Topic: Saint Lawrence Seaway
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- Nebraska, University of
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- Biles, John Harvard, (Sir) 1854-1933
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Topic: Naval architecture
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- Garbalosa, Graziella, 1895-
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Topics: Cost and standard of living -- District of Columbia, Minimum wage -- District of Columbia
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- Johnson, A. H. (Arthur Henry), 1845-1927
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Topics: Europe -- History 1492-1517, Europe -- History 1517-1648
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Topics: Russia -- Industries, Russia -- Economic conditions 1918-, Russia -- Intellectual life
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- Schaeffer, Albrecht, 1885-1950
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Topic: German poetry
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- Ontario Hydro; Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario; Ontario Hydro International Inc
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Includes separate Annual Report of Ontario Hydro International Inc. in 1995
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- Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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v. 1. Egypt and Babylonia to 1580 B.C.--v. 2. The Egyptian and Hittite Empires to c.1000 B.C.--v. 3. The Assyrian Empire.--v. 4. The Persian Empire and the West.--v. 5. Athens, 478-401 B.C.--v. 6. Macedon, 401-301 B.C.--v. 7. The Hellenistic monarchies and the rise of Rome.--v. 8. Rome and the Mediterranean, 218-133 B.C.--v. 9. The Roman Republic, 133-44 B.C.--v. 10. The Augustan empire, 44 B.C.--A.D. 70.--v. 11. The imperial peace, A.D. 70-192.--v. 12. The imperial crisis and recovery, A.D....
Topic: History, Ancient
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- Collingwood, R. G. (Robin George), 1889-1943
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Topic: Mysticism
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Topic: Names, Geographical -- Vorarlberg
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Topic: Geography, Ancient
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- Troeltsch, Ernst, 1865-1923; Hügel, Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1852-1925
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Topics: Christianity, Religion, Christian ethics
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- World League Against Alcoholism; Cherrington, Ernest Hurst, 1877-1950
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Topic: Prohibition -- United States
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- De la Roche, Mazo, 1879-1961
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- Dunbar, Ianthe M. [from old catalog]
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Topics: Tunisia -- Description and travel. [from old catalog], Tunisia -- Social life and customs. [from...
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- Sturt, Henry, 1863-
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Topics: Values, Political ethics
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- Pollard, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1859-1944
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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- Tumiati, Domenico, 1874-
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"Secondo migliaio."
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Marine
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Railways and Canals
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- Rubinsteïn, Harold Frederick, 1891-
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Topic: United States -- Economic conditions 1918-1945
Topic: Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents
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Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service