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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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Topic: Arabic language -- Texts and translations
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by [Robinson, Percy James, 1873-1953]
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Topic: Group of Seven (Group of artists)
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by Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938
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by Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938
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by Aberg, Nils Fritiof, 1888-
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Topics: Fibula (Archaeology), Goths in Italy, Lombards
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by Adam, de La Halle, ca. 1235-ca. 1288; Langlois, Ernest, 1857-1924
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by Ahikar (Folktale); Cowley, A. E. (Arthur Ernest), 1861-1931; Darius I, King of Persia, 548-485 B.C
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Topics: Manuscripts, Aramaic (Papyri), Names, Aramaic, Jews -- History To 70 A.D, Aramaic language --...
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Topics: Universities and colleges -- Québec (Province), Québec (Province) -- Education
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Topics: Finance -- Iran History, Finance, Public -- Iran History, Taxation -- Iran
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Topic: Court rules
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by Alencar, José Martiniano de, 1829-1877
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by Alencar, José Martiniano de, 1829-1877
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Topic: Hafner, Philipp, 1731-1764
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by Altdorfer, Albrecht, ca. 1480-1538; Waldmann, Emil, 1880-1945
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by Anderson, F. H. (Fulton Henry), 1895-
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Topic: Locke, John, 1632-1704
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by Anderson, Nels, 1889-1986; Chicago Council of Social Agencies
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A study prepared for the Chicago Council of Social Agencies under the direction of the Committee on Homeless Men
Topic: Tramps
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by Andreyev, Leonid, 1871-1919; Bernstein, Herman, 1876-1935
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Translation of Samson v okovakh
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by Andriievs'kyǐ, Viktor, 1885-
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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by Angell, Norman, Sir, 1874-1967
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Topics: Economic policy, Great Britain -- Economic policy
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Topic: Administrative law
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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 Appia, Adolphe, 1862-1928
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Topic: Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery
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by Araquistáin, Luis, 1886-
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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 Argenson, Maurice Charles Marc René de Voyer de Paulmy, marquis d', 1875-
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Une favorite oubliée; lettres de la duchesse de Falari.- Une amitié fidèle; lettres de la duchesse de Gontaut.- Le roman de la "sainte duchesse"; lettres de la duchusse de Villars.- La marquise du Chatelet et le comte d'Argenson.- Une compagne d'exil, la comtesse d'Estrades.- Quatre-vingt cinq lettres et billets de la marquise de Pampadour
Topics: Argenson, Marc-Pierre de Voyer, comte d', 1696-1764, France -- History Bourbons, 1589-1789
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by Arguedas, Alcides, 1879-1946; Dilhan, S.
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by Armstrong, E. C. (Edward Cooke), 1871-1944
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Topic: French language -- Verb
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by Armstrong, Olive Gertrude
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Topic: Bruce, Edward, King of Ireland, d. 1318
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Topic: Molière, 1622-1673
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Topic: Great Britain -- Church history 1066-1485
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by Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957
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Contents: --Bd. 3. Sotsiale dramen.--Bd. 4. Di yoyrshim.- Mitn Shtram.- Der Zindiger.- Um vinter.- Maranen.pppp
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Topic: Latin language -- Study and teaching
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by Ashmead-Bartlett, Ellis, 1881-1931
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Topics: Austria -- History 1918-1938, Hungary -- History
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by Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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Topic: German language -- Versification
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Topic: Provencal poetry
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by Austen, Jane, 1775-1817; Walkley, Arthur Bingham, 1855-1926
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by Author's Club, London
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Topics: Mysteries and miracle-plays, French -- History and criticism, French drama -- To 1500 History and...
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Topics: Basedow, Johann Bernhard, 1724-1790, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Lavater, Johann...
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by Baerlein, Henry, 1875-1960
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Topic: Ukrainians
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Introductory. The work and methods Abydos, the Holy City of Egypt, and the dawn of civilization. Tell El-Amarna; false dawn. Thebes, the city of temples and tombs - east bank. Thebes, the city of temples and tombs - west bank. Tutankhamen in all his glory. Lagash, the typical city-state of early Babylon, the fountain of law. Nineveh, and its robber-kings. Troy, the city of romance. Mycenae, and the fortress-palaces of Greece. Knossos, the home of the sea-kings of the Aegean. Gezer, a home of...
Topics: Archaeology, Babylonia -- History and antiquities, Egypt -- Antiquities, Middle East -- Antiquities
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by Bailey, John Cann, 1864-1931
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, English literature -- History and criticism, English poetry --...
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by Bailey, M
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[Reprinted from The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Vol. 22, No. 3, July, 1923]
Topic: Boswell, James, 1740-1795
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by Baker, Albert Edward, 1883-
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Topic: Butler, Joseph, 1692-1752
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by Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
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Topic: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
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by Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
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Topic: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
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by Baker, Samuel White, (Sir) 1821-1893
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by Ballantine, William Gay
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by Ballard, Adolphus, 1867-1915; Great Britain. Laws, statutes, etc; Tait, James, 1863-1944
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Topics: Boroughs -- Great Britain, Municipal government -- Great Britain History, Great Britain --...
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by Ballard, George Alexander, 1862-
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Topic: La Péruse, Jean Bastier de, 1529-1554
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by Bandelier, Adolph Francis Alphonse, 1840-1914; Bandelier, Fanny R.; Hackett, Charles Wilson, 1888-
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Topics: Mexico -- History, New Mexico -- History
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by Bandello, Matteo, 1485-1561; Picco, Francesco, 1877-
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Bibliography: p. [39]-42
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Topics: Sculpture, Bronzes
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by Banville, Théodore Faullain de, 1823-1891
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by Barbour, D. N
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Topic: Psychoanalysis
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Topics: Lumber trade, Forests and forestry
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Topics: Wages, Minimum wage -- England, Economics
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by Bau, Mingchien Joshua, 1894-
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Bibliography: p. 229-231
Topics: China -- Commerce and industries, China -- Foreign relations, United States -- Foreign relations