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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 Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977
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by Vereshchagin, Vasili Vasilevich, 1842-1904
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Translation of "1812"
Topic: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
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by Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915
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by Jones, A. E. (Arthur Edward), 1838-1918; Fraser, Alexander
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Half title; imprint from t.p. to the Report
Topics: Jesuits, Huron Indians
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Topic: Gipsy language
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by Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
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Topics: Art, Decorative arts, Decoration and ornament
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by Hart, H. Martyn (Henry Martyn), 1838-1920
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Topic: Christian science
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by Monasterio de Alonso-Martínez, Antonia de
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Topic: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
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by Black, Hugh, 1868-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topics: German poetry, Songs, German
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by Quinet, Edgar, 1803-1875; Gautier, Paul
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Topics: Civilization, German, Pangermanism
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635; Pitollet, Camille, 1874-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects Germany
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by Balch, Thomas Willing, 1866-
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Topic: Arbitration (International law)
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Topics: Europe -- Description and travel, Asia -- Description and travel
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by Silcox, Claris Edwin, 1888-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
by Zeedick, Peter Ivan
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Topic: Catholic Church
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by Roi, Vatroslav, b. 1857
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Topic: Serbo-Croatian language
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by McBride, Isaac
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Topics: Soviet, Communism -- Russia, Russia -- Politics and government 1917-, Russia -- Economic conditions...
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by Caesar, Julius; Mulvany, Charles Pelham, 1835-1885
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Topic: Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888
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by Estaunié, Édouard, 1862-1942
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by Waterman, Nixon, 1859-
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Topic: Success
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by Aubrey, John, 1626-1697; Clark, Andrew, 1856-1922
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Topic: Great Britain -- Biography
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by Aubrey, John, 1626-1697; Clark, Andrew, 1856-1922
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Topic: Great Britain -- Biography
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by Stoll, Oswald, Sir, 1866-1942
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Topics: England -- Economic policy, England -- Finance and taxation
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by Simpson, Maria
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Topics: Rose, George Maclean, 1829-1898, Temperance -- Fiction
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by Neruda, Jan, 1834-1891
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Topics: Czech literature, Characters and characteristics in literature, Women in literature
In a vol. with binder's title: Michigan papers
Topic: Cadillac, Antoine Laumet de Lamothe, 1658-1730
With: Early Detroit / by C.M. Burton. [Detroit: s.n., 1909] -- "The Paul Revere of the West" / Joseph F. Tutle. Detroit: speaker Hines Press, [1909] -- Historical paper / by C. M. Burton, Detroit : Winn & Hammond, 1903 -- "Pioneers and patriots" / Edwin Erle Sparks. Detroit : Winn & Hammond, 1908 -- Historical memoranda of the Territory of Michigan. Detroit : [s.n., 1904]. Bound together subsequent to publication
Topics: Cadillac, Antoine Laumet de Lamothe, 1658-1730, Detroit (Mich.) -- Biography, Detroit (Mich.) --...
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Topics: Ukraïnsʹki sichovi strilʹt͡si -- Poetry, Ukrainian literature -- 20th century
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Topic: Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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by Muir, William, Minister of St. Stephens, Edinburgh; Macintyre, Angus
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Topics: Sermons, Scottish Gaelic language
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Topic: India -- Social life and customs
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by Castro, Guillén de, 1569-1631; Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Don Quixote; Cebrián Mezquita, Luis, 1851-1934
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Nestroy, Johann, 1801-1862; Friedell, Egon, 1878-1938
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk
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by Carstensen, Wm. (William August), 1828-1909
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by Stammler, Wolfgang
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Topic: Lenz, Jakob Michael Reinhold, 1751-1792
[Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Alte deutsche Lieder, gesammelt von L. Achim von Arnim und Clemens Brentano]. Vorwort: p. [iii]
Topics: Arnim, Ludwig Achim, Freiherr von, 1781-1831, German poetry, Folk songs, German
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by Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins, 1852-1930
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Topic: Central Presbyterian Church (Galt, Ont.)
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by Gairdner, W. H. T. (William Henry Temple), 1873-1928; World Missionary Conference (1st : 1910 : Edinburgh, Scotland)
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Topics: World Missionary Conference 1910 : Edinburgh, Scotland), Missions -- Congresses, Theology,...
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by Oyhanarte, Horacio B., 1885-1946
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"El capitulo Post-facto p. [341]-367 no aparece en las primeras ediciones."
Topic: Irigoyen, Hipólito, 1852-1933
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by Lafuente, Federico, 1857-
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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Topics: Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550, Emblems
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by Montoto y Rautenstrauch, Luis, 1851-1929
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by DesRoches, Francis
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Topic: Romance languages
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Topics: Creation, Akkadian language
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by Tönnies, Ferdinand, 1855-1936
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1. Nietzsche-Narren.--2. Wölfe in Fuchspelzen
Topic: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900
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by [Orton, James]; Alastor (poet)
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Topic: Poetry
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Topic: Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375
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by Golubchik-Gostov
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Topic: Bible
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Topic: Palestine -- Description and travel
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Topic: Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian
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by Ó Gríobhtha, Micheál, 1869-
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by Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904
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Creole bibliography: 1 leaf
Topics: Proverbs, Creole, Creole dialects
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by Brereton, Austin, 1862-1922
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Topics: Irving, Henry Brodribb, 1870-1919, Irving, Laurence Sydney Brodribb, 1871-1914
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Topics: Conscientious objectors -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Army Prisons
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by Howorth, Henry H. (Henry Hoyle), Sir, 1842-1923
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Topic: Harald I, King of Norway (surnamed Haarfager)
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Topic: Hebrew language -- Composition
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by Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889
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by Nicoll, W. Robertson (William Robertson), Sir, 1851-1923
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Topic: Maclaren, Ian, 1850-1907