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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 Michaud, Adolphe, 1857-; Tétu, Alphonse, 1858-; Proulx, Armand
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Topic: Rivière Ouelle, Que. -- Genealogy
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Nobility -- France, France -- Genealogy, France -- Biography
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Topics: Nobility -- France, France -- Genealogy, France -- Biography
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by Piot, Eugène, 1812-1890; Hôtel de ville (Paris, France); Le Cabinet de l'amateur et de l'antiquaire
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Topics: Artists, French -- France Paris, Registers of births, etc. -- France Paris, genealogy
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by Saint-Allais, Nicolas Viton de, 1773-1842; La Chabeaussière, Ange Jacques Marie Poisson de, 1755-1823?
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Topics: Nobility -- France, France -- Genealogy, France -- Biography
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by Barth, Auguste, 1834-1916; Bergaigne, Abel Henri Joseph, 1838-1888
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Topics: Inscriptions, Sanskrit, Annam -- Antiquities, Cambodia -- Antiquities, genealogy
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by Saint-Allais, Nicolas Viton de, 1773-1842; La Chabeaussière, Ange Jacques Marie Poisson de, 1755-1823?
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Topics: Nobility -- France, France -- Genealogy, France -- Biography
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by Michel, Francisque, 1809-1887
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Topics: Scots -- France, French -- Scotland, Scotland -- History, genealogy
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by Saint-Allais, Nicolas Viton de, 1773-1842; La Chabeaussière, Ange Jacques Marie Poisson de, 1755-1823?
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Topics: Nobility -- France, France -- Genealogy, France -- Biography
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by New France. Conseil supérieur de Québec; Roy, Pierre Georges, 1870-1953
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province), French-Canadians -- Genealogy, Québec (Province) -- Genealogy,...
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Topics: Heraldry -- France, Nobility -- France, Nobility -- Europe, France -- Genealogy, France -- Kings...
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Topics: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778, genealogy
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Title varies: 1882- Annuaire généalogique des maisons princières regnant en Europe depuis le commencement du XIXe siècle avec les notes sur les mariages morganatiques
Topics: Genealogy -- Yearbooks, Europe -- Kings and rulers Genealogy
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Topics: Heraldry -- France, Nobility -- France, Nobility -- Europe, France -- Genealogy, France -- Kings...
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by Michel, Francisque, 1809-1887
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Topic: genealogy
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by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topics: Artists, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Bourges (France), Berry (France) -- Description and travel, Berry...
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Topics: India -- Religion, genealogy
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Topics: Holy Roman Empire -- History, Germany -- History, genealogy
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by Fédération archéologique et historique de Belgique; Fédération archéologique et historique de Belgique. Compte rendu des travaux du ... congrès; Fédération archéologique et historique de Belgique. Handelingen van het ... congrès
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by Bonnefon, Edmond Louis
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Topic: genealogy
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by Schickler, Fernand David Georges de, Baron, 1835-1909
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Topics: Protestants -- England, Huguenots -- England, Great Britain -- Church history, Channel Islands --...
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Topics: Ethnology, genealogy
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Topics: India -- Religion, genealogy
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Topics: Archives -- Germany Prussia, Germany -- History Sources, Prussia (Germany) -- History Sources,...
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Topics: France -- Civilization, France -- History Medieval period, 987-1515, Germany -- History To 1517,...
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by Réau, Louis, 1881-1961
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Topics: Painters, German, Painting -- Germany History, genealogy
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by Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932; Wilson-Green, Arthur
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Topics: Nomads, Roads -- England, Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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by Barth, Hermann, 1866-
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Topics: Art -- Turkey Istanbul, Istanbul (Turkey) -- Description and travel, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, genealogy
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by Radziwill, Luise, ksizna, 1770-1836; Radziwill, Marie Dorothea Elisabeth (de Castellane) - fürstin, 1840-1915
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Topics: Prussia (Germany) -- Court and courtiers, Prussia (Germany) -- History 1740-1815, genealogy
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by Marquet de Vasselot, Jean Joseph Marie Anatole
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Topics: Portrait painting -- France History, genealogy
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by Legrain, Georges, 1865-1917; MatÆaf al-Mi£r±; Egypt. Ma£laÆat al-thr
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Topics: Inscriptions, Egyptian, Names, Egyptian, Egypt -- Genealogy
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Topics: Transportation -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc, Tariff -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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Topics: Henrietta Maria, Queen, consort of Charles I, King of England, 1609-1669, Great Britain -- History...
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by Merle d'Aubigné, J. H. (Jean Henri), 1794-1872
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Topics: Jaina inscriptions, genealogy
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Topics: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778, genealogy
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by Michaud, J. Fr. (Joseph Fr.), 1767-1839; Poujoulat, Jean Joseph Francois, 1808-1880
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sol. 1. Geoffroy de Villa-Hardouin - Henri de Valenciennes - Joinville - Pierre Sarrasins - Du Hueselin - Christine de Pisan.- Vol. 2. Christine de Pisan - Boucicaut - Juvénal des Ursins - Pierre de Fenin - Journal d'un bourgeois de Paris.- Vol. 3. Mémoires sur Jeanne d'Arc et Charles VII, Richmond, Florent d'Iliers - Journal d'un bourgeois de Paris, 2e ptie. - Olivier de la Marche - Jacques du Clercq.- Vol. 4. Philippe de Commines - Jean de Troye - Villeneuve - La Trémouille.- Vol. 5....
Topics: France -- Biography, France -- History, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, genealogy
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by Michaud, J. Fr. (Joseph Fr.), 1767-1839; Poujoulat, Jean Joseph Francois, 1808-1880
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sol. 1. Geoffroy de Villa-Hardouin - Henri de Valenciennes - Joinville - Pierre Sarrasins - Du Hueselin - Christine de Pisan.- Vol. 2. Christine de Pisan - Boucicaut - Juvénal des Ursins - Pierre de Fenin - Journal d'un bourgeois de Paris.- Vol. 3. Mémoires sur Jeanne d'Arc et Charles VII, Richmond, Florent d'Iliers - Journal d'un bourgeois de Paris, 2e ptie. - Olivier de la Marche - Jacques du Clercq.- Vol. 4. Philippe de Commines - Jean de Troye - Villeneuve - La Trémouille.- Vol. 5....
Topics: France -- Biography, France -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Sanskrit drama -- Translations into French, French drama -- Translations from Sanskrit, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778, genealogy
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by Michaud, J. Fr. (Joseph Fr.), 1767-1839; Poujoulat, Jean Joseph Francois, 1808-1880
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sol. 1. Geoffroy de Villa-Hardouin - Henri de Valenciennes - Joinville - Pierre Sarrasins - Du Hueselin - Christine de Pisan.- Vol. 2. Christine de Pisan - Boucicaut - Juvénal des Ursins - Pierre de Fenin - Journal d'un bourgeois de Paris.- Vol. 3. Mémoires sur Jeanne d'Arc et Charles VII, Richmond, Florent d'Iliers - Journal d'un bourgeois de Paris, 2e ptie. - Olivier de la Marche - Jacques du Clercq.- Vol. 4. Philippe de Commines - Jean de Troye - Villeneuve - La Trémouille.- Vol. 5....
Topics: France -- Biography, France -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Theater -- England History, English drama -- History and criticism, genealogy
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by Joinville, Jean, sire de, 1224?-1317?; Wailly, Natalis de, 1805-1886
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Topics: Louis IX, King of France, 1214-1270, Apostles' Creed, Crusades, Crusades, genealogy
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Topics: Marprelate, Martin, pseud, Marprelate controversy, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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by Michaud, J. Fr. (Joseph Fr.), 1767-1839; Poujoulat, Jean Joseph Francois, 1808-1880
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sol. 1. Geoffroy de Villa-Hardouin - Henri de Valenciennes - Joinville - Pierre Sarrasins - Du Hueselin - Christine de Pisan.- Vol. 2. Christine de Pisan - Boucicaut - Juvénal des Ursins - Pierre de Fenin - Journal d'un bourgeois de Paris.- Vol. 3. Mémoires sur Jeanne d'Arc et Charles VII, Richmond, Florent d'Iliers - Journal d'un bourgeois de Paris, 2e ptie. - Olivier de la Marche - Jacques du Clercq.- Vol. 4. Philippe de Commines - Jean de Troye - Villeneuve - La Trémouille.- Vol. 5....
Topics: France -- Biography, France -- History, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Catholics -- England History 16th century, Persecution -- England, genealogy