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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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1922 Lazarevski, Ivan Ivanovich
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Topic: Art
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1922 Forsh, Olga, 1873-1961
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Topic: genealogy
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1921 Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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1921 Evdokimov, Ivan Vasilevich, 1887-
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Topics: Church architecture, Art, Russian
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1916 Pokrovski, N. V. (Nikola Vasilevich), 1848-1917
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Topic: Christian art and symbolism
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1914 Kondakov, N. P. (Nikodim Pavlovich), 1844-1925; Akademiia nauk SSSR. Otdelenie russkogo iazyka i slovesnosti
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Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Icons, Christian art and symbolism, Art, Art, Byzantine
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1914 Lazarevski, Ivan Ivanovich
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Topic: Art
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1914 Kondakov, N. P. (Nikodim Pavlovich), 1844-1925; Akademiia nauk SSSR. Otdelenie russkogo iazyka i slovesnosti
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Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Icons, Christian art and symbolism, Art, Art, Byzantine
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1913 Mantel, A; Ilin, N
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Topic: Art
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1913 Somov, Konstantin Andreevich
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Topics: Porcelain, Russian, Art objects
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1912 Koltonovskaia, Elena Aleksandrovna
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Imprint on cover: S.-Peterburg, Knigoizdatelskoe T-vo "Prosvieshchenie", 1912
Topics: Women authors, Women in literature and art
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1911 Kurbatov, Vladimir IAkovlevich, 1878-
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Topic: Art
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1910 Grabar, Igor mmanuilovich, 1871-1960; Benois, Alexandre, 1870-1960
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Topic: Art
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1910 Grabar, Igor mmanuilovich, 1871-1960; Benois, Alexandre, 1870-1960
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Topic: Art
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1910 Brodski, N. L. (Nikola Leontevich), 1881-1951; Aksakov, I. S. (Ivan Sergeevich), 1823-1886; Aksakov, Konstantin Sergeevich, 1817-1860; Kirevski, Ivan Vasil'evich, 1806-1856; Khomiakov, A. S. (Alekse Stepanovich), 1804-1860
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Topics: Slavophilism, genealogy
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1910 Grabar, Igor mmanuilovich, 1871-1960; Benois, Alexandre, 1870-1960
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Topic: Art
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1910 Grabar, Igor mmanuilovich, 1871-1960; Benois, Alexandre, 1870-1960
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Topic: Art
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1909 Makovski, Serge Konstantinovich, 1877-1962
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Vol. 3 published by Apollon
Topics: Painting, Russian, Painting, Art, Russian
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1909 Makovski, Serge Konstantinovich, 1877-1962
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Vol. 3 published by Apollon
Topics: Painting, Russian, Painting, Art, Russian
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1908 Nikanor, Abp. of Kherson, 1827-1890
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"Iz Russkago Arkhiva' 1908 goda."
Topic: genealogy
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Complete run available on microfiche (mfe N S765) and in reprint ed. (N6 .S73a.)
Topic: Art
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Cover title
Topics: Art, Russian literature
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Complete run available on microfiche (mfe N S765) and in reprint ed. (N6 .S73a.)
Topic: Art
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Complete run available on microfiche (mfe N S765) and in reprint ed. (N6 .S73a.)
Topic: Art
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Complete run available on microfiche (mfe N S765) and in reprint ed. (N6 .S73a.)
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Complete run available on microfiche (mfe N S765) and in reprint ed. (N6 .S73a.)
Topic: Art
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1906 Dobrolovski, I. A
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Topic: genealogy
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1905 Miakotin, Venedikt Aleksandrovich, 1867-1937
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Topics: Radishchev, Aleksandr Nikolaevich, 1749-1802, genealogy
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1905 Grünwedel, Albert, 1856-1935; Ukhtomsk, . . (sper sperovich), kniaz, 1861-1921
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Topics: Art, Tibetan, Lamaism, Idols and images
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1905 Gosudarstvenny russki muze (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
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Topic: Art
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1900 Kashchenko, Adrian, 1858-1921
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Topic: genealogy
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1900 Pokrovski, Nikola Vasilevich, 1848-1917
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On leaf preceding t.p.: Pamiatniki khristiansko ikonografii i iskusstva
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Art
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1900 Leonov, A. I. (Alekse Ivanovich), 1898-; Mashkovtsev, N. G. (Nikola Georgievich), 1887-1962
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Errata slip inserted
Topics: Art, Painters, Painting
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Topics: Military art and science, War
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1898 Bloch, Jan, 1836-1902
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Topics: Military art and science, War
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1898 Bloch, Jan, 1836-1902
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Topics: Military art and science, War
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1898 Bloch, Jan, 1836-1902
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Topics: Military art and science, War
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1898 Evdokimov, S.; Evdokimov, V. IA
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Topic: Art objects
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1898 Bloch, Jan, 1836-1902
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Topics: Military art and science, War
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1898 Bloch, Jan, 1836-1902
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Topics: Military art and science, War
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1889 Tolsto, Ivan Ivanovich, graf, 1858-1916; Kondakov, Nikodim Pavlovich, 1844-1925
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Topics: Art, Art
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1889 Tolsto, Ivan Ivanovich, graf, 1858-1916; Kondakov, Nikodim Pavlovich, 1844-1925
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Topics: Art, Art
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1889 Tolsto, Ivan Ivanovich, graf, 1858-1916; Kondakov, Nikodim Pavlovich, 1844-1925
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Topics: Art, Art
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1889 Tolsto, Ivan Ivanovich, graf, 1858-1916; Kondakov, Nikodim Pavlovich, 1844-1925
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Topics: Art, Art
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1889 Tolsto, Ivan Ivanovich, graf, 1858-1916; Kondakov, Nikodim Pavlovich, 1844-1925
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Topics: Art, Art
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1889 Tolsto, Ivan Ivanovich, graf, 1858-1916; Kondakov, Nikodim Pavlovich, 1844-1925
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Topics: Art, Art
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1887 Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, 1812-1891
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Topic: genealogy
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1886 Nikitin, Ivan Savvich, 1824-1861
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Topics: De-Pule, Mikhail Fedorovich, 1822-1885, genealogy
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1874 Arkheologicheski sezd. 3d, Kiev, 1874; Leger, Louis, 1843-1923. Rapport sur une mission scientifique"..
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"Rapport sur une mission scientifique près le Congrès archéologique de Kiev" / par M. Louis Leger (38 p.) bound at the end
Topic: Art
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1872
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Topics: Peter I, Emperor of Russia, 1672-1725, Courts and courtiers, genealogy
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Topics: Painting, Art
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1869 Poland. Sejm, 1569
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Topics: Lithuania. 1569, genealogy
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1856 Miatlev, Ivan Petrovich, 1796-1844
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1856 Miatlev, Ivan Petrovich, 1796-1844
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Topic: genealogy
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1842 Snegirev, Ivan Mikhalovich, 1793-1868
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Topics: Decorative arts, Art objects