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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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1954 Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Milan (Italy)
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Topics: Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Milan (Italy), Catholic Church
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1922 Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Topics: Reconstruction (1914-1939), World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Testi, Laudedeo, 1857
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Topics: Parma. Santa Maria della Steccata (Church), genealogy
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1922 Palamenghi-Crispi, Tommaso, 1861-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Quintavalle, Ferruccio
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Vol. 1. Dal Congresso di Berlino (Luglio 1878) agli Armistizi (Novembre 1918)- Vol. 2. Dagli Armistizi (Novembre 1918) alla firma dell'ultimo trattato di pace (Novembre 1920)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Quintavalle, Ferruccio
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Vol. 1. Dal Congresso di Berlino (Luglio 1878) agli Armistizi (Novembre 1918)- Vol. 2. Dagli Armistizi (Novembre 1918) alla firma dell'ultimo trattato di pace (Novembre 1920)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Italy. Esercito. Reggimento fanteria, 13p0s, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1920 Jahier, Piero
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1920 Capello, Luigi, 1859-1941
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Borgese, Giuseppe Antonio, 1882-1952
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Topics: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Catholic Church. Treaties, etc; Mercati, Angelo, 1870-1955
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Topics: Catholic Church, Concordats
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1919 Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
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Topics: Italy. Esercito. 2. armata, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Lanzalone, Giovanni, 1852-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War poetry, Italian
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1919 Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873; Cojazzi, Antonio, b. 1880
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Topics: Catholic Church, Christian ethics
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Art -- Italy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Italy
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1916 Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, World War, 1914-1918
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1916 Reggio, Isidoro
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v. I. Le origini remote (Da Campoformio alla Triplice alleanza)--v. II. L'Italia incatenata (33 anni di Triplice alleanza)--v. III. La nebbia sulla nazione (La neutralità)--v. IV. L'incubo (I pericoli della neutralità)--v. V. I veggenti (I orientazione dei partiti)--v. VI. Un popolo sfidato (Le provocazioni austriache)--v. VII. Gli intellettuali (Verso l'intervento)--v. VIII. Le nostre terre (Dal Brennero alla Dalmazia)--v. IX. Il mare nostro (Il dominio dell'Adriatico)--v. X. La calata dei...
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1915 Verona, Guido da, 1881-1939
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Topic: genealogy
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1915 Nulli, Raffaele
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Topics: War (International law), World War, 1914-1918, Neutrality
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1915 Bontempelli, Massimo, 1878-1960
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1915 D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Italy -- Politics and government 1870-1914
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1914 Farinelli, Arturo, 1867-1948
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1914 Emmaedeni, Emilio
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Telesio, Bernardino, 1509-1588, genealogy
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1911 Misciattelli, Piero, 1882-1937
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Topics: Catholic Church, Art, Mysticism
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Topics: Italian language -- Conversation and phrase books, genealogy
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1907 Sanctis, Gaetano de, 1870-1957
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Topic: genealogy
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1907 Sanctis, Gaetano de, 1870-1957
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Ethiopia
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1897 Bonghi, Ruggiero, 1826-1895; Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873; Rosmini, Antonio, 1797-1855; Morando, Giuseppe, 1866-1914
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Topics: Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873, Rosmini, Antonio, 1797-1855, Catholic Church, Authors, Italian --...
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1895 Brancaccio di Carpino, F
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Topics: Catholic Church, Popes, Papacy
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1891 Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Topics: Socialism and Christianity -- Catholic Church, Socialism, Christian
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1874 Gubernatis, Angelo de, conte. 1840-1913
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Topics: Vedas, Mythology, Hindu, genealogy
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Topics: Savoy, House of, genealogy
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1858 Antoninus, Saint, Archbishop of Florence, 1389-1459; Palermo, Francesco, d. 1874
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Topics: Spiritual life -- Catholic Church, Prayers, Medieval
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Title on added t.p.: Bullarium romanum
Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
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1845 Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873
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Topics: Catholic Church, Drama -- Technique, Historical fiction, Lombardy (Italy) -- History
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