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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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1992 Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee on Ontario in Confederation; Drainville, Dennis, 1954-
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Topics: Canada, Federal government, Federal-provincial relations, Constitutional law, Select Committees of...
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1988 Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee on Constitutional Reform; Beer, Charles; Ontario. Assemblée législative. Comité spécial sur la réforme constitutionnelle
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Text in English and French ; French text on inverted pages with added t.p. :Rapport de la Modification Constitutionnelle de 1987
Topics: Constitutional law, Constitutional amendments, Select Committees of Ontario
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1970 Philippe de Remi, sire de Beaumanoir, 1296; Salmon, Amédée, 1857-1920; Hubrect, Georges
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"Réimpression de l'édition originale de 1899-[1900]
Topics: Law, French language
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1923 Perreau, Étienne Hippolyte, 1870-
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Topic: Law
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1923 Perreau, Étienne Hippolyte, 1870-
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Topic: Law
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Topics: Hungarians in Romania, Minorities, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Potlatch, Indians of North America, Indians of North America, Law, Primitive
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Topics: Theater -- England History, English drama -- History and criticism, genealogy
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Topics: Nationalism, International law, Toleration, Language and languages
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Topics: Civil law, Islamic law
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1922 Garçon, Émile Auguste, 1851-1922
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Topics: Criminal law, Criminal law
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Includes bibliograhical references
Topics: Jewish question, Zionism, International law
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Pilgrims and pilgrimages, Municipal government -- Belgium, Criminal law -- Belgium
Bibliography: p. [3]-8
Topics: Benefices, Ecclesiastical (Canon law), Papacy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Prostitution -- Law and legislation France, Prostitution -- France, Public policy (Law) -- France
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1921 Duguit, Léon, 1859-1928
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Vol. 1. - La règle de droit; Le problème de l'état.- Vol. 2. - La théorie générale de l'état.- Vol. 3. - La théorie générale de l'état.- Vol. 4. - L'organisation politique de la France.- Vol. 5. - Les librtés publiques
Topic: Constitutional law
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1921 Switzerland. Statutes. Zivilgesetzbuch; Vogt, Louis, tr. and ed
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Topics: Switzerland. Bundesgericht, Civil law
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1921 Fauchille, Paul, 1858-1926; Bonfils, Henry Joseph François Xavier
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Vol. 1, Pts. 2-3. - Paix.- Vol. 2. - Guerre [et] neutralité
Topics: Congresses and conventions, International law, War (International law)
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1921 Duguit, Léon, 1859-1928
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Vol. 1. - La règle de droit; Le problème de l'état.- Vol. 2. - La théorie générale de l'état.- Vol. 3. - La théorie générale de l'état.- Vol. 4. - L'organisation politique de la France.- Vol. 5. - Les librtés publiques
Topic: Constitutional law
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1921 Esmein, Adhémar, 1848-1913; Nézard, Henry, 1875-
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Vol. 1. - La liberté moderne; Principes et institutions.- Vol. 2. - Le constitutionnel de la République française
Topics: England, Constitutional law
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1921 Ab Ysuf Yaqb, 731 or 2-798; Fagnan, E. (Edmond), 1846-1931
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Topics: Arabic language -- Texts, Real property tax -- Islamic Empire, Real property tax (Islamic law) --...
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1921 Duguit, Léon, 1859-1928
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Vol. 1. - La règle de droit; Le problème de l'état.- Vol. 2. - La théorie générale de l'état.- Vol. 3. - La théorie générale de l'état.- Vol. 4. - L'organisation politique de la France.- Vol. 5. - Les librtés publiques
Topic: Constitutional law
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Prostitution -- Law and legislation France, Prostitution -- France, Public policy (Law) -- France
"Bibliographie": p. [9]-10
Topics: Petroleum industry and trade -- Romania, Petroleum -- Romania, Mining law -- Romania
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1921 Esmein, Adhémar, 1848-1913; Nézard, Henry, 1875-
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Vol. 1. - La liberté moderne; Principes et institutions.- Vol. 2. - Le constitutionnel de la République française
Topics: England, Constitutional law
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Topic: Islamic law
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1920 Andler, Charles, 1866-1933
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Vol. 1. Les précurseurs de Nietzsche.- Vol. 2. La jeunesse de Nietzsche (jusqu'a la rupture avec Bayreuth)- Vol. 3. Nietzsche et la pessimisme esthétique.- Vol. 4. La maturité de Nietzsche (jusqu'à sa mort)- Vol. 5. Nietzsche et le transformisme intellectualiste.- Vol. 6. La dernière philosophie de Nietzsche; le renouvellement de toutes les valeurs
Topics: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, genealogy
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1920 Cavaré, Louis
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Topics: Administrative law, Justice, Administration of
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Topic: International law
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Université de Paris, 1926)
Topics: Leases (Roman law), Rent (Roman law)
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Topic: International law
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1920 Lawrence, T. J. (Thomas Joseph), 1849-1919; Dumas, Jacques, b. 1868; Lapradelle, Albert Geouffre de, 1871-1955
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Topic: International law
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1920 Triepel, Heinrich, 1868-; Brunet, René, 1882-
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German edition has title "Volkerrecht und Landesrecht"
Topic: International law
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1920 Louter, Jan de, 1847-1932
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Dutch edition has title " Het stellig volkenrecht" The Hague, M. Nijhoff, 1910
Topic: International law
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Topics: Islamic law -- History, Theology, Doctrinal
Vol. 1. Principes généraux; les personnes; la famille; les incapables; les biens.- Vol. 2. Les preuves; Théorie générale des obligations; Les contrats; Les privilèges et les hypothèques.- Vol. 3. Régimes matrimoniaux; Successions; Donations et testaments
Topic: Civil law
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1920 Przyluski, Jean, 1885-1944
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"Extrait du Journal asiatique, 1918-1920."
Topics: Gautama Buddha, Nirvana, genealogy
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1920 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,...
Vol. 1. Principes généraux; les personnes; la famille; les incapables; les biens.- Vol. 2. Les preuves; Théorie générale des obligations; Les contrats; Les privilèges et les hypothèques.- Vol. 3. Régimes matrimoniaux; Successions; Donations et testaments
Topic: Civil law
Vol. 1. Principes généraux; les personnes; la famille; les incapables; les biens.- Vol. 2. Les preuves; Théorie générale des obligations; Les contrats; Les privilèges et les hypothèques.- Vol. 3. Régimes matrimoniaux; Successions; Donations et testaments
Topic: Civil law
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Topic: International law
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1920 Andler, Charles, 1866-1933
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Vol. 1. Les précurseurs de Nietzsche.- Vol. 2. La jeunesse de Nietzsche (jusqu'a la rupture avec Bayreuth)- Vol. 3. Nietzsche et la pessimisme esthétique.- Vol. 4. La maturité de Nietzsche (jusqu'à sa mort)- Vol. 5. Nietzsche et le transformisme intellectualiste.- Vol. 6. La dernière philosophie de Nietzsche; le renouvellement de toutes les valeurs
Topics: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, genealogy
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1920 Institute of International Law; Scott, James Brown, 1866-1943
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Topic: International law
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Topics: Trials (Sex crimes) -- France, Bestiality (Law) -- France
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1920 Louter, Jan de, 1847-1932
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Dutch edition has title " Het stellig volkenrecht" The Hague, M. Nijhoff, 1910
Topic: International law
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1919 Vanderpol, Alfred, 1854-1915; Chénon, Émile, 1857-
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Preface: "Alfred Vanderpol (1854-1915)" signed: Émile Chénon
Topics: Vanderpol, Alfred, 1854-1915, War (International law)
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Topic: International law
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1919 Bancarel, Jean
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Topic: Marriage law
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1919 Bareilles, Bertrand
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Topics: Congress of Berlin (1878), Treaty of Berlin (1878), genealogy
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1919 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: genealogy
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1919 Vollenhoven, Cornelis van, 1874-1933
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Topics: International law, Peace
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1919 Pouliot, Jean François, 1890-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Ecclesiastical law
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1919 Scott, James Brown, 1866-1943; Lyon-Caen, Charles Léon, 1843-
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Topic: Arbitration (International law)
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Topics: Germany -- History Revolution, 1918, genealogy
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1919 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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1919 Carco, Francis, 1886-1958; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Transportation -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc, Tariff -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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Topics: Poland -- Foreign relations Russia, Russia -- Foreign relations Poland, Civil law -- Poland History
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Topic: Constitutional law
"Index bibliographique": p. [465]-467
Topics: Civilization, Greek and Roman, Ethics -- Greece, Greek language -- Semantics, Greece -- Law
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany -- History 1806-1918, genealogy
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, genealogy
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1917 Auerbach, Bertrand
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Topics: Ethnology, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, genealogy
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Topics: Fish trade, Fisheries, Fishery law and legislation
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Vol. 1. La définition du droit.- Vol. 2 pt. 1. Le systeme juridique de l'Angleterre (Le système traditionnel)
Topic: Law
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1917 Barbosa, Ruy, 1849-1923; Aranha, Graça, 1868-1931
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Topics: Neutrality, War (International law)
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1916 Barby, Henry, 1876-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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1916 Paquet, Louis-Adolphe, 1859-1942
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Ecclesiastical law
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1916 Vattel, Emer de, 1714-1767; Fenwick, Charles G. (Charles Ghequiere), 1880-1973; Lapradelle, Albert Geouffre de, 1871-1955
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Vol. 1. Reproduction of books II and II of edition of 1758.- Vol. 2. Reproduction of books III and IV of edition of 1758.- Vol. 3. Translation of the edition of 1758 by Charles G. Fenwick, with an introduction by Albert de Lapradelle
Topics: International law, War (International law)
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1916 Benavente, J; Chile. Constitución
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Topic: Constitutional law
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Topics: Marprelate, Martin, pseud, Marprelate controversy, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1916 Vattel, Emer de, 1714-1767; Fenwick, Charles G. (Charles Ghequiere), 1880-1973; Lapradelle, Albert Geouffre de, 1871-1955
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Vol. 1. Reproduction of books II and II of edition of 1758.- Vol. 2. Reproduction of books III and IV of edition of 1758.- Vol. 3. Translation of the edition of 1758 by Charles G. Fenwick, with an introduction by Albert de Lapradelle
Topics: International law, War (International law)
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Topics: Religious education, Ecclesiastical law, Church and education