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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 Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892; Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles, 1871-1928
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Topics: Gentry -- Ireland, Heraldry -- Ireland
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Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- India
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by Ey, Louise, 1854-
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Topics: Portuguese language -- Grammar 1870-, Portuguese language -- Conversation and phrase books
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by Albeck, Chanoch; Theodor, J
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Vol. 1. Parascha I-XLVII.- Vol. 2. XLVIII-LXXXVI.- Vol. 3. LXXXVII-C
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by Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949; Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929. Rosenkavalier
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Topic: Operas
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Winstedt, Eric Otto
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Topic: Atticus, Titus Pomponius
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Topic: Italian language -- Dictionaries
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Winstedt, Eric Otto
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Topic: Atticus, Titus Pomponius
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Topic: Coins, British
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by Schoff, Wilfred Harvey, 1874-1932; Arrian
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"Bibliography of the Periplus": p. 17-21
Topics: Geography, Ancient, Classical geography, Commerce -- History, Indian Ocean
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by Falbe-Hansen, Ida
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by Junod, Henri Alexandre, 1863-1934
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Topic: Tsonga (African people)
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by Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
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Topics: Meat industry and trade, Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery, Frozen foods
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by Blacker, J. F
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Topics: Pottery -- 19th century England, Potters -- England, Pottery -- Marks
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by Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Esher, Reginald Baliol Brett, Viscount, 1852-1930
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Victoria, 1837-1901 Sources, Great Britain -- Politics and government...
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by Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574
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v. 1. Cimabue to Agnolo Gaddi.- v. 2. Berna to Michelozzo Michelozzi.- v. 3. Filarete and Simone to Mantegna.- v. 4. Filippino Lippi to Domenico Puligo
Topics: Artists, Italian, Art -- Italy History
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Topics: Catalan language -- Grammar, Catalan language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers Italian, Proverbs,...
Vol. I A-D.- Vol. II. E-L.- Vol. III. M-Z
Topic: Occult sciences -- Bibliography
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by Leguina, Enrique de
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Topic: Spanish language -- Dictionaries
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"Nota bibliografica": p. [453]-455
Topic: Naples (Kingdom) -- History
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Topics: Names, Geographical -- France, Aude (France) -- Gazetteers
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by Macdonell, Arthur Anthony, 1854-1930; Keith, Arthur Berriedale, 1879-1944
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Topic: Vedas -- Concordances
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by Phillott, Douglas Craven, 1860-1930
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Topics: Urdu language, English language
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by Bertoni, Giulio, 1878-1942
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by Milne, John
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Topic: Names, Geographical -- Scotland
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Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- India
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by Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911; Flint, William Russell, Sir, 1880-1969
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by Junod, Henri Alexandre, 1863-1934
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Topic: Tsonga (African people)
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by Gilliéron, Jules, 1854-1926; Edmont, Edmond, 1849-1926
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Topics: French language -- Maps, French language -- Dialects, Linguistic geography
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by Mackirdy, Archibald, Mrs., d. 1914; Willis, W. N. (William Nicholas)
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Topic: Prostitution
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by S'id ibn Amad, Abu al-sim, al-Andalus; Cheikho, Louis, 1859-1927
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Topics: Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) -- Description and travel, Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) -- Industries
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by Dal, Vladimir Ivanovich, 1801-1872; Baudouin de Courtenay, Jan Niecisaw, 1845-1929
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Topic: Russian language
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by López de Gómara, Francisco, 1511-1564; Merriman, Roger Bigelow, 1876-1945
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Topics: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558, Spain -- History Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479-1516, Spain...
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by Kühner, Raphael, 1802-1878; Holzweissig, Friedrich W, 1846-; Stegmann, Karl Friedrich Ludwig Anton, 1852-
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Topic: Latin language -- Grammar
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by Strindberg, August, 1849-1912
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[Ser. 1] The dream play; The link; The dance of death, Pts. 1-2.- [Ser. 2] There are crimes and crimes; Miss Julia; The stronger; Creditors; Pariah. Ser. 3. Swanwhite; Simoom; Debit and credit; Advent; The thunderstorm; After the fire.- Ser. 4. The bridal crown; The spook sonata; The first warning; Gustavus Vasa
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by Macdonell, Arthur Anthony, 1854-1930; Keith, Arthur Berriedale, 1879-1944
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Topic: Vedas -- Concordances
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by Luther, Martin, 1483-1546; Knaake, Joachim Karl Friedrich, 1835-1904
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by British Museum. Dept. of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts; Ellis, Alexander George; Edwards, Edward, 1870-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Arabic -- Catalogs, Manuscripts -- Great Britain Catalogs
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by Donne, John, 1572-1631; Grierson, Herbert John Clifford, Sir, 1866-1960
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1. The text of the poems with appendixes.--2. Introduction and commentary
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by Ibn al-Muqaffa', 'Abd Allh, d. ca. 760
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by James, William, 1842-1910; Perry, Ralph Barton, 1876-1957; James, Henry, 1879-1947 (autograph)
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Topics: Experience, Pragmatism
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by Lewis Historical Pub. Co; Hall, Clayton Colman, 1847-1916
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Topics: Baltimore (Md.) -- History, Baltimore (Md.) -- Biography
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Topics: Italian poetry -- 20th century, Futurism
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by Chambers, R. W. (Raymond Wilson), 1874-1942
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Topic: Widsith
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by Wright, Joseph, 1855-1930
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Topic: Greek language -- Grammar
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by Saineanu, Lazar, 1859-1934
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Topics: French language -- Slang, Crime and criminals -- France
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by Harvard University. Class of 1902; Harvard University. Class of 1902. Decennial report; Harvard University. Class of 1902. Secretary's report; Harvard University. Class of 1902. Twenty-fifth anniversary report ..; Harvard University. Class of 1902. Supplementary report: 25th anniversary celebration ..
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Topics: Gowrie Conspiracy, 1600, Ruthven family
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by Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929
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Topics: Spanish ballads and songs, Spanish poetry -- Early to 1500
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by Dal, Vladimir Ivanovich, 1801-1872; Baudouin de Courtenay, Jan Niecisaw, 1845-1929
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Topic: Russian language
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Includes bibliography
Topic: Bible
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Latham, Albert George, 1864-
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by Wöss, J. V. (Josef Venantius), 1863-1943; Bethge, Hans, 1876-1946. Chinesiche Flöte
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"G. Mahler hat die Texte ... der Cedichtsammlung 'Die chinesische Flöte', Nachdichtungen chinesischer Lyrik von Hans Bethge, mit einigen Änderungen entnommen."
Topic: Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911
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Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- India
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by Gargiulo, Alfredo
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Topic: D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
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by Landsberger, Artur, 1876-1933
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Topic: Proverbs, Yiddish
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by Dal, Vladimir Ivanovich, 1801-1872; Baudouin de Courtenay, Jan Niecisaw, 1845-1929
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Topic: Russian language
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by Stephen, Leslie, Sir, 1832-1904
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Topic: Great Britain -- Biography
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by Sneath, E. Hershey (Elias Hershey), 1857-1935
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Topic: Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850
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Previously published under title: Neues taschenworterbuch der böhmischen und deutschen sprache
Topics: Czech language, German language
Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Cultus, Greek, Olympics
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by Gauchat, L. (Louis), b. 1866; Jeanjaquet, Jules Édouard, 1867-
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At head of title: Glossaire des patois de la Suisse romande
Topics: French language, French literature
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Scottish Borders (England and Scotland)
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by Dal, Vladimir Ivanovich, 1801-1872; Baudouin de Courtenay, Jan Niecisaw, 1845-1929
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Topic: Russian language
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Amezúa y Mayo, Agustín G. de (Agustín González), d. 1956; Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Oxford (England); Salter, H. E. (Herbert Edward), 1863-1951
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Topics: Coroners -- England Oxford, Oxford (England) -- Antiquities, genealogy
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by Ghiberti, Lorenzo, 1378-1455; Florence. R. Biblioteca nazionale centrale; Schlosser, Julius, Ritter von, 1866-1938
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Topics: Art -- Early works to 1800, Art -- Study and teaching, Aesthetics
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by Feller, Jules
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Topic: Walloon dialect