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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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Topic: Arabic literature
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Topic: French language -- Article
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- Jeanne, René, 1887-; Wissant, Georges de
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
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Topic: Alsace-Lorraine question
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- Beli, Aleksandar, 1876-1960
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- Chouinard, Ernest, 1856-
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- Gaillard, Gaston
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Baltic States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Scandinavia, Pangermanism
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- Haumant, Émile, 1859-
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- Timoshenko, Vladimir P. (Vladimir Prokopovich), 1885-1965
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Topics: Ukraine -- Economic conditions 1918-, Soviet Union -- Economic conditions 1918-
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- Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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- Grappin, Henri, 1881-1959
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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- Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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- Spire, André, 1868-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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- Delahaye, Ernest, 1853-1930
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Topic: Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896
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- Thibaudet, Albert, 1874-1936
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- Institut d'Egypte (1918- )
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Mémoires
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Topic: Communism
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Topics: Council of Trent (1545-1563), Gallicanism, France -- Church history
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- Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Goldoni, Carlo, 1707-1793; Gozzi, Carlo, 1720-1806; Bouvy, Eugène, 1859-
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- Bourdillon, Francis William, 1852-1921
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- Roy, Pierre Georges, 1870-1953
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Topics: Poetry, Modern, Art and literature, Music and literature
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- Rifa'i, Husayn 'Ali
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Topic: Agriculture -- Economic aspects Egypt
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- Evenel, Georges, vicomte d', 1855-1939
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Topics: Transportation, Transportation
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- Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908
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Topics: Eastern question (Balkan), Balkan Peninsula -- Economic conditions, Serbia -- Economic conditions,...
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Topic: Agricultural laborers -- France
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- Daudet, Léon, 1867-1942
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- Bourgeois, Emile, 1857-1934
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- Rouquette, Louis Frédéric, 1884-1926
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At head of title: L'occupation allemande a Cambrai et dans le Cambrésis
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Weiss, Louise; Benes, Edvard, 1884-1948
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Topic: Czechoslovakia
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- Conan, Laure, 1845-1924
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- Doumic, René, 1860-1937
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Topic: Saint-Simon, Louis de Rouvroy, duc de, 1675-1755
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Topic: Hungary
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- Cim, Albert, 1845-1924
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I. Femmes bibliophobes.- II. Femmes bibliophiles
Topics: Women as book collectors, Women -- Biography
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Topic: Nationalism
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Topics: Theater, Theater -- Anecdotes
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- Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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t. 1. Du côté de chez Swann , pt 1-2 -- t. 2 A l'ombre des jeune filles en fleurs, pt. 1-2 -- t. 3. Le côté de Guermantes. ptie. 1 -- t. 4. Le côté de Guermantes. ptie. 2. Sodome et Gomorrhe. ptie. 1 -- t. 5. Sodome et Gomorrhe. ptie. 2 -- t. 6. La prisonnière (Sodome et Gomorrhe 3) -- t. 7 Albertine disparue, pt. 1-2 (in one volume) -- t. 8 Le temps tetruvé, pt. 1-2
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- Blanchard, Etienne, 1883-
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- Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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- Coquiot, Gustave, 1865-1926
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Topic: Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906
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- Verneuil, Louis, 1893-
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Vol. 1. Les causes de la pénétration de étrangers en France; Les orientaux et les extra-européens dans la population française.- Vol. 2. Les Allemands, les Hollandais, les Scandinaves
Topic: France -- Population
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Topics: French literature -- 19th century History and criticism, French literature -- 20th century History...
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Topics: French literature -- Foreign influences and relations, Spanish poetry -- History and criticism,...
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- Gauthier-Ferrières, Léon Adolphe, 1880-1915
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Topic: French poetry -- 20th century
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- Martel de Janville, Sibylle Gabrielle Marie Antoinette (de Riquetti de Mirabeau) comtesse de, 1849-1932
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- Bouasse, Henri Pierre Maxime, 1866-
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Topics: Science, Science
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- Bondy, François, b. 1875
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Québec (Province) -- History Sources,...
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Topic: Ukrainian literature -- History and criticism
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Topics: Archives, Nièvre, France (Dept.)
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- Isère, France (Dept.) Archives
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Topics: Archives, Isère, France (Dept.)
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- Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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t. 1. Du côté de chez Swann , pt 1-2 -- t. 2 A l'ombre des jeune filles en fleurs, pt. 1-2 -- t. 3. Le côté de Guermantes. ptie. 1 -- t. 4. Le côté de Guermantes. ptie. 2. Sodome et Gomorrhe. ptie. 1 -- t. 5. Sodome et Gomorrhe. ptie. 2 -- t. 6. La prisonnière (Sodome et Gomorrhe 3) -- t. 7 Albertine disparue, pt. 1-2 (in one volume) -- t. 8 Le temps tetruvé, pt. 1-2
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- Foulet, Lucien, 1873-1958
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Topic: French language -- Syntax
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Topics: Plato, Philosophy, Ancient
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- Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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- Valéry, Paul, 1871-1945
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Topic: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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- Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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- Lapauze, Henry; Saint-Quentin, France (Aisne) Musée Lécuyer
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Topics: La Tour, Maurice Quentin de, 1704-1788, Portraits, Pastel drawing
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- Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: French language -- Slang Dictionaries
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Topic: Maurras, Charles, 1868-1952