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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 Dnistrians'kyǐ, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions --...
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Topics: Petli͡ura, Symon Vasylʹovych, 1879-1926, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine
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by Chouinard, Ernest, 1856-
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by Albert I, Prince of Monaco, 1848-1922
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Extract from Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences. T. 169, p. 562. Séance du 29 septembre, 1919
Topic: Ocean currents
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by McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944
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Topic: People with disabilities
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by McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944
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Extract from "Revue Interalliée pour l'étude des questions intéressant les mutilés de la guerre". Janvier 1919
Topics: Institute For Crippled and Disabled Men, New York, People with disabilities
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by Bourbonnière, Avila
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by Goiditch, Methode
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Offprint from: Revue de l'Europe orientale, politique et économique mensuelle, n. 1-2, 1919
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), Carpatho-Rusyns
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), Carpatho-Rusyns
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by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936
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Topic: Investments
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Topic: Carpatho-Rusyns
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by Ukrainska presova sluzhba
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Topic: Ukrainians
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by Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Galocsy, Arpad de
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Nationalism
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by Reclus, Onésime
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Doumic, René, 1860-1937
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Topic: Saint-Simon, Louis de Rouvroy, duc de, 1675-1755
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by Scott, James Brown, 1866-1943; Lyon-Caen, Charles Léon, 1843-
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Topic: Arbitration (International law)
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Topic: Marriage law
At head of title, vol. [1]: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918; vol. [2] (Suite): Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918-19
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Reprinted from L'Action française where this study appeared in August 1919 under title: Question de pédagogie
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Topics: Catholic Church, Labor, Labor and laboring classes
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by Beli, Aleksandar, 1876-1960
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by Ribari, Josef
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by Lefebvre, Georgiana; L., G
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by Nolin, Jean; Letondal, Henri
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Topic: Prohibition -- Poetry
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by Medeleine, 1875-1943
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by Magnan, Charles Joseph, 1865-1942; Bouchard, T.-D. (Télesphore-Damien), 1881-1962
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Half-title: A propos d'instruction obligatoire
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by Gregorin, Gustav
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Topics: Citizenship, World War, 1914-1918, Panslavism
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by Charette, Yvonne
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by Boucher, Maurice
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Topic: Magnard, Albéric, 1865-1914
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by Dybowski, Jean
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by Coupal, Louis
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by Brulat, Paul, 1866-1940; Homsy, Désiré
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by Délégation égyptienne à la Conférence de la Paix, Paris, 1919; Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919
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Issued also in English under title: the Egyptian national claims
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Vanzype, Gustave, 1869-1955
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by Duhamel, Georges, 1884-1966
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by 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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by Société de colonisation du Diocèse de Saint-Germain de Rimouski
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Topics: Catholic Church. Diocese of Rimouski, Migration, Internal
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by Dufresny, Charles Rivière, 1657-1724
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by MacKaye, Percy, 1875-
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Topic: Washington, George, 1732-1799
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by Grasset, A. (Alphonse), b. 1873
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Topic: Foch, Ferdinand
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by Saint-René Taillandier, Madeleine Marie Louise, 1875-
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Topics: Red Cross and Red Crescent, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Archambault, Joseph Papin, 1880-
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Topics: Syndicalism, Catholic, Catholic labor unions -- Canada
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by Docquois, Georges, b. 1863
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Morice, A. G. (Adrien Gabriel), 1859-1938
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Topic: Langevin, L. P. A. (Louis Philippe Adélard), 1855-1915
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Topics: English fiction, English drama
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by Bouasse, Henri Pierre Maxime, 1866-
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Topics: Science, Science
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by Vandérem, Fernand, 1864-
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by Brenet, Michel, 1858-1918
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"Catalogue des uvres de Palestrina": p. [217]-222
Topic: Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, 1525?-1594
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by Koroliv, Vasyl
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by Géraldy, Paul, 1885-1983
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by Groulx, Lionel, 1878-1967
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Topics: Dollard des Ormeaux, Adam, 1635-1660, French-Canadians
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by Vigny, Alfred de, 1797-1863
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by Dovnar-Zapolski, Mitrofan Viktorovich, 1867-1934
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by Grétry, André Ernest Modeste, 1741-1813; Closson, Ernest, 1870-1950; Solay, Lucien, 1851-
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Topic: Musicians