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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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This report was preceded by "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service" from 1908-1916. See also "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce"
Topic: Report relating to Mail Subsidies and Steamship Subventions as controlled by the Department of...
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Read as a part of the speech of Senator Brandegee, of Connecticut, in the U.S. Senate
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by Murchison, Claudius Temple, 1889-
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Topics: Price maintenance, Restraint of trade
From 1900-1912, issued by Department of Marine and Fisheries; from 1913-1921 issued by the Department of the Interior.
Topic: Report of the Geographic Board of Canada
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by University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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by Amad, Bashruddn
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Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Public Printing and Stationery
v. ; 15 cm
Topic: Diplomatic and consular service, Ukrainian -- Law and legislation
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by Oliphant (Jas. H.) [and] Co
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Topic: Bonds
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by Arent, Leonora, 1882-
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Topics: Municipal franchises, Electric light companies
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Topic: League of Red Cross Societies
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by Nimmo, David Chalmers
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by Amad, Bashruddn
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From 1900 - 1903, this report was titled "Report of the North-West Mounted Police;" From 1904 - 1919, it was titled "Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police." From 1920 - 1924, it was titled "Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." In 1906, a supplementary report titled "Supplementary Report of the Royal North-west Mounted Police. Mackenzie River District" was also produced, and is included in this serial record.
Topic: Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police
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Topic: Budka, Nicetas
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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 National city company; U.S. Federal Reserve Board
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First edition published by the National city bank of New York
Topic: Acceptances
Topic: Census of Industry
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by Amad, Bashruddn
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by Brown, Vere, b. 1868
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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 CANADA. HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS OF MONTREAL
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The reporting year changes in 1919 from year ending in June to year ending in December, so there is a double report in 1919 to account for the shift.
Topic: Railway Statistics
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Topic: Wealth
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Topic: Raiffeisen, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1818-1888
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by McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944; Institute for Crippled and Disabled Men, New York
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Prepared for the Bureau of War Risk Insurance by the Red Cross Institute for Crippled and Disabled Men
Topics: People with disabilities, Military pensions
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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 Prum, Xavier
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"Aḥdut ha-Ê»avodah" / B. Katsnelson -- Hanḥalat ha-lashon le-Ê»am / Sh. Yavniʼeli -- Ḥevrat á¹­shará¹­er / Y.A-R. -- ha-PoÊ»el ṿeha-tarbut / A. Sh. á¹¾aldshá¹­in -- RaÊ»yon ha-avodah be-shire Ṭsherniḥovsḳi / Y. Ḥ. Brener -- Ish ha-ḥalomot (le-zekher Barzilai) / M. Smilansḳi -- YiÅraʼel GilÊ»adi / B. Leṿinzon -- Mi-ṿeÊ»idot ha-iḥud (proá¹­oḳolim) -- Mikhtav mi-A. Z. Rabinovits
Topics: Aḥdut ha-Ê»avodah (Palestine), Labor Zionism, Aḥdut ha-ʻavodah (Palestine)
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by Huang, Feng-Hua
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by Bourbonnière, Avila
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Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
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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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by Lyon, P. H. B. (Percy Hugh Beverley), 1893-
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by Warburg, Paul Moritz, 1868-
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Topic: Acceptances
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Topic: Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919
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by McLennan, John Stewart, 1853-1939
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Speech given to the Senate, March 20th, 1919
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by Library of Congress. Division of Bibliography
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Topic: Waterways
Source: folio
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), Carpatho-Rusyns
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by University of Chicago. Library; Hanson, J. C. M. (James Christian Meinich), 1864-1943; Titsworth, H. A. (Helen Anna); Jacobsen, K. T. (Karl Theodor)
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Topic: Shelflisting
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by Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954
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xvi, 458 p., [37] leaves of plates :
Topic: West Indies -- Description and travel
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by Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827; Altmann, Wilhelm, 1862-1951. wam; Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Fidelio (1814). Ouverture
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For orchestra
Topics: Overtures, Operas
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by Faunce, William Herbert Perry, 1859-1930
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An address delivered at Lake Mohonk, New York on August seventeenth, 1919; reprinted by the British Empire Club
Topic: International relations
From 1907 - 1919, this report was titled "Report of the Department of Indian Affairs." The 1902 report includes a supplemental report "Schedule of Indian Reserves in the Dominion. Supplement to Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs, 1902" published separately but included in this serial record.
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs
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by Smith, Henry Bradford, 1882-
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by ONTARIO. DEPT. OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS; ONTARIO. PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S DEPT. BUREAU OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS; ONTARIO. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE. BUREAU OF INDUSTRIES
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CONTINUED BY SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL REPORTS OF MUNICIPALITIES AND BY SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL REPORTS OF MUNICIPAL ENTERPRISES
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by Red Cross Institute Club
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by Bieber, Ralph Paul, 1894-
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Reprinted from the Saturday Evening Post, Phila., Nov. 29, 1919
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by U.S. Library of Congress. Division of bibliography; Meyer, Herman Henry Bernard, 1864-1937
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Topics: Great Britain. Reconstruction, Ministry of, Reconstruction (1914-1939)
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
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by Vitz, Carl, 1883-1981; American Library Association
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Topic: Library circulation and loans
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by University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Burger, W.H
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Topics: Boys, Child study
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), Carpatho-Rusyns
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Continues "Section of Mines: Annual Report" produced by the Geological Survey Branch in 1904 and 1905. Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Mines" from 1921-1924.
Topic: Summary Report of the Mines Branch
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Topics: Estonian language, Estonian language
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v. 1. Fun der uraler tsay biz tsu der grindung fun der melukhe--v. 2. Fun der grindung fun der melukhe biz Yerovom der tseyen--v. 3. Fun dem oyfri fun di ershe shriflikhe Neviim biz der oyfboyung fun tseyen Beysamigdesh.--v. 4. Fun di else tsay biz oif hain
Topic: Jews