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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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1919 Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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1919 Conan, Laure, 1845-1924
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1919 Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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1919 Beli, Aleksandar, 1876-1960
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1919 Hélot, Jules
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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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1919 Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908
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1919 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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1919 Thibaudet, Albert, 1874-1936
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1919 Verneuil, Louis, 1893-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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1919 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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Topic: Communism
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Topics: French literature -- Foreign influences and relations, Spanish poetry -- History and criticism,...
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1919 Weiss, Louise; Benes, Edvard, 1884-1948
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Topic: Czechoslovakia
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1919 Bourgeois, Emile, 1857-1934
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1919 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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Topic: Hungary
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1919 Brulat, Paul, 1866-1940; Homsy, Désiré
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Topics: Eastern question (Balkan), Balkan Peninsula -- Economic conditions, Serbia -- Economic conditions,...
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1919 Bondy, François, b. 1875
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1919 Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Roy, Pierre Georges, 1870-1953
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1919 Spire, André, 1868-
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Topics: Theater, Theater -- Anecdotes
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1919 Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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1919 Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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1919 Martel de Janville, Sibylle Gabrielle Marie Antoinette (de Riquetti de Mirabeau) comtesse de, 1849-1932
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1919 Jeanne, René, 1887-; Wissant, Georges de
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1919 Daudet, Léon, 1867-1942
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1919 Bouasse, Henri Pierre Maxime, 1866-
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Topics: Science, Science
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1919 Gauthier-Ferrières, Léon Adolphe, 1880-1915
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Topic: French poetry -- 20th century
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1919 Institut d'Egypte (1918- )
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Mémoires
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1919 Grétry, André Ernest Modeste, 1741-1813; Closson, Ernest, 1870-1950; Solay, Lucien, 1851-
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Topic: Musicians
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1919 Doumic, René, 1860-1937
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Topic: Saint-Simon, Louis de Rouvroy, duc de, 1675-1755
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1919 Valdour, Jacques
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Topic: Agricultural laborers -- France
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1919 Blanchard, Etienne, 1883-
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1919 Le Goffic, Charles, 1863-1932
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Topics: French literature -- 19th century History and criticism, French literature -- 20th century History...
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Topics: Poetry, Modern, Art and literature, Music and literature
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1919 Chouinard, Ernest, 1856-
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1919 Grappin, Henri, 1881-1959
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
"Sources et bibliographie": p. [xvii]-xxvii
Topics: Council of Trent (1545-1563), Gallicanism, France -- Church history
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1919 Gaillard, Gaston
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Topic: Nationalism
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1919 Goldoni, Carlo, 1707-1793; Gozzi, Carlo, 1720-1806; Bouvy, Eugène, 1859-
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1919 Gaillard, Gaston
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Baltic States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Scandinavia, Pangermanism
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1919 Haumant, Émile, 1859-
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1919 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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1919 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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1919 Evenel, Georges, vicomte d', 1855-1939
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Topics: Transportation, Transportation
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1919 Bourdillon, Francis William, 1852-1921
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1919 Rouquette, Louis Frédéric, 1884-1926
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1919 Foulet, Lucien, 1873-1958
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Topic: French language -- Syntax
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1919 Grappin, Henri, 1881-1959
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Valéry, Paul, 1871-1945
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Topic: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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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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1919 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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1919 Ségard, Achille, 1872-
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Topic: Maurras, Charles, 1868-1952
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1919 Rifa'i, Husayn 'Ali
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Topic: Agriculture -- Economic aspects Egypt
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1919 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Québec (Province) -- History Sources,...
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Topic: Arabic literature
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Alsace-Lorraine question
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1919 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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1919 Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
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Topic: Ukrainian literature -- History and criticism
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1919 Reclus, Onésime
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Plato, Philosophy, Ancient
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1919 Isère, France (Dept.) Archives
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Topics: Archives, Isère, France (Dept.)
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Topics: Archives, Nièvre, France (Dept.)
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1919 Delahaye, Ernest, 1853-1930
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Topic: Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896