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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: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topics: Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) -- History, Ukraine, Western -- History, Poland -- History Wars of...
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by Herriot, Edouard, 1872-1957
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Topic: Reconstruction (1914-1939)
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Lille
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by Lange, Christian Lous, 1869-1938; Schou, August, 1903-
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Topics: Peace, International relations -- History, Arbitration, International -- History
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by Grétry, André Ernest Modeste, 1741-1813; Closson, Ernest, 1870-1950; Solay, Lucien, 1851-
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Topic: Musicians
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Topic: Ukrainian literature -- History and criticism
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Topics: Nivelle, Robert Georges, 1858-1924, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France, Chemin des dames
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Topic: Bouilhet, Louis
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Topic: French literature -- History and criticism
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Topic: Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955
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Topics: Demography, Ukraine -- Population, Ukraine -- Statistics
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by Hamp, Pierre, 1876-
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Topic: Labor and laboring classes -- France
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by Wetterlé, E. (Emile), b. 1861
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- France Alsace
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At head of title: Ét. Houvet, gardien de la cathédrale
Topics: Cathédrale de Chartres, Sculpture, Doorways
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Topics: Transportation -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc, Tariff -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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by Wilson-Green, Arthur; Nadaud, Marcel, 1889-; Riou, Gaston, 1883-; Renaud, Jean; Henriot, Emile, 1889-1961; Canudo, Ricciotto, 1879-1923
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Bruno, Giordano, 1548-1600; Charbonnel, J.-Roger
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"Ce travail est le complément logique de notre ouvrage sur La pensée italienne au XVIe siècle et le courant libertin."--Pref
Topics: Bruno, Giordano, 1548-1600, Ethics
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Zurlinden, Emile Auguste, 1837-1929
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Vol. 1. La préparation; Les opérations jusqu'en juin 1916.- Vol. 2. Les opérations de juin 1916 à la fin de la guerre; Dernières réflexions
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Gaillard, Gaston
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Baltic States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Scandinavia, Pangermanism
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by Simon, Gustave Marie Stéphane Charles, 1848-1928
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Topics: Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870, Maquet, Auguste, 1813-1888
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by Blanchard, Etienne, 1883-
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by La Roncière, Charles de, 1870-1941
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Topic: Colbert, Jean Baptiste
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by 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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Topics: Alexandrine verse, French language
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by Geffroy, Gustave, 1855-1926
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Bibliography: p. [445]-446
Topic: Blanqui, Louis Auguste, 1805-1881
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by Chevrillon, André, 1864-1957
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Topics: Africa -- Description and travel, Marrakech (Morocco)
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Topics: Poetry, Modern, Art and literature, Music and literature
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by 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: Privateers and privateering
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by Roy, Pierre Georges, 1870-1953
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by Bordeaux, Henry, 1870-1963
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Topics: Guynemer, Georges Marie Ludovic Jules, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Hungary
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by La Laurencie, Lionel de, 1861-1933
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"Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Lully": p. [235]-239
Topic: Lully, Jean Baptiste de, 1639-1687
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by Marstrander, Carl Johan Sverdrup, 1883-
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Topic: Hittite language
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by Djuvara, Mircea, 1886-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Thibaudet, Albert, 1874-1936
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Topic: France -- Intellectual life
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by Herriot, Edouard, 1872-1957
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Topic: Reconstruction (1914-1939)
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by Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961
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by Brunetière, Ferdinand, 1849-1906
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Topic: French literature -- History and criticism
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by Rouquette, Louis Frédéric, 1884-1926
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Topics: Poland in literature, Poland -- History
"Sources et bibliographie": p. [xvii]-xxvii
Topics: Council of Trent (1545-1563), Gallicanism, France -- Church history
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by Allaire, Jean-Baptiste-Arthur, 1866-
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Topics: Catholic Church, Clergy
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by Bernadau, Pierre, 1762-1852; Société de l'histoire de la révolution française, Paris; Lhéritier, Michel, 1889-
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Topics: France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Personal narratives, Bordeaux (France) -- History
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by Waliszewski, Kazimierz, 1849-1935
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by Institut d'Egypte (1918- )
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Mémoires
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Topics: Germany -- History Revolution, 1918, genealogy
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by Baldensperger, Fernand, 1871-1958
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Topic: French literature -- 20th century History and criticism
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by Vincent, Marie Louise
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Vol. 1. Nohant 1808-1876.- Vol. 2. Le Berry dans l'oeuvre de George Sand
Topic: Sand, George, 1804-1876
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by Doutrepont, Georges, 1868-
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Topic: Verhaeren, Emile, 1855-1916
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by Dugas, Marcel
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M. Albert Lozeau; M. Paul Morin; M. Guy Delahaye; M. Robert La Roque de Roquebrune; M. René Chopin
Topic: Canadian poetry
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Topics: Canada. Army. Royal 22e Régiment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada Royal 22e...
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by Martel de Janville, Sibylle Gabrielle Marie Antoinette (de Riquetti de Mirabeau) comtesse de, 1849-1932
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Topic: Maurras, Charles, 1868-1952
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by Coelho, Antonio Diogo do Prado, 1885-
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Topic: Castelo Branco, Camilo, 1825-1890
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by Pourtalès, Guy de, comte, 1881-1941
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Topic: La Noue, Odet de, seigneur de Teligny, d. 1618
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by Rifa'i, Husayn 'Ali
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Topic: Agriculture -- Economic aspects Egypt
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by Stapfer, Paul, 1840-1917
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Topic: Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592
Co-chairs: Monique Bégin, Gerald L. Caplan.
Topics: Education, Educational planning, Education and state, Educational accountability, Education,...
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by Clouzot, Henri, 1865-1941; Level, A. (André)
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Topics: Art, Art
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by Antonelli, Étienne, 1879-
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Topic: Communism
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Topic: Montréal (Québec) -- History
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by 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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by Brunetière, Ferdinand, 1849-1906
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Topic: French literature
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by Verneuil, Louis, 1893-
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by Barrès, Maurice, 1862-1923
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- France Alsace, World War, 1914-1918 -- France Lorraine
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by Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915
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Topic: Saint-Aubin, Gabriel Jacques de, 1724-1780