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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 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine
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Topics: Petli͡ura, Symon Vasylʹovych, 1879-1926, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
- 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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- Chouinard, Ernest, 1856-
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250 p
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
- Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936
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Topic: Investments
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
- Goiditch, Methode
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Offprint from: Revue de l'Europe orientale, politique et économique mensuelle, n. 1-2, 1919
Photocopy
Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), Carpatho-Rusyns
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), Carpatho-Rusyns
Photocopy
Topic: Carpatho-Rusyns
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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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- Bourbonnière, Avila
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- McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944
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Topic: People with disabilities
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- 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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- 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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
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- Geneva. Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Ukrainska presova sluzhba
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Cover title
Topic: Ukrainians
"Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage 500 exemplaires tous numérotés. No. 217."
Topic: Bible
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- Bouasse, Henri Pierre Maxime, 1866-
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Topics: Science, Science
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- Bouasse, Henri Pierre Maxime, 1866-
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Topics: Science, Science
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Topic: Marriage law
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- 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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- Scott, James Brown, 1866-1943; Lyon-Caen, Charles Léon, 1843-
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Topic: Arbitration (International law)
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- Galocsy, Arpad de
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Nationalism
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- Grasset, A. (Alphonse), b. 1873
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Topic: Foch, Ferdinand
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- Lalescu, Traian, 1882-1929
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At head of title: Trajan Lalesco
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
At head of title: Royaume de Belgique. Ministère des colonies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Zaire
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- Augiéras, Ernest Marcel
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Topic: Bulgarians
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- Solarov, K; Suiuz na bulgarskite ucheni, pisateli i khudozhnitsi
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Topic: Macedonian question
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Topics: Citizenship, World War, 1914-1918, Panslavism
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Topics: Macedonian question, Bulgarians, World War, 1914-1918
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- 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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- Société des études juives (France); Ecole pratique des hautes études (France). Section des sciences économiques et sociales; Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales; Société des études juives (France). Actes et conférences
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Many vols., 1880- include Actes et conférences of the Société
Topics: Jews, Judaism, Jewish literature
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- Ribari, Josef
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Topic: Bayeux tapestry
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- Pichon, René, 1869-
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Topic: Latin literature
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- Marstrander, Carl Johan Sverdrup, 1883-
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Topic: Hittite language
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- Radovi, Andrija
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Topics: Schumann, Clara, 1819-1896, Wieck, Friedrich, 1785-1873, Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
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- Contenau, Georges, 1877-
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Topic: Akkadian language
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- Nolin, Jean; Letondal, Henri
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- Dugard, Henry
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- Reul, Paul de, 1871-
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Topic: Lefranc, A. (Abel), 1863-1952
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Topics: Archives, Nièvre, France (Dept.)
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- Paquet, Louis-Adolphe, 1859-1942
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Includes bibliographies
Topics: Church and social problems, Church and state
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- 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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- Février, Henry, 1875-1957; Cain, Henri, 1857-1937. Gismonda; Liénard, Albert, 1875- Gismonda
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Topic: Operas
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- 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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- 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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- 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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- Beli, Aleksandar, 1876-1960
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Topics: English fiction, English drama
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- Institut d'Egypte (1918- )
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Mémoires
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- Institut d'Egypte (1918- )
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Mémoires
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- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Spaak, Paul, 1871-
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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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- Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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- Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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- Roux, Marie, marquis de, 1878-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662
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Topic: Nicolet, Que
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- Lange, Christian Lous, 1869-1938; Schou, August, 1903-
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Includes bibliography
Topics: Peace, International relations, Arbitration, International
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- Lange, Christian Lous, 1869-1938; Schou, August, 1903-
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Includes bibliography
Topics: Peace, International relations, Arbitration, International