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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: Arabic literature
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Feb 11, 2019 Guillaume, Gustave, 1883-1960
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Topic: French language -- Article
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Topic: Nationalism
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- Spire, André, 1868-
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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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Topics: Eastern question (Balkan), Balkan Peninsula -- Economic conditions, Serbia -- Economic conditions,...
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- Jeanne, René, 1887-; Wissant, Georges de
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- Bourdillon, Francis William, 1852-1921
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- Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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- Grappin, Henri, 1881-1959
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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- Beli, Aleksandar, 1876-1960
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- Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908
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Topics: French literature -- Foreign influences and relations, Spanish poetry -- History and criticism,...
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- 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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- 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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- Chouinard, Ernest, 1856-
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- Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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La situation au Nord-Ouest / par Alexandre Taché -- Au pilori -- L'amnistie : mémoires sur les causes des troubles du Nord-Ouest / par Louis Riel -- La vérité sur la question métisse / Adolphe Ouimet -- Louis Riel / par Adrien-Gabriel Morice
Topics: Riel, Louis, 1844-1885, Métis, Red River Rebellion, 1869-1870, Riel Rebellion, 1885, Batoche...
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Topic: Alsace-Lorraine question
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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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- Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Bondy, François, b. 1875
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- Weiss, Louise; Benes, Edvard, 1884-1948
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Topic: Czechoslovakia
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- Haumant, Émile, 1859-
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- Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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- Thibaudet, Albert, 1874-1936
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- Blanchard, Etienne, 1883-
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- Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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- Gauthier-Ferrières, Léon Adolphe, 1880-1915
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Topic: French poetry -- 20th century
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- Conan, Laure, 1845-1924
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- Bourgeois, Emile, 1857-1934
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- Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
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- Goldoni, Carlo, 1707-1793; Gozzi, Carlo, 1720-1806; Bouvy, Eugène, 1859-
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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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- Rouquette, Louis Frédéric, 1884-1926
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- Daudet, Léon, 1867-1942
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Topic: Ukrainian literature -- History and criticism
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- Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949
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- Verneuil, Louis, 1893-
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- 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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- Roy, Pierre Georges, 1870-1953
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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- Bouasse, Henri Pierre Maxime, 1866-
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Topics: Science, Science
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Rifa'i, Husayn 'Ali
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Topic: Agriculture -- Economic aspects Egypt
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Topics: French literature -- 19th century History and criticism, French literature -- 20th century History...
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Topics: Plato, Philosophy, Ancient
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- Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Co-chairs: Monique Bégin, Gerald L. Caplan.
Topics: Education, Educational planning, Education and state, Educational accountability, Education,...
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- Isère, France (Dept.) Archives
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Topics: Archives, Isère, France (Dept.)
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- Institut d'Egypte (1918- )
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Mémoires
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Topic: Agricultural laborers -- France
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- Evenel, Georges, vicomte d', 1855-1939
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Topics: Transportation, Transportation
"Sources et bibliographie": p. [xvii]-xxvii
Topics: Council of Trent (1545-1563), Gallicanism, France -- Church history
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- Gaillard, Gaston
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Baltic States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Scandinavia, Pangermanism
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Coquiot, Gustave, 1865-1926
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Topic: Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906
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- Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topics: Poetry, Modern, Art and literature, Music and literature
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Topic: French language -- Slang Dictionaries
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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Topic: Hungary
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- Valéry, Paul, 1871-1945
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Topic: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Québec (Province) -- History Sources,...
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- Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: Communism
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Topic: Maurras, Charles, 1868-1952
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Topics: Theater, Theater -- Anecdotes
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- Foulet, Lucien, 1873-1958
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Topic: French language -- Syntax
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- Martel de Janville, Sibylle Gabrielle Marie Antoinette (de Riquetti de Mirabeau) comtesse de, 1849-1932
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