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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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by [Bellemare, Louis de, 1809-1852]
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Topic: French language
At head of title: Agathon (Henri Massis - Alfred de Tarde)
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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 Alexander, Hartley Burr, 1873-1939
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Topic: Teaching
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by Allaire, Jean-Baptiste-Arthur, 1866-
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Topics: Agriculture, Cooperative -- Québec (Province), Agriculture -- Québec (Province) Societies, etc
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by Allaire, Jean-Baptiste-Arthur, 1866-
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Topics: Catholic Church, Clergy
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by Allemand, Maurice, 1872-
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Topics: French poetry -- 18th century, French poetry -- Bio-bibliography
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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by Andler, Charles Philippe Théodore, 1866-1933
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Topic: Socialism
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Topic: Sarcey, Francisque
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by Antonelli, Étienne, 1879-
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Topic: Communism
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by Arbelet, Paul, b. 1874
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Topic: Stendhal, 1783-1842
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by Arbelet, Paul, b. 1874
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Topic: Stendhal, 1783-1842
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by Archambault, Joseph Papin, 1880-
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Topics: Syndicalism, Catholic, Catholic labor unions -- Canada
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by Archambault, Joseph-Papin, 1880-1966; Catholic Church. Pope (1903-1914 : Pius X). Singulari quadam. French
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"Appendice: Texte de l'encyclique Singulari quadam."
Topics: Labor, Syndicalism, Catholic labor unions
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by Asselin, Olivar, 1874-1937
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"Article paru dans l'Âme française, de Paris, en mars 1919, et reproduit avec les corrections (de forme seulement) que l'auteur jugeait indispensables"
Topic: Laurier, Wilfrid, Sir, 1841-1919
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by Augiéras, Ernest Marcel
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by Aulard, F.-A. (François-Alphonse), 1849-1928; Société de l'histoire de la revolution française, Paris
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Topic: France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Sources
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by Bachelin, Henri, b. 1879
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by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936
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Topic: Investments
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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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Topic: Marriage law
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by Bareilles, Bertrand
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Topics: Congress of Berlin (1878), Treaty of Berlin (1878), genealogy
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Alsace-Lorraine question
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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by Barrès, Maurice, 1862-1923
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Topic: Lorraine (France)
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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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Topic: Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
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by Bastien, Hermas, 1897-
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At head of title: Séance de lAcadémie Français du 10avril, 1919
Topics: Mun, Albert, comte de, 1841-1914, Académie française
At head of title: Royaume de Belgique. Ministère des colonies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Zaire
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by Beli, Aleksandar, 1876-1960
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Topic: Nicolet, Que
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by Benjamin, René, 1885-1948
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Benoît, Pierre, 1886-1962
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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 Bertaut, Jules, 1877-1959
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Topic: Barthou, Louis, 1862-1934
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by Blanchard, Etienne, 1883-
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by Boileau Despréaux, Nicolas, 1636-1711; Smith, David Nichol, 1875-
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Topic: Poetry
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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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by Bondy, François, b. 1875
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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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by Bouasse, H. (Henri), 1866-1953
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Topic: Geography, Mathematical
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by Bouasse, Henri Pierre Maxime, 1866-
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Topics: Science, Science
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by Bouasse, Henri Pierre Maxime, 1866-
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Topics: Science, Science
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by Boucher, Maurice
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Topic: Magnard, Albéric, 1865-1914
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by Bouchor, Maurice, 1855-1929
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by Boulenger, Jacques, 1879-1944
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Derbey, William Stanley, 6th earl of, d. 1642
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by Bourbonnière, Avila
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by Bourdaloue, Louis, 1632-1704; Griselle, Eugène, 1861-1923
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Topic: Sermons, French
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by Bourdaloue, Louis, 1632-1704; Griselle, Eugène, 1861-1923
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Topic: Sermons, French
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by Bourdillon, Francis William, 1852-1921
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by Bourgeois, Emile, 1857-1934
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by Bourgeois, Emile, 1857-1934
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by Bourgeois, Emile, 1857-1934
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by Bourgeois, Emile, 1857-1934
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by Boutros Ghali, Wacyf
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Topics: Chivalry, Arabian Peninsula -- Social life and customs
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by Boylesve, René, 1867-1926
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by 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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by Brulat, Paul, 1866-1940; Homsy, Désiré
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by Brunetière, Ferdinand, 1849-1906
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Topic: French literature -- History and criticism
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by Brunetière, Ferdinand, 1849-1906
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Topic: French literature
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by Brunetière, Ferdinand, 1849-1906
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Topic: French literature -- History and criticism
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by Brunetière, Ferdinand, 1849-1906
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Topic: French literature
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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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by Béland, Henri, 1869-1935
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Eastern question (Balkan)
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by Cahen, Léon, 1874-; Mathiez, Albert, 1874-1932; France. Statutes
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"Documents diplomatiques": p. 261-312
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Topics: Boullongne family, Painters, French
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by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
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