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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: Romance languages
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by Margueritte, Paul, 1860-1918
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Topics: Women, Women
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by Allaire, Jean-Baptiste-Arthur, 1866-
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Topics: Catholic Church, Clergy
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by Boucher, Maurice
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Topic: Magnard, Albéric, 1865-1914
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by Conan, Laure, 1845-1924
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by Maurras, Charles, 1868-1952
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Topics: Art, Greek, Olympics -- Revival, 1896-, Athens (Greece) -- Description and travel, Florence (Italy)...
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by Gauthier-Ferrières, Léon Adolphe, 1880-1915
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Topic: French poetry -- 20th century
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by Allemand, Maurice, 1872-
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Topics: French poetry -- 18th century, French poetry -- Bio-bibliography
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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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by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936
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Topic: Investments
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by 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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by Jeanne, René, 1887-; Wissant, Georges de
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by Périgny, Maurice, comte de, 1877-
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Topic: French
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by Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal
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Topic: French-Canadian literature
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by Bourdillon, Francis William, 1852-1921
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"Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage 500 exemplaires tous numérotés. No. 217."
Topic: Bible
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by Martel de Janville, Sibylle Gabrielle Marie Antoinette (de Riquetti de Mirabeau) comtesse de, 1849-1932
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Ind. 1/25 bd. w. v. 25
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Topics: Schumann, Clara, 1819-1896, Wieck, Friedrich, 1785-1873, Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
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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 Marstrander, Carl Johan Sverdrup, 1883-
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Topic: Hittite language
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by Geneva. Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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At head of title: Ét. Houvet, gardien de la cathédrale
Topics: Cathédrale de Chartres, Sculpture, Doorways
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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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Topics: Petli͡ura, Symon Vasylʹovych, 1879-1926, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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by Stein, Henri, 1862-1940
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Topics: Charles de France, duke of Berry, 1446-1472, France -- History Louis XI, 1461-1483
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by Halévy, Daniel, 1872-1962
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Topics: Péguy, Charles, 1873-1914, Cahiers de la quinzaine
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by 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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Topics: Clemenceau, Georges, 1841-1929, World War, 1914-1918
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by Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944
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Topics: Theater, Theater -- Anecdotes
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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 Bondy, François, b. 1875
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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
At head of title: Royaume de Belgique. Ministère des colonies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Zaire
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by Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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by Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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by Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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by Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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by Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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by Herriot, Edouard, 1872-1957
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Topic: Reconstruction (1914-1939)
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by Herriot, Edouard, 1872-1957
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Topic: Reconstruction (1914-1939)
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by Daudet, Léon, 1867-1942
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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 Beli, Aleksandar, 1876-1960
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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Topics: Citizenship, World War, 1914-1918, Panslavism
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Topic: Ukraine
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Topic: Nicolet, Que
"Reproduction d'articles parus dans l'Action catholique", du 31 juillet au 23 août"
Topic: Strikes and lockouts
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At head of title: Séance de lAcadémie Français du 10avril, 1919
Topics: Mun, Albert, comte de, 1841-1914, Académie française
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by Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915
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