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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 Bellows, John, 1831-1902; Bellows, Wiilliam
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries French
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by Burton, William, 1863-; Hobson, R. L. (Robert Lockhart), 1872-1941
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Topic: Pottery -- Marks
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Topics: Hindustani language -- Grammar, Hindustani language -- Textbooks for foreigners English
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by Ausonius, Decimus Magnus; Evelyn-White, Hugh G. (Hugh Gerard), d. 1924
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by Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935
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Topic: Drama -- Technique
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by Smith, Vincent Arthur, 1848-1920; Edwardes, Stephen Meredyth, 1873-1927
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Topic: India -- History
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by Ausonius, Decimus Magnus; Evelyn-White, Hugh G. (Hugh Gerard), d. 1924
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Topics: Ethnology -- Nigeria, Africa -- Ethnology
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Topics: English language, Americanisms, Names -- United States, Names, Personal -- United States
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Topic: Greece -- History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C
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by Ames, James Barr, 1846-1910; Smith, Jeremiah, 1837-1921; Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964
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Topic: Torts -- Cases
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by Vaughan, Thomas; Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942
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Topics: Alchemy, Theosophy
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by Sokolow, Nahum, 1859-1936
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Bibliography: v. 2, p. 449-460
Topics: Jews -- Restoration, Zionism
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by Virgil; Fairclough, H. Rushton (Henry Rushton), b. 1862; Brown, Seldon Lister, 1856-
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Topic: French language -- Slang Dictionaries
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Topic: Persian language -- Grammar
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: genealogy
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by Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926
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Topics: Syria -- Description and travel, Syria -- Social life and customs
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Topic: Canada -- Biography
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by Fronto, Marcus Cornelius; Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180; Antoninus Pius, Emperor of Rome, 86-161; Verus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 130-169; Haines, Charles Reginald
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by Kidd, Benjamin, 1858-1916
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Topics: Civilization, Evolution
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by Cross, Tom Peete, 1879-1951
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Topic: Witchcraft
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by Barbellion, W. N. P., 1889-1919
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Topics: Barbellion, W. N. P., 1889-1919, Authors, English -- 20th century
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Stevenson, O. J. (Orlando John), 1869-1950
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by Brown, Stephen J. M. (Stephen James Meredith), 1881-1962
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Topics: Fiction -- Bibliography, English fiction -- Irish authors Bibliography, Ireland -- Social life and...
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by Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928; Boraston, J. H. (John Herbert), 1885-
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Includes index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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by Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950
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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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by Rakhal-das Vandyopadhyaya
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Topic: Bengali language
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by Sarkar, Jadunath, (Sir) 1870-
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Topic: Aurangzeb, Emperor of Hindustan, 1618-1707
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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 599-601) and index
Topic: Phallicism
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Topic: Romance languages
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Topic: Cross-examination
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by Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941
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Topic: Tibetan language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Archives, Nièvre, France (Dept.)
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Topic: Bengali literature
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by Wyatt, Alfred John, 1858-
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Topic: English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 Chrestomathies and readers
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Topic: Canada. Army. Canadian Forestry Corps
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Topic: Arabian Peninsula -- History
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by Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Clothing and dress, Dressmaking
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by Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903
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Topic: Tahiti
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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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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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Topics: Lamoureux, André, Lamoureux family
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by Werner, Alice, 1859-1935
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Topic: Bantu languages -- Grammar
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by Périgny, Maurice, comte de, 1877-
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Topic: French
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Québec (Province) -- History Sources,...
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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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by St. Bride Foundation Institute. Technical Reference Library
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Topics: St. Bride Foundation Institute. Technical Reference Library, Printing -- Bibliography, Illustration...
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by Wylie, James Hamilton, 1844-1914; Waughn, William Templeton, 1884-1932
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Québec (Province) -- History Sources,...
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by Olivero, Federico, 1878-; Keats, John, 1795-1821; Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822
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by Boileau Despréaux, Nicolas, 1636-1711; Smith, David Nichol, 1875-
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Topic: Poetry
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Topic: Arabian Peninsula -- History
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Topic: T. Eaton Co
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by Foulet, Lucien, 1873-1958
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Topic: French language -- Syntax
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Topic: Venezuela
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by Foerster, Robert F. (Robert Franz), 1883-1941
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Italians -- United States, Italy -- Emigration and immigration
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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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by Bochkareva, Mariia Leontievna Frolkova, 1889-; Levine, Isaac Don, 1892-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Russian, Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921...
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by Marylebone Cricket Club; Hawke, Martin Bladen Hawke, Baron, 1860-; Harris, George Robert Canning Harris, Baron, 1851-; Gordon, Home, Sir, 1871-
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Includes index
Topics: Grace, W. G. (William Gilbert), 1848-1915, Cricket
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Seferis, George, 1900-1971, Seferis, George, 1900-1971, Poets, Greek (Modern) -- 20th century...
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by Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965
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Topic: South Africa -- History
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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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Contains numerous bibliographies
Topics: Anthropology -- Bibliography, Anthropology -- History, Somatology
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Topics: Fairy tales, Russian, Russian language -- Readers
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by Waley, Arthur; China Society (London, England)
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Topic: Li, Bai, 701-762
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by Howard, Frank E., d. 1934; Crossley, Frederick Herbert, 1868-
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Topics: Church decoration and ornament -- England, Wood-carving, English