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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: Lyall, Charles James, Sir, 1845-1920
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by [Arnim, Mary Annette (Beauchamp), Countess von, 1866-1941]
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by [Arnim, Mary Annette (Beauchamp), Countess von, 1866-1941]
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by [Bellemare, Louis de, 1809-1852]
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Topic: French language
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Yugoslavia
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Aborn, Thomas Lintill
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Topic: Bible
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Academy of Pacific Coast History
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Affiliated with the University of California
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Topics: Bolshevism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Siberia
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Topics: Peace, Federal government, Great Britain -- Colonies Administration
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Adams, George Burton, 1851-1925
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Topic: France -- History
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by Adams, George Plimpton, 1882-1961
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Topic: Idealism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, History -- Philosophy, Science
The Commenwealth Review of the University of Oregon. New series, vol. 1, no. 1, April, 1919
Topic: Housing
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Drug abuse, Drug abuse counseling, Drug addicts, Substance abuse
The Addiction Research Foundation Collection, University of Toronto Libraries
by Adlaf, Edward M; Ivis, Frank J; Smart, Reginald George, 1936-; Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-126)
Topics: Substance abuse, Drinking of alcoholic beverages, Drug use, Drug abuse surveys
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: Ethics
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Topic: Europe -- Politics and government
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by Agate, James, 1877-1947
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At head of title: Agathon (Henri Massis - Alfred de Tarde)
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by Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de, 1833-1891; Fassett, Jacob Sloat, 1889-
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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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888; Sears, Clara Endicott, 1863-
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Topic: Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962
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by Alexander, Alexander, ca. 1849-1928
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Topics: Sports -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Social life and customs
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Alexander, Carter, 1881-1965
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Topic: School organization and management
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Alexander, Hartley Burr, 1873-1939
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Topic: Teaching
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Alexander, William, 1848-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Allemand, Maurice, 1872-
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Topics: French poetry -- 18th century, French poetry -- Bio-bibliography
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by Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925
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Topics: Missions, Religious education
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by Allen, William Edward David, 1901-
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Topic: Turkey -- History
Cover-title
Topics: League of Nations, Treaty of Versailles (1919)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Allied Powers, 1914-
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Topic: Saint Germain-en-Laye, Treaty of
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Almqvist, C. J. L. (Carl Jonas Love), 1793-1866
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by Altenburger, Julius
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Hungary
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, d. 397; Thompson, Tom, d. 1917; Srawley, J. H. (James Herbert), 1868-
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Includes bibliography
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by American Academy of Arts and Letters
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
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Topic: Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 1919
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by American Museum of Natural History
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Journal of the American Museum of Natural History. Supplements accompany some vols
Topic: Natural history
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by American Museum of Natural History
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Journal of the American Museum of Natural History. Supplements accompany some vols
Topic: Natural history
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by American Museum of Natural History
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Journal of the American Museum of Natural History. Supplements accompany some vols
Topic: Natural history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by American Museum of Natural History
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Journal of the American Museum of Natural History. Supplements accompany some vols
Topic: Natural history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by American Museum of Natural History
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Journal of the American Museum of Natural History. Supplements accompany some vols
Topic: Natural history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by American Museum of Natural History
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Journal of the American Museum of Natural History. Supplements accompany some vols
Topic: Natural history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by American Museum of Natural History
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Journal of the American Museum of Natural History. Supplements accompany some vols
Topic: Natural history
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by American Museum of Natural History
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Journal of the American Museum of Natural History. Supplements accompany some vols
Topic: Natural history
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Topic: Mechanical engineering
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ames, James Barr, 1846-1910; Smith, Jeremiah, 1837-1921; Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964
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Topic: Torts -- Cases
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941; Boyd, Ernest Augustus, 1887-1946
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by Andler, Charles Philippe Théodore, 1866-1933
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Topic: Socialism
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Topic: United States -- Social life and customs To 1775
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by Andrews, John B. (John Bertram), 1880-1943
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Topic: Labor laws and legislation
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Reconstruction (1914-1939) -- Great Britain, Reconstruction...
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Topic: Sarcey, Francisque
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Archbishops' Committee of Inquiry
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The Teaching Office of the Church; The Worship of the Church; The evangelistic work of the Church; Administrative reform of the Church; Christianity and industrial problems
Topic: Church of England
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Archer, William, 1856-1924
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Topic: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Arent, Leonora, 1882-
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Topics: Municipal franchises, Electric light companies
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Arndt, Ruth (Spence); Spence, F. S. (Francis Stephens), 1850-1917
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Topic: Prohibition -- Canada
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Arp, Julius Bernhard
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Topics: Country schools, Schools -- Centralization
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Topic: Company of Glaziers, London
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928
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Topics: Wotton, Henry, Sir, 1568-1639, English poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Atkinson, Evelyn John Rupert, 1881-
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