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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: French language -- Slang Dictionaries
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: Romance languages
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Topics: Archives, Nièvre, France (Dept.)
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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: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Québec (Province) -- History Sources,...
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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 Boileau Despréaux, Nicolas, 1636-1711; Smith, David Nichol, 1875-
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Topic: Poetry
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by Foulet, Lucien, 1873-1958
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Topic: French language -- Syntax
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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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Topic: Arabic language
Includes index
Topics: Gallieni, Joseph-Simon, 1849-1916, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France), World War, 1914-1918 -- France,...
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Topics: Italy -- Description and travel, Italy -- Social life and customs
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by Clément-Janin, Noël, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Engraving, Posters, French
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by Le Goffic, Charles, 1863-1932
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Topics: French literature -- 19th century History and criticism, French literature -- 20th century History...
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by 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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by Massé, Henri, 1886-1969
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Bibliography: p. [i]-lvii
Topic: Sad
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Topics: Italy -- Description and travel, Italy -- Social life and customs
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by Romains, Jules, 1885-1972
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
Co-chairs: Monique Bégin, Gerald L. Caplan.
Topics: Education, Educational planning, Education and state, Educational accountability, Education,...
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Topics: French poetry -- 16th century History and criticism, War and literature, France -- History Wars of...
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: France -- Social life and customs
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Topic: France -- Colonies Administration
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by Sneyders de Vogel, Kornelis, 1876-
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Topics: French language -- Syntax, French language -- History
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Topic: Opium abuse
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Topic: Heraldry
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Topics: Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921, Communism -- Russia
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by Duret, Théodore, 1838-1927
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Topic: Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890
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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 Gueneau, Louis; Gueneau, Louis. Conditions ..
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Bound with his Les conditions de la vie à Nevers (denrées, logements, salaires) à la fin de l'ancient régime, 1919)
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Topics: Helias, Saint, Coptic language -- Texts
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by Valéry, Paul, 1871-1945
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Topic: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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by Dautremer, Joseph, 1860-
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Topics: Japan -- Description and travel, Japan -- Economic conditions
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by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topic: genealogy
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by 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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Topics: Boullongne family, Painters, French
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by Chaptal de Chanteloup, Léonie, 1873-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Impressionism (Art), Painters, French
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by Fargue, Léon-Paul, 1876-1947
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Topic: Communism
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by Isère, France (Dept.) Archives
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Topics: Archives, Isère, France (Dept.)
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by 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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by Gauthier-Ferrières, Léon Adolphe, 1880-1915
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Topic: French poetry -- 20th century
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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 Dugard, Henry
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Topic: Casanova, Giacomo, 1725-1798
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by Bouasse, H. (Henri), 1866-1953
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Topic: Geography, Mathematical
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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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Topic: Treaty of Versailles (1919)
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Topic: Ukraine
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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 Bourdillon, Francis William, 1852-1921
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by Coquiot, Gustave, 1865-1926
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Topic: Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906
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by Guillaume, Gustave, 1883-1960
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Topic: French language -- Article
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by Delahaye, Ernest, 1853-1930
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Topic: Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896
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by Valéry, Paul, 1871-1945
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by Pichon, René, 1869-
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Topic: Latin literature
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by Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topic: French literature -- History and criticism
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by Evenel, Georges, vicomte d', 1855-1939
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Topics: Transportation, Transportation
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: Arabic literature
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by 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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by Le Goffic, Charles, 1863-1932
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Topics: French literature -- 19th century History and criticism, French literature -- 20th century History...
"Extrait de la Revue des bibliothques, nos. 7-9, juillet-septembre 1919."
Topics: France. Archives nationales, France. Archives départementales, communales et hospitalières,...
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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 Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932; Wilson-Green, Arthur
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Topics: Nomads, Roads -- England, Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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Topic: Renaissance
Co-chairs: Monique Bégin, Gerald L. Caplan.
Topics: Education, Educational planning, Education and state, Educational accountability, Education,...