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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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Jun 10, 2019 Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine
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Topics: Petli͡ura, Symon Vasylʹovych, 1879-1926, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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Apr 26, 2019 Dnistrians'kyǐ, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions --...
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Apr 25, 2019 Chouinard, Ernest, 1856-
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 14, 2016 Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936
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Topic: Investments
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Goiditch, Methode
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Offprint from: Revue de l'Europe orientale, politique et économique mensuelle, n. 1-2, 1919
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), Carpatho-Rusyns
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), Carpatho-Rusyns
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Topic: Carpatho-Rusyns
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Jun 5, 2015 Doumic, René, 1860-1937
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Topic: Saint-Simon, Louis de Rouvroy, duc de, 1675-1755
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Mar 31, 2015 Bourbonnière, Avila
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Dec 1, 2014 McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944
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Topic: People with disabilities
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Nov 6, 2014 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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Nov 6, 2014 McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944
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Extract from "Revue Interalliée pour l'étude des questions intéressant les mutilés de la guerre". Janvier 1919
Topics: Institute For Crippled and Disabled Men, New York, People with disabilities
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 22, 2014 Reclus, Onésime
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 2, 2014 Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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Aug 20, 2014 Geneva. Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 11, 2014 Ukrainska presova sluzhba
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Topic: Ukrainians
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"Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage 500 exemplaires tous numérotés. No. 217."
Topic: Bible
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Apr 30, 2014 Riols de Fonclare, F. de
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Mar 31, 2014 Bouasse, Henri Pierre Maxime, 1866-
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Topics: Science, Science
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Mar 31, 2014 Bouasse, Henri Pierre Maxime, 1866-
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Topics: Science, Science
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Mar 4, 2014 Bancarel, Jean
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Topic: Marriage law
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Oct 29, 2013 Vanderpol, Alfred, 1854-1915; Chénon, Émile, 1857-
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Preface: "Alfred Vanderpol (1854-1915)" signed: Émile Chénon
Topics: Vanderpol, Alfred, 1854-1915, War (International law)
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Oct 29, 2013 Scott, James Brown, 1866-1943; Lyon-Caen, Charles Léon, 1843-
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Topic: Arbitration (International law)
Ind. 1/25 bd. w. v. 25
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Jul 18, 2013 Galocsy, Arpad de
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Nationalism
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Feb 6, 2013 Grasset, A. (Alphonse), b. 1873
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Topic: Foch, Ferdinand
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Feb 5, 2013 Lalescu, Traian, 1882-1929
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At head of title: Trajan Lalesco
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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Feb 5, 2013 Augiéras, Ernest Marcel
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Jan 8, 2013 Ishïrkov, Anastas, 1868-1937
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Topic: Bulgarians
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Jan 8, 2013 Solarov, K; Suiuz na bulgarskite ucheni, pisateli i khudozhnitsi
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Topic: Macedonian question
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Topics: Citizenship, World War, 1914-1918, Panslavism
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Topics: Macedonian question, Bulgarians, World War, 1914-1918
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Jan 3, 2013 Vincent, Marie Louise
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Vol. 1. Nohant 1808-1876.- Vol. 2. Le Berry dans l'oeuvre de George Sand
Topic: Sand, George, 1804-1876
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Dec 19, 2012 Société des études juives (France); Ecole pratique des hautes études (France). Section des sciences économiques et sociales; Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales; Société des études juives (France). Actes et conférences
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Many vols., 1880- include Actes et conférences of the Société
Topics: Jews, Judaism, Jewish literature
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Dec 19, 2012 Kovacic, Franc, 1867-1939
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Dec 19, 2012 Ribari, Josef
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Oct 25, 2012 Levé, Albert, 1843-1921
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Topic: Bayeux tapestry
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Jul 8, 2011 Pichon, René, 1869-
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Topic: Latin literature
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Jul 4, 2011 Marstrander, Carl Johan Sverdrup, 1883-
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Topic: Hittite language
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May 5, 2011 Radovi, Andrija
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Feb 16, 2011 Müller-Reuter, Theodor, 1858-1919
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Topics: Schumann, Clara, 1819-1896, Wieck, Friedrich, 1785-1873, Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
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Jul 29, 2010 Contenau, Georges, 1877-
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Topic: Akkadian language
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Jul 28, 2010 Nolin, Jean; Letondal, Henri
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Jul 28, 2010 Dugard, Henry
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May 27, 2010 Koroliv, Vasyl
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Apr 19, 2010 Reul, Paul de, 1871-
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Topic: Lefranc, A. (Abel), 1863-1952
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Topics: Archives, Nièvre, France (Dept.)
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Apr 1, 2010 Paquet, Louis-Adolphe, 1859-1942
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Includes bibliographies
Topics: Church and social problems, Church and state
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Mar 25, 2010 Société de colonisation du Diocèse de Saint-Germain de Rimouski
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Topics: Catholic Church. Diocese of Rimouski, Migration, Internal
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Mar 23, 2010 Février, Henry, 1875-1957; Cain, Henri, 1857-1937. Gismonda; Liénard, Albert, 1875- Gismonda
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Topic: Operas
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Mar 22, 2010 La Laurencie, Lionel de, 1861-1933
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"Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Lully": p. [235]-239
Topic: Lully, Jean Baptiste de, 1639-1687
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Mar 18, 2010 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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Mar 18, 2010 La Laurencie, Lionel de, 1861-1933
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"Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Lully": p. [235]-239
Topic: Lully, Jean Baptiste de, 1639-1687
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Mar 17, 2010 Beli, Aleksandar, 1876-1960
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Topics: English fiction, English drama
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Mar 15, 2010 Institut d'Egypte (1918- )
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Mémoires
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Mar 15, 2010 Institut d'Egypte (1918- )
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Mémoires
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Mar 15, 2010 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Spaak, Paul, 1871-
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Mar 15, 2010 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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Mar 15, 2010 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Mar 15, 2010 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Mar 13, 2010 Roux, Marie, marquis de, 1878-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662
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Topic: Nicolet, Que
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Mar 12, 2010 Lange, Christian Lous, 1869-1938; Schou, August, 1903-
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Topics: Peace, International relations, Arbitration, International
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Mar 12, 2010 Lange, Christian Lous, 1869-1938; Schou, August, 1903-
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Topics: Peace, International relations, Arbitration, International