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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 Abella Caprile, Margarita, 1901-
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by Abregú Virreira, Carlos
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by Adam, Albert Eugen, 1855-
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Topic: Constitutional history
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by Adler, Friedrich, 1879-1960; Austria. Landesgericht für Strafsachen, Vienna
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Topic: Stürgkh, Karl, Graf von, 1859-1916
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by Adler, Max, 1873-1937
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Topic: Simmel, Georg, 1858-1918
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by Akademischer Senat der Universität Graz.*
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by Alas, Claudio de, 1886-1919; Soiza Reilly, Juan José de, 1880-1959
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Verse and prose
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by Alas, Leopoldo, 1852-1901
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El Señor; Adiós, Cordera; Cambio de luz; El Centauro; Rivales; Protesto; La yernocracia; Un viejo verde; Cuento futuro; Un jornalero; Benedictino; La Ronca; La rosa de oro
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by Alcalá Galiano, Alvaro, 1886-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Alessandri, Arturo, 1868-1950
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"En las sesiones de 23-28-29-30 de julio y 4 de agosto de 1919"
Topic: Education, Primary
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by Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920); Germany. Peace Conference Delegations, 1919; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerbundfragen
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Topic: Treaty of Versailles (1919)
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by Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920) Treaty with Austria, Sept. 10, 1919
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Topic: St. Germain, Treaty of, Sept. 10, 1919 (Austria)
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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Topic: Carib language
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t. I. Problema economico. Problema international--t. II-III. Problema social. Problema politico. Problema municipal. La ciudad
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t. I. Problema economico. Problema international--t. II-III. Problema social. Problema politico. Problema municipal. La ciudad
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by Alvarado, Salvador, 1880-1924.Â
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938. El corazon ..; Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938. Sábado sin sol ..; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944. El corazon ..; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944. Sábado sin sol ..; Áevarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Bound with their El corazon en la mano, 1919. and their Sábado sin sol, entremés con musica de Francisco Bravo, 1912
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Topics: Infinite, Life
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by Andrade y Uribe, Benito Mariano, 1868-1934
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Topics: Maura, Antonio, 1853-1925, Partido Conservador (Spain)
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Topic: Palacio Valdés, Armando, 1853-1938
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Topics: Plettenberg, Wolter von, d. 1535, Teutonic Knights, Reformation -- Livonia, Livonia -- History
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by Arco y Garay, Ricardo del, b. 1888
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Topics: Agüero, Spain. Iglesia de Santiago, Agüero, Spain
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by Arlosoroff, Chaim, 1899-1933
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Topics: Jews -- Political and social conditions, Socialism, Zionism
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by Arnold, Robert Franz, 1872-1938
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Topics: German literature, German literature
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by Arrieta, Rafael Alberto, 1888-1968
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by Asín Palacios, Miguel, 1871-1944; Ribera, Julián, 1858-1934
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At head of title: Real academia española
Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Mohammedans and Mohammedanism, Eschatology
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Topic: German drama -- 20th century History and criticism
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Topic: German poetry
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by Bahr, Hermann, 1863-1934
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Topic: Stifter, Adalbert, 1805-1868
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by Ballesteros Curiel, Julio
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
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by Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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by Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
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by Banse, Ewald, 1883-
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by Barlach, Ernst, 1870-1938
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. César o nada; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. Mundo es ansí; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. Sensualidad pervertida
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Vol. 2: El mundo es ansí published in 1919
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. César o nada; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. Mundo es ansí; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. Sensualidad pervertida
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Vol. 2: El mundo es ansí published in 1919
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. César o nada; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. Mundo es ansí; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. Sensualidad pervertida
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Vol. 2: El mundo es ansí published in 1919
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Barreda, Ernesto Mario, 1883-
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by Barth, Emil, 1900-
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by Bauer, Otto, 1881-1938
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Cover title
Topics: Socialism, Democracy
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Bibliography: p. [ix]-xiv
Topic: Physical geography
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Topic: Grimmelshausen, Johann Jacob Christoph von, 1625-1676
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by Beck, Carl
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Topic: Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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Topics: Lusitania (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Bible, Women
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Topic: Tacna-Arica question
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Topic: Madrid (Spain)
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Topics: War (International law), World War, 1914-1918
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by Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph, 1865-1921; Bin Gorion, Rahel; Bin-Gorion, Emanuel, 1903-
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Topic: Jewish legends
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by Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph, 1865-1921; Bin Gorion, Rahel; Bin-Gorion, Emanuel, 1903-
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Topic: Jewish legends
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by Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph, 1865-1921; Bin Gorion, Rahel; Bin-Gorion, Emanuel, 1903-
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Topic: Jewish legends
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by Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph, 1865-1921; Bin Gorion, Rahel; Bin-Gorion, Emanuel, 1903-
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Topic: Jewish legends
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by Berger, Arnold Erich, 1862-
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Sonderabdruck aus des Verfassers Martin Luther in kulturgeschichtlicher Darstellung
Topic: Luther, Martin, 1483-1546
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by Bergmann, Juda, 1874-1955
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Legends, Jewish, Demonology, Angels
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by Bernstein, Eduard, 1850-1932
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Topic: League of Nations
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by Bertholet, Alfred, 1868-1951
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Topic: Jews
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Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, genealogy
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by Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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by Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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by Bettelheim, Anton
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Topic: Anzengruber, Ludwig, 1839-1889
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by Bianco, José, 1870-
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Topics: Political science, Political parties
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Topic: Pechstein, Max, 1881-1955
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by Birt, Theodor, 1852-1933
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Topics: Rome -- Social life and customs, Rome -- Civilization
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by Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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by Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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