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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: English language -- Synonyms and antonyms
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Topics: Authors, Indic, Book industries and trade, Indic periodicals
La clavicula de Salomón -- Invocaciones, pactos y exorcismos -- El dragón rojo y la cabra infernal -- La gallina negra, escuela de sortilegios -- El gran grimorio o el pacto de sangre ; Candela Mágica para descubrir encantamientos -- Recopilación de la magia caldea y egipcia, filtros, encantamientos, hechicerías y sortilegios
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Topics: Occultism, Witchcraft
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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 Vatsyayana; Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares
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Topic: Love
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
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This private library collection consists of over 20,000 books and serials dating from the 17th century to the present that deal with the history, language, and culture of Carpatho-Rusyns in all regions where they reside in the European homeland as well as in the diaspora (especially the United States and Canada). Studies about other peoples who have interacted with Carpatho-Rusyns in their homeland are well represented--Magyars, Jews, Slovaks, Germans, Roma, and Czechs among others. The...
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Topic: Tulu language -- Dictionaries
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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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by Bridgman, George Brant, 1864-1943
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Topic: Anatomy, Artistic
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by Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
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Superseded by Royal Historical Society. Publications. Camden third series
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by Ercolani, Libero
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Romagna, Italian language -- Dictionaries
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Topic: Pennsylvania -- History Sources
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by Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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Topics: Huguenots -- Great Britain, Huguenots -- Ireland, French -- Ireland
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Topics: Hindustani language -- Grammar, Hindustani language -- Textbooks for foreigners English
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topics: Inscriptions -- India Carnatic, Carnatic (India) -- Antiquities
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by Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 1569-1627; Rogers, Alexander; Beveridge, Henry
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[v. 1] From the first to the twelfth year of his reign.--v. 2. From the thirteenth to the beginning of the nineteenth year of his reign
Topics: India -- History 1526-1765, Mogul Empire
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Topic: Russian language -- Dictionaries English
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Topics: Quinte, Bay of (Ont.), Ontario -- Genealogy, Canada -- Genealogy
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by Caspari, C. P. (Carl Paul), 1814-1892; Wright, William, 1830-1889
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Topic: Arabic language -- Grammar
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by Ausonius, Decimus Magnus; Evelyn-White, Hugh G. (Hugh Gerard), d. 1924
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Topics: Antimasonic Party, Freemasonry -- Rituals, Secret societies
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by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
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by Monro, Charles Henry, 1835-1908; Buckland, W. W. (William Warwick), 1859-1946; Justinian I, Emperor of the East, 483?-565
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Topic: Roman law
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by Joyce, P. W. (Patrick Weston), 1827-1914
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Includes bibliographical references (v.1, p. ix-xii; v.3, p. ix-x) and indexes
Topic: Names, Geographical -- Ireland
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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by Naidu, Sarojini, 1879-1949
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Topic: Devon (England) -- Directories
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Topics: Berwick-upon-Tweed (England), Durham (England : County) -- History, Newcastle upon Tyne (England),...
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by Guy and Company, ltd., Cork, Ire
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Topic: Cork (Ireland : County) -- Directories
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Topic: Kimbundu language
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by Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935
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Topic: Drama -- Technique
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by Esteve, Joaquín, 1743-1805; Belvitges, Joseph; Juglá y Font, Antonio
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Topic: Catalan language -- Polyglot
Vol. 2. Spanish-English
Topics: Technology -- Dictionaries, Spanish language -- Dictionaries, Technical
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by Humperdinck, Engelbert, 1854-1921; Wette, Adelheid (Humperdinck) 1858-1916
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Topic: Operas -- Librettos
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by Virginia Historical Society, Richmond; Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. Proceedings
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Topics: Virginia -- History Periodicals, Virginia -- Biography Periodicals
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by Miller, Henry, 1891-
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Topic: Literature -- History and criticism
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by Ruvigny and Raineval, Melville Amadeus Henry Douglas Heddle de La Caillemotte de Massue de Ruvigny, 9th marquis of, 1868-1921
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Topics: Orders of knighthood and chivalry, Nobility -- Great Britain, Nobility -- Europe
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by Godefroy, Frédéric Eugène, 1826-1897; France. Ministère de l'éducation nationale; Godefroy, P.
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Topic: French language -- Old French Dictionaries
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Weekly (1898-1939), monthly (1951-
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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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Topics: India -- Civilization, India -- Social life and customs
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by Society of Genealogists; Sherwood, George F. T. (George Frederick Tudor), b. 1867
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Topics: Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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Topic: Hebrew language -- Dictionaries
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by Society of Genealogists; Sherwood, George F. T. (George Frederick Tudor), b. 1867
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Topics: Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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Vol. 1 is a photocopy ed. bound in 3 parts
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Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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by Great Britain. India Office; Hunter, William Wilson, Sir, 1840-1900
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1st ed., 1881, and 2nd ed., 1885-1887, edited by Sir William Wilson Hunter
Topic: India -- Gazetteers
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Continued as Sesiones del Congreso nacional
Topic: Chile -- Politics and government 1810-
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by Macdonald, Angus; Macdonald, Archibald
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Topics: Donaldson family, Macdonald family
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Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875; Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897; Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908
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Topic: Operas
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Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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by Johnston, Harry Hamilton, Sir, 1858-1927
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Topic: Bantu languages
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
Vol. 1. "Evil Spirits".- Vol. 2. "Fever sickness" and "Headache," etc
Topics: Akkadian language -- Texts, Babylonia -- History and antiquities
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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Topic: English language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Commerce -- Dictionaries, French language -- Dictionaries, Technical
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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Topic: Theater -- Yearbooks
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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by Spengler, Oswald, 1880-1936
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v. 1. Form and actuality.--v. 2. Perspectives of world history
Topic: Civilization -- History
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Topics: Staffordshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Staffordshire (England) -- Genealogy
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topic: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland
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Topic: Oratorios -- Librettos
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by Société bibliographique, Paris
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Published by the Société bibliographique
Topics: Bibliography -- Periodicals, Books -- Reviews, French literature -- Bibliography Periodicals
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Topics: English language -- Dictionaries Polish, Polish language -- Dictionaries English
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by Seoane, Mateo; Neuman, Henry; Baretti, Giuseppe Marco Antonio, 1719-1789
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Topic: Spanish language -- Dictionaries
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by Société bibliographique, Paris
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Topics: Bibliography -- Periodicals, Books -- Reviews, French literature -- Bibliography Periodicals
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by Kincaid, Charles Augustus, 1870-; Parasnis, Rao Bahadur Dattatraya Balavant
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Vol. 1. From the earliest times to the death of Shivaji.- Vol. 2. From the death of Shivaji to the death of Shahu.- Vol. 3. From the death of Shahu to the end of the Chitpavan Epic
Topics: Marathas, India -- History
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by Ausonius, Decimus Magnus; Evelyn-White, Hugh G. (Hugh Gerard), d. 1924
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by Harvard University; Harvard University. Harvard Alumni Association
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Title varies: 1910-13, Harvard University directory
Topic: Harvard University