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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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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Jun 10, 2019 Ukrainian National Committee of the United States
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Topics: Ukrainians, Ukraine
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
Jun 6, 2019 Toronto Board of Education
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019
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Topics: Ukrainians -- Austria -- Periodicals, Ukrainian literature -- Periodicals, Ukraine -- Politics and...
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Topic: Diplomatic and consular service, Ukrainian -- Law and legislation
10 p
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019 Otamanovsʹkyĭ, Valentyn, 1893-
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223 p., [6] leaves of plates :
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Feb 26, 2019 Wilson, Peter, compiler
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326 pages ; 28 cm
Topic: Contracts -- Canada -- Cases
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Feb 26, 2019 Pinto, Andrew, compiler
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xii, 133 pages ; 28 cm
Topic: Administrative law -- Canada -- Cases
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Dec 4, 2018 Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883
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xxiii, 358 p
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Oct 2, 2018 Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954
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xvi, 458 p., [37] leaves of plates :
Topic: West Indies -- Description and travel
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Topic: English language
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Jun 19, 2017 CANADA. MINISTRY, OVERSEAS MILITARY FORCES
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INCLUDES 2 MAPS
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commitment to retain
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
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Mar 13, 2017 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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Dec 14, 2016 Myers, Jack M; Adler, Hermann, 1839-1911, writer of preface
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Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, p. 222)
Topics: Jews, Jews
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Mar 24, 2016 Colyer, J. F
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The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 19, 2016 Nečas, Jaromír, 1888-1945
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"Neuzavírejte kruh našich nepřátel!"
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Topics: National Council of Carpathian Russian at Presov, Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
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Jan 19, 2016 Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Ruthenians
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topics: Russky narodny dom (Homestead, Pa.), Ruthenians
Municipal Handbook: City of Toronto
Sep 22, 2015 Toronto (Ont.)
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Title varies: 1972, Handbook of local services; 1973, Directory of services
Topic: Municipal government
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Jul 21, 2015 Bowden, Witt, 1886-
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Jul 21, 2015 Pain, Barry, 1864-1928
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Jul 7, 2015 Arent, Leonora, 1882-
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Topics: Municipal franchises, Electric light companies
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Jun 25, 2015 Warburg, Paul Moritz, 1868-
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Topic: Acceptances
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Jun 24, 2015 Oliphant (Jas. H.) [and] Co
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Topic: Bonds
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Jun 23, 2015 National city company; U.S. Federal Reserve Board
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First edition published by the National city bank of New York
Topic: Acceptances
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Jun 23, 2015 Murchison, Claudius Temple, 1889-
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Topics: Price maintenance, Restraint of trade
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Jun 3, 2015 Hercod, Robert
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"Sources": p. 24
Topic: Temperance
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Apr 20, 2015 Courteau, Eugène G. (Eugène Gaspard), 1868-1934
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Apr 20, 2015 Brown, Vere, b. 1868
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Apr 7, 2015 Canadian Manufacturers' Association
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Apr 7, 2015 Canadian Manufacturers' Association
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Apr 2, 2015 Kutrzeba, Stanisław, 1876-1946
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Issued also in French as: Droits de la Russie sur la Lithuanie et sur la Ruthénie-Blanche
Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
Cover-title
Topics: League of Nations, Treaty of Versailles (1919)
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Mar 30, 2015 Birmingham, George A., 1865-1950
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Contains the Canadian Income War Tax Act, with the amendments of 1918-1919
Topic: Income tax
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Mar 4, 2015 Bank of Commerce in New-York; United States. War Revenue Law of 1918
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"February, 1919."
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War, Cost of
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Mar 4, 2015 Huang, Feng-Hua
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Mar 4, 2015 Garver, Frederic Benjamin, 1884-
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Thesis, Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago
Topic: Grants-in-aid
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Feb 12, 2015 Pomerene, Atlee
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Feb 12, 2015 Library of Congress. Division of Bibliography; Meyer, Herman Henry Bernard, 1864-1937
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At head of title: Library of Congress
Topics: Ships and shipping, Shipbuilding
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Topic: Cursor Mundi
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Dec 1, 2014 Red Cross Institute Club
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Dec 1, 2014 Davison, Henry Pomeroy
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Topic: League of Red Cross Societies
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Nov 28, 2014 Hall, Fred S. (Fred Smith), 1870-1946; Brooke, Elizabeth Winston, 1891-
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Topic: Marriage law
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Nov 19, 2014 National city bank of New York
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Nov 19, 2014 Nordman, N
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Nov 18, 2014 Library of Congress. Division of Bibliography
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Topic: Waterways
Source: folio
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Topic: Wealth
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Nov 18, 2014 Wade, Sir Charles
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Nov 18, 2014 Andrews, John B. (John Bertram), 1880-1943
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Topic: Labor laws and legislation
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Nov 18, 2014 Tornquist (Ernesto) [and] Co., Ltd
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Nov 6, 2014 McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944; Institute for Crippled and Disabled Men, New York
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Prepared for the Bureau of War Risk Insurance by the Red Cross Institute for Crippled and Disabled Men
Topics: People with disabilities, Military pensions
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Nov 6, 2014 McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944
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Topic: People with disabilities
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Topics: New York [and] Ontario Power Company, Water-power
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Oct 23, 2014 Guaranty Trust Company of New York
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Oct 22, 2014 U.S. Library of Congress. Division of bibliography; Meyer, Herman Henry Bernard, 1864-1937
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Topics: Great Britain. Reconstruction, Ministry of, Reconstruction (1914-1939)
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The Commenwealth Review of the University of Oregon. New series, vol. 1, no. 1, April, 1919
Topic: Housing
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Topic: Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919