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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: Session laws
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2012 Toronto, Ont. University. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Engineering Society. Papers; Toronto, Ont. University. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Engineering Society. Transactions and year book
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Topic: Engineering
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2012 St. Michael's College School (Toronto, Ont.)
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Yearbook
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Topics: Church Slavic language, Ukrainian language
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Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
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1919 Eliot, George, 1819-1880
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1919 Gibbon, John Murray, 1875-1952
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1919 Isère, France (Dept.) Archives
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Topics: Archives, Isère, France (Dept.)
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1919 Frattini, Angelo, 1896-
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Topic: Negri, Ada, 1870-1945
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1919 Courthope, William John, 1842-1917
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Topic: Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719
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Topics: League of Nations, Treaty of Versailles (1919), Cost and standard of living -- United States
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1919 Nimmo, David Chalmers
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1919 Chouinard, Ernest, 1856-
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Topics: Municipal government by city manager, Dayton, Ohio
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1919 Almqvist, C. J. L. (Carl Jonas Love), 1793-1866
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Topic: Watson, Charles Moore, (Sir), 1844-1916
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1919 Hrushevsky, Mykhalo, 1866-1934
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Topic: Khmelnytsky, Bohdan, ca. 1594-1657
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Topics: Economic conditions, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, War -- Economic aspects
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Topic: Raiffeisen, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1818-1888
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1919 Murray, John Chick
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Topic: Hertling, Georg, Graf von, 1843-1919
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1919 Hourwich, Isaac Aaronovich, 1860-1924
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Topic: Teaching
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1919 Veneziani, Carlo
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Topic: Gandusio, Antonio, 1875-1951
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1919 Wade, Sir Charles
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1919 Hofman, Leah Kapilowitz, 1898-
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Poems
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1919 Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928; Douglas, Frances
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1919 Okey, Thomas, 1852-1935
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1919 Birmingham, George A., 1865-1950
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Topics: Law, Statutes
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Topic: League of Red Cross Societies
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1919 McCall, Samuel W. (Samuel Walker), 1851-1923
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Topics: Citizenship, United States -- Politics and government
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Topic: Railroads -- United States
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1919 Hughes, Dorothy
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Topics: Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400, Great Britain -- History Edward III, 1327-1377 Sources, Great Britain...
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1919 Roy, Pierre Georges, 1870-1953
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1919 Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
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1919 Wassermann, Jakob, 1873-1934
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1919 Reed, John
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1919 Alexander, William, 1848-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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1919 Coquiot, Gustave, 1865-1926
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Topic: Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906
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Topics: Contracts, Constitutional law -- United States
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1919 Strindberg, August, 1849-1912; Schering, Emil, 1873-
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Tr. of Kammarspel
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- England, National characteristics, English
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1919 Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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1919 Ernst, Paul, 1866-1933
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Topic: Socialism
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1919 Frey, Adolf, 1855-1920
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Topic: Meyer, Conrad Ferdinand, 1825-1898
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1919 Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855
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1919 Sudermann, Hermann, 1857-1928
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1919 Littell, Philip, 1868-1943
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Topic: Books and reading
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1919 Buchanan, Meriel, 1886-
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1919 Schibli, Emil, 1891-
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Topics: Ladins -- Italy Bolzano (Province), Ladins -- Italy Udine (Province)
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Topics: Railroads and state -- United States, Railroads -- United States Rates
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1919 Evenel, Georges, vicomte d', 1855-1939
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Topics: Transportation, Transportation
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1919 ONTARIO. DEPT. OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS; ONTARIO. PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S DEPT. BUREAU OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS; ONTARIO. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE. BUREAU OF INDUSTRIES
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CONTINUED BY SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL REPORTS OF MUNICIPALITIES AND BY SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL REPORTS OF MUNICIPAL ENTERPRISES
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1919 Hall, Fred S. (Fred Smith), 1870-1946; Brooke, Elizabeth Winston, 1891-
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Topic: Marriage law
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1919 Pimentel, Alberto, 1849-1925
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1919 Sumichrast, Frederick Caesar de
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Topic: United States -- History
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Topic: United States -- Politics and government
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1919 Jenks, Jeremiah Whipple, 1856-1929
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Topic: Business
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1919 Webling, Peggy
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1919 Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894
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1919 Timoshenko, Vladimir P. (Vladimir Prokopovich), 1885-1965
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Topics: Ukraine -- Economic conditions 1918-, Soviet Union -- Economic conditions 1918-
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1919 Trench, Herbert, 1865-1923
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