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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 Thornton, Frederic Du Pre, 1841-1903; Wright, William, 1830-1889; Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne, 1868-1945
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Topic: Arabic language -- Grammar
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by Powell, G. Rennie
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Topics: Theater -- Bristol, Eng, Theater -- Great Britain, Actors, English
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by Great Britain. India Office; Foster, William, Sir, 1863-1951
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Topic: East India Company
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Topic: Bulgaria -- History
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Topic: Russian language -- Grammar
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by Webster, Nesta Helen
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Topic: France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799
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by Grossmith, George, 1847-1912; Grossmith, Weedon, 1852-1919
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by Great Britain. Naval Intelligence Division
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Topic: Turkey
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by Brissenden, Paul Frederick, 1885-
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Thesis - Columbia University, 1917
Topics: Industrial Workers of the World, Syndicalism
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by Saglio, André, 1869-
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Topic: Furniture, French
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by Vasu, Srisa Chandra, rai bahadur, 1861-1918
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Topic: Hinduism
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by Smith, Justin H. (Justin Harvey), 1857-1930
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Topic: Mexican War, 1846-1848
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by Thornton, Frederic Du Pre, 1841-1903; Wright, William, 1830-1889; Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne, 1868-1945
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Topic: Arabic language -- Grammar
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by Downey, June Etta, 1875-1932
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Topic: Graphology
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by Osmond, Percy Herbert, 1872-
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Bibliography: p. 420-431
Topics: English poetry -- History and criticism, Mysticism in literature, Religious poetry, English --...
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by Bibliographical Society of America; New York Public Library; Winship, George Parker, 1871-1952
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Topic: Incunabula -- Bibliography Catalogs
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by Poulton, Edward Bagnall, Sir, 1856-1943
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Topics: Poulton, Ronald, 1889-1915, Rugby football -- Great Britain
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Topic: Furniture -- England History
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by McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944
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Topic: People with disabilities -- Rehabilitation
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Balkan Peninsula, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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by Williamson, David, 1868-
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Topic: Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cowl, R. P. (Richard Pape); Morgan, A. E. (Arthur Eustace), 1886-1972
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Topic: Henry IV, King of England, 1367-1413
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Topic: French language
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by Maine Historical Society; American Historical Society; Hatch, Louis Clinton, 1872-1931
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Topics: Maine -- History, Maine -- Biography
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Topics: Bibliography -- Dictionaries, Book industries and trade -- Dictionaries, Abbreviations, Printing
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by Johnson, Ida Amanda
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Topics: Fur trade -- Michigan, Michigan -- History
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Topic: Women -- Employment
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by Rigaud, Hyacinthe, 1659-1743; Roman, Joseph Hippolyte, 1840-
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Topic: Rigaud, Hyacinthe, 1659-1743
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by Routledge, Katherine Pease, 1866-
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by Taylor, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1869-1945
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Topic: Aristotle
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Topics: Anarchism and anarchists, Socialism, Syndicalism, Guild socialism
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Topics: Canada. Army. 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada...
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Topics: Canada. Army. 102d Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canada. Army. 102d Canadian Infantry Battalion,...
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by Manen, Johan van; Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India)
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Topics: Tibetan language -- Dictionaries English, Tibetan language -- Grammar, Buddhism -- Tibet
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by Elliott-Binns, Leonard Elliott, b. 1885
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by Baker, Theodore, 1851-1934; Remy, Alfred
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1900 ed. has title: A biographical dictionary of musicians
Topic: Music
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by Browne, G. F. (George Forrest), 1833-1930
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Topic: Bede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735
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by Lozynsky, Mykhalo, 1880-; Karmansky, Petro, 1878-1956
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Vol. 2, pt. 1 compiled by Mykhalo Lozynsky, pt. 2 by P. Karmansky
Topic: Polish people
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by Smith, Justin H. (Justin Harvey), 1857-1930
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Topic: Mexican War, 1846-1848
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by Thornton, Frederic Du Pre, 1841-1903; Wright, William, 1830-1889; Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne, 1868-1945
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Topic: Arabic language -- Grammar
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
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Topics: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, History -- Philosophy, Science
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by Pack, Charles Lathrop, 1857-1937
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Topics: Vegetable gardening, World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply
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Topic: Punjab -- History
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by Overseas Club and Patriotic League
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Topics: Music, Music
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by Boswell, Alexander Bruce, 1884-
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Topic: Poland
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Topic: Russian language -- Accents and accentuation
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Topics: Danish ballads and songs, Scalds and scaldic poetry, Denmark -- History To 1241 Sources
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by Laughlin, A.P
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Topics: Technical education, Tools
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by Delabarre, Edmund Burke, b. 1863; Colonial Society of Massachusetts
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Topics: Dighton Rock, genealogy
Report of the Minister of Education for Ontario
by Ontario. Dept. of Education; Ontario. Ministry of Education; ONTARIO. DEPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
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by Lacour-Gayet, G. (Georges), 1856-1935; Capes, Herbert M.
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Topic: Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898
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by Fisher, John Arbuthnot Fisher, Baron, 1841-1920
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Sequel: Records
Topics: Great Britain. Navy, Admirals
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by De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956
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Topic: Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915
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by Stanton, Herbert Udny Weitbrecht, 1851-
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Topic: Koran
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Topic: St. Andrew's Church (Grimsby, Ont.)
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by Eden, Emily, 1797-1869; Dickinson, Violet Mary
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Topics: Selous, Frederick Courtenay, 1851-1917, World War, 1914-1918 -- Africa
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Topics: Church architecture, Jerusalem -- Description and travel, Jerusalem -- History
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by Lowes, John Livingston, 1867-1945
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Topics: English poetry -- History and criticism, Poetry
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by Mead, Daniel Webster, 1862-1948
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Topics: Water-supply, Hydraulic engineering
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Topics: Spies, World War, 1914-1918
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by Sellery, George C. (George Clarke), 1872-
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Topics: Middle Ages -- History Outlines, syllabi, etc, Reformation
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by Maine Historical Society; American Historical Society; Hatch, Louis Clinton, 1872-1931
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Topics: Maine -- History, Maine -- Biography
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Topic: India -- Commerce and industries
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Topics: Essex, Henry de, 12th cent, Montfort, Robert de, 12th cent, Wager of battle
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by Dark, Sidney, 1874-1947
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Topic: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
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by Morice, Charles, 1861-1919
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Topic: Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903
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Topic: Jews -- History, Modern