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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: Lyall, Charles James, Sir, 1845-1920
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by [Arnim, Mary Annette (Beauchamp), Countess von, 1866-1941]
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Yugoslavia
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by Aborn, Thomas Lintill
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Topic: Bible
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by Academy of Pacific Coast History
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Affiliated with the University of California
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Topics: Bolshevism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Siberia
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Topics: Peace, Federal government, Great Britain -- Colonies Administration
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by Adams, George Burton, 1851-1925
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Topic: France -- History
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by Adams, George Plimpton, 1882-1961
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Topic: Idealism
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Topics: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, History -- Philosophy, Science
The Commenwealth Review of the University of Oregon. New series, vol. 1, no. 1, April, 1919
Topic: Housing
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Topic: Ethics
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Topic: Europe -- Politics and government
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by Agate, James, 1877-1947
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by Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de, 1833-1891; Fassett, Jacob Sloat, 1889-
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888; Sears, Clara Endicott, 1863-
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Topic: Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888
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by Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962
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by Alexander, Alexander, ca. 1849-1928
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Topics: Sports -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Social life and customs
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by Alexander, Carter, 1881-1965
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Topic: School organization and management
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by Alexander, William, 1848-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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by Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925
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Topics: Missions, Religious education
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by Allen, William Edward David, 1901-
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Topic: Turkey -- History
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Topics: League of Nations, Treaty of Versailles (1919)
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Allied Powers, 1914-
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Topic: Saint Germain-en-Laye, Treaty of
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by Almqvist, C. J. L. (Carl Jonas Love), 1793-1866
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by Altenburger, Julius
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Hungary
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by Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, d. 397; Thompson, Tom, d. 1917; Srawley, J. H. (James Herbert), 1868-
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Includes bibliography
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by American Academy of Arts and Letters
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
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Topic: Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 1919
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by American Museum of Natural History
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Journal of the American Museum of Natural History. Supplements accompany some vols
Topic: Natural history
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by American Museum of Natural History
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Journal of the American Museum of Natural History. Supplements accompany some vols
Topic: Natural history
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by American Museum of Natural History
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Topic: Natural history
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by American Museum of Natural History
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Topic: Natural history
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by American Museum of Natural History
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Topic: Natural history
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by American Museum of Natural History
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Topic: Natural history
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by American Museum of Natural History
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Topic: Natural history
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by American Museum of Natural History
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Topic: Natural history
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Topic: Mechanical engineering
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by Ames, James Barr, 1846-1910; Smith, Jeremiah, 1837-1921; Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964
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Topic: Torts -- Cases
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by Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941; Boyd, Ernest Augustus, 1887-1946
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Topic: United States -- Social life and customs To 1775
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by Andrews, John B. (John Bertram), 1880-1943
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Topic: Labor laws and legislation
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Reconstruction (1914-1939) -- Great Britain, Reconstruction...
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by Archbishops' Committee of Inquiry
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The Teaching Office of the Church; The Worship of the Church; The evangelistic work of the Church; Administrative reform of the Church; Christianity and industrial problems
Topic: Church of England
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by Archer, William, 1856-1924
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Topic: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
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by Arent, Leonora, 1882-
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Topics: Municipal franchises, Electric light companies
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Arndt, Ruth (Spence); Spence, F. S. (Francis Stephens), 1850-1917
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Topic: Prohibition -- Canada
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by Arp, Julius Bernhard
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Topics: Country schools, Schools -- Centralization
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Topic: Company of Glaziers, London
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by Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928
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Topics: Wotton, Henry, Sir, 1568-1639, English poetry
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by Atkinson, Evelyn John Rupert, 1881-
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Topic: United States. Army
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Topic: Investments
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Topic: Organ -- Construction
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by Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Sparrow-Simpson, W. J. (William John), 1859-1952
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Bibliographical footnotes
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by Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Watts, William, 1590?-1649
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Topic: Theology
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by Ausonius, Decimus Magnus; Evelyn-White, Hugh G. (Hugh Gerard), d. 1924
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by Ausonius, Decimus Magnus; Evelyn-White, Hugh G. (Hugh Gerard), d. 1924
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by Ayres, Leonard Porter, 1879-1946
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States Statistics
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Topic: Teaching
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by Bain, F. W. (Francis William), 1863-1940
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by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Bairnsfather, Bruce, 1887-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topic: Pitman, Isaac, Sir, 1813-1897
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by Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935
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Topic: Drama -- Technique
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by Baker, Karle Wilson, 1878-
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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