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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: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Yugoslavia
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by Balderston, John L. (John Lloyd), 1889-1954; Moore, George, 1852-1933
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by Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844; McGrane, Reginald Charles, 1889-
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Topic: United States -- Politics and government 1815-1861
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by Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915; Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953
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Topics: Mortality, United States -- Statistics, Vital
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by Fronto, Marcus Cornelius; Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180; Antoninus Pius, Emperor of Rome, 86-161; Verus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 130-169; Haines, Charles Reginald
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by Kay, H. R. (Hugh Reid), 1890-1917; Magee, George, d. 1918; MacLennan, F. A
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army. Field Artillery Brigade. Battery, 43rd, World War, 1914-1918
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by Korolenko, Vladimir Galaktionovich, 1853-1921; Manning, Clarence Augustus, 1893-
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Translation of Ptitsy nebesnyia ..
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by 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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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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by Livy; Foster, B. O; Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer); Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-; Moore, Frank Gardner, 1865-; Schlesinger, Alfred C. (Alfred Cary), 1900-
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by Macarius Magnes; Crafer, T. W. (Thomas Wilfrid), 1870-
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Topics: Apologetics, Apologetics -- History Early church, ca. 30-600
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Topics: Canada. Army. 55th Battery, C.F.A, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada 55th...
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by MacDonald, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1842-1928
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by MacDonald, James Ramsay, 1866-1937
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Topics: Great Britain. Parliament, Revolutions, Socialism
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by MacDougall, James B; Toronto, Ont. University. Theses (D.Paed.)
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Thesis (D.Paed.) - University of Toronto
Topics: Education -- Ontario, Public schools -- Ontario
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by Macintosh, Douglas Clyde, 1877-1948
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Topics: Catholic Church, Theology, Doctrinal, Experience (Religion), Religion and science, Theology,...
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by MacIver, Robert M. (Robert Morrison), 1882-1970
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Topics: Labor and laboring classes, Reconstruction (1914-1939)
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by Mackenzie, Compton, Sir, 1883-1972
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by Mackenzie, Compton, Sir, 1883-1972
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by Mackenzie, W. Roy (William Roy), 1883-1957
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Topic: Canadian ballads and songs -- History and criticism
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by Macnaughtan, Sarah, d. 1916
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topic: Marathi literature -- Collections
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Topic: English language and literature -- Study and teaching
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Topic: English language and literature
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by MacWhirter, Margaret Grant
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Topics: Chaleur Bay (N.B. and Québec), Gaspé Peninsula (Québec)
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by Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949; Teixeira de Mattos, Alexander, 1865-1921
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Topics: Brest-Litovsk Peace Conference (1917-1918), Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1918 Mar. 3), Treaty of...
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by Mahin, Edward G, 1876-
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Topic: Chemistry, Analytic -- Quantitative
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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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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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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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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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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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by Maitland, M. A. (Mary Ann), 1839-1919
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Topics: Massacres -- India Amritsar, Punjab -- History, Punjab -- Politics and government
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by Malaviya, Madan Mohan, 1861-1946
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Topics: India -- Politics and government 1765-1947, India -- Economic policy
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by Mamin-Sibiriak, D. N. (Dmitri Narkisovich), 1852-1912
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Mamin-Sibiriak, D. N. (Dmitri Narkisovich), 1852-1912
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From the library of John Luczkiw
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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 Manning, Bernard Lord, 1892-1941; Thirlwall prize, 1917
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by March, Francis Andrew, 1863-1928; Beamish, Richard Joseph, 1879-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Marcosson, Isaac Frederick, 1876-
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Topics: Biography, Journalism
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Marquis, Don, 1878-1937
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by Marshall, Archibald, 1866-1934
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by Marshall, Archibald, 1866-1934
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by Marshall, Archibald, 1866-1934
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by Marshall, Archibald, 1866-1934
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by Marshall, Archibald, 1866-1934
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by Marshall, Archibald, 1866-1934
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Topics: Economic conditions, Economics, Industries -- History, Industrial policy
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by Marshall, William E. (William Edward), 1859-1923
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Topic: Epigrams
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Topics: Capital, Economics, Socialism
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by Marylebone Cricket Club; Hawke, Martin Bladen Hawke, Baron, 1860-; Harris, George Robert Canning Harris, Baron, 1851-; Gordon, Home, Sir, 1871-
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Topics: Grace, W. G. (William Gilbert), 1848-1915, Cricket
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by Masaryk, T. G. (Tomás Garrigue), 1850-1937
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Bibliography: v. 2, p. 567-573
Topics: Russian literature, Soviet Union -- History
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by Masaryk, T. G. (Tomás Garrigue), 1850-1937
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Bibliography: v. 2, p. 567-573
Topics: Russian literature, Soviet Union -- History
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by Masefield, John, 1878-1967
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by Masefield, John, 1878-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Maseres, Francis, 1731-1824; Wallace, W. Stewart (William Stewart), 1884-1970
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Topics: Maseres, Francis, 1731-1824, Canada -- History 1763-1791 Sources, Canada -- Politics and government...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Massingham, H. J. (Harold John), 1888-1952
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by Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950
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by Mathes, Charles Hodge
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Topic: English language and literature -- Study and teaching
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by Mathews, Basil Joseph, 1879-1951
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Vol. 1. The human scene, by Basil Mathews; Vocation, by Edward Shillito; Vocation in art, by H. Walford Davies; Vocation in law, by Sir Ernest Pollock; Vocation in the home, by Emily E. Whimster, Commerce as a vocation, by W.H. Somervell; Vocation in industry: the labour view, by A. Ramage; The ministry, by Edward Shillito; Vocation in education, by J. Lewis Paton; The career of an elementary school teacher, by Fanny Street; Vocation in medicine and nursing, by Sir William Osler.- Vol. 2. The...
Topic: Vocational guidance
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by Mathews, Basil Joseph, 1879-1951
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Vol. 1. The human scene, by Basil Mathews; Vocation, by Edward Shillito; Vocation in art, by H. Walford Davies; Vocation in law, by Sir Ernest Pollock; Vocation in the home, by Emily E. Whimster, Commerce as a vocation, by W.H. Somervell; Vocation in industry: the labour view, by A. Ramage; The ministry, by Edward Shillito; Vocation in education, by J. Lewis Paton; The career of an elementary school teacher, by Fanny Street; Vocation in medicine and nursing, by Sir William Osler.- Vol. 2. The...
Topic: Vocational guidance
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by Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929
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Topics: French drama -- 19th century History and criticism, Dramatists, French