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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 Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Watts, William, 1590?-1649
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Topic: Theology
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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 Conference of Commonwealth and State Ministers, Melbourne, 1919; Watt, William Alexander, 1871-
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Topics: Australia -- Economic conditions, Australia -- Politics and government
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by Duncan-Clark, S. J. (Samuel John), b. 1875; Plewman, W. R. (William Rothwell), 1880-; Wallace, W. Stewart (William Stewart), 1884-1970
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On cover : Canada's valorous achievements
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Harris, Emerson Pitt, 1853-; Wiers, Edgar Swan, 1873-1931; Hooke, Florence Harris, 1891-
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Topic: Cooperation
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by Lomonosov, IUrii Vladimirovich; Dubrovskii, D.H; Williams, Robert T
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Translation of Vospominaniia o martovskoi revoliutsii 1917 g
Topic: Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-
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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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by Michigan. University. Library; Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912; Wead, Mary Eunice
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Topic: Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881
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by Passfield, Sidney James Webb, baron, 1859-1947; Webb, Beatrice Potter, 1858-1943
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Topic: Labor unions
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Topic: Treaty of Versailles (1919)
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by Ruskin Centenary Council, London; Whitehouse, J. Howard (John Howard), 1873-1955
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Topics: Ruskin, John, 1819-1900, genealogy
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Williams, Stanley Thomas, 1888-1956
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Wright, William Aldis, 1831-1914
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Wright, William Aldis, 1831-1914
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by Soward, Alfred Walter, Sir; Willan, W. E
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Topics: Inheritance and transfer tax, Capital levy, England -- Finance and taxation
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by Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909; Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928; Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History...
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by Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946; Wilson, Harry Leon, 1867-1939
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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
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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 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 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 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 Vaughan, Thomas; Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942
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Topics: Alchemy, Theosophy
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by Waddell, Helen, 1889-1965
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by Wade, Sir Charles
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by Wakeman, Henry Offley, 1852-1899
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by Walcot, William, 1874-1943
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by Waley, Arthur; China Society (London, England)
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Topic: Li, Bai, 701-762
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by Waley, Arthur; Pai, Chü-i, 772-846
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Topics: Chinese poetry -- Translations into English, English poetry -- Translations from Chinese
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by Waliszewski, Kazimierz, 1849-1935
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Poland, Poland -- History
Includes bibliographical references (p. 599-601) and index
Topic: Phallicism
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by Wallas, Graham, 1858-1932
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Topic: Place, Francis, 1771-1854
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by Wallis, B. C
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Topic: Geography, Modern
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by Walpole, Hugh, Sir, 1884-1941
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Topic: Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921 Fiction
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Topics: Bibliography -- Dictionaries, Book industries and trade -- Dictionaries, Abbreviations, Printing
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by Walton, Eda Lou
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by Warburg, Paul Moritz, 1868-
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Topic: Acceptances
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by Ward, Adolphus William, Sir, 1837-1924
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I. Introductory.--II. Vienna and the second peace of Paris.--III. Aix-la-Chapelle to Verona
Topics: Congress of Vienna (1814-1815), Europe -- Politics and government 1848-1871, Europe -- Politics and...
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by Ward, Charles Henshaw, 1872-1935
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Topic: English language -- Grammar
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by Ward, Mary Augusta (Arnold) 1851-1920
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Warren, G. B
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by Warren, Gretchen (Osgood)
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Wassermann, Jakob, 1873-1934
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by Wassermann, Jakob, 1873-1934
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by Watson, Albert Durrant, 1859-1926
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Topics: Peter, the Apostle, Saint, James, the Apostle, Saint, John, the Apostle, Saint, Apostles
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by Watson, John, 1847-1939
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Topics: State, The, Peace, War
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by Watson, William, Sir, 1858-1935
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Watts, Mary Stanbery
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by Watts, W. W. (William Whitehead), b. 1860
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Topic: Shropshire, Eng. -- Description and travel
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
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Topics: English literature -- 19th century History and criticism, English literature -- 20th century...
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Topic: Beijing (China) -- History
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by Weaver, Lawrence, Sir, 1876-1930
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Volume 3 of this work is edited by R. Randal Phillips, q.v
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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by Webling, Peggy
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by Webster, Angus Duncan
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Topic: Afforestation -- Great Britain
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by Webster, Nesta Helen
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Bibliography: p. xi-xiv
Topic: France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Germany Prussia, West, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Topic: Cross-examination
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by Wells, Carolyn, d. 1942
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Topic: Parodies
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by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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by Wells, Warre Bradley, 1892-
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Topics: Redmond, John Edward, 1856-1918, Ireland -- Politics and government 19th century
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Includes index
Topics: Photography, X-rays
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by Werner, Alice, 1859-1935
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Topic: Bantu languages -- Grammar
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by Westlake, Herbert Francis, 1879-1925
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Topic: Westminster, Eng. -- History
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by Weston, William Jayne
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Topic: Yorkshire (England)
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by Wetherell, J. E. (James Elgin), 1851-1940
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Topics: War poetry, English, World War, 1914-1918
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by Weyman, Stanley John, 1855-1928
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by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
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Topics: National characteristics, French, France -- Social life and customs
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by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
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Topic: National characteristics, French
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by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
Includes bibliographies
Topics: Gifted children -- Education, Educational tests and measurements, Gifted children -- Identification
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by Whitby, Charles Joseph
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Topic: Plotinus
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by White, Bouck, 1874-1951
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Topic: Cities and towns
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by White, William Allen, 1868-1944
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