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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 30-i Zizd Ukraïnsko Federatsiï Sotsiialïstychnoï Partiï v Amerytsï.*
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by [Arnim, Mary Annette (Beauchamp), Countess von, 1866-1941]
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by [Arnim, Mary Annette (Beauchamp), Countess von, 1866-1941]
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by [Bellemare, Louis de, 1809-1852]
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Topic: French language
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Yugoslavia
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by Abdülhak Hâmit, 1852-1937
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Topic: riq ibn Ziyd, active 711
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by Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142; Geyer, Bernhard, 1880-; Porphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305
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Vol. 1. Die Logica Ingredientibus'. 1. Die Glossen zu Porphyrius. 2. Die Glossen zu den Kategorien.- Vol. 2. Die logica. 'Nostrorum petitioni sociorum'. Die Glossen zu Porphyrius
Topic: Philosophy, Medieval
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by Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142; Geyer, Bernhard, 1880-; Porphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305
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Vol. 1. Die Logica Ingredientibus'. 1. Die Glossen zu Porphyrius. 2. Die Glossen zu den Kategorien.- Vol. 2. Die logica. 'Nostrorum petitioni sociorum'. Die Glossen zu Porphyrius
Topic: Philosophy, Medieval
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by Abella Caprile, Margarita, 1901-
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by Aberg, Nils Fritiof, 1888-
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Topic: Prussia, East (Province)
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by Aborn, Thomas Lintill
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Topic: Bible
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by Abregú Virreira, Carlos
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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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by Adam, Albert Eugen, 1855-
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Topic: Constitutional history
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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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by Adler, Friedrich, 1879-1960; Austria. Landesgericht für Strafsachen, Vienna
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Topic: Stürgkh, Karl, Graf von, 1859-1916
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by Adler, Max, 1873-1937
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Topic: Simmel, Georg, 1858-1918
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Topic: Europe -- Politics and government
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by afzulaq, Muammad
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Topic: Mahdism
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by Agate, James, 1877-1947
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At head of title: Agathon (Henri Massis - Alfred de Tarde)
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by Ahmet Haim, 1883 or 4-1933
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by Ahmet Refik, 1881-1937
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by Aka Gündüz, 1886-1958
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by Aka Gündüz, 1886-1958
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by Akademischer Senat der Universität Graz.*
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by akarcrya; Rangaramanuja; Phaka, rdhara str
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by Akselrod, P. B. (Pavel Borisovich), 1850-1928
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Topic: Socialism
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by Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de, 1833-1891; Fassett, Jacob Sloat, 1889-
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by Alas, Claudio de, 1886-1919; Soiza Reilly, Juan José de, 1880-1959
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Verse and prose
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by Alas, Leopoldo, 1852-1901
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El Señor; Adiós, Cordera; Cambio de luz; El Centauro; Rivales; Protesto; La yernocracia; Un viejo verde; Cuento futuro; Un jornalero; Benedictino; La Ronca; La rosa de oro
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by Albareda, Anselm M. (Anselm Maria), 1892-1966
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By printer's error the plates are numbered I-VII, IX-X
Topics: Montserrat (Abbey), Printing, Incunabula
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by Albert I, Prince of Monaco, 1848-1922
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Extract from Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences. T. 169, p. 562. Séance du 29 septembre, 1919
Topic: Ocean currents
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by Albuquerque, Matheus de, 1880-
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by Alcalá Galiano, Alvaro, 1886-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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 Alessandri, Arturo, 1868-1950
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"En las sesiones de 23-28-29-30 de julio y 4 de agosto de 1919"
Topic: Education, Primary
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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, Hartley Burr, 1873-1939
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Topic: Teaching
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by Alexander, William, 1848-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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by Allaire, Jean-Baptiste-Arthur, 1866-
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Topics: Agriculture, Cooperative -- Québec (Province), Agriculture -- Québec (Province) Societies, etc
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by Allaire, Jean-Baptiste-Arthur, 1866-
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Topics: Catholic Church, Clergy
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by Allason, Barbara, 1877-1968
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Schelling, Karoline Michaelis, 1763-1809, Romanticism -- Germany History
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by Allemand, Maurice, 1872-
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Topics: French poetry -- 18th century, French poetry -- Bio-bibliography
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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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by Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920); Germany. Peace Conference Delegations, 1919; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerbundfragen
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Topic: Treaty of Versailles (1919)
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by Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920) Treaty with Austria, Sept. 10, 1919
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Topic: St. Germain, Treaty of, Sept. 10, 1919 (Austria)
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Topics: League of Nations, Treaty of Versailles (1919)
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by Allied Powers, 1914-
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Topic: Saint Germain-en-Laye, Treaty of
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(Cmd. 258)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
At head of title, vol. [1]: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918; vol. [2] (Suite): Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918-19
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Almagià, Roberto, 1884-1962
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Bibliography: p. 69-109
Topic: Geography
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by Almeida, Guilherme de, 1890-
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by Almeida, Mario de
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by Almqvist, C. J. L. (Carl Jonas Love), 1793-1866
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by Aloisio, Nicola d', 1885-
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Topic: Martini, Fausto Maria, 1886-1931
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by Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Translation of : Wie ich es sehe
Topic: genealogy
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by Altenburger, Julius
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Hungary
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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Topic: Carib language
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t. I. Problema economico. Problema international--t. II-III. Problema social. Problema politico. Problema municipal. La ciudad
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t. I. Problema economico. Problema international--t. II-III. Problema social. Problema politico. Problema municipal. La ciudad