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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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Topics: Municipal government by city manager, Dayton, Ohio
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1919 Almqvist, C. J. L. (Carl Jonas Love), 1793-1866
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1919 Devrim, Izzet Melih, 1887-1966
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1919 Bottome, Phyllis, 1884-1963
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1919 Blaisdell, Albert Franklin, 1847-1927; Ball, Francis Kingsley
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Topic: Great Britain -- History
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Vol. 1. The senses and the will.- Vol. 2. The development of the intellect
Topic: Child study
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1919 Bakunin, Mikhail Aleksandrovich, 1814-1876; Rocker, Rudolf, 1873-1958
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Topics: Bakunin, Mikhail Aleksandrovich, 1814-1876, Anarchism
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Topic: Teaching
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Topics: Eastern question (Balkan), Balkan Peninsula -- Economic conditions, Serbia -- Economic conditions,...
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Estimates
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1919 Dnistrians'kyi, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Ukraine
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Topic: Romance languages -- Dictionaries Bibliography
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1919 Elliott, Robert Dale
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1919 Gibbon, John Murray, 1875-1952
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Topic: United States -- Politics and government
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1919 Dyk, Viktor, 1877-1931
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1919 Nimmo, David Chalmers
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Topic: Greek drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism
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1919 Fahrländer, Max
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1919 Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1919 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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1919 Robertson, J. M. (John Mackinnon), 1856-1933
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Topics: Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, Viscount, 1678-1751, Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745, Great...
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1919 Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945
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Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Labour
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
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1919 Robinson, Emma, 1814-1890
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Topic: Great Britain -- History Charles II, 1660-1685 Fiction
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Topics: New towns, Garden cities
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Topic: Railroads and state -- United States
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1919 Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936
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1919 Jenks, Jeremiah Whipple, 1856-1929
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Topic: Business
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1919 Chouinard, Ernest, 1856-
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1919 Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958
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1919 Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
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Topics: Neutrality, Armed, Anglo-Dutch War, 1780-1784 -- Sources, United States -- History Revolution,...
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1919 McCall, Samuel W. (Samuel Walker), 1851-1923
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Topics: Citizenship, United States -- Politics and government
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1919 Eliot, George, 1819-1880
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1919 Trench, Herbert, 1865-1923
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Topics: Education, France -- Education
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1919 Brown Brothers and Company
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1919 Hourwich, Isaac Aaronovich, 1860-1924
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Topics: Teaching, England -- Education
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1919 Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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1919 Timoshenko, Vladimir P. (Vladimir Prokopovich), 1885-1965
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Topics: Ukraine -- Economic conditions 1918-, Soviet Union -- Economic conditions 1918-
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1919 Marm, Tilok Cand, 1887-1966
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1919 Vrijlandt, Peter
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Topics: Xenophon, Plato, Socrates
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1919 Alexander, William, 1848-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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1919 Marquis, Don, 1878-1937
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Topics: Theater, Theater -- Anecdotes
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1919 Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923
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Topics: Democracy, Peace
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1919 Sedgwick, Anne Douglas, 1873-1935
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Topic: Brittany (France) -- Social life and customs
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1919 Sumichrast, Frederick Caesar de
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Topic: United States -- History
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1919 Valdour, Jacques
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Topic: Agricultural laborers -- France
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1919 Coolidge, Archibald Cary, 1866-1928; Page-Barbour Foundation
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Topics: Triple Alliance, 1882, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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1919 Haldeman, Isaac Massey, 1845-1933
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Topic: Second Advent
From 1900-1906, this report was produced by the Geological Survey Department; Department of the Interior, with the title "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Department." From 1907-1919, the report was continued by the Department of Mines, as "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Branch of the Department of Mines"; alternate titles during this period (1907-1919) were "Summary Report of the Department of Mines (Geological Survey)" ; "Summary Report of...
Topic: Summary Report of the Geological Survey
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1919 Amad, Bashruddn
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1919 Howe, E. W. (Edgar Watson), 1853-1937
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1919 Vicuña Fuentes, Carlos
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1919 Moore, T. Sturge (Thomas Sturge), 1870-1944
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry, English poetry -- 20th century History and criticism
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1919 Strindberg, August, 1849-1912; Schering, Emil, 1873-
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1919 Cribbs, George Arthur
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1919 Reclus, Onésime
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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