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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 Meder, Joseph, 1857-
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Topic: Drawing
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by Foulet, Lucien, 1873-1958
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Topic: French language -- Syntax
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Topic: Venezuela
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by Foerster, Robert F. (Robert Franz), 1883-1941
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Topics: Italians -- United States, Italy -- Emigration and immigration
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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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Topic: South Africa -- History
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by Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965
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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 Bochkareva, Mariia Leontievna Frolkova, 1889-; Levine, Isaac Don, 1892-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Russian, Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921...
Contains numerous bibliographies
Topics: Anthropology -- Bibliography, Anthropology -- History, Somatology
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Topic: Naples. Teatro San Carlino
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Topic: Danish language
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Topics: Fairy tales, Russian, Russian language -- Readers
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Topics: Homer, Calypso (Greek mythology), Mythology, Indo-European languages -- Semantics
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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 Howard, Frank E., d. 1934; Crossley, Frederick Herbert, 1868-
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Topics: Church decoration and ornament -- England, Wood-carving, English
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Topic: Danish language
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by Szabó, Dezs, 1879-1945
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by Brunner, Constantin, 1862-1937
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Topic: Antisemitism
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Topic: Danish language
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by Jijón y Caamaño, Jacinto, 1890-1950; Atienza, Lope de, 1537-1596?
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Supplemented by: Apéndices (1 v., 27 cm.) published: Quito, Ecuador, Escuela tipográfía salesiana, 1931- Call number: F3429.3.R3 J6 Apéndices
Topics: Indians of South America, Incas
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"Printed works": v. 2, p. [279]-286; "Manuscripts": v. 2, p. [287]-296
Topics: Jesuits, Pima Indians, Missions -- Pimería Alta (Mexico and Ariz.), Pimería Alta (Mexico and...
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by IEfremov, Serhi, 1876-1939
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Topic: Ukrainian literature
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Deighton, Kenneth
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Topics: Great Britain -- History To 1066, genealogy
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Topic: Palaeography, Spanish
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Vol. 1. Les causes de la pénétration de étrangers en France; Les orientaux et les extra-européens dans la population française.- Vol. 2. Les Allemands, les Hollandais, les Scandinaves
Topic: France -- Population
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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 Micacchi, Rodolfo; Rubbiani, Ferruccio
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Topics: Patriotic poetry, Italian, Italy -- In literature
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by Navarro y Rodrigo, Carlos, 1833-1903; Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824
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"Este libro tiene dos partes: la una, Vida de Iturbide, escrita ... 1869 en Madrid por d. Carlos Navarro y Rodrigo ... la otra, Memoria, editada ... 1827 en México por Ontiveros." - Advertencia, p. [7] The Memoria originally published with title: Carrera militar y politica de don Agustin de Itúrbide
Topic: Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824
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Topic: Maritime Provinces, Canada
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by Glenconner, Pamela, 1871-1928
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Topics: Tennant, Edward Wyndham, 1897-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Tsonev, Beno, 1863-1926
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Topic: Bulgarian language -- History
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by Cook, Albert S. (Albert Stanburrough), 1853-1927
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Bibliography: p. [141]-150
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Parker, Arthur Caswell, 1881-1955
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Topic: Indians of North America -- Religion and mythology
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by Brachet, Auguste, 1844-1898; Dussouchet, Jean Jacques
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Topic: French language -- Grammar 1870-
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by Chodowiecki, Daniel, 1726-1801; Steinbrucker, Charlotte; Chodowiecki, Daniel, 1726-1801
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by Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
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by Lagerlöf, Selma, 1858-1940
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Topic: Danish language
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Topic: Arabic language
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Italian text, with accompanying English translation
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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 Powell, G. Rennie
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Topics: Theater -- Bristol, Eng, Theater -- Great Britain, Actors, English
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by Theocritus; Cholmeley, Roger James, 1872-
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Topic: Bulgaria -- History
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by Great Britain. India Office; Foster, William, Sir, 1863-1951
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Topic: East India Company
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by Johnston, Harry Hamilton, Sir, 1858-1927
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Topic: Bantu languages
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Topic: Russian language -- Grammar
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Topic: Danish language
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Topic: Danish language
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by Webster, Nesta Helen
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Topic: France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799
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by Brissenden, Paul Frederick, 1885-
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Thesis - Columbia University, 1917
Topics: Industrial Workers of the World, Syndicalism
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Topic: Danish language
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by Grossmith, George, 1847-1912; Grossmith, Weedon, 1852-1919
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by Great Britain. Naval Intelligence Division
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Topic: Turkey
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Topic: Danish language
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Topic: Ewondo language -- Texts
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by Winkler, Emil, 1891-1942
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Topic: Chanson de Roland
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Topics: Capitalism, Industries, Economic history, Economics
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Topic: Danish language
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by Saglio, André, 1869-
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Topic: Furniture, French
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by Bertoni, Giulio, 1878-1942
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Topics: Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533, Renaissance -- Italy
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by Touaillon, Christine, 1878-
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Topics: German literature -- History and criticism, Women authors
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by Vasu, Srisa Chandra, rai bahadur, 1861-1918
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Topic: Hinduism
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by Smith, Justin H. (Justin Harvey), 1857-1930
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Includes bibliography
Topic: Mexican War, 1846-1848
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by Downey, June Etta, 1875-1932
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Topic: Graphology
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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 Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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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