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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 Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953
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Topic: Aerial photography
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by Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
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Works used in the preparation of this dictionary: p. [lxxvii]-xcvi
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Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic Dictionaries
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Animism, Mythology, Civilization
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by Meyer, Franz Sales, 1849-
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Includes index
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Art objects
Works used in the preparation of this dictionary: p. [lxxvii]-xcvi
Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic Dictionaries
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Vol. 1 first published in 1920
Topics: Biography, Biography -- dictionaries, Biography -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Biography...
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by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
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Spanish and Italian
Topic: Italians
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Topic: University of Toronto
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by Hohfeld, Wesley Newcomb, 1879-1918; Cook, walter Wheeler, 1873-1943
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Topics: Law, Reasoning, Jurisprudence, Law -- Methodology
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by Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870
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by Büchmann, Georg, 1822-1884; Robert-tornow, Walter Heinrich, 1852-1895; Krieger, Bogdan, 1863-
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Topics: Quotations, German, Quotations
Bibliography: p. 281-[284]
Topic: Czechs -- United States
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by Surrey, Henry Howard, Earl of, 1517?-1547; Padelford, Frederick Morgan, 1875-1942
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Topic: Drawing
Concepto de la derivación.--Derivación nominal directa.--Derivación verbal.--Derivación inversa.--La composición y la parasintesis
Topics: Spanish language -- Word formation, Spanish language -- Suffixes and prefixes
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Topic: Relativity (Physics)
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by Dean, Bashford, 1867-1928
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Topics: Arms and armor, Helmets
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by Bukharin, Nikolai Ivanovich, 1888-1938
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Topics: Communism, Socialism
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by Hammond, J. L. (John Lawrence), 1872-1949; Hammond, Barbara Bradby, 1873-1961
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Agricultural laborers -- Great Britain, Labor and laboring classes -- Great Britain History,...
pt. 1. Brahma and Prakriti khandas.--pt. 2. Ganesa and Krisna Janma khandas
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Topics: Spanish literature -- Bibliography, Spain -- Bibliography
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by Sigfús Blöndal, 1874-1950
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Topics: Icelandic language, Icelandic language
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by Dottin, Georges, 1863-1928
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Gaulish language, Gaulish language -- Grammar, Gaulish language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
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by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
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by Iqbal, Muhammad, Sir, 1877-1938; Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne, 1868-1945
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Topic: Islamic poetry, Persian
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by Houston, Mary G. (Mary Galway), b. 1871; Hornblower, Florence S
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Topic: Costume -- History To 500
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Topic: French language -- Foreign words and phrases English
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by Odgers, William Blake, 1849-1924; Odgers, Walter Blake, 1880-; Broom, Herbert, 1815-1882
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Topic: England -- Law
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by Zoffany, Johann, 1733-1810; Manners, Victoria, Lady, 1876-1933; Williamson, George Charles, 1858-1942
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Topic: Zoffany, Johann, 1733-1810
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by Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929
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Topic: Spanish literature -- Bibliography
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by Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929; Barrau-Dihigo, Louis, 1876-1931; Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Printing, Spanish literature
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Topic: Irish question
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by Vijaya-Chandra Majumdar
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Topic: Bengali language
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Biographical and bibliographical notes at end of volume
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Topic: German poetry
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by Webster, Nesta Helen
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Topic: France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799
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by Doumic, René, 1860-1937
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Topic: French literature
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by Ponsonby, Frederick Edward Grey, Baron Sysonby, 1867-1935
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Grenadier Guards, World War, 1914-1918
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by Holmes, C. J. (Charles John), 1868-1936
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Emphasis of design -- Emphasis of materials -- Emphasis of character -- Summary
Topic: Painting
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by Luttig, John C., d. 1815; Drumm, Stella Madeleine
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Bibliography: p. 159-174
Topic: Fur trade -- Missouri Valley
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by James, William, 1842-1910; James, Henry, 1879-1947
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vol. 2
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Topics: English language -- Conversation and phrase books Italian, English language -- Grammar, English...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Morel, E. D. (Edmund Dene), 1873-1924
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Topics: Slave trade -- Africa, Africa -- History, Africa -- Economic conditions
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by Charles, R. H. (Robert Henry), 1855-1931
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Topic: Bible
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by University of Oxford; Craig, Edwin Stewart, 1865-
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by Peake, Arthur S. (Arthur Samuel), 1865-1929; Grieve, Alexander James, 1874-1952
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Topic: Bible
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Topics: Alexis, Paul, 1851-1901, Céard, Henry, 1851-1924, Hennique, Léon, 1851-1935, Huysmans, J.-K....
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by Jackson, A. V. Williams (Abraham Valentine Williams), 1862-1937
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Topic: Persian poetry
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by James, William, 1842-1910; James, Henry, 1879-1947
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Vol. 1
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Topics: Czech poetry -- Translations into English, English poetry -- Translations from Czech, Czech poetry...
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Topic: Italian language
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Topic: Confucius and Confucianism
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by Green, F. E. (Frederick Ernest), 1867-1922
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Topics: Agricultural laborers -- Great Britain History, Agriculture -- Great Britain History
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by Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939; Brill, A. A. (Abraham Arden), 1874-1948
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Topics: Psychology, Pathological, Memory, Association of ideas
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321; Toynbee, Paget Jackson, 1855-1932
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Topics: South Africa. Army. Infantry Cape Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories South Africa...
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by Isma'il Kamal Bey, 1844-1919; Story, Sommerville
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Topics: Albania, Turkey -- Politics and government
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by Rajacudamani Diksita, son of rinivasa, of Satyamangalam
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Topic: Horace
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by Krishnaswami Aiyangar, Sakkottai, 1871-1947
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Topic: Vaishnavism
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by Jastrow, Morris, 1861-1921; Clay, Albert Tobias, 1866-1925
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Topic: Gilgamesh
Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Canada. Army. Nova Scotia Highlanders, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada Nova...
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Topics: Indians of South America -- Religion and mythology, Indians of South America -- Social life and...
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Topic: Drinking songs
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Landberg, Carlo, 1848-1924
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Vol. 3: Publié par K.V. Zetterstéen
Topic: Arabic language
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Topics: Italy. Esercito. Reggimento fanteria, 13p0s, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Arnaud, François, 1843-; Morin, G
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Topic: Occitan language -- Dialects Barcelonnette
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Topics: Human geography, Geography, Economic