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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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1919 Gizetti, A
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Topics: Russia, Revolutionaries
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1919 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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1919 Almqvist, C. J. L. (Carl Jonas Love), 1793-1866
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Topics: Teaching, England -- Education
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1919 Nekrasov, Nikola Alekseevich, 1821-1877
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1919 Guaranty Trust Company of New York
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1919 Amad, Bashruddn
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1919 University of Chicago. Library; Hanson, J. C. M. (James Christian Meinich), 1864-1943; Titsworth, H. A. (Helen Anna); Jacobsen, K. T. (Karl Theodor)
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Topic: Shelflisting
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1919 Nadir, Isaac Moishe, 1885-1943
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Title on spine: Bikher un eaer
Topic: Yiddish drama
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Census of Industry
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1919 Hall, Fred S. (Fred Smith), 1870-1946; Brooke, Elizabeth Winston, 1891-
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Topic: Marriage law
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Conferencia pronunciada ante S.M. el Rey, el día 20 de agosto de 1919
Topics: Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912, Spanish literature
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1919 ONTARIO. DEPT. OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS; ONTARIO. PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S DEPT. BUREAU OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS; ONTARIO. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE. BUREAU OF INDUSTRIES
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CONTINUED BY SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL REPORTS OF MUNICIPALITIES AND BY SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL REPORTS OF MUNICIPAL ENTERPRISES
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Topic: League of Red Cross Societies
Vol. 1. Text.- Vol. 2. Plates
Topic: Faust, -approximately 1540
Source: folio
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1919 Nimmo, David Chalmers
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1919 Meyer, Alfred Richard, 1882-
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v. 1. Fun der uraler tsay biz tsu der grindung fun der melukhe--v. 2. Fun der grindung fun der melukhe biz Yerovom der tseyen--v. 3. Fun dem oyfri fun di ershe shriflikhe Neviim biz der oyfboyung fun tseyen Beysamigdesh.--v. 4. Fun di else tsay biz oif hain
Topic: Jews
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1919 Oesterley, W. O. E. (William Oscar Emil), 1866-1950
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Bibliography: p. xix-xx
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1919 Hill, John Godfrey, 1870-
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Topic: Prophecy (Biblical)
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1919 Gardner, Charles, 1874-
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Topic: Blake, William, 1757-1827
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1919 Laughlin, J. Laurence (James Laurence), 1850-1933
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References at head of chapters. Biliography on prices: p. 221-224
Topics: Money, Prices
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Topic: Romance languages -- Dictionaries Bibliography
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
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1919 Blanchard, Etienne, 1883-
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1919 Hourwich, Isaac Aaronovich, 1860-1924
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3-4. Sotsyalizm -- 6. Sotsyale et
Topic: Social sciences
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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
"Sonder-Abdruck aus dem Jüdischen Jahrbuch für die Schweiz, 5680, 1919/20."
Topic: Hildesheimer, Ezriel, 1820-1899
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Topic: Chronicle of Morea
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Topic: United States -- Politics and government
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1919 Sumichrast, Frederick Caesar de
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Topic: United States -- History
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1919 Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
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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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1919 Spire, André, 1868-
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1919 Glass, Max
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1919 Bongiovanni, Giannetto, 1890-; Castiglione, Baldassarre, conte, 1478-1529
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Topic: Castiglione, Baldassarre, conte, 1478-1529
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"Aḥdut ha-Ê»avodah" / B. Katsnelson -- Hanḥalat ha-lashon le-Ê»am / Sh. Yavniʼeli -- Ḥevrat á¹­shará¹­er / Y.A-R. -- ha-PoÊ»el ṿeha-tarbut / A. Sh. á¹¾aldshá¹­in -- RaÊ»yon ha-avodah be-shire Ṭsherniḥovsḳi / Y. Ḥ. Brener -- Ish ha-ḥalomot (le-zekher Barzilai) / M. Smilansḳi -- YiÅraʼel GilÊ»adi / B. Leṿinzon -- Mi-ṿeÊ»idot ha-iḥud (proá¹­oḳolim) -- Mikhtav mi-A. Z. Rabinovits
Topics: Aḥdut ha-Ê»avodah (Palestine), Labor Zionism, Aḥdut ha-ʻavodah (Palestine)
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1919 Broun, Heywood, 1888-1939
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topics: Theater, Theater -- Anecdotes
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1919 Bosanquet, Bernard, 1848-1923; British Academy
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Topics: Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952, Aesthetics
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1919 Esswein, Hermann, 1877-
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Topic: Strindberg, August, 1849-1912
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Topics: Law, Statutes
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1919 Co-operative Union Ltd. Co-operative Survey Committee; Co-operative Congress (51st : 1919 : Carlisle, England)
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"(For the use of Delegates attending the fifty-first annual Congress to be held at Carlisle, June 9th to June 11th, 1919)"
Topic: Co-operative Union Ltd
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1919 Newton, A. W. (Alfred W.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Education, Elementary -- England History, genealogy
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Topics: Battleships, Warships
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Topics: Neutrality, Armed, Anglo-Dutch War, 1780-1784 -- Sources, United States -- History Revolution,...
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Topics: Reimarus, Hermann Samuel, Semler, Joh. Salomo (Johann Salomo), 1725-1791, genealogy
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1919 Cribbs, George Arthur
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1919 Hiley, Wilfrid Edward
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Topic: Larches -- Diseases and pests
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1919 Henry, O., 1862-1910
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1919 Dobbs, Archibald Edward
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Topics: England -- Education, England -- Social conditions 18th century, England -- Social conditions 19th...
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"Biographische notizen"; bd. 2. p. 1-52 (at end)
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1919 Trebitsch, Arthur, 1880-1927
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Judaism and philosophy
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Topics: French literature -- Foreign influences and relations, Spanish poetry -- History and criticism,...
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1919 Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
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Two novels
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1919 Landau, Zishe, 1889-1937
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Topics: Yiddish poetry, Yiddish poetry
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1919 Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
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Topic: Raiffeisen, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1818-1888
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1919 Beli, Aleksandar, 1876-1960
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1919 Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945
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1919 Wade, Sir Charles
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1919 Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954
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Topic: West Indies -- Description and travel
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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 Bondy, François, b. 1875
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1919 Brown Brothers and Company
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1919 Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958
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1919 Cruz Magalhães, Artur
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1919 George, Walter Lionel, 1882-1926
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