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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 Brulat, Paul, 1866-1940; Homsy, Désiré
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1919 Strindberg, August, 1849-1912; Schering, Emil, 1873-
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Tr. of Kammarspel
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1919 Vynnychenko, Volodymyr, 1880-1951; Luczkiw, John, 1923-1974
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1919 Guaranty Trust Company of New York
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1919 Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
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Vol. 1. Text.- Vol. 2. Plates
Topic: Faust, -approximately 1540
Source: folio
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Topic: United States -- Politics and government
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1919 Amad, Bashruddn
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Topic: League of Red Cross Societies
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1919 Nimmo, David Chalmers
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Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Census of Industry
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1919 Eliot, George, 1819-1880
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1919 Abregú Virreira, Carlos
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1919 Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942
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Topics: Social history, Civilization, Medieval, Culture
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Topics: Education, France -- Education
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1919 Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Hartley, C. Gasquoine (Catherine Gasquoine), 1867-1928
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Topics: Women -- Social conditions, Women -- Great Britain
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1919 Oppenheim, L. (Lassa), 1858-1919
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Topic: League of Nations
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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 Beli, Aleksandar, 1876-1960
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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 Chapais, Thomas, 1858-1946
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"Sources et ouvrages a consulter": at end of each chapter
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1919 Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
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1919 Vincent, William, 1847-
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"Sonder-Abdruck aus dem Jüdischen Jahrbuch für die Schweiz, 5680, 1919/20."
Topic: Hildesheimer, Ezriel, 1820-1899
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1919 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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1919 Guglielminetti, Amalia, 1885-
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1919 Wade, Sir Charles
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Topic: Estimates
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
Preface; The state views; The views of capital; Political views; Sociological views; Socialistic view; Labour and industrial views; Trade union view
Topics: Industrial policy -- England, England -- Commerce and industries
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1919 Wright, Thomas, 1859-1936
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Topic: Payne, John, 1842-1916
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1919 Cribbs, George Arthur
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"Biographische notizen"; bd. 2. p. 1-52 (at end)
Topic: Estimates
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Topic: Moabite stone
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Topics: Capitalism, Industries, Economic history, Economics
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1919 Blakman, John, 15th century; James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936
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Topic: Henry VI, King of England, 1421-1471
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1919 Raisin, Max, 1881-1957
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Topic: Jews -- History, Modern
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Topics: Cities and towns -- Italy, Italy -- History 1268-1492, Italy -- History 16th century, Italy --...
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1919 Schwarz, Karl, 1885-
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Topic: Krayn, Hugo
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1919 Trebitsch, Arthur, 1880-1927
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Judaism and philosophy
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1919 Ünaydn, Ruen Eref, 1892-1959
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1919 Holme, C. Geoffrey (Charles Geoffrey), 1887-1954; Finberg, Alexander Joseph, 1866-1939
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Introduction.- The Turners.- Turner's predecessors.- Turner's contemporaries.- Descriptive catalogue of the exhibition of selected water-colour drawings by artists of the early English school held at Messrs. Thomas Agnew [and] sons' galleries, London, March-April, 1919
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Topics: Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, Painting -- Biography, Watercolor painting,...
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Topic: T. Eaton Co
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1919 Kelly, Roy Willmarth
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Topic: Personnel management
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1919 Parker, William Belmont, 1871-1934
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"Uitgegeven met ondersteuning van het Departement van buitenlandsche zaken."
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1919 Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935
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Topic: Drama -- Technique
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1919 Gordon, Aaron David, 1856-1922
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Topic: Gordon, Aaron David, 1856-1922
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1919 Holt, Lucius Hudson, 1881-; Chilton, Alexander Wheeler, 1886-
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Topic: Europe -- History 1789-1815
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1919 Castellanos Quinto, Erasmo
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Prologue by Luis G. Betancourt
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Topic: Danish literature
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Topic: Visscher, Frans Jacobszoon
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1919 Wassermann, Jakob, 1873-1934
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1919 Emerson, Harrington, 1853-1931
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Topics: Industrial management, Factory management, Wages
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Topics: League of Nations, Treaty of Versailles (1919), Cost and standard of living -- United States
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1919 Kika, Petr, 1884-1949
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1919 University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Topic: Teaching
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Topics: Archives, Nièvre, France (Dept.)
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Topics: Economic conditions, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, War -- Economic aspects
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1919 Vrijlandt, Peter
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Topics: Xenophon, Plato, Socrates
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1919 Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923
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Topics: Democracy, Peace
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1919 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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1919 Guevara, Antonio de, Bp., d. 1545?; North, Thomas, Sir, 1535-1601?; Colvile, Kenneth Newton
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Bibliography: p. xlii-xlviii
Topics: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180, Education of princes
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1919 Schweer, Walther, 1890
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Inaug.-Dis. - Kiel
Topics: Petroleum, Petroleum industry and trade
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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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1919 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956; How, Louis, 1873-1947
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