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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 Manetho; Waddell, W. G. (William Gillan), 1884-1945
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One plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
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Topic: Arabic language
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topics: Inscriptions -- India Carnatic, Carnatic (India) -- Antiquities
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by Fehlinger, Hans, 1874-
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Bibliography: p. [128]-133
Topics: Primitive societies, Sexual ethics, Sex
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by Liddell, Henry George, 1811-1898; Scott, Robert, 1811-1887
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Topics: English language -- Dictionaries Greek, Greek language -- Dictionaries English
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by Latham, R. G. (Robert Gordon), 1812-1888
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Topic: Language -- Comparative philology
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Topic: English language -- Dictionaries Persian
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Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- India
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries Bambara, Bambara language -- Dictionaries French
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by Johnson, Francis, 1796?-1876; Meni*nski, Franciszek, 1623-1698; Richardson, John, 1741-1811?; Wilkins, Charles, Sir, 1750-1836
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Topic: Persian language -- Polyglot
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by Welton, James, 1854-1942
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Topics: Art -- Study and teaching, English -- Study and teaching, Geography -- Study and teaching,...
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Topic: Real property -- Great Britain
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by British Museum. Dept. of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts; Barnett, Lionel D. (Lionel David), 1871-1960; Pope, George Uglow, 1820-1908
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Topic: Tamil literature -- Bibliography
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Kashmiri language -- Dictionaries English
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by Ey, Louise, 1854-
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Topics: Portuguese language -- Grammar 1870-, Portuguese language -- Conversation and phrase books
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by Meyer, Franz Sales, 1849-
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Includes index
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Art objects
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944
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by Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941; Royal India, Pakistan, and Ceylon Society; Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
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by Bedale, C. L. (Charles Lees), 1879-1919; John Rylands Library
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Topic: Sumerian language -- Texts and translations
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by Acharya, Prasanna Kumar, 1890-
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First ed. published in 1927 under title: Dictionary of Hindu architecture
Topics: Architecture, Hindu -- Dictionaries, Architecture -- India Dictionaries
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by Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 1569-1627; Rogers, Alexander; Beveridge, Henry
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[v. 1] From the first to the twelfth year of his reign.--v. 2. From the thirteenth to the beginning of the nineteenth year of his reign
Topics: India -- History 1526-1765, Mogul Empire
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by Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine), 1834-1924
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Topics: Names, Personal, Names, Personal -- Great Britain
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Topics: Arabic language, Arabic language
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Topic: Russian language -- Dictionaries English
Works used in the preparation of this dictionary: p. [lxxvii]-xcvi
Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic Dictionaries
Vol. 1. A-LL.- Vol. 2. M-Z
Topic: Proverbs
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Topics: Folk songs, Italian -- Italy Naples, Ballads, Italian
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by Willmore, John Selden, 1856-
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Topic: Arabic language
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Topics: Indo-Aryan languages -- Dictionaries English, Law -- India, India -- Politics and government
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by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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by Greaves, Edwin
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Topic: Hindustani language -- Grammar
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Topics: Quinte, Bay of (Ont.), Ontario -- Genealogy, Canada -- Genealogy
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Topics: Knights and knighthood, Nobility -- Great Britain, Orders of knighthood and chivalry
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Topic: Persian language
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by Kabir, 15th cent; Ahmad Shah
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by Hudson, William Henry, 1862-1918
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Topic: English literature -- History and criticism
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by New Jersey. Adjutant-General's Office; Stryker, William Scudder, 1838-1900
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Topics: New Jersey -- History Revolution, 1775-1783 Registers, United States -- History Revolution,...
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by Caspari, C. P. (Carl Paul), 1814-1892; Wright, William, 1830-1889
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Topic: Arabic language -- Grammar
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by Caballero y Rubio, Ramón
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: Hindustani language -- Idioms
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by Twitchell, Ralph Emerson
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Topics: New Mexico -- History Bibliography, United States -- History Bibliography
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Topics: Antimasonic Party, Freemasonry -- Rituals, Secret societies
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by Ausonius, Decimus Magnus; Evelyn-White, Hugh G. (Hugh Gerard), d. 1924
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by Albeck, Chanoch; Theodor, J
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Vol. 1. Parascha I-XLVII.- Vol. 2. XLVIII-LXXXVI.- Vol. 3. LXXXVII-C
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by Diez, Friedrich, 1794-1876
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Topic: Romance languages -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Japanese language -- Dictionaries, Names, Personal -- Japanese
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by Cox, J. Charles (John Charles), 1843-1919
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Great Britain, Privately printed books -- Bibliography, Registers of...
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Topics: Art, Japanese, Legends -- Japan
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by Prudentius, b. 348; Thomson, Henry John
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by Stchoupak, Nadine
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Topic: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries French
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by Maceachen, Ewan, 1769-1849
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At head of title, the title of the original edition: Faclair Gaidhlic is Beurla, le Eobhan Mac-eachainn
Topic: Gaelic language
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by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
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by Bernier, François, 1620-1688; Constable, Archibald
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Topics: Mogul Empire, India -- Description and travel, India -- History
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by Gross, Hans, 1847-1915; Adam, John, tr. [and] ed; Adam, John Collyer, jt. tr. [and] ed
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Topics: Evidence (in law), Crime and criminals
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Inscriptions
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by Dihlaw, Abd al-Qdir, 1753-1813
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Printed in Roman characters
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by Macbain, Alexander, 1855-1907
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Topics: Scottish Gaelic language -- Etymology, Names, Scottish Gaelic
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by Monro, Charles Henry, 1835-1908; Buckland, W. W. (William Warwick), 1859-1946; Justinian I, Emperor of the East, 483?-565
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Topic: Roman law
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Topic: Hindu law
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by Clédat, Léon, 1851-1930
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Topic: French language -- Dictionaries
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by Joyce, P. W. (Patrick Weston), 1827-1914
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Includes bibliographical references (v.1, p. ix-xii; v.3, p. ix-x) and indexes
Topic: Names, Geographical -- Ireland
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Topics: Swahili language -- Grammar, Swahili language -- Dictionaries English
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by Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912
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Topics: English language -- Etymology Dictionaries, English language -- Dictionaries
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Topic: India -- Dictionaries and encyclopedias
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by MacDougall, John L
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Topic: Inverness (N.S. : County)
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by British Museum. Dept. of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts; Blumhardt, James Fuller, d. 1922
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Topics: Marathi language -- Bibliography, Marathi literature -- Bibliography, Gujarati language --...
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Topics: Norwegians -- United States, United States -- Emigration and immigration, Norway -- Emigration and...
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Topics: India -- Description and travel, Bangladesh -- Description and travel
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Cities and towns, City planning
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy