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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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Apr 2, 2020 Nino, Antonio de, 1833-1907
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Topic: Folklore -- Italy Abruzzi
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Apr 2, 2020 Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882
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Apr 1, 2020 Kumarilabhatta, 8th cent; Sucaritamisra. Kasika; Parthasarathi Misra. Nyayaratnakara; Jha, Ganganatha, Sir, 1871-1941
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Topic: Mimamsa
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Mar 31, 2020 Guizot, M. (François), 1787-1874
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v. 1. [without special title]. -- v. 2. From the accession of Henry V, to the death of Queen Elizabeth, 1413-1603. -- v. 3. From the accession of James I, to the expulsion of James II, 1603-1688. -- v. 4. From the accession of William and Mary to the reign of Queen Victoria, 1688-1837
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Topic: genealogy
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Mar 28, 2020 Rüd Paa
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Mar 28, 2020 Rif'at, Mevlnzde
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Mar 28, 2020 Raid Paa, Ebu Sa'id Ahmed, d. 1891
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Mar 28, 2020 Mehmet Memduh Paa, 1839-1925
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Mar 27, 2020 Plato; Croiset, Maurice, 1846-1935; Croiset, Alfred, 1845-1923; Robin, Léon, 1866-1947; Méridier, Louis, 1879-1933; Chambry, Emile, 1864-; Diès, Auguste, 1875-1958; Rivaud, Albert, 1876-; Bodin, Louis Marie Jean, 1869-; Souilhé, Joseph, d. 1941; Des Places, Edouard, 1900-
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t. 1. Introduction. Hippias mineur. Alcibide. Apologie de Socrate. Euthyphron. Criton.--t. 2. Hippias majeur. Charmide. Lachès. Lysis.--t. 3., 1. ptie. Protagoras. 2. ptie. Georgias. Ménon.--t. 4, 1. ptie. Phédon. 2. ptie. Le banquet. 3. ptie. Phèdre.--t. 5., 1. ptie. Ion. Ménexèene. Euthydème. 2. ptie. Cratyle.--t. 6. La république, livres I-III.--t. 7. La république, livres IV-X. 2 ptie.--t. 8, 1. ptie. Parménide. 2. ptie. Théétète. 3. ptie. Le sophiste.--t. 9. Le politique. 2...
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Topics: Books -- Prices, Rare books
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Mar 24, 2020 Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793, France -- History...
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Mar 24, 2020 Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953
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Mar 21, 2020 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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Mar 19, 2020 Greenwood, G. G. (Granville George), Sir, 1850-1928
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Robertson, J. M. (John Mackinnon), 1856-1933, Lang, Andrew,...
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Mar 15, 2020 Al Mubrak, Bsh, 1823 or 4-1893
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Topic: Education
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Mar 15, 2020 Reid, T. Wemyss (Thomas Wemyss), 1842-1905
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Topic: Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, Baron, 1809-1885
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Mar 12, 2020 Service, Robert W. (Robert William), 1874-1958
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Mar 12, 2020 Mothersole, Jessie
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Topics: Hadrian's Wall (England), England -- Antiquities
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Mar 12, 2020 Phillips, W. Alison (Walter Alison), 1864-1950
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Topic: Canning, George, 1770-1827
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Mar 8, 2020 Hichens, Robert Smythe, 1864-1950
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Mar 7, 2020 Pullan, Leighton, 1865-1940
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Topics: Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500, Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
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Topics: India -- Civilization, India -- Social life and customs
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Mar 4, 2020 Ab Ghunaymah, Muammad ub, 1902-
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Mar 4, 2020 Spurgeon, C. H. (Charles Haddon), 1834-1892
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Topics: Devotional calendars, Faith, Meditations
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Mar 3, 2020 Brockelmann, Carl, 1868-1956
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Topic: Syriac language -- Dictionaries
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Feb 20, 2020 Loopuit, Jos
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: Anarchism and anarchists, Labor and laboring classes
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Feb 13, 2020 Walsh, Walter, 1857-1931
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Topic: Oxford movement
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Feb 11, 2020 Horodezky, Samuel A. (Samuel Aba), 1871-1957
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Topic: Judaism
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Feb 9, 2020
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Jan 30, 2020 Paine, Ralph Delahaye, 1871-1925
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Topics: Shipwrecks, Adventure and adventurers
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Topic: Tales, Indic
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Topic: Columbus, Christopher
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Jan 20, 2020 Derenbourg, Hartwig, 1844-1908; Schefer, Charles Henri Auguste, 1820-1898; Bibliothèque nationale. Département des manuscrits
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Topics: Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts
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Jan 13, 2020 Dunbar, Agnes Baillie Cunninghame, 1830-1920
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Topic: Christian women saints
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Jan 13, 2020 Dunbar, Agnes Baillie Cunninghame, 1830-1920
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Topic: Christian women saints
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Jan 11, 2020 ryabhaa, b. 476; Kern, H. (Hendrik), 1833-1917; Paramevara, 1360-1455. Bhatadpik
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Topics: Hindu astronomy, Mathematics, Hindu
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Topic: Tales, Indic
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Jan 1, 2020 Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975
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Dec 31, 2019 Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Gollancz, Israel, Sir, 1864-1930
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Dec 31, 2019 Meyer, Franz Sales, 1849-
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Includes index
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Art objects
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Topics: Authors, Indic, Book industries and trade, Indic periodicals
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Dec 30, 2019
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Title varies: 1817-1915, Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine
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Dec 30, 2019 Castro, Rosalía de, 1837-1885
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Dec 22, 2019
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Dec 22, 2019
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Dec 22, 2019
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Dec 17, 2019 Mizanc Murad, 1853-1914?
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Dec 17, 2019 Mizanc Murad, 1853-1914?
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Dec 17, 2019 Mizanc Murad, 1853-1914?
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Dec 17, 2019 Mizanc Murad, 1853-1914?
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Dec 14, 2019 Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889
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v. 2. The woman in white, pt. 2. Short stories: The dead alive. The fatal cradle. Fatal fortune. Blow up with the brig!--v. 3. Man and wife, pt. 1.--v. 4. Man and wife, pt. 2. Short stories: Miss or Mrs.? The frozen deep.--v. 5. The law and the lady.--v. 6. The moonstone, pt. 1.--v. 7. The moonstone, pt. 2. The new Magdalen.--v. 8. Armadale, pt.1.--v. 9 Armadale, pt.2.--v. 10. Basil. Little novels: Mrs. Zant and the ghost. Miss Morris and the stranger. Mr. Lismore and the widow.--v. 12. No....
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Dec 12, 2019 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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Dec 12, 2019 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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Dec 12, 2019 Bellows, John, 1831-1902; Bellows, Wiilliam
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries French
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Dec 11, 2019 Nahid, Haim
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Dec 10, 2019 Hope, Anthony, 1863-1933
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Dec 9, 2019 Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine), 1834-1924
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Dec 6, 2019 Money, Leo George Chiozza, Sir, 1870-1944
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"First published in 1910."
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Topics: Tariff, Economics -- Dictionaries, England -- Tariff
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Dec 6, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870
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Pt. 1. Hélène de Chaverny
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Topics: Orléans, Philippe, duc d', 1674-1723, France -- History Regency, 1715-1723 Fiction
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Dec 6, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Allinson, A. R. (Alfred Richard)
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Dec 6, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Allinson, A. R. (Alfred Richard)
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Dec 5, 2019 Castro, Rosalía de, 1837-1885
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Dec 4, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837; Allinson, A. R. (Alfred Richard)
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Dec 4, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Allinson, A. R. (Alfred Richard)
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Dec 4, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Meurice, Paul, 1820-1905
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Dec 4, 2019 Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870
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Dec 3, 2019 Landsberger, Artur, 1876-1933
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Dec 1, 2019 Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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Nov 29, 2019 Thurston, E. Temple (Ernest Temple), 1879-1933
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Nov 27, 2019 Ridge, William Pett
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Nov 27, 2019 Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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Nov 27, 2019 Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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Nov 25, 2019 Phillpotts, Eden, 1862-1960
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