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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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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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Nov 25, 2019 Phillpotts, Eden, 1862-1960
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Nov 25, 2019 Phillpotts, Eden, 1862-1960
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Nov 25, 2019 Parker, Gilbert, 1862-1932
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Author's presentation copy. Cf. A.L.S. on front end paper
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Nov 25, 2019 Parker, Gilbert, 1862-1932
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Nov 25, 2019 Parker, Gilbert, 1862-1932
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Nov 24, 2019 Williams, H. Noel (Hugh Noel), 1870-1925
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Topics: Condé family, France -- History Bourbons, 1589-1789
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Nov 23, 2019 Burke, Arthur Meredyth
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Topic: Great Britain -- Genealogy Bibliography
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The first edition, 1870, "was reprinted with additions ... from the Home and foreign review of April, 1863"--Pref
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Topics: Registers of births, etc, Church records and registers
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Nov 16, 2019 Story, Alfred Thomas
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Nov 16, 2019 Minchin, Harry Christopher, 1861-
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Topic: Poets, English
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Nov 16, 2019 Dillon, Edward, d. 1914
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Bibliography: p. 203-205
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Topics: Art -- Japan, Art, Japanese
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Nov 15, 2019 Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Watts, William, 1590?-1649
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Includes bibliography
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Topic: Theology
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Nov 15, 2019 Spooner, William Archibald, 1844-1930
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Topic: Butler, Joseph, 1692-1752
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Nov 15, 2019 Beeching, H. C. (Henry Charles), 1859-1919
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Topic: English poetry
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Nov 14, 2019 Burton, Alfred; Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827; Mitford, John, 1782-1831
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Usually ascribed to John Mitford (R.N.)
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Topic: London (England) -- Social life and customs
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Nov 12, 2019 Combe, William, 1742-1823; Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
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Nov 11, 2019 Blaxland, Bruce
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Topics: England -- Church history, genealogy
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Nov 11, 2019 Cruttwell, Charles Thomas, 1847-1911
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Nov 11, 2019 Maude, J. H
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Topics: Great Britain -- Church history To 449, Great Britain -- Church history 449-1066
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Nov 11, 2019 Dillon, Edward, d. 1914
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Pottery, Porcelain
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Nov 11, 2019 Davenport, Cyril, 1848-1941
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Bibliography: p. xv-xviii
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Topic: Mezzotint engraving
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Nov 11, 2019 Robinson, Frederick S
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Topics: Furniture, English, Furniture -- Collectors and collecting
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Topic: Automobiles
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Nov 10, 2019 Oppé, Adolf Paul, 1878-
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Topic: Raphael, 1483-1520
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Nov 10, 2019 Cox, J. Charles (John Charles), 1843-1919
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Topic: Forests and forestry -- Great Britain
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Nov 10, 2019 Gasquet, Francis Aidan, 1846-1929
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Topics: Parishes -- Great Britain History, Great Britain -- Church history 1066-1485
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Nov 10, 2019 Unwin, George, 1870-1925
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Bibliography: p. 372-385
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Topics: Guilds, London (England) -- Guilds
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Nov 10, 2019 Gasquet, Francis Aidan, 1846-1929
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Includes index
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Topics: Monasteries, Monasticism and religious orders
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Nov 10, 2019 Auden, Thomas, 1836-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topic: Shrewsbury (England)
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Nov 10, 2019 Sympson, E. Mansel
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Topics: Lincoln (England) -- History, Lincoln (England) -- Description, genealogy
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Nov 10, 2019 Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
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Topics: English poetry -- Irish authors, Irish poetry
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Nov 9, 2019 Wood, Evelyn, Sir, 1838-1919
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Topic: India -- History Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858
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Nov 9, 2019 Williams, H. Noel (Hugh Noel), 1870-1925
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Topic: Bonapartes, The
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Nov 9, 2019 Williams, H. Noel (Hugh Noel), 1870-1925
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Topic: Bonapartes, The
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Nov 9, 2019 Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
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[v.2]. The Duchess of Padua: a play -- [v.3]. A house of pomegranates. The happy prince and other tales -- [v.4]. An ideal husband : a play -- [v.5]. The importance of being earnest : a trivial comedy for serious people -- [v.6]. Intentions and The soul of man -- [v.7]. Lady Windermere's fan : a play about a good woman -- [v.8]. Lord Arthur Savile's crime and other prose pieces -- [v.9]. Miscellanies -- -- [v.11]. Poems -- [v.12]. Reviews -- [v.13]. Salomé. A Florentine tragedy. Vera --...
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Nov 9, 2019 White, George Frederick
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Topics: Portugal -- History 1789-1900, Spain -- History 19th century
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Nov 9, 2019 Weigall, Arthur Edward Pearse Brome, 1880-1934
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Topic: Egypt -- Antiquities
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Nov 9, 2019 Walkley, Arthur Bingham, 1855-1926
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Topics: Theater -- England London, Drama -- History and criticism
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Nov 8, 2019 Vaughan, Herbert M. (Herbert Millingchamp), 1870-1948
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Bibliography: p. xi-xii
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Topics: Naples, Bay of (Italy), Riviera (Italy) -- Description and travel
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Nov 8, 2019 Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, genealogy
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Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Literature, Comparative -- English and Italian, Literature, Comparative...
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Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Literature, Comparative -- English and Italian, Literature, Comparative...
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Nov 8, 2019 Stevenson, M. I. (Margaret Isabella), 1829-1897; Balfour, Marie Clothilde
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Topics: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, Samoan Islands -- Description and travel
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Nov 8, 2019 Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894; Colvin, Sidney, Sir, 1845-1927
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Nov 8, 2019 Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894; Colvin, Sidney, Sir, 1845-1927
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Includes index
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Topic: Golf
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CRRS copy lacks all after p. 88 (3rd group)
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Nov 7, 2019 Scott, Ernest, Sir, 1868-1939
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Topics: Australia -- History, Australia -- Commerce and industries, Australia -- Description and travel
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Nov 7, 2019 Roe, Fred
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Topic: Furniture
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Nov 6, 2019 Petrie, W. M. Flinders (William Matthew Flinders), Sir, 1853-1942
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Vol. 1. IVth to XIIth dynasty.- Vol. 2. XVIIIth to XIXth dynasty
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Topic: Egyptian language -- Texts and translations
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Nov 5, 2019 Oman, Charles William Chadwick, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topics: Military art and science -- History, Military history, Medieval
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Nov 5, 2019 Moore, T. Sturge (Thomas Sturge), 1870-1944
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Topics: Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880, Blake, William, 1757-1827, Art -- Philosophy
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Nov 5, 2019 Money, Leo George Chiozza, Sir, 1870-1944
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Topics: Labor and laboring classes, Poor, The, Wealth