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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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The Labour Gazette
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Issues for 1900- published by the Dept. of Labour, Canada
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Topic: Labor and laboring classes
The Labour Gazette
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The Labour Gazette
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Ontario Fish and Wildlife Review
- Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Fish and Wildlife Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources
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Vols. 1961-67 issued by the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests; 1968- by the department's Fish and Wildlife Branch; 19 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Topic: Wildlife conservation
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- Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee to Examine into and to Study the Administrative and Executive Problems of the Government of Ontario
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"Appointed on the 4th day of April, 1960."
Topic: Select Committees of Ontario
The Labour Gazette
- Canada. Dept. of Labour
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Issues for 1900- published by the Dept. of Labour, Canada
Topic: Labor and laboring classes
The Labour Gazette
- Canada. Dept. of Labour
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Issues for 1900- published by the Dept. of Labour, Canada
Topic: Labor and laboring classes
Index in final volume of each session until 34th Parliament, 3rd Session (1991/93)
Topic: Law
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- 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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BEFORE 1912 CALLED DETAILED REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR OF INSURANCE AND REGISTRAR OF FRIENDLY SOCIETIES
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BEFORE 1912 CALLED DETAILED REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR OF INSURANCE AND REGISTRAR OF FRIENDLY SOCIETIES
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BEFORE 1912 CALLED DETAILED REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR OF INSURANCE AND REGISTRAR OF FRIENDLY SOCIETIES
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- Société des études juives (France); Ecole pratique des hautes études (France). Section des sciences économiques et sociales; Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales; Société des études juives (France). Actes et conférences
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Many vols., 1880- include Actes et conférences of the Société
Topics: Jews, Judaism, Jewish literature
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- Société des études juives (France); Ecole pratique des hautes études (France). Section des sciences économiques et sociales; Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales; Société des études juives (France). Actes et conférences
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Many vols., 1880- include Actes et conférences of the Société
Topics: Jews, Judaism, Jewish literature
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- Société des études juives (France); Ecole pratique des hautes études (France). Section des sciences économiques et sociales; Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales; Société des études juives (France). Actes et conférences
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Many vols., 1880- include Actes et conférences of the Société
Topics: Jews, Judaism, Jewish literature
Bank of Canada Statistical Summary
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Bank of Canada Statistical Summary
- Bank of Canada
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REPORTS FOR 1943-1959 BOUND WITH - CANADA - DEPT. OF FINANCE - PUBLIC ACCOUNTS - CA1 FN P72
No. 1-3, 6-7, 9-32 issued as a supplement to the Labour gazette
Topics: Wages, Hours of labor
Some vols. preceded by "Prefix to statutes."
Topics: Session laws, Law, Statutes
Royal printer varies
Topics: Law, Statutes
Some vols. preceded by "Prefix to statutes."
Topics: Session laws, Law, Statutes
Royal printer varies
Topics: Law, Statutes
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Report of the Minister of Education for Ontario
- Ontario. Dept. of Education; Ontario. Ministry of Education; ONTARIO. DEPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
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REPORTS 1846-1866 ALSO FOUND IN SESSIONAL PAPERS
Ontario Department of Lands and Forests: Resource Management Report
- Ontario Department of Lands and Forests
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Topics: Wildlife management, Fishery management
ALSO ON MICROFICHE 1975-
Ontario Budgets
- Ontario. Treasury Dept; Ontario. Dept. of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Taxation and Fiscal Policy Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Finance
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ISSUES FOR 1886-1899 IN RARE BOOKS DEPT
Ontario Budgets
- Ontario. Treasury Dept; Ontario. Dept. of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Taxation and Fiscal Policy Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Finance
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ISSUES FOR 1886-1899 IN RARE BOOKS DEPT
Ontario Fish and Wildlife Review
- Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Fish and Wildlife Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources
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Vols. 1961-67 issued by the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests; 1968- by the department's Fish and Wildlife Branch; 19 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Topic: Wildlife conservation
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- Ontario Municipal Board; Ontario. Board of Negotiation
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Issues for 2000/2001- include annual report of Board of Negotiation
Topics: Ontario Municipal Board, Municipal government
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Topic: Session laws
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- Ontario Municipal Board; Ontario. Board of Negotiation
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Issues for 2000/2001- include annual report of Board of Negotiation
Topics: Ontario Municipal Board, Municipal government
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- Ontario Municipal Board; Ontario. Board of Negotiation
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Issues for 2000/2001- include annual report of Board of Negotiation
Topics: Ontario Municipal Board, Municipal government
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- 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
Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
Topic: Session laws
Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
Topic: Session laws
No. 1-3, 6-7, 9-32 issued as a supplement to the Labour gazette
Topics: Wages, Hours of labor
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee on the Ombudsman; ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. STANDING COMMITTEE ON OMBUDSMAN; Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Standing Committee on the Ombudsman
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WHILE CALLED SELECT COMMITTEE, THIS COMMITTEE HAS BEEN SITTING SINCE 1975
Topic: Select Committees of Ontario
Ontario Fish and Wildlife Review
- Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Fish and Wildlife Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources
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Vols. 1961-67 issued by the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests; 1968- by the department's Fish and Wildlife Branch; 19 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Topic: Wildlife conservation
Ontario Department of Lands and Forests: Resource Management Report
- Ontario Department of Lands and Forests
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Topics: Wildlife management, Fishery management
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- Ontario Department of Lands and Forests
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Topics: Wildlife management, Fishery management
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- Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee on the Ombudsman; ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. STANDING COMMITTEE ON OMBUDSMAN; Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Standing Committee on the Ombudsman
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WHILE CALLED SELECT COMMITTEE, THIS COMMITTEE HAS BEEN SITTING SINCE 1975
Topic: Select Committees of Ontario
ALSO ON MICROFICHE 1975-
Ontario Fish and Wildlife Review
- Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Fish and Wildlife Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources
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Vols. 1961-67 issued by the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests; 1968- by the department's Fish and Wildlife Branch; 19 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Topic: Wildlife conservation
Ontario Budgets
- Ontario. Treasury Dept; Ontario. Dept. of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Taxation and Fiscal Policy Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Finance
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ISSUES FOR 1886-1899 IN RARE BOOKS DEPT
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Topics: Ontario. Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, Workers' compensation
Ontario Expenditure Estimates
- Ontario. Treasury Department; Ontario. Management Board of Cabinet; Ontario. Ministry of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Ministry of Finance
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- ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD
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ALSO ON MICROFICHE 1975-
No. 1-3, 6-7, 9-32 issued as a supplement to the Labour gazette
Topics: Wages, Hours of labor
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- Ontario Department of Lands and Forests
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Topics: Wildlife management, Fishery management
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- Ontario Department of Lands and Forests
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Topics: Wildlife management, Fishery management
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Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
Topic: Session laws
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal Annual Reports
- Ontario. Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal / Tribunal d'appel des accidents du travail
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Topics: Ontario. Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, Workers' compensation
Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
Topic: Session laws
Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
Topic: Session laws
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- ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD
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ALSO ON MICROFICHE 1975-
ALSO ON MICROFICHE 1975-
Royal printer varies
Topics: Law, Statutes
Some vols. preceded by "Prefix to statutes."
Topics: Session laws, Law, Statutes
Some vols. preceded by "Prefix to statutes."
Topics: Session laws, Law, Statutes
Some vols. preceded by "Prefix to statutes."
Topics: Session laws, Law, Statutes
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- ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. SELECT COMMITTEE ON PENSIONS; TAYLOR, J. A
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PUBLISHED IN 1981
Topic: Select Committees of Ontario
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Ontario Expenditure Estimates
- Ontario. Treasury Department; Ontario. Management Board of Cabinet; Ontario. Ministry of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Ministry of Finance
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- Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee on the Ombudsman; ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. STANDING COMMITTEE ON OMBUDSMAN; Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Standing Committee on the Ombudsman
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WHILE CALLED SELECT COMMITTEE, THIS COMMITTEE HAS BEEN SITTING SINCE 1975
Topic: Select Committees of Ontario
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- Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee on the Ombudsman; ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. STANDING COMMITTEE ON OMBUDSMAN; Ontario. Legislative Assembly. Standing Committee on the Ombudsman
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WHILE CALLED SELECT COMMITTEE, THIS COMMITTEE HAS BEEN SITTING SINCE 1975
Topic: Select Committees of Ontario