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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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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy
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Dec 2, 2011 Luchaire, Achille, 1846-1908
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"Bibliographie": vol. VI, p. 191-222
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Topics: Innocent III, Pope, 1160 or 61-1216, Catholic Church, Lateran Council 1215), Albigenses, Italy --...
Vol. 2 "By a member of the same society"
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Topics: Catholic Church, Jesuits
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Aug 18, 2010 Catholic Church. Pope (1254-1261 : Alexander IV); La Roncière, Charles de, 1870-1941; Loye, Joseph de, b. 1870; Coulon, Auguste, b. 1869; Cenival, Pierre de, 1888-1937
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Originally issued in fascicules
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Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jul 20, 2010 Dibs, Ysuf, 1833-1907
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Topic: Catholic Church. Maronite Patriarchate of Antioch (Syria)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Church of England
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Topic: Roman Catholic Church
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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Topics: Catholic Church, Religious institutions -- Italy Rome, Rome (Italy) -- Description and travel
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Topics: Catholic Church, Reformation -- Germany, Meissen (Saxony, Germany) -- History, Wurzen (Germany) --...
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Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Émard, J.-M. (Joseph-Médard), 1853-1927
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Topics: Catholic Church, Sermons
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
- Dukhnovych, O. V. (Oleksandr Vasylʹovych), 1803-1865; Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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"Dli͡a uhorskykhʺ rusynovʺ na hodʺ."
Topics: Catholic Church, Almanacs
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Association catholique de la jeunesse canadienne-française
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church work with youth -- Catholic Church Periodicals
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Topic: Catholic Church
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
- Dukhnovych, O. V. (Oleksandr Vasylʹovych), 1803-1865; Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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"Dli͡a uhorskykhʺ rusynovʺ na hodʺ."
Topics: Catholic Church, Almanacs
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Kane, Robert Joseph, 1848-1929
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Topics: Catholic Church, Spiritual life -- Catholic Church
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Description based on: 1825
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Munkács (Hungary)
Includes index
Topics: Syndicalism -- France, Action populaire, Christian sociology -- France Reims, Church and social...
vol. 1
Topics: Catholic Church, Sermons, American
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Sheehan, Patrick Augustine, 1852-1913; Phelan, M. J
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Topics: Catholic Church, Sermons, English -- Ireland
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church and state -- Spain, Spain -- Church history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Thomassin, Louis, 1619-1695
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Vol. I: "Catalogue des Ouvrages du Père Thomassin."
Topics: Catholic Church, Canon law, Ecclesiastical law
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Association catholique de la jeunesse canadienne-française
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church work with youth -- Catholic Church Periodicals
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- Association catholique de la jeunesse canadienne-française
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church work with youth -- Catholic Church Periodicals
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- Association catholique de la jeunesse canadienne-française
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church work with youth -- Catholic Church Periodicals
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- Association catholique de la jeunesse canadienne-française
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church work with youth -- Catholic Church Periodicals
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- Association catholique de la jeunesse canadienne-française
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church work with youth -- Catholic Church Periodicals
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- Catholic Church. Diocese de Montpellier (France); Rouquette, Jean Baptiste; Villemagne, A
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Text in Latin; introd. and notes in French
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese de Montpellier (France)
Topic: Catholic Church
Includes index
Topics: Catholic Church, Gonesse (France) -- Church history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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His Oeuvres
Topics: Catholic Church, Apologetics
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Lamennais, Félicité Robert de, 1782-1854
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Topics: Catholic Church, Freedom of religion
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Kulish, Pantelemon Oleksandrovych, 1819-1897
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t. 1. Ot nachala kolonizatsi opustoshenno tatarskim pogromom Kievo-Galistko Rusi do nachala stolietne kozatsko-shliakhetsko vony. -- t. 2. Ot nachala stolietne kozatsko-shliakhetsko vony do vozstanovleniia v Kievie pravoslavno ierarkhii, v 1620 godu -- t. 3. Religioznoe, sotsialnoe i natsionalnoe dvizhenie v epokhu Iova Boretskago
Topics: Catholic Church, Cossacks
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Vélez Sársfield, Dalmacio, 1800-1875
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church and state
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Includes index
Topics: Catholic Church, Theology, Spiritual life
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Topics: Catholic Church, Indians of South America
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Goyau, Georges, 1869-1939; Monzie, Anatole Pierre Armand de, 1876- Rome sans Canossa
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"Rome sans Canossa" [par M. de Monzie; revue dans le Figaro]: p. [231]-236
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Papacy
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Catholic Church
Yzdanie Pri͡ashevskaho Eparkh. pravytelʹstva
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Fraknói, Vilmos, 1843-1924; Szent István-Társulat. Tudományos és Irodalmi Osztály
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Each volume has also special t.p
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Massillon, Jean-Baptiste, 1663-1742; Godefroy, Frédéric, 1826-1897
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Topics: Catholic Church, Sermons, French
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Catholic Church, Theology
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Mukachevo (Ukraine)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Association catholique de la jeunesse canadienne-française
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church work with youth -- Catholic Church Periodicals
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Thomassin, Louis, 1619-1695
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Vol. I: "Catalogue des Ouvrages du Père Thomassin."
Topics: Catholic Church, Canon law, Ecclesiastical law
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Thomassin, Louis, 1619-1695
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Vol. I: "Catalogue des Ouvrages du Père Thomassin."
Topics: Catholic Church, Canon law, Ecclesiastical law
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Baronio, Cesare, 1538-1607; Raynaldus, Odorico, 1595-1671; Laderchii, James, 1678-1738; Theiner, Augustin, 1804-1874
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At head of title: Caesaris S.R.E. Card. Baronii, Od. Raynaldi et Jac. Laderchii
Topics: Catholic Church, Church history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Baronio, Cesare, 1538-1607; Raynaldus, Odorico, 1595-1671; Laderchii, James, 1678-1738; Theiner, Augustin, 1804-1874
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At head of title: Caesaris S.R.E. Card. Baronii, Od. Raynaldi et Jac. Laderchii
Topics: Catholic Church, Church history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Baronio, Cesare, 1538-1607; Raynaldus, Odorico, 1595-1671; Laderchii, James, 1678-1738; Theiner, Augustin, 1804-1874
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At head of title: Caesaris S.R.E. Card. Baronii, Od. Raynaldi et Jac. Laderchii
Topics: Catholic Church, Church history
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Chotkowski, W; Iosif, Metropolitan of Lithuania and Vilna, 1798-1868. Zapisky
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Orthodox Eastern Church, Catholic Church, Union of Brest (1596)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Raumer, Friedrich von, 1781-1873
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Bibliography: v. 4, p. [615]-652
Topics: Hohenstaufen, House of, Catholic Church
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Topics: Jesus Christ, Roman Catholic Church, Antichrist
Suspended 1911-35 inclusive
Topics: Catholic Church, Portugal -- Foreign relations, Portugal -- Foreign relations Catholic Church
Suspended 1911-35 inclusive
Topics: Catholic Church, Portugal -- Foreign relations, Portugal -- Foreign relations Catholic Church
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church. Diocese of Hamilton
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
- Catholic Record Society (Great Britain)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholics -- England History, genealogy
Title on added t.p.: Bullarium romanum
Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
Title on added t.p.: Bullarium romanum
Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
Title on added t.p.: Bullarium romanum
Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
Title on added t.p.: Bullarium romanum
Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Papacy
Title varies slightly
Topics: Catholic Church, History, Church history, Biography
Title varies slightly
Topics: Catholic Church, History, Church history, Biography
Title varies slightly
Topics: Catholic Church, History, Church history, Biography
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Catholic Church, Theology
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Catholic Church, Theology
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Catholic Church, Theology
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography -- Spain, Ecclesiastical geography --...
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography -- Spain, Ecclesiastical geography --...
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography