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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 3, 2019 Landsberger, Artur, 1876-1933
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May 16, 2019 Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Savaism
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Sep 17, 2018 Harris, Frank, 1855-1931; Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
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Topic: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
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Topic: Hindu law
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Mar 11, 2018 Jones, John Price, 1877-; Hollister, Paul Merrick
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Secret service Germany
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May 11, 2016 Tarnowski, Stanisaw, hrabia, 1837-1917; Polska Akademia Umiejtnoci, Krakow
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Polish literature
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May 11, 2016 Polska Akademia Umiejętności
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Includes bibliographies
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Topic: Polish literature
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May 6, 2016 Finberg, Alexander Joseph, 1866-1939; Holme, Charles, 1848-; Taylor, E. A
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Topics: Landscape painting, Watercolor painting
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Apr 23, 2016 Amr Khusraw Dihlav, ca. 1253-1325; Slim, Rashd Amad; 'Abbs, Muammad Amn
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Dec 29, 2015 Ahmet Refik, 1881-1937
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Dec 26, 2015 Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914; Westcott, Allan F. (Allan Ferguson), b. 1882
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The introduction is a brief life of Admiral Mahan by the editor
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Topics: Naval art and science, Sea-power, Strategy
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Aug 12, 2015 Haynes, Edmund Sidney Pollock, 1877-1949
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Topics: Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915, Thomas, Edward
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May 18, 2015 Gregory, Owen
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Topic: Utopias
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Topic: Prayer
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Aug 17, 2013 Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Savaism
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Topics: Dunca, Nicolae, d. 1862, Pomuiu, Gheorghe, 1826-1882
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Mar 1, 2012 Zürich (Canton) Staatsarchiv; Antiquarische Gesellschaft in Zürich; Nabholz, Hans; Hegi, Friedrich Hermann, 1878-
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Topics: Taxation -- Zürich, Zürich -- History Sources
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Dec 5, 2011 Dāghir, Asad.
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Topics: Civilization, Arab, Arabs
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Feb 13, 2011 Vekatanatha Vedantacarya; rinivscrya; Lakamacrya
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"A collection of rare & extraordinary Sanskrit works, nos. 249, 250, 261, 262 & 299."
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Topics: Nyaya, Vedanta
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Feb 13, 2011 Dvivedi, Vindhyesvari Prasada; Kemendra, fl. 1050. Skhyatattvavivecanam; Bhvgaea. Skhyatattvaythrthyadpanam
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"A collection of rare & extraordinary Sanskrit works, nos. 246 & 286."
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Topic: Sankhya
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Aug 1, 2010 Dhahab, Muammad ibn Amad, 1274-1348
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Text in Arabic
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Topic: Arabic language
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Jul 18, 2010 Mufaddal ibn Muhammad al-Dabbi, 8th cent; Lyall, Charles James, Sir, 1845-1920; Anbari, al-Qasim ibn Muhammad, d. 916
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Vol. 1. Arabic text.- Vol. 2. Translation and notes.- Vol. 3. Indexes to the Arabic text, comp. by A.A. Brevan
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Topic: Arabic literature
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May 20, 2009 Yurdakul, Mehmet Emin, 1869-1944
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Aug 4, 2008 Jordan, William George, 1864-1928; Authors Club, New York; Wright, Richardson Little, 1887-
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Topic: Literary forgeries and mystifications
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Jul 9, 2008 Smith, Norman Kemp, 1872-1958; Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804; Church, Ralph Withington (autograph)
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Feb 26, 2008 Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966
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Topic: Morale
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- Arnoso, Vicente.Â
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- Gilchrist, Anne Burrows, 1828-1885; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892; Harned, Thomas Biggs, 1851-
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Topics: Washington, George, 1732-1799, Federal Party (U.S.), United States -- History Constitutional...
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
Tamil Collection, University of Toronto
- Campanta caraṇālayar, author
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107 pages ; 22 cm
Topic: Philosophy Shaivism
Edward Thomas.--W. H. Davies.--Walter De la Mare.--Vivian Locke Ellis.--A. Hugh Fisher.--Robin Flower.--John Freeman.--James Guthrie.--Ruth Manning Sanders.--J. C. Squire.--Rowland Thirlmere [pseud. of John Walker]--W. J. Turner
Topic: English poetry -- 20th century
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- Aston, George Grey, Sir, 1861-1938
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval and military, Belgium -- History...
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- Thum, William, 1861-
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Topics: Single tax, Taxation
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- Cohen, Max, 1895-
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Topic: Zionism
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- Hasselblatt, Emil, 1874-
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Oscar Levertin; Signjörn Obstafelder; Hans E. Kinck; Arne Dybfest; Alexander L. Kielland; Björnstjerne Björnson; Knut Hamsun; Gunnar Heiberg; Verner von Heidenstam Hjalmar Söderberg; Per Hallström; Sigfrid Siwertz; Jacob Tegengren; Arvid Mörne; Bertel Gripenberg; Hjalmar Procopé; Gustav Alm; Gerhart Hauptmann; Juhani Aho
Topic: Swedish literature
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Topic: United States -- History
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- Hauptmann, Gerhart, 1862-1946
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- Jaenecke, Wilhelm, 1896-; Turkey. Laws, statutes, etc
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Topics: Criminal law, Comparative law
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Topic: Iron industry and trade
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- Masterman, Ernest William Gurney
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Constant, Benjamin, 1767-1830
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Following 1917, the reports on the Industrial Disputes are printed within the "Annual Report of the Department of Labour".
Topic: Report of Proceedings under the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act
Topic: Estimates
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- McCurdy, Charles Albert, 1870-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Turner, Samuel
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Topic: Reconstruction (1914-1939)
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- Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen, 1842-1927
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Topic: Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906
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- Schüssler, Wilhelm, 1888-
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Bibliographical footnotes
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Topics: Morrison, Joseph Curran, Morrison, Angus
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Topic: Swiss
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Topics: Economics, Money, Value
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Topic: Spain -- History
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Topic: Jewish theater
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- Dyk, Viktor, 1877-1931
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Topic: Germany -- Commerce and industries
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- Nicoll, W. Robertson (William Robertson), Sir, 1851-1923
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Topic: Books and reading
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- Dale, Harrison Clifford; Ashley, William Henry; Smith, Jedediah
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Topics: Discoveries in geography, United States -- History 1783-1865
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- Ileddn, Memed
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Topic: ttihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti
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Topics: Geiger, Ludwig, 1848-1919, German literature, German drama
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- History Circle (U.S.)
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- Engineering Institute of Canada
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Some issues in vol. 51, 1968, include Transactions of the Engineering Institute of Canada
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- Mom, Arturo S
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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Cover title
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Vol. for 1920 called v. 1 but constitutes v. 28
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- Zas, A. ., 1879-1931
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Topic: Economics