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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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Topic: Tales, Indic
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Topic: Tales, Indic
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Dec 31, 2019 Meyer, Franz Sales, 1849-
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Art objects
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Nov 16, 2019 Story, Alfred Thomas
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Works used in the preparation of this dictionary: p. [lxxvii]-xcvi
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Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic Dictionaries
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Apr 1, 2019 Euripides; Walker, Richard Johnson, 1868-
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Nov 19, 2018 Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
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Mar 6, 2018 Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953
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Topic: Aerial photography
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Sep 21, 2016 Bèze, Théodore de, 1519-1605
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Apr 17, 2016 Forwood, William Bower, (Sir) 1840-
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Topics: Shipping -- Great Britain History, Merchant marine -- England Liverpool, genealogy
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Mar 10, 2016 Alexander, Samuel, 1859-1938
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Topics: Space and time, God
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Dec 18, 2015 Leach, Henry Goddard, 1880-
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Topic: Scandinavia
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May 28, 2015 Blanchet, Léon, 1884-1919; Brunschvicg, Léon, 1869-1944
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Topic: Campanella, Tommaso, 1568-1639
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Oct 26, 2014 United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ordnance
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Topics: Ordnance, Naval, World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 7, 2014 Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Vols. 4-5 by Henry Newbolt
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 7, 2014 Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Vols. 4-5 by Henry Newbolt
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 6, 2014 Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Vols. 4-5 by Henry Newbolt
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Jun 17, 2014 Kirja, fl. 1260; Kittel, F. (Ferdinand); Mangesha Rao, Panje
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Topic: Kannada language
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pt. 1. Brahma and Prakriti khandas.--pt. 2. Ganesa and Krisna Janma khandas
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May 1, 2013 Houston, Mary G. (Mary Galway), b. 1871; Hornblower, Florence S
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Topic: Costume -- History To 500
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Nov 28, 2012 Ueberweg, Friedrich, 1826-1871
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Topics: Philosophy -- History, Philosophy -- Bio-bibliography
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Nov 28, 2012 Ueberweg, Friedrich, 1826-1871
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Topics: Philosophy -- History, Philosophy -- Bio-bibliography
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Nov 28, 2012 Ueberweg, Friedrich, 1826-1871
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Topics: Philosophy -- History, Philosophy -- Bio-bibliography
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Nov 25, 2012 Zahn, Theodor, 1838-1933
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Topic: Bible
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Nov 25, 2012 Zahn, Theodor, 1838-1933
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Nov 25, 2012 Zahn, Theodor, 1838-1933
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Nov 25, 2012 Zahn, Theodor, 1838-1933
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Topic: Bible
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Nov 25, 2012 Zahn, Theodor, 1838-1933
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Nov 25, 2012 Zahn, Theodor, 1838-1933
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Nov 25, 2012 Zahn, Theodor, 1838-1933
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Topic: Bible
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Oct 14, 2012 Amedroz, Henry Frederick, 1854-1917; Margoliouth, D. S. (David Samuel), 1858-1940; Ibn Miskawayh, Ahmad ibn Muhammad, d. 1030; Rudhrawari, Abu Shuja Muhammad ibn al-Husayn, 1045-1095
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v. 1-2. The concluding portion of the Experiences of the nations by Miskawaihi. Arabic text, ed. by H.F. Amedroz.- v. 3. Continuation of the Experiences of the nations, by Abu Shuja'Rudhrawari and Hilal b. Muhassin. Arabic texts, ed. by H.F. Amedroz and D.S. Margoliouth.- v. 4-5. The concluding portion of the Experiences of the nations, by Miskawaihi, tr. by D.S. Margoliouth.- v. 6. Continuation of the Experiences of the nations, by Abu Shuja'Rudhrawari and Hilal b. Muhassin, tr. by D.S....
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Topic: Arabic language -- Texts and translations
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May 29, 2012 Bang, Herman, 1857-1912
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Feb 19, 2012 'Abd al-Fatt, Muammad Muammad
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Sep 16, 2011 Pinthus, Kurt, 1886-
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Biographical and bibliographical notes at end of volume
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Topic: German poetry
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May 18, 2011 Torczyner, Harry, 1886-
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Topic: Bible
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Apr 21, 2011 Günaltay, emsettin, 1882-
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Jul 9, 2010 Aeschylus; Mazon, Paul, 1874-1955
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Jul 3, 2010 Shibli Numani, Muhammad, 1857-1914
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Topic: fi, 14th cent
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Jul 3, 2010 Belot, Jean Baptiste
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Topic: Arabic language
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Mar 29, 2010 Rajacudamani Diksita, son of rinivasa, of Satyamangalam
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Feb 5, 2010 Richepin, Jean, 1849-1926; Onfroy de Bréville, Jacques Marie Gaston, 1858-1931
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Dec 6, 2009 'Uqayl, Muzim ibn al-rith, d. ca. 738; Krenkow, Fritz, 1872-
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Dec 5, 2009 Hamilton, Ian, Sir, 1853-1947
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula
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Topics: Canada. Army. Nova Scotia Highlanders, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada Nova...
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Sep 7, 2009 Ueberweg, Friedrich, 1826-1871
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Topics: Philosophy -- History, Philosophy -- Bio-bibliography
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Aug 12, 2009 Shib, Ibrhm ibn Msá, d. 1388
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Topic: Islamic law
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Aug 12, 2009 Shib, Ibrhm ibn Msá, d. 1388
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Jul 5, 2009 Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939; Brill, A. A. (Abraham Arden), 1874-1948
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Topics: Psychology, Pathological, Memory, Association of ideas
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Jun 16, 2009 Köprülü, Mehmet Fuat, 1890-
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Topic: Turkish literature
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Mar 29, 2009 Yayâ ben 'Adî; Périer, Augustin
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Topic: Arabic language
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Mar 14, 2009 Shib, Ibrhm ibn Msá, d. 1388
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Topic: Islamic law
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Mar 14, 2009 Shib, Ibrhm ibn Msá, d. 1388
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Mar 13, 2009 Qar, Mamd 'Abd Allh
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Topic: usayn ibn Al, d. 680
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Topic: MacSweeney family
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Jan 28, 2009 Hodivala, Shahpurshah Hormasji
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Topic: Parsees -- History
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Nov 27, 2007 King, Georgiana Goddard, 1871-1939
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Bibliography: v. 3, p. 619-661
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Topics: Church architecture -- Spain, Spain -- Description and travel
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Nov 27, 2007 Aristotle; Forster, E. S. (Edward Seymour), 1879-1950
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Topic: Economics
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Oct 26, 2007 Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919
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Topic: Classical literature -- Study and teaching
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Topic: Relativity (Physics)
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Apr 28, 2007 Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938
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Topics: Revolutions, Communism -- Russia, Paris (France) -- History Commune, 1871
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- D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938; Mantellini, Gaetano Ettore Raffaele, 1856-
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Translation of: Novelle della Pescara
From 1907 - 1919, this report was titled "Report of the Department of Indian Affairs." The 1902 report includes a supplemental report "Schedule of Indian Reserves in the Dominion. Supplement to Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs, 1902" published separately but included in this serial record.
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs
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- Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944
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Topics: Social problems, Socialism, Economics
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- Kolessa, Filiaret, 1871-1947
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Topics: Dumy, Dumy
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Topics: Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904, Jews -- Restoration
Bd. 1. Gestalt und Wirklichkeit--Bd. 2. Welthistorische Perspektiven
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Topics: Eyck, Hubert van, Eyck, Jan van, 1390-1440, Altarpieces
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Topic: German poetry
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- American Association for Labor Legislation
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Topic: Employers' liability
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
At head of title: Document de l'Assemblée 207. 20/48/207. 14 décembre 1920