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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: Peasantry, Labor and laboring classes -- Ireland
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by "Artifex", pseud; Opifex, pseud
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Topics: Firearms, England -- Commerce and industries
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by "BB," 1905-1990
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Topics: Women -- Employment, Labor and laboring classes -- London
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Topic: Piquet
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Topics: Clay, James, 1805-1873, Card games
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Topic: Écarté
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Topic: Tennis
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Topic: Game
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Balfour, Arthur James, 1848-1930
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Topics: Hungary -- Description and travel, Hungary -- Politics and government, Hungary -- Politics and...
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Topic: Canada -- Social life and customs
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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by ', Muammad ibn Muammad, d. 1287; Ibn Mlik, Muammad ibn Abd Allh, d. 1274. Alfyah
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by 'Abbas Khan Sarvani, fl. 1579; Garcin de Tassy, Joseph Héliodore Sagesse Vertu, 1794-1878; Mazhar' Ali Khn, called Val
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Topic: Shér Shah, Sultan of Delhi, d. 1545
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by 'Abbd, Iskandar
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by 'Abd al-amd Lhaur, d. 1654 or 55
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Topic: Shahjahan, Emperor of India, ca. 1592-1666
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Topic: Shahjahan, Emperor of India, ca. 1592-1666
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Topics: Islamic law, Hanafites
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by 'Abd al-Kahir ibn 'Abd al-Rahman, al-Jurjani; Lockett, Abraham
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Topics: Arabic language -- Grammar, Arabic language -- Texts and translations
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Topic: Arabic prose literature (Collections)
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by 'Abd al-Malik ibn Muammad, Abu Mansr, al-Tha'lib, 961-1038
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by 'Abd al-Malik ibn Muhammad, Ab Mansr, al-Tha'lib, 961-1038; Cheikho, Louis, 1859-1927
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by 'Abd al-Malik ibn Muhammad, Abu Mansur, al-Tha'lib, 961-1038
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by 'Abd al-Mu'min ibn Hibat Allh, al-Maghrib al-Ifahn
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Topics: Arabic philology, Islamic sermons, Arabic
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by 'Abd al-Mu'min ibn Hibat Allh, al-Maghrib al-Isfahn; Rescher, Oskar
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Topic: Arabic language
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by 'Abd al-Rahman Chishti, 1748-1829; Ansari, 'Irfan Ahmad
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Topic: Sufism
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by 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Ali al-Yazdadi; Qabus ibn Washmagir
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by 'Abd al-Rahman Khan, Amir of Afghanistan, d. 1901; Muhammad Khan, Sultan
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Original title: Muaddima
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by 'Abd al-Ramn Khn, amr of Afghnistn, d. 1901; Muammad Khn, Suln
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by 'Abd al-Ramn Khn, amr of Afghnistn, d. 1901; Muammad Khn, Sultan
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Deuxième période: Classes de quatrième et de troisiéme. (Ed. 2, 1913)- Troisième période: Seconde, première et philosophie. (1906)
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"Glossar der arabischen Wörter, die in dem Buch vorkommen": p. [187]-193
Topics: Islamic law, Arabic language
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by 'Abd al-Salam ibn Ahmad, 'Izz al-Din, al-Makdisi, d. 1279?; Garcin de Tassy, Joseph Héliodore, 1794-1878
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Translation of Kashf al-asrar
Topic: Arabic language -- Texts and translations
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by 'Abd Allah ibn 'Umar, al-Baidawi; Margoliouth, D. S. (David Samuel), 1858-1940
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Topic: Koran
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by 'Abd Allah ibn Abi Zaid, al-Kairuwani, 922 ca.-996; Russell, Alexander David, 1864-; Suhrawardy, Abdullah al-Ma'mun
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Topics: Islamic law, Arabic language -- Texts and translations
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by 'Abd Allh ibn 'Umar, al-Baidw
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Cover title: Commentary on the Koran
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Topic: Koran
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by 'Abd Allh ibn 'Umar, al-Baidw
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Cover title: Commentary on the Koran
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Topic: Koran
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by 'Abd Allh ibn al-Muaffa, called Rzbah; Rescher, Oskar
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Topic: Arabic language
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by 'Abd Allh ibn Ysuf, called Ibn ishm, 1309-1360; Guidi, Ignazio, 1844-1935
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Topics: Ka'b ibn uhair, al Muzani, Arabic language
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by 'Abd Allh Muhammad ibn 'Umar, al-Asaf Ulughkhn; Ross, E. Denison (Edward Denison), Sir, 1871-1940
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Topic: Arabic language
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by 'Abd Allh Muhammad ibn 'Umar, al-Asaf Ulughkhn; Ross, E. Denison (Edward Denison), Sir, 1871-1940
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Topic: Arabic language
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by 'Abd ul-Rashd ibn 'Abd ul-Ghafr, Tattair; Z'l-Fakr 'Ali, Murshidbd
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Vol. 2 edited by Maulawí Zulfaqár 'Alí and Maulawí 'Azíz Urrahmán
Topics: Persian language, Persian language
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by 'Abd ul-Rashd ibn 'Abd ul-Ghafr, Tattair; Z'l-Fakr 'Ali, Murshidbd
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Topics: Persian language, Persian language
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by 'Abd, 19th cent
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Topic: Questions and answers
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by 'Abdul Aad, Muammad
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by 'Abdul Ghaffr, fiz
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Topic: Islamic preaching
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by 'Abdul Jabbar, Muhammad
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Topics: Deccan, India, Deccan, India
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by 'Abdul Mlik, Muammad
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Topics: Islamic law, Inheritance and succession (Islamic law)
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by 'Abdul Qudūs Gangohī, Shaikh, 1453-1537
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by 'Abdul Razzaq Kalami
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Topic: Shahid, Saiyid Abul Qasim
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by 'Abdul Razzq Kalm; Wqid, Muammad ibn Umar, 747 or 8-823. Futh al-Shm
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Topic: Syria
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by 'Abdul'aziz Dihlavi, 1746-1824; 'Abdussami', maulana
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Topics: Hadith, Hadith
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by 'Abdul'azz Dihlav, 1746-1824
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Bound with Shh Wal Ullh. Iqd al-jd. Lahore, 1877?
Topic: Koran
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by 'Abdullah er-Rumi, Erefolu, d. 1469
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Topic: Islamic ethics
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by 'Abdullah er-Rumi, Erefolu, d. 1469; Aflk, Shams al-Din Ahmad. Thawqib al-manqib; Hamadn, 'Abd al-Wahhb ibn Muhammad
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Topic: Islamic ethics
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by 'Abdullah Paa, Kölemen, 1846-1937
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by 'Abdullah, Sari, d. 1661
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Topics: Sufism, Muslim saints, Islam -- Biography
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by 'Abdullah, Sari, d. 1661
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Topic: Jalal al-Din Rumi, Maulana, 1207-1273
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by 'Abdullh er-Rm, Erefolu, d. 1469
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