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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: 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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by Canada. Dept. of Labour; Canada. Workplace Information Directorate
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Index in final volume of each session until 34th Parliament, 3rd Session (1991/93)
Topic: Law
Index in final volume of each session until 34th Parliament, 3rd Session (1991/93)
Topic: Law
Index in final volume of each session until 34th Parliament, 3rd Session (1991/93)
Topic: Law
English title only 1st Session, 1st Parliament 1867/68-1st Session, 30th Parliament 1975/76
English title only 1st Session, 1st Parliament 1867/68-1st Session, 30th Parliament 1975/76
English title only 1st Session, 1st Parliament 1867/68-1st Session, 30th Parliament 1975/76
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Topic: Session laws
Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
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ALSO ON MICROFICHE 1975-
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by Ontario. Department of Education; Ontario. Ministry of Education; ONTARIO. DEPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
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REPORTS 1846-1866 ALSO FOUND IN SESSIONAL PAPERS
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by 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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BEFORE 1912 CALLED DETAILED REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR OF INSURANCE AND REGISTRAR OF FRIENDLY SOCIETIES
Ontario Expenditure Estimates
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Ontario Budgets
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ISSUES FOR 1886-1899 IN RARE BOOKS DEPT
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal Annual Reports
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Topics: Ontario. Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, Workers' compensation
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal Annual Reports
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Topics: Ontario. Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, Workers' compensation