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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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by Barbier, Antoine Alexandre, 1765-1825; Quérard, J.-M. (Joseph-Marie), 1797-1865. Supercheries littéraires dévoilées
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Topics: Anonyms and pseudonyms, French, Anonyms and pseudonyms, Latin
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by Baude, Henri, 15th cent; Quicherat, Jules Étienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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by Buies, Arthur, 1840-1901; Québec (Province). Dept. of Agriculture
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by Caron, Ivanhoe, 1875-1941; Quebec (Province) Dept. of Colonization, and Mines
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Topic: Abitibi, Quebec (Ter.)
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by Deschamps, Eustache, 1346?-1406; Queux de Saint-Hilaire, Auguste Henry Édouard, marquis de, 1837-1889; Raynaud, Gaston, 1850-1911
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by Deschamps, Eustache, 1346?-1406; Queux de Saint-Hilaire, Auguste Henry Édouard, marquis de, 1837-1889; Raynaud, Gaston, 1850-1911
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by Deschamps, Eustache, 1346?-1406; Queux de Saint-Hilaire, Auguste Henry Édouard, marquis de, 1837-1889; Raynaud, Gaston, 1850-1911
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by Dumaniant, Antoine Jean Bourlin, called, 1752-1828; Quaisain, Adrien, 1766-1828
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Topic: Grotius, Hugo, 1583-1645
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by Funck-Brentano, Frantz, 1862-1947; Quentin, Henri, 1838-1922
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Topics: Canards (Journalism), Journalism -- France History, France -- Intellectual life
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by Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787; Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688. Armide
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Topic: Operas
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Topics: Quinche, Georges, 1805-1878, French language -- Dialects Neuchâtel (Canton)
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by ill al-Muaqqiq al-Awwal, Jafar ibn al-asan, 1205 or 6-1277 or 8; Querry, Amédée
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Topics: Islamic law, Shiites
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by ill al-Muaqqiq al-Awwal, Jafar ibn al-asan, 1205 or 6-1277 or 8; Querry, Amédée
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Topics: Islamic law, Shiites
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Topic: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
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Topic: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
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Topic: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
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Topic: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
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Topic: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
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by Kaykavus ibn Iskandar ibn Qabus, Unsur al-Maali, 1021 or 2-1098 or 9; Querry, Amédée
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Topics: Youth -- Conduct of life, Youth, Muslim -- Conduct of life, Education of princes, Islamic ethics
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by Lamarre, Clovis, 1836-; Quicherat, Jules Etienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topic: Paris. Collège de Sainte-Barbe
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Topics: Catholic Church, Press -- Qu©bec (Province) Montr©al
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by Maqrz, Amad ibn Al, 1364-1442; Quatremère, Étienne Marc, 1782-1857
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Translation of al-Sulk li-marifat duwal al-mulk
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Topics: Yonne, France (Dept.), Names, Geographical
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Topics: Anthropology, Ethnology
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by Quatrefages, A. de (Armand de), 1810-1892
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Ethnology, Anthropology
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by Quatremère de Quincy, M. (Antoine-Chrysostome), 1755-1849
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
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by Quebec (Archdiocese); Têtu, Henri, 1849-1915; Gagnon, C.-O. (Charles-Octave), 1857-1926
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Topic: Catholic Church
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by Quebec (Archdiocese); Têtu, Henri, 1849-1915; Gagnon, C.-O. (Charles-Octave), 1857-1926
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Vol. 5-6 "Nouvelle série. Son éminence le cardinal taschereau, v. 1-2."
Topic: Catholic Church
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by Quebec (Archdiocese); Têtu, Henri, 1849-1915; Gagnon, C.-O. (Charles-Octave), 1857-1926
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Topic: Catholic Church
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Topic: Catholic Church
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Topic: Catholic Church
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Topic: Catholic Church
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Canada -- History To 1763 (New France)...
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by Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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by Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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by Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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by Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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by Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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Topic: Theater -- France History
Vol. 1. La république de 1848 depuis l'ouverture de l'assemblée constituante jusqu'à la présidence décennale du prince Louis-Napoléon.- Vol. 2. La présidence décennale et l'empire
Vol. 1. La république de 1848 depuis l'ouverture de l'assemblée constituante jusqu'à la présidence décennale du prince Louis-Napoléon.- Vol. 2. La présidence décennale et l'empire
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Topics: Socialism -- France, France -- History February Revolution, 1848
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by Quentin-Bauchart, Pierre, 1881-1916
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Topics: Lamartine, Alphonse de, 1790-1869, France -- Politics and government 1830-1848, France -- Politics...
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by Quesnay de Beaurepaire, Jules, 1838-1923
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Topics: Economics, Physiocrats
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by Quesnoy, Ferdinand Désiré
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Topic: Capus, Alfred, 1858-1922
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by Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques, 1796-1874
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Anthropometry
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by Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques, 1796-1874
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Topic: Sociology
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by Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques, 1796-1874; Heuschling, Xavier, 1802-1883
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Topic: Vital statistics
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by Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de, 1580-1645; Germond de Lavigne, Alfred, 1812-1896
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Topics: Child psychology, Imagination, Play
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Topics: Logic, Psychology, Educational
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by Quicherat, Jules Etienne Joseph
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Topic: Collège Sainte-Barbe (Paris, France)
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by Quicherat, Jules Etienne Joseph
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Topic: Collège Sainte-Barbe (Paris, France)
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by Quicherat, Jules Etienne Joseph
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Topic: Collège Sainte-Barbe (Paris, France)
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by Quicherat, Jules Etienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topic: Paris. Collège de Sainte-Barbe