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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 'Umarah ibn 'Ali, al-Hakami, 1120 or 21-1174; Derenbourg, Hartwig, 1844-1908
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by [Catlow, Maria E.]; Daubeny, Charles, 1795-1867
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Topic: Phytogeography
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by [Daehne van Varick, August von, 1846-]; International Peace Conference. (1st : 1899 : Hague, Netherlands)
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Translated from "Actes et documents relatifs au programme de la Conférence de la paix, publiés d'ordre du gouvernement par Jhr. van Daehne van Varick", The Hague, 1899
Topics: Disarmament, War (International law)
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by [Daehne van Varick, August von, 1846-]; International Peace Conference. (1st : 1899 : Hague, Netherlands)
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Translated from "Actes et documents relatifs au programme de la Conférence de la paix, publiés d'ordre du gouvernement par Jhr. van Daehne van Varick", The Hague, 1899
Topic: Disarmament
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by [Dallet, Émilie Moret]; Williams, Aneurin, 1859-1924
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Translated from the French work, entitled "Le familistère illustré, resultats de vingt ans d'association, 1880-1900", by D.F.P. (Dallet-Fabre-Prudhommeaux)
Topic: Société du Familistère de Guise
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Topic: German drama
Translated from Spanish
Topics: Spain, Constitutional law -- Spain
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Topics: France -- Politics and government 1870-1940, France -- History Third Republic, 1870-1940
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by [Dayaram, Bulchand]
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Signed: Bulchand Dayaram
Topic: Omar Khayyam
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Topics: England -- Tariff, England -- Finance and taxation
Also ascribed to William Richardson; for the argument in favor of Decker's authorship see Palgrave, Dict. pol. econ., vol. 1, p. 519: Economic Journal, 1908, vol. 18, p. 628-631
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by [Deléon, Marcel]
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by [Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861]
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Programme - Göttingen
Topic: Greek anthology
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by [Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879]
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Topic: International Working Men's Association
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by [Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764]
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by [Dowling, Richard, 1846-1898]
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Bound with his Musa graeca, selecta ex poetis melioris notae
Topic: Greek literature
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Topic: Marie de Sainte-Amélie, Soeur
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by [Dulaurens, Henri Joseph] 1719-1797
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by [Dulaurens, Henri Joseph] 1719-1797
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Topics: Poor, The, Poor laws
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Topic: Bible
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Topic: England -- Finance and taxation
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by [Dupuis, Albert] 1877-; Garnir, George, 1868-1939. Jean-Michel; Vallier, Henry. Jean-Michel
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Topic: Operas
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by [Durand, Camille Hilaire]
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Topic: French Revolution, 1789-1792 (Assemblée Nationale)
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by [Durán, Agustín, 1789?-1862]
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Topic: Spanish drama
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Topic: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Bound with his The principles of Atheism and Deism proved to be unfounded, 1814
Topics: Names, Geographical, England -- Description and travel
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by [Fasnacht, George Eugène]; Delbos, Léon, b. 1849
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Topic: French language -- Readers
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by A Flâneur; Clarendon, George William Frederick Villiers, Earl of, 1800-1870; Eber, General; Derosne, Bernard, 1825-1904
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Errata slip inserted
Topics: Finance -- France History, France -- Politics and government 1852-1870
Chiefly in Hebrew, some Arabic; introd. and notes in German
Topics: Karaites, genealogy
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by Ab Firs, al-amdn, 932-968; Dvoák, Rudolph, 1860-1920
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Mit Unterstützung der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien
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Topic: Arabic language
Includes indexes
Topics: Abbaye de Messines, Archives -- Belgium Messines Catalogs
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by Abd al-Wid ibn 'Al, al-Marrkush, fl. 13th cent; Dozy, Reinhart Pieter Anne, 1820-1883
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Topics: Almohades, Civilization, Islamic, Arabic language
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by Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142; Jourdain, Charles, 1817-1886; Cousin, Victor, 1792-1867; Despois, Eugène, 1818-1876
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Topics: Philosophy, Medieval, Theology
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by Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142; Jourdain, Charles, 1817-1886; Cousin, Victor, 1792-1867; Despois, Eugène, 1818-1876
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Topics: Philosophy, Medieval, Theology
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by Académie de Saint-Luc; G., F.F; F.F.G; D., P; P.D
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Topics: Human figure in art, Anatomy, Artistic
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by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France); Institut de France; Daunou, P. C. F. (Pierre Claude François), 1761-1840
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by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France); Institut de France; Daunou, P. C. F. (Pierre Claude François), 1761-1840
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by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France); Institut de France; Daunou, P. C. F. (Pierre Claude François), 1761-1840
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by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France); Institut de France; Daunou, P. C. F. (Pierre Claude François), 1761-1840
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by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France); Institut de France; Daunou, P. C. F. (Pierre Claude François), 1761-1840
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by Académie française; Doucet, Camille, 1812-1895
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At head of title: Institut de France
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by Académie française; Doucet, Camille, 1812-1895
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At head of title: Institut de France
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by Achard, Paul, 1811-1884; Achard, Félix, 1843-1923; Duhamel, Léopold, 1842-1922; Pintat, Claude; Vaucluse (France : Dept.). Archives départementales
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Caption title: Inventaire-sommaire des archives municipales d'Avignon antérieures à 1790
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by Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Baron, 1834-1902; Drew, Mary, 1847-1927; Paul, Herbert W. (Herbert Woodfield), 1853-1935
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by Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856; Leuven, Adolphe de, 1800-1884. Le bijou perdu; Deforges, Philippe Auguste Pittaud, 1805-1881. Le bijou perdu
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Topic: Operas
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by Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856; Leuven, Adolphe de, 1800-1884. Bijou perdu; Deforges, Philippe Auguste Pittaud, 1805-1881. Bijou perdu
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Topic: Operas
[1995/96- compiled by the staff of the Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment (DART), London, Ontario
Topics: Alcoholism, Drug abuse
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Topics: Sukkot, Sukkot
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by Adolf Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 1873-1969; Deutsche Zentral-Afrika-expedition, 1910-1911
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by Adolf Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 1873-1969; Deutsche Zentral-Afrika-expedition, 1910-1911
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Topic: Africa, Central -- Description and travel
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by Aeschines; Portal, Andrew; Demosthenes
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by Aeschines; Demosthenes. De corona; Bremi, Johann Heinrich, 1772-1837
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by Aeschines; Taylor, John, 1704-1766; Demosthenes. De corona
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by Aeschylus; Dindorf, Wilhelm, 1802-1883
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by Aeschylus; Drake, Bernard; Müller, Karl Otfried, 1797-1840
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by Aeschylus; Davies, John Fletcher
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Greek title procedes English
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by Aeschylus; Davies, John Fletcher
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Topic: Fables
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by Ahikar (Folktale); Cowley, A. E. (Arthur Ernest), 1861-1931; Darius I, King of Persia, 548-485 B.C
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Topics: Manuscripts, Aramaic (Papyri), Names, Aramaic, Jews -- History To 70 A.D, Aramaic language --...
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by ahw, Rifah Rfi, 1801-1873; Depping, Georg Bernhard, 1784-1853. Moeurs et usages des nations
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Topic: Manners and customs
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by Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1914-17; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1919-32; Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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by Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1914-17; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1919-32; Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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by Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1914-17; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1919-32; Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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by Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1914-17; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1919-32; Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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by Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1914-17; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1919-32; Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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by Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1914-17; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1919-32; Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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by Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1914-17; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1919-32; Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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