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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 '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 'Abd al-Rahman Khan, Amir of Afghanistan, d. 1901; Muhammad Khan, Sultan
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by 'Abd al-Ramn ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khaldn, 1332-1406; MacGuckin de Slane, William, Baron, 1801-1878
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Topic: Berbers
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Translation of: Muaddima
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Translation of: Muaddima
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Translation of: 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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by 'Abd Allah ibn 'Umar, al-Baidawi; Margoliouth, D. S. (David Samuel), 1858-1940
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Topic: Koran
The editor's thesis, Kiel
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by 'met, Müstecbzde
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Topic: Turkish language
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Hebrew and Yiddish translation in parallel columns
Topics: Bible, Bible
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by [Barreto-Feio, José Victorino]; Mesnard, Jean Baptiste
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Topic: Miguel, Maria Evarist, Dom Miguel
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by [Hall, John Vine, 1774-1860]; Munro, James, 1794-1870
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Translation of the "Sinner's friend" by Mr. Munro
Topic: Scottish Gaelic language
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by [Macdonald, William John, 1832-1916]
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by [Mackay, Robert, 1714-1778]; Morrison, Hew
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Topic: Gaelic language
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by [Mackay, Robert, 1714-1778]
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Topic: Gaelic language
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by [MacKendrick, William Gordon, 1864-]
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Topics: Lost tribes of Israel, Prophecies
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Topic: Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881
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by [Maclaren, Jessie]; Until the shadows flee away, Author of
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by [Maclean, the Nonagenarian]
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A reprint. First issued from the "Herald" Office in 1842
Topic: Inverness (Scotland)
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by [MacNeill, Sir John, 1795-1883]
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by [Mailles, Jacques de, fl. 1527]; Roman, Joseph, 1840-; Joffrey, Jacques, fl. 1524, supposed author
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Attributed also to Jacques Joffrey
Topic: Bayard, Pierre Terrail, seigneur de, ca. 1473-1524
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by [Majocchi-Plattis, Maria, marchesa, 1864-1917]
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Topic: Grain trade
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by [Marmier, Xavier, 1809-1892]
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by [Marriot, Emil, pseud
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by [Martínez de la Rosa, Francisco, 1787-1862]
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Topics: London (England) -- Social life and customs, London (England) -- Description and travel
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Topic: Teaching
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Topic: Bank of England
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Topics: Coal trade, Harbors -- Port charges, England -- Tariff
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by [Meding, Oskar, 1829-1903]
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Vol. 1. Heimat und Fremde
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by [Meister, Johannes]
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by [Meltzel, Hugo von, 1846-, ed.]
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Topics: Hungarian literature -- Collections, Folk songs, Hungarian
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by [Meshhzekh, 6th cent.]; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930
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"Aus den Abhandlungen der Königl. Preuss. Akad. der Wissenschaften. Jahrgang 1915. Phil.-Hist. Klasse. nr. 6."
Topic: Nestorians
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by [Mesonero Romanos, Ramón de, 1803-1882]
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by [Meynell, Wilfrid, 1852-]
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature
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by [Meyr, Melchior, 1810-1871]
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by [Michels, Nicholas]
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Topic: Equality
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Yugoslavia
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Topic: Italian literature
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Topics: Justice, Administration of, Police, French, Paris (France) -- Politics and government
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Topic: Europe -- History 18th century
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by [Mirfeld, John, d. 1407]; Mowat, J.L.G. (John Lancaster Gough), 1846-1894
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Topics: Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Dictionaries, Plant names, Popular
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by [Molina, Tirso de, 1571?-1648]
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No title-page; paging: [423]-578
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by [Moon, James H., 1830-]
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Topics: Society of Friends, Baptism
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by [Morales, Juan Bautista, 1788-1856]
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Selections from his writings
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by [Morice, Charles, 1861-1919]
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Topic: Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896
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Topic: Physical training
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by [Moss, F. J.]; New Zealand colonist
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Topics: Economics, Wealth
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Topics: Pilgrim Fathers, Massachusetts -- History
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Topic: Arabic language -- Texts and translations
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by [Mulvany, Henry W.]
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Topic: India -- History
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by [Mundy, Francis Noel Clarke, fl. 1768]
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Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1867-1914
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Topics: Peel, Robert, Sir, 1788-1850, Pitt, William, England -- Commercial policy
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by [Murray, Eustace Clare Grenville] 1824-1881
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Topic: Russia
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Topic: Sophocles
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by [Mármol, José, 1818-1871]
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by [Singer, Samuel Weller, 1783-1858, ed.]; Mantova Benavides, Marco, conte; Nelli, Giustiniano
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Lionora de'Bardi ed Hippolyto Buondelmonte; Le amoroso novelle di G. Nelli; Gianfiore e Filomena; Novelle tre. Dell' ingratitutdine, Dell'avarizia, e Dell'eloquenza, creduto di M. Marco di Mantova
Topic: Italian prose
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by A volunteer upon that expedition; Thompson, James, 1732?-1830; Moncrief, major; McKellar, Peter, ca.1759
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Topics: Québec Campaign, 1759, Canada -- History 1755-1763 Sources
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by A..; Mello, Thomaz José de, 1906-
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