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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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Topic: Insurance, Life
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by 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Ali al-Yazdadi; Qabus ibn Washmagir
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by 'Abd al-Ramn ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khaldn, 1332-1406; Quatremère, Etienne
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Original title: Muaddima
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Original title: Muaddima
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by [Quintanilla, José Maria]
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Topic: Pereda, José María de, 1833-1906
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by Ab anfah, d. 767 or 8; Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6. Man al-azhar
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Topic: Islamic law
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by addd, Ab Bakr ibn Al, d. 1397 or 8; Qudr, Amad ibn Muammad, 972 or 3-1037. Mukhtaar
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Commentary on Mukhtaar al-Qudr f fur al-anafyah
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Topics: Qudr, Amad ibn Muammad, 972 or 3-1037, Hanafites
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by Ar, Fard al-Dn, d. ca. 1230; Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne, 1868-1945; Qazvn, Muammad, 1877-1949; Qushayr, Abd al-Karm ibn Hawzin, 986-1072 Risalatu 'l-Qushayryya
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Topic: Sufism
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by Ar, Fard al-Dn, d. ca. 1230; Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne, 1868-1945; Qazvn, Muammad, 1877-1949; Qushayr, Abd al-Karm ibn Hawzin, 986-1072 Risalatu 'l-Qushayryya
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Topic: Sufism
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by Argentina. Laws, statutes, etc; Villegas, Sixto; Quesada, Vicente Gregorio, 1830-1913
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Topic: Commercial law -- Argentina
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by Aristophanes; Quinn, M. T
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by Averroës, 1126-1198; Quirós Rodríguez, Carlos
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Topics: Arabic language, Philosophy, Arabic
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by Awf, Muammad, fl. 1228; Browne, Edward Granville, 1862-1926; Qazvn, Muammad, 1877-1949
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Topics: Persian poetry (Collections), Poets, Persian
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by Awf, Muammad, fl. 1228; Browne, Edward Granville, 1862-1926; Qazvn, Muammad, 1877-1949
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Topics: Persian poetry (Collections), Poets, Persian
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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 Basin, Thomas, 1412-1491; Quicherat, Jules Étienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topics: Charles VII, King of France, 1403-1461, Louis XI, King of France, 1423-1483
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by Basin, Thomas, 1412-1491; Quicherat, Jules Étienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topics: Charles VII, King of France, 1403-1461, Louis XI, King of France, 1423-1483
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by Basin, Thomas, 1412-1491; Quicherat, Jules Étienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topics: Charles VII, King of France, 1403-1461, Louis XI, King of France, 1423-1483
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by Basin, Thomas, 1412-1491; Quicherat, Jules Étienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topics: Charles VII, King of France, 1403-1461, Louis XI, King of France, 1423-1483
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by Baude, Henri, 15th cent; Quicherat, Jules Étienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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by Beard, J. R; Tholuck, August, 1799-1877; Coquerel, A. L. C; Muller, Julius; Quinet, Edgar, 1803-1875; Strauss, David Friedrich; Neander, Johan
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by Birkbeck, Morris, 1764-1825; Blane, William Newnham, 1800-1825; Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864; Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959
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Topic: Illinois -- Description and travel
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by Black Hawk, Sauk chief, 1767-1838; Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959
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Topics: Black Hawk, Sauk chief, 1767-1838, Sauk Indians -- Biography, Sauk Indians -- History
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by Buies, Arthur, 1840-1901; Québec (Province). Dept. of Agriculture
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by Bukhr, Muammad ibn Isml, 810-870; 'Amrah, Muafá Muammad; Qasalln, Amad ibn Muammad, 1447 or 8-1517 or 18
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Topic: Hadith
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by Cabral, Antonio, 1863-; Queirós, Eça de, 1845-1900
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Topic: Queirós, Eça de, 1845-1900
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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 Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818; Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959
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Topics: Clark's Expedition to the Illinois, 1778-1779, Vincennes (Ind.) -- History Revolution, 1775-1783
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by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834; Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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by Cowper, William, 1731-1800; Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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by Crashaw, Richard, 1613?-1649; Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Gilfillan, George, 1813-1878
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by Damanhr, Amad ibn Abd al-Munim; Qalqashand, Amad ibn Al, 1355 or 6-1418; Ibn Jbir, Muammad ibn Amad, 1299-1378
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Topics: Maxims, Arabic, Proverbs
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by Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852-1935; Ticknor, Caroline, 1866-1937; Quinn, Thomas Charles, 1864-
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Topic: Speeches, addresses, etc
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by Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852-1935; Ticknor, Caroline, 1866-1937; Quinn, Thomas Charles, 1864-
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Topic: Speeches, addresses, etc
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by Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852-1935; Ticknor, Caroline, 1866-1937; Quinn, Thomas Charles, 1864-
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Topic: Speeches, addresses, etc
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by Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852-1935; Ticknor, Caroline, 1866-1937; Quinn, Thomas Charles, 1864-
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Topic: Speeches, addresses, etc
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by Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852-1935; Ticknor, Caroline, 1866-1937; Quinn, Thomas Charles, 1864-
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Topic: Speeches, addresses, etc
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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 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 Duppa, Richard, 1770-1831; Quatremère de Quincy, M. (Antoine-Chrysostome), 1755-1849
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Topics: Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564, Raphael, 1483-1520
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by Fanr, Muammad ibn amzah, 1350 or 51-1430 or 31; Qawl Amad ibn Muammad ibn Khir. shiyat Qawl Amad alá al-Fawid al-Fanryah; Athr al-Dn al-Abhar, al-Mufaal ibn Umar, d. 1265. sghj; Fanr, Muammad ibn amzah, 1350-1431. Shar sghj
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"shiyat Qawl Amad": p. 66-157
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Topics: Athr al-Dn al-Abhar, al-Mufaal ibn Umar, d. 1265, Fanr, Muammad ibn amzah, 1350-1431, Porphyrius,...
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Topic: Feuerbach, Anselm Friedrich, 1829-1880
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by Fitz, Reginald Heber, 1843-1913; Hoppe- Seyler, Georg, 1860-; Neusser, Edmund von, 1852-1912; Oser, Leopold, 1839-1910; Packard, Frederick A.; Quincke, Heinrich, 1842-; Stengel, Alfred, 1868-1939
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Contains bibliographies
Topics: Adrenal glands -- Diseases, Liver -- Diseases, Pancreas -- Diseases
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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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by Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts; Buccleuch, William Henry Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 6th Duke of, 1831-1914; Queensberry, William Douglas, 1st Duke of, 1637-1695; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898
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Topics: Douglas family, Scotland -- History Sources
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Topics: Quinche, Georges, 1805-1878, French language -- Dialects Neuchâtel (Canton)
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by Haidari, Haidar Bakhsh, d. 1828; Nakhshabi, d. 1350; Qadiri, Muhammad Khudavand
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by Haidari, Haidar Bakhsh, d. 1828; Qadiri, Muhammad Khudavand
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by Havlíek-Borovský, Karel, 1821-1856; Quis, Ladislav, 1846-1913
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Topic: Havlíek-Borovský, Karel, 1821-1856
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by Henry, Alexander, 1739-1824; Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959
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Topics: Indians of North America -- Canada, Canada -- Description and travel
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by Hidalgo, Juan, fl. 1609; Moncada, Sancho de; Quevedo, Francisco de, 1580-1645
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Topics: Spanish poetry -- Collections, Ballads -- Collections
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by Ibn ajar al-Asqaln, Amad ibn Al, 1372-1449; Lees, W. Nassau (William Nassau), 1825-1889; aq, Abdul, maulvi; Qdir, Ghulm
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Topic: Hadith
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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 Khafj, Amad ibn Muammad, 1571 or 2-1659; Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6. Shar al-Shif
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Reprint of 1st. ed. [Cairo]: al-Mabaah al-Azharyah al-Miryah, 1909
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Topics: Iy ibn Msá, 1083-1149, Muammad, Prophet, d. 632, Religious life (Islam)