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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 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 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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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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Topic: Speeches, addresses, etc
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Topic: Speeches, addresses, etc
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Topic: Speeches, addresses, etc
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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 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 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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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 Michelet, Jules, 1798-1874; Quinet, Edgar, 1803-1875; Cocks, C. (Charles)
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Topic: Jesuits
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by Montreal. Charters; Quebec (province). Statutes
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by Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945; Quaranta di San Severino, Bernardo, barone di, tr. [and] ed
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Mussolini the "socialist"; Mussolini the "Man of the War"; Mussolini the "Fascista friend of the people"; Mussolini the "Fascista"; Mussolini the "Fascista member of parliament"; Mussolini the "Fascista Prime Minister"
Topic: Italy -- History 1900-
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by Oxford Historical Society; Quiller-Couch, Lilian M
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Topics: University of Oxford, University of Oxford
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by Pope, Joseph, 1854-1926; Canada. British North America Act; London Conference (1866); Quebec Conference (1864)
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Topic: Canada -- Politics and government 1841-1867
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by Qadir, Abdul, (Sir) 1874-1951
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Topic: Urdu literature -- History and criticism
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Topic: United States -- History
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Topic: English language -- Rhetoric
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Topics: English language -- Composition, English language -- Grammar
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by Quackenbos, John D. (John Duncan), 1848-1926
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Topics: Literature, Ancient -- History and criticism, Oriental literature -- History and criticism,...
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Topic: Wit and humour
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Topics: Chicago (Ill.), United States -- History
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by Quaintance, Hadly Winfield, 1864-
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Thesis (Ph.D.) Univ. of Wisconsin, 1904
Topics: Farm mechanization, Agricultural laborers, Agriculture -- Economic aspects, United States -- Labour...
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by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Goodyear, F. H. (bookplate)
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Topic: Bible
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Topic: Emblems
Topic: Devotional literature
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by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Toplady, Augustus, 1740-1778; Ryland, John Collett, 1723-1792; Wilson, Robert
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Topic: Emblems
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Topic: Emblems
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by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Rogers, W. Harry (William Harry), 1825-1873; Bennett, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1829-1867
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Topic: Emblems
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by Quatrefages, A. de (Armand de), 1810-1892; Youmans, Eliza A. (Eliza Ann), b. 1826
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Topic: Anthropology
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by Quatrefages, A. de (Armand de), 1810-1892; Starr, Frederick, 1858-1933
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Topic: Dwarfs
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by Quayle, William A. (William Alfred), 1860-1925
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Topic: English literature
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by Quayle, William A. (William Alfred), 1860-1925
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by Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Penrith, Eng; Reaney, Percy Hide
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Topic: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (Penrith, England)
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by Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.); Ontario. University Finances, Royal Commission on, 1921
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Topic: Universities and colleges
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by Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
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Topic: Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
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by Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.); Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Reports; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Principal's report
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by Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.); Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Reports; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Principal's report
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by Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
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Topic: Commercial law
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by Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Education; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Education. Annual calendar
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by Queen, Stuart Alfred, 1890-
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"Suggested readings" at end of each chapter
Topic: Social service
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by Queen, Stuart Alfred, 1890-
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by Queiros, Pedro Fernandes de, d. 1615; Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert), Sir, 1830-1916
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Discoveries in geography -- Spanish, Oceania -- Discovery and exploration
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by Queirós, Eça de, 1845-1900; Prestage, Edgar, 1869-1951
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A translation of his O suave milagre
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Topics: Norwich Cathedral (Norwich, England), genealogy
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by Quennell, Marjorie; Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Topics: Stone age, Prehistoric peoples
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by Quennell, Marjorie; Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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V. 1. Everyday life in the Old Stone age. v. 2. Everyday life in the New Stone, Bronze and Early Iron ages
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Stone age, Bronze age, Iron age
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by Quennell, Marjorie; Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Imprint varies; pt. 4 has imprint: London, Batsford. Pt. 1-2 in 1 volume
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by Quennell, Marjorie (Courtney); Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Topic: England -- Social life and customs
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by Quennell, Marjorie (Courtney); Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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by Quennell, Marjorie (Courtney); Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Topic: England -- Social life and customs
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by Quesada, Gonzalo de, 1868-1915; Northrop, Henry Davenport, 1836-1909
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Topic: Spanish-American War, 1898