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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 'Abdul Razzq Kalm; Wqid, Muammad ibn Umar, 747 or 8-823. Futh al-Shm
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Topic: Syria
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by 47 workshop; Baker, George P; Raisbeck, Kenneth; Lindau, Norman C; Hinckley, Eleanor Holmes; Halman, Doris F., 1895-
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Torches, by Kenneth Raisbeck.--Cooks and cardinals, by N.C.Lindau.--Flitch of bacon, by E.H.Hinkley.--Playroom, by D.F.Halman
Topic: One-act plays
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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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by [Kravchinsky, Sergyei Mikhailovich, 1852-1895]; Westall, William, 1835-1903
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Topics: Nihilism, Russia -- Politics and government, Russia -- Social conditions
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by [Wachler, Ludwig, 1767-1833]
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Program - Breslau. (Actum solemnem ...)
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Topic: Paul and Pauline epistles
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Topics: Criticism, English literature -- 19th century History and criticism
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Topics: Wool trade and industry, England -- Tariff
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Topics: United States -- Biography, United States -- History Civil War, 1861-1865
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Topic: Christ's Hospital
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by [Wilson, Thomas]
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by [Woman's Press Club of New York]; Croly, Jane Cunningham, 1829-1901
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Topic: Croly, Jane Cunningham, 1829-1901
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by [Wood, George], 1799-1870
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Begun as a serial in the Knickerbocker
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by [Wu, Chi-Tai]
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Text in Chinese
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Topic: Chinese language
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by [Wu, Chi-Tai]
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Topic: Chinese language
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by Abdy, J. T. (John Thomas), 1822-1899; Walker, Bryan, 1840-1887
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Topic: Roman law
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by Abert, Johann Joseph, 1832-1915; Wilder, Victor van, 1835-1892. Astorga
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Topics: Astorga, Emanuele d', 1680-1757, Operas
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by Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique. Commission royale d'histoire; Wauters, Alphonse, 1817-1898
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by Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique. Commission royale d'histoire; Wauters, Alphonse, 1817-1898
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by Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique. Commission royale d'histoire; Wauters, Alphonse, 1817-1898
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by Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique. Commission royale d'histoire; Wauters, Alphonse, 1817-1898
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by Adams, Elizabeth Kemper; Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston
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Topics: Professions, Women -- Employment
The Addiction Research Foundation Collection, University of Toronto Libraries
by Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario; Williams, Bob; Chang, Kit; Van Truong, Minh
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On cover : ARF
Topics: Alcohol, Drug abuse
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by Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario; International Study of Alcohol Control Experiences; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
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A report of the International Study of Alcohol Control Experiences, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe
Topics: Liquor laws, Liquor problem, Liquor traffic
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by Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario; Williams, Bob; Chang, Kit; Van Truong, Minh
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Topics: Alcohol, Drug abuse
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by Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario; Williams, Bob; Chang, Kit; Van Truong, Minh
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Topics: Alcohol, Drug abuse
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by Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario; Williams, Bob; Chang, Kit; Van Truong, Minh
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On cover : ARF
Topics: Alcohol, Drug abuse
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by Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario; International Study of Alcohol Control Experiences; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
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A report of the International Study of Alcohol Control Experiences, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe
Topics: Liquor laws, Liquor problem, Liquor traffic
The Addiction Research Foundation Collection, University of Toronto Libraries
by Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario. Library; Busse, Susanne, 1952-; Hall, Ronald Jeffrey, 1946-; Weise, Carol Erwin, 1948-
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Topic: Solvents
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by Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario. Library; Busse, Susanne, 1952-; Hall, Ronald Jeffrey, 1946-; Weise, Carol Erwin, 1948-
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Topics: Chromosome abnormalities, Deformities, Drugs
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by Adlaf, E; Smart, Reginald George, 1936- aut; Walsh, Gordon W. aut
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Topics: Drugs and employment, Substance abuse
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by Aeschines; Rosenberg, Emil. Zur Kritik ..; Spengel, Leonhard, 1803-1880. Demosthenes ..; Wilde, Titus
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Program - Gymnasium zu Görlitz
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by Aeschylus; Weil, Henri, 1818-1909
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Each part has also separate title page
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by Aeschylus; Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
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by Aeschylus; Wecklein, N. (Nikolaus), 1843-1926
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Greek text with notes in German
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by Aeschylus; Wecklein, Nicolaus, 1843-1926
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by Aeschylus; Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
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by Aeschylus; Wecklein, Nicolaus, 1843-1926
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Text in Greek, commentary in German
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by Aeschylus; Weil, Henri, 1818-1909
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Each part has also separate title page
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by Aeschylus; Teuffel, Wilhelm Sigismund, 1820-1878; Wecklein, N. (Nikolaus), 1843-1926; Aeschylus. Prometheus, ed. N. Wecklein, Ed. 3, 1893
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Bound with: Aeschylus. Prometheus, ed. N. Wecklein, Ed. 3, 1893
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by Aeschylus; Warr, George Charles Winter, 1845-1901
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by Aesop; Waldis, Burchard, ca. 1490-ca. 1556
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by afaik, Pavel Josef, 1795-1861; Wuttke, Heinrich, 1818-1876
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Translation of Slovanské staroitnosti
Topic: Slavs
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by afaik, Pavel Josef, 1795-1861; Wuttke, Heinrich, 1818-1876
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Translation of Slovanské staroitnosti
Topic: Slavs
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by Ahmad, Bashiruddin Mahmud, hazrat mirza, 1889-; Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Ahmadiyya
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by aitsenfeld, A.Y. (Avraham Yaaov), 1829-1897; Wettstein, Feivel Hirsch, 1858-1924
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Topics: Jews, Haskalah
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by Alexander, W. J. (William John), 1855-1944; Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832; Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850
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Topic: English poetry (Collections)
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by Alexander, W. J. (William John), 1855-1944; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834; Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850
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by Aliscans; Wienbeck, Erich, 1876-; Hartnacke, Wilhelm, 1878-; Rasch, Paul, 1879-
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by Allan, George, 1806-1835; Weir, William, 1802-1858
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Topic: Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832
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Topic: United States -- History Revolution, 1775-1783
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by Allen, William, 1532-1594; Pollen, J. H; Walpole, Henry, 1558-1595
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Topics: Campion, Edmund, Saint, 1540-1581, Catholic Church, Christian martyrs -- England, Christian saints...
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by Allingham, Helen Paterson, 1848-1926; Allingham, William, 1824-1889; Williams, E. Baumer
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"The work will also contain a succinct account of the history of China; a narrative of British connexion with that nation, the opium war of 1840, and full details of the causes and events of the present war"
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Topics: China -- Description and travel, China -- Social life and customs, China -- History
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: China -- Description and travel, China -- Social life and customs, China -- History
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: China -- Description and travel, China -- Social life and customs, China -- History
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: China -- Description and travel, China -- Social life and customs, China -- History
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: China -- Description and travel, China -- Social life and customs, China -- History
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: China -- Description and travel, China -- Social life and customs, China -- History
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by Altdorfer, Albrecht, ca. 1480-1538; Waldmann, Emil, 1880-1945
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by Amad ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khallikn; Wüstenfeld, Ferdinand, 1808-1899
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Topics: Biography, Muslims, Arabic language
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by Amad ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khallikn; Wüstenfeld, Ferdinand, 1808-1899
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Topics: Biography, Muslims, Arabic language
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by Amad ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khallikn; Wüstenfeld, Ferdinand, 1808-1899
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Topics: Biography, Muslims, Arabic language
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by Amad ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khallikn; Wüstenfeld, Ferdinand, 1808-1899
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Topics: Biography, Muslims, Arabic language
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by American Academy of Political and Social Science; Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927
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Topic: International relations
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by American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Library; Wheeler, Schuyler Skaats, 1860-; Weaver, William Dixon, 1857-1919; O'Reilly, Michael Francis, 1847-1917
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Topic: Electricity -- Bibliography Catalogs