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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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1921 Lovelace, Griffin M., 1876-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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Topic: Advertising
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1921 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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From 1900-1911, published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Agriculture." From 1912-1916 published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Trade and Commerce.'
Topic: Criminal Statistics
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1921 Ortiz de Montellano, Bernardo, 1899-
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Royal printer varies
Topics: Law, Statutes
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Topics: Farm produce -- Marketing, Produce trade -- United States, United States -- Agriculture
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1921 Tsvikevich, A
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Bibliography: p. [187]-191
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1921 Siebert, B. de; Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del
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1921 Dürr-Baumgartner, Marie H
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"Die Redigkrung des von dr. Robinsohn zusammengestellten Materials wurde von Klatzkin übernommen." -- Vorwort, signed J. H. Kann
Topics: Wolffsohn, David, 1856-1914, Zionists, Zionism, Jews
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Topics: German literature, German literature
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1921 Worringer, Wilhelm, 1881-1965
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Topic: Illustration of books -- Germany History
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Topics: Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnen-Angehöriger, Berlin, Theater -- Germany Societies, etc, Actors
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1921 Meister, Karl, 1880-
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Topic: Homer
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1921 Averchenko, Arkadi, 1881-1925
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1921 Frobenius, Leo, 1873-1938
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bd. I-III. Volksmärchen der Kabylen.- bd. VI. Spielmannsgeschichten der Sahel.- bd. VIII. Erzählungen aus dem West-Sudan.- bd. IX. Volkserzählungen und volksdichtungen aus dem Zentral-Sudan
Topic: Folklore -- Africa
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1921 Frobenius, Leo, 1873-1938
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Topic: Folklore -- Africa
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1921 Plekhanov, Georgi Valentinovich, 1856-1918
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1921 Obenauer, Karl Justus, 1888-
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1921 Dahlke, Paul, 1865-1928
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Translated by Paul Dahlke
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1921 Moore, George, 1852-1933
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Topic: Jesus Christ
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1921 Norwood, Gilbert, 1880-1984
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Topics: Euripides, Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950, Drama, English drama
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1921 Gabriel, Ralph Henry, 1890-1987
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1921 Panconcelli-Calzia, Giulio, 1878-1966
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Topic: Phonetics
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1921 Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804; Apel, Max, 1869-
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Topic: Logic
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1921 Victorian lady; Partington, Wilfred George, 1888-
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Topics: Anecdotes -- England, London (England) -- Intellectual life
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Topic: National characteristics, Peruvian
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1921 Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
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Topic: Aesthetics
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1921 Kröller-Müller, Helene Emma Laura Juliane, 1869-1939; Bremmer, H. P. (Henricus Petrus), 1871-1956
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Topics: Painting, Painting, European
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1921 Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400; Pollard, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1859-1944
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1921 Whibley, Charles, 1859-1930
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Topic: Criminals
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1921 Sneath, E. Hershey (Elias Hershey), 1857-1935
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Topics: Mysticism, Psychology, Religious
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1921 Hudig-Frey, Margareta; Berlin, Germany. Preussische Staatsbibliothek. MSS. (Ger. Fol. 282)
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"Die ... Arbeit war meine Doktordissertation an der Universität Berlin im Sommer 1919." - Vorwort
Topics: Heinrich von Veldeke, 12th century, Enéas (Romance), Illumination of books and manuscripts --...
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish literature
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish literature
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Topics: Josephus, Flavius, Vespasian, Emperor of Rome, 9-79
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1921 Fechheimer, Hedwig
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Sculpture -- Egypt, Sculpture, Egyptian
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1921 Hourticq, Louis, 1875-1944
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Topic: Art
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1921 Ontario. Commission to Inquire into, Consider and Report upon the Best Mode of Selecting, Appointing and Remunerating Sheriffs, etc. etc.
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W. D. Gregory, chair.
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1921 Stuart, Graham Henry, 1887-
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Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Wisconsin, 1920
Topics: France -- Foreign relations 1870-1940, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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Topic: Bassompierre, François de, 1579-1646
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1921 Chapin, Harold, 1886-1915
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The new morality; Art and opportunity; Elaine; The marriage of Columbine
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1921 Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
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1921 Driver, S. R. (Samuel Rolles), 1846-1914; Gray, George Buchanan, 1865-1922
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Topic: Bible
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1921 CANADA. DEPT. OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
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1921 Ward, Adolphus William, Sir, 1837-1924
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Topic: Europe -- History
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1921 Henckell, Karl, 1864-1929
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Vol. 1. Buch des Lebens.- Vol. 2. Buch des Kampfes.- Vol. 3. Buch der Liebe und Natur.- Vol. 4. Buch der Kunst
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Topics: Aristotle, Philosophy, German
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1921 Thovez, Enrico, 1869-1925
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1921 Pérochon, Ernest, 1885-
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Topics: Latin peoples in the East, East and West
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1921 Boehn, Max von, 1860-1932
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Topic: Spitzweg, Karl, 1808-1885
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1921 Das, Sukumar Ranjan
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Topic: Das, Chitta Ranjan, 1870-1925
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1921 Karafiát, Jan, 1846-1929
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Translation of "Brouci"
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Topics: Classification -- Books Science, Classification -- Books Technology, Classification, Decimal
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1921 Gay, John, 1685-1732
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Topics: Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898, Stöcker, Adolf, 1835-1909, Jewish question, Jews
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1921 Gaspé, Jacques de, pseud
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Topic: Chouinard family
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1921 Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863-1943
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Topic: New England -- History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
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Topic: Great Britain -- Description and travel
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1921 British Museum. Dept. of British and Mediaeval Antiquities; Dalton, O. M. (Ormonde Maddock), 1866-1945
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Topics: Art -- England London Catalogs, Art, Byzantine, Christian art and symbolism, Christian antiquities
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1921 Hausding, Alfred; Great Britain Fuel Research Board
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Topics: Peat, Fuel
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1921 Baillon, André, 1875-1932
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1921 Chapin, F. Stuart (Francis Stuart), 1888-
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Topics: Economic conditions, Industries -- History, Social history
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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Topic: Art
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topics: Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- India, India -- History 1919-1947
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1921 Donaldson, Alfred Lee, 1866-1923
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Bibliography: v. 2, p. 299-363