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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: English language -- Synonyms and antonyms
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Topics: Authors, Indic, Book industries and trade, Indic periodicals
La clavicula de Salomón -- Invocaciones, pactos y exorcismos -- El dragón rojo y la cabra infernal -- La gallina negra, escuela de sortilegios -- El gran grimorio o el pacto de sangre ; Candela Mágica para descubrir encantamientos -- Recopilación de la magia caldea y egipcia, filtros, encantamientos, hechicerías y sortilegios
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Topics: Occultism, Witchcraft
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by Bellows, John, 1831-1902; Bellows, Wiilliam
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries French
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by Vatsyayana; Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares
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Topic: Love
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by Yates, William, 1792-1845
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Topic: Urdu language -- Dictionaries English
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by Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Hausa language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Hausa
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
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This private library collection consists of over 20,000 books and serials dating from the 17th century to the present that deal with the history, language, and culture of Carpatho-Rusyns in all regions where they reside in the European homeland as well as in the diaspora (especially the United States and Canada). Studies about other peoples who have interacted with Carpatho-Rusyns in their homeland are well represented--Magyars, Jews, Slovaks, Germans, Roma, and Czechs among others. The...
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Topics: Spanish language, Commerce
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Topic: Tulu language -- Dictionaries
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by Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953
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Topic: Aerial photography
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by Burton, William, 1863-; Hobson, R. L. (Robert Lockhart), 1872-1941
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Topic: Pottery -- Marks
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by Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Hausa language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Hausa
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by Bridgman, George Brant, 1864-1943
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Topic: Anatomy, Artistic
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by Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912
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Topics: Knights and knighthood, Nobility -- Great Britain, Orders of knighthood and chivalry
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Topics: Latin language -- Idioms, English language -- Dictionaries Latin
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by Fletcher, Banister, 1833-1899; Fletcher, Banister, Sir, 1866-1953
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Topic: Architecture -- History
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by Satow, Ernest Mason, Sir, 1843-1929; Ishibashi, Masakata; Hobart-Hampden, E. M. (Ernest Miles), 1864-; Parlett, Harold G. (Harold George), Sir, 1869-
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Topics: Japanese language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Japanese
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by Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
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by Becker, Sarah Cary; Mora, Federico, 1847-1926
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Topic: Spanish language -- Idioms
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by Nesfield, John Collinson
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Part I. Parsing and analysis.- Part II. Composition: Force and propriety of diction.- Part III. Enlargement of vocabulary: Figures of speech.- Part IV. Prose and poetry.- Part V. History of the language
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Topics: English language -- Composition, English language -- Grammar
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by Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867; Scott, Cyril, 1879-1970
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Superseded by Royal Historical Society. Publications. Camden third series
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Topics: United States -- Genealogy, England -- Emigration and immigration, United States -- Biography,...
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Topics: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
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Topics: Botany -- Great Britain, Wild flowers -- Great Britain Identification
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by Vijayarjendrasri, fl. 1890-1900; Dpavijaya, Muni; Yatindravijaya, Muni; Bhpendrasri
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Prakrit and Sanskrit; introductory matter in Hindi
Topic: Prakrit languages
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by Sun-tzu, 6th cent. B.C; Giles, Lionel, 1875-1958
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Topic: Military art and science -- Early works to 1800
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by Casalis, A. (Alfred)
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Topic: English language -- Dictionaries Sotho
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by James, William, 1842-1910
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Topic: Psychology
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by Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892; Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
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Topics: Spanish language, English language
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by Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892; Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles, 1871-1928
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Topics: Gentry -- Ireland, Heraldry -- Ireland
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by Babur, Emperor of Hindustan, 1483-1530; Beveridge, Annette Susannah, 1842-1929
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Topics: Jagataic language -- Texts and translations, India -- History, Mogul Empire
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by Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
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Works used in the preparation of this dictionary: p. [lxxvii]-xcvi
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Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic Dictionaries
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Topic: Latin language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by Melville, Herman, 1819-1891
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944; Sutton, E. W. (Edward William), b. 1871
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Topics: Oratory, Rhetoric, Ancient
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by Bellows, Henry Adams, 1885-1939
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Topic: English language -- Slang Dictionaries
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by Ercolani, Libero
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Romagna, Italian language -- Dictionaries
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by Germany. Statutes. Handelsgesetzbuch; Schuster, Alfred Felix
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Translation of Handelsgesetzbuch, 1897
Topic: Commercial law
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by Lévi, Eliphas, 1810-1875; Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942
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Topic: Magic
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Topic: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries English
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by Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851
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With: Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus / by the author of The last man, Perkin Warbeck, &c. &c. London : H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Animism, Mythology, Civilization
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Topics: Quotations, Arabic, Quotations, Persian
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Topic: Holy, The
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by Madan, Arthur Cornwallis, 1846-
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Topic: Swahili language -- Dictionaries English
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Topics: Twi language, Names, Geographical, Names, Personal
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Topics: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Sanskrit
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by Spano, Giovanni, 1813-1878
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Sardinia Dictionaries, Italian language -- Dictionaries, Proverbs,...
Text in Sanskrit and English
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Topics: Mahabharata, Puranas -- Dictionaries
Works used in the preparation of this dictionary: p. [lxxvii]-xcvi
Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic Dictionaries
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by Hepburn, J. C. (James Curtis), 1815-1911
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Topic: Japanese language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Devon (England) -- History, Devon (England) -- Gazetteers, Devon (England) -- Directories, Exeter...
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Topic: Ethnology -- Europe
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Topic: Pennsylvania -- History Sources
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by Vitruvius Pollio; Morgan, Morris Hicky, 1859-1910
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Topic: Architecture
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Topics: Registers of births, etc, Maryland -- Census
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by Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934; British Museum. Dept. of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities
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Topics: Rosetta stone, Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
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Topic: India -- Biography
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by Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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Topics: Huguenots -- Great Britain, Huguenots -- Ireland, French -- Ireland
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Topics: Hindustani language -- Grammar, Hindustani language -- Textbooks for foreigners English
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Topic: Cipher and telegraph codes
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by Liddell, Henry George, 1811-1898; Scott, Robert, 1811-1887
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Topics: English language -- Dictionaries Greek, Greek language -- Dictionaries English
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by Guptill, Arthur Leighton, 1891-1956
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Topics: Pencil drawing, Drawing -- Study and teaching, Architectural drawing
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Topic: Arabic language
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Topic: Kannada language -- Grammar
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