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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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1942 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944; Sutton, E. W. (Edward William), b. 1871
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1916 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Sjögren, Håkan, 1870-1934
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1916 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Sjögren, Håkan, 1870-1934
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1899 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906
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1893 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Süpfle, Karl Friedrich; Boeckel, Ernst
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1890 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Stock, St. George William Joseph, 1850-
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1886 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906
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1881 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Schömann, Georg Friedrich, 1793-1879; Stickney, Austin, 1831-
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1880 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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1880 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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1844 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Seyffert, Moritz Ludwig, 1809-1872
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1812 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Stewart, Alexander
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Topics: Cicero, Marcus Tullius, Cicero, Marcus Tullius, Cicero, Marcus Tullius, Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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- Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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- Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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Jan 1, 1970 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Schütz, Christian Gottfried, 1747-1832
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Vol. 3. Brutus, s. De claris oratoribus; Orator; Topica; Partitiones oratoriae; De optimo genere oratorum.- Vol. 5 pt. 1. Actionis primae in Verrem prooemium; Actionis secundae liber primus et secundus; accedunt Asconii et anonymi veteris interpretis in duas priores orariones notae.- Vol. 5 pt. 2.Actionis secundae in Verrem liber tertius, quartus et quintus.- Vol. 14. Tusculanarum disputationum libri quinque; Paradoxaad M. Brutum.- Vol. 17. Index geographicus et historicus.- Vol. 18 pt. 1....
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Jan 1, 1970 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Schütz, Christian Gottfried, 1747-1832
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Vol. 3. Brutus, s. De claris oratoribus; Orator; Topica; Partitiones oratoriae; De optimo genere oratorum.- Vol. 5 pt. 1. Actionis primae in Verrem prooemium; Actionis secundae liber primus et secundus; accedunt Asconii et anonymi veteris interpretis in duas priores orariones notae.- Vol. 5 pt. 2.Actionis secundae in Verrem liber tertius, quartus et quintus.- Vol. 14. Tusculanarum disputationum libri quinque; Paradoxaad M. Brutum.- Vol. 17. Index geographicus et historicus.- Vol. 18 pt. 1....
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Jan 1, 1970 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Schütz, Christian Gottfried, 1747-1832
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- Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Sutherland, D
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Jan 1, 1970 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Schütz, Christian Gottfried, 1747-1832
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Vol. 3. Brutus, s. De claris oratoribus; Orator; Topica; Partitiones oratoriae; De optimo genere oratorum.- Vol. 5 pt. 1. Actionis primae in Verrem prooemium; Actionis secundae liber primus et secundus; accedunt Asconii et anonymi veteris interpretis in duas priores orariones notae.- Vol. 5 pt. 2.Actionis secundae in Verrem liber tertius, quartus et quintus.- Vol. 14. Tusculanarum disputationum libri quinque; Paradoxaad M. Brutum.- Vol. 17. Index geographicus et historicus.- Vol. 18 pt. 1....
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- Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906
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Vol. 3. Brutus, s. De claris oratoribus; Orator; Topica; Partitiones oratoriae; De optimo genere oratorum.- Vol. 5 pt. 1. Actionis primae in Verrem prooemium; Actionis secundae liber primus et secundus; accedunt Asconii et anonymi veteris interpretis in duas priores orariones notae.- Vol. 5 pt. 2.Actionis secundae in Verrem liber tertius, quartus et quintus.- Vol. 14. Tusculanarum disputationum libri quinque; Paradoxaad M. Brutum.- Vol. 17. Index geographicus et historicus.- Vol. 18 pt. 1....
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- Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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- Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906
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- Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moses, S.; Sykes, George Frederic Holley
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Jan 1, 1970 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Schütz, Christian Gottfried, 1747-1832
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- Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906
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- Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Pliny, the Younger; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906; Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799; Bosanquet, Frederick Charles Tindal
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- Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moses, S.; Sykes, George Frederic Holley
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