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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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Topics: Oratory, Rhetoric, Ancient
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1933 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944
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1921 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, John E. B. (John Eyton Bickersteth), 1825-1910
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Topic: Halm, Karl, 1809-1882
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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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1915 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Müller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
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1915 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Müller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
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1915 Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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1913 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Miller, Walter, 1864-1949
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1913 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Peabody, Andrew P. (Andrew Preston), 1811-1893
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1912 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Yonge, Charles Duke, 1812-1891
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1910 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Riess, Ernst
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1909 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Hutchinson, W. M. L. (Winifred Margaret Lambart), b. 1868
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1908 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; King, John Richard; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Pt. 1. - Paradoxa stoicorum; Academicus I-III; Lucullus; Timaeus
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Nov 1, 1907 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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Nov 1, 1907 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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1907 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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Topic: Catiline, ca. 108-62 B.C
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1905 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Dougan, Thomas Wilson; Henry, Robert Mitchell, 1873-
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1905 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799
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Topics: Old age, Friendship
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1905 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Dougan, Thomas Wilson; Henry, Robert Mitchell, 1873-
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1904 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Reid, James Smith, 1846-1926
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1903 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Minckwitz, Richard Alexander von
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1903 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rockwood, Frank Ernest, 1852-1935; Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Somnium Scipionis; Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Tusculanae disputationes
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1902 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; King, John Richard
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1902 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Wilkins, Augustus S. (Augustus Samuel), d. 1905
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1902 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Wilkins, Augustus S. (Augustus Samuel), d. 1905
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1901 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Watson, Albert, 1828-1904
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1901 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898; Greenough, J. B. (James Bradstreet), 1833-1901; Kittredge, George Lyman, 1860-1941
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1900 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Wernsdorf, Gregor Gottlieb, 1776-1834
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1900 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Allcroft, Arthur Hadrian, 1865-1929
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1900 Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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[pt. 3] Translation
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1900 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Haydon, John Hampden
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1900 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moses, S.; Fearenside, Charles Scott
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"Edited for London University B.A. Examination, 1891."
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1899 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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1899 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906
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commitment to retain
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1898 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Kirtland, John Copeland, 1870-
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1897 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Bennett, Charles Edwin, 1858-1921
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1897 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Bennett, Charles Edwin, 1858-1921
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1897 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Reid, James Smith, 1846-1926
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1897 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Denniston, J. D. (John Dewar), 1887-1949
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1896 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Yonge, Charles Duke, 1812-1891
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1895 Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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Topic: Friendship
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1895 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937
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1895 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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1895 Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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1894 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Freese, John Henry
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1894 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Reid, James Smith, 1846-1926; Kelsey, Francis W. (Francis Willey), 1858-1927
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1894 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Blakiston, Herbert Edward Douglas, 1862-1942
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1893 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Süpfle, Karl Friedrich; Boeckel, Ernst
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1893 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Pro Marcello; Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Pro Ligario; Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Pro Deiotaro; Fausset, William Yorke, d. 1914
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Part 1. Text.- Part 2. Notes
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1893 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mendelssohn, Ludwig, 1852-1896
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1893 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Laming, W. Cecil
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Topic: Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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1892 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Long,George, 1800-1879
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1892 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Long,George, 1800-1879
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1892 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moor, E. N. P
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1892 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Long,George, 1800-1879
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1891 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Tyrrell, Robert Yelverton, 1844-1914
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1891 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Pretor, Alfred
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1891 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Watson, Albert, 1828-1904
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1891 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Halm, Karl, 1809-1882; Wilkins, Augustus S. (Augustus Samuel), d. 1905
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Text is in Latin; introduction and notes are in English
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1890 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Walford, Henry
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Anecdotes from Grecian history; Anecdotes from Roman history; Stories connected with omens and dreams; Beauties of Nature;Rome's rule of her provinces
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1890 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Stock, St. George William Joseph, 1850-
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1890 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Reid, James Smith, 1846-1926
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1890 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Donkin, E. H; Halm, Karl, 1809-1882
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