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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: Catiline, ca. 108-62 B.C
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Vol. 1 - Rhetoricum.- Vol. 2 pts. 1-2 - Orationes.- Vol. 3. pt. 1 - Epistolae ad diversos.- Vol. 3 pt. 2 - Epistolae ad Atticum, Q. fratrem, et Brutum.- Vol. 4 pt. 1 - Opera philosoph.- Vol. 4 pt. 2 - Opera philosoph. accedunt fragmenta scriptorum deperditorum.- Vol. 5 - Clavis Ciceroniana, sive, Indices rerum et verborum philologico-critici in Opera Ciceronis. Accedunt Graeca Ciceronis necessariis observationibus illustrata
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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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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
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Vol. 1, pts. 1-2. Opera rhetorica, recognovit Gulielmus Friedrich.- Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. Orationes.- Vol. 3, pts. 1-2. Epistulae.- Vol. 4, pts. 2-3. Opera philosophica.- Pt. 3, vol. 1. - M. Ciceronis Epistolarum ad familiares quae dicuntur libros sedecim; eiusdem Ciceronis Epistolarum ad O. fratrem libros tres; Q. Ciceronis De petitione consulatus ad M. fratrem librum; Eiusdem versus quosdam De signis XII; et Epigramma de amore feminarum; recog. D. Albertus Sadolinus Wesenberg.- Pt. 3, vol. 2. -...
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Vol. 1. De inventione rhetorica I and II; De oratore I-III; Brutus, sive De claris oratoribus.- Vol. 2. Orator; Topica; De partitione oratoriâ; De optimo genere oratorum; Rhetoricorum, ad Herennium I-IV; Academicarum quaestionum I and II (sive IV); De finibus bonorum et malorum I and II.- Vol. 3. De finibus bonorum et malorum III-V; Tusculanarum quaestionum I-V; De naturâ deorum I-III.- Vol. 4. De divinatione I and II; De fato; De legibus I-III; De officiis I-III; De senectute; De amiticiâ;...
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Wetherell, James Elgin, 1851-1940
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Allcroft, Arthur Hadrian, 1865-1929
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Ernesti, Johann August, 1707-1781; Olivet, Pierre-Joseph Thoulier, abbé d', 1682-1768
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Vol. 1. De inventione rhetorica I and II; De oratore I-III; Brutus, sive De claris oratoribus.- Vol. 2. Orator; Topica; De partitione oratoriâ; De optimo genere oratorum; Rhetoricorum, ad Herennium I-IV; Academicarum quaestionum I and II (sive IV); De finibus bonorum et malorum I and II.- Vol. 3. De finibus bonorum et malorum III-V; Tusculanarum quaestionum I-V; De naturâ deorum I-III.- Vol. 4. De divinatione I and II; De fato; De legibus I-III; De officiis I-III; De senectute; De amiticiâ;...
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Bullions, Peter, 1791-1864
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Du Mesnil, Adolf
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Vol. 1 - Rhetoricum.- Vol. 2 pts. 1-2 - Orationes.- Vol. 3. pt. 1 - Epistolae ad diversos.- Vol. 3 pt. 2 - Epistolae ad Atticum, Q. fratrem, et Brutum.- Vol. 4 pt. 1 - Opera philosoph.- Vol. 4 pt. 2 - Opera philosoph. accedunt fragmenta scriptorum deperditorum.- Vol. 5 - Clavis Ciceroniana, sive, Indices rerum et verborum philologico-critici in Opera Ciceronis. Accedunt Graeca Ciceronis necessariis observationibus illustrata
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Nisard, Désiré, 1806-1888
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Nisard, Désiré, 1806-1888
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Müller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
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Vol. 1, pts. 1-2. Opera rhetorica, recognovit Gulielmus Friedrich.- Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. Orationes.- Vol. 3, pts. 1-2. Epistulae.- Vol. 4, pts. 2-3. Opera philosophica.- Pt. 3, vol. 1. - M. Ciceronis Epistolarum ad familiares quae dicuntur libros sedecim; eiusdem Ciceronis Epistolarum ad O. fratrem libros tres; Q. Ciceronis De petitione consulatus ad M. fratrem librum; Eiusdem versus quosdam De signis XII; et Epigramma de amore feminarum; recog. D. Albertus Sadolinus Wesenberg.- Pt. 3, vol. 2. -...
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Walford, Henry
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Pt. 1. - Anecdotes from Greek and Roman history.- Pt. 2. - Omens and deams; Beauties of nature.- Pt. 3. - Rome's rule of her provinces
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Boot, Johan Cornelis Gerard
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Ernesti, Johann August, 1707-1781
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Vol. 1 - Rhetoricum.- Vol. 2 pts. 1-2 - Orationes.- Vol. 3. pt. 1 - Epistolae ad diversos.- Vol. 3 pt. 2 - Epistolae ad Atticum, Q. fratrem, et Brutum.- Vol. 4 pt. 1 - Opera philosoph.- Vol. 4 pt. 2 - Opera philosoph. accedunt fragmenta scriptorum deperditorum.- Vol. 5 - Clavis Ciceroniana, sive, Indices rerum et verborum philologico-critici in Opera Ciceronis. Accedunt Graeca Ciceronis necessariis observationibus illustrata
Topic: Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mendelssohn, Ludwig, 1852-1896
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by 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....
Topic: Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Pliny, the Younger; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906; Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799; Bosanquet, Frederick Charles Tindal
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Tischer, Gustav; Paul, Robert Bateman, 1798-1877; Arnold, Thomas Kerchever, 1800-1853
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Reid, James Smith, 1846-1926
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Pt. 1. - Paradoxa stoicorum; Academicus I-III; Lucullus; Timaeus
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moses, S.; Fearenside, Charles Scott
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Vol. 1. De inventione rhetorica libri duo; De oratore libri tres; Brutus, sive, De claris oratoribus; Orator; Topica; Oratoriae partitiones, dialogus; De optimo genere oratorum.- Vol. 2. lucullus, sive, Academicorum liber quartus; Academicorum liber primus De finibus bonorum et malorum libri quinque; Tusculanarum quaestionum libri quinque; De natura deorum libri tres.- Vol. 3. De divinatione libri duo; De fato; De legibus libri tres; De officiis libri tres; Cato Major, sive, De senectute...
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Turnèbe, Adrien, 1512-1565; Creuzer, Friedrich, 1771-1858
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Dougan, Thomas Wilson; Henry, Robert Mitchell, 1873-
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Yonge, Charles Duke, 1812-1891
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Hutchinson, W. M. L. (Winifred Margaret Lambart), b. 1868
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Vol. 1. De inventione rhetorica libri duo; De oratore libri tres; Brutus, sive, De claris oratoribus; Orator; Topica; Oratoriae partitiones, dialogus; De optimo genere oratorum.- Vol. 2. lucullus, sive, Academicorum liber quartus; Academicorum liber primus De finibus bonorum et malorum libri quinque; Tusculanarum quaestionum libri quinque; De natura deorum libri tres.- Vol. 3. De divinatione libri duo; De fato; De legibus libri tres; De officiis libri tres; Cato Major, sive, De senectute...
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by 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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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Orelli, Johann Caspar von, 1787-1849; Baiter, Johann Georg, 1801-1877; Halm, Karl, 1809-1882
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Vol. 1. Libros rhetoricos continens, ed. by Orellius and Baiterus.- Vol. 2, pt. 1. Orationes, ed. by Baiterus and Halmius.- Vol. 2, pt. 2. Orationes, ed. by Baiterus and Halmius.- Vol. 3. Epistolas continens, ed. by Orellius and Baiterus.- Vol. 4. Libri qui ad philosophiam et ad rem publicam spectant, ed. by Baiterus and Halmius
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Vahlen, Johannes, 1830-1911
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Orelli, Johann Caspar von, 1787-1849; Baiter, Johann Georg, 1801-1877; Halm, Karl, 1809-1882
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Vol. 1. Libros rhetoricos continens, ed. by Orellius and Baiterus.- Vol. 2, pt. 1. Orationes, ed. by Baiterus and Halmius.- Vol. 2, pt. 2. Orationes, ed. by Baiterus and Halmius.- Vol. 3. Epistolas continens, ed. by Orellius and Baiterus.- Vol. 4. Libri qui ad philosophiam et ad rem publicam spectant, ed. by Baiterus and Halmius
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