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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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Topics: Slavic languages -- Polyglot, German language -- Polyglot
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gagini, Carlos, 1865-1925
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Costa Rica
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Topic: Spanish language
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Navarro Tomás, Tomás, 1884-; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topic: Spanish language -- Pronunciation
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Larrazabal, Felipe, 1816-1873; Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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by Zürich (Canton) Staatsarchiv; Antiquarische Gesellschaft in Zürich; Nabholz, Hans; Hegi, Friedrich Hermann, 1878-
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Topics: Taxation -- Zürich, Zürich -- History Sources
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: Spanish language -- Gallicisms
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by Spitzer, Leo, 1887-
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Topic: Romance languages -- Grammar
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Archivo Histórico Nacional (Spain); Menéndez Pidal, Juan, 1861-1915; Fuentes Isla, Benito
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Bibliography: p. [308]-322
Topic: Seals (Numismatics) -- Spain Catalogs
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg; Bezold, Gustav von, 1848-
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Topics: Art, Renaissance, Art, Renaissance
"Verwendete literatur": p. [782]-796
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions, Yugoslavs
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Vitruvius Pollio, Vitruvius Pollio, Architecture -- Early works to 1800
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Frankenberg, Wilhelm, 1868-; Küchler, Friedrich, 1874-1920; Bauer, Johannes, 1950-; Beer, Georg; Bertholet, Alfred, 1868-1951; Budde, Karl, 1850-1935; Buhl, Frants; Clemen, Carl, 1865-1940; Dalman, Gustaf, 1855-1941; Deissmann, Adolf; Dibelius, Martin; Dobschütz, Ernst von; Eissfeldt, Otto, 1887-1973; Frankenberg, Wilhelm; Giessmann, Hügo; Guthe, Hermann; Jensen, Peter; Kahle, Paul, 1875-1964; Kleinert, Paul; Küchler, Friedrich; Löhr, Max, 1864-1931; Marti, Karl; Meinhold, Johannes; Messel, Nils; Nöldeke, Theodor, 1836-1930; Nowack, Wilhelm; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930; Schroeder, Otto
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Topics: Baudissin, Wolf Wilhelm, Graf von, 1847-1926, Bible. pO.T, Semitic philology, Semites -- Religion
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hazañas y la Rúa, Joaquín, 1862-1934
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Topic: Vázquez de Leca, Mateo, 1573-1649
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Includes bibliographies
Topics: German literature, German literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Caro, Miguel Antonio, 1843-1909; Caro, Victor Eduardo, 1885-; Gomez Restrepo, Antonio, 1869-
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t. 1. Flos pechrum, el cinco de mayo, de manzioni.--t. 2. Estudios literarios, primera serie
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Bibliography: p. 261-266
Topic: German language -- Old High German,750-1050 Grammar
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Topic: Germany -- Antiquities, Roman
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Topics: Voyage de Charlemagne à Jérusalem et à Constantinople, French language -- Old French Grammar
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952
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Topics: Baghdad (Iraq), Babylon (Extinct city), Nineveh (Extinct city)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945
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Einleitung. Leibniz; Die Entdeckung der ästhetischen Formwelt. Die Freiheitsidee im System des kritischen Idealismus. Goethe. Schiller-Freiheitsproblem und Formproblem in der klassischen Ästhetik. Freiheitsidee und Staatsidee
Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Schubart, Wilhelm, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri) -- Bibliography, Egypt -- History...
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Topic: Strindberg, August, 1849-1912
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Covers dated 1930
Topics: Early maps, Islands
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Paul, Hermann, 1846-1921
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Topic: German language -- Middle High German, 1050-1500 Grammar
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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America, history and life
Vol. 1. 1803-1860.- Vol. 2. 1860-1918
Topic: Communication and traffic
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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America, history and life
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Flórez, Enrique, 1702-1773. España sagrada ... 1747-1879; Risco, Manuel, 1735-1801; González Palencia, Ángel, 1889-1949; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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Topic: Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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America, history and life
"Ridete et flete"
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America, history and life
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America, history and life
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by Quesada, Vicente Gregorio, 1830-1913; Quesada, Ernesto, 1858-1934; Ramírez, Carlos María, 1848-1898
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Vol. 1 has imprint: Buenos Aires, "La Cultura argentina," 1918
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by Harden, Maximilian, 1861-1927
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Boehn, Max von, 1860-1932
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Topics: Costume -- History, Fashion -- History
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Barrenechea, Mariano Antonio, 1884-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Music, Music
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by Bidlingmaier, Maria
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Topics: Peasantry -- Germany Württemberg, Women -- Employment Germany Württemberg
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bunge, Carlos O. (Carlos Octavio), 1875-1918
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Topics: Rosas, Juan Manuel José Domingo Ortiz de, 1793-1877, García Moreno, Gabriel, 1821-1875, Díaz,...
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Topics: Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), genealogy
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by Dahms, Walter, 1887-
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Topic: Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
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by Martin, Wilhelm, 1876-
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Topics: Painting, Dutch, Painting -- Conservation and restoration
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Topics: Funes, Gregorio, 1749-1829, Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Arniches y Barrera, Carlos, 1866-1943
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Topic: Forests and forestry
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Topics: German literature, German literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Appel, Carl, 1857-1934
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Supplement to his Provenzalische Chrestomathie
Topic: Provençal language
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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Topic: Germany -- Social conditions
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by Toro, Michel de
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topics: Taoism, Confucius and Confucianism, China -- Religion
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Topics: Kokoschka, Oskar, 1886-1980, genealogy
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Topics: Duclos, Charles Pinot-, 1704-1772, Salons, France -- Social life and customs 18th century
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Topic: Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
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by Molins, Wenceslao Jaime
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Topic: La Pama, Argentine Republic (Province)
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Topic: English poetry
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Topics: Architecture, Aesthetics
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by Murner, Thomas, 1475-1537; Merker, Paul, 1881-
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Topic: Luther, Martin, 1483-1546
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Topic: Capitulations
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by Jaenecke, Wilhelm, 1896-; Turkey. Laws, statutes, etc
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Topics: Criminal law, Comparative law
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by Marx, Karl, 1818-1883; Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895
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Topic: Socialism
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by Wolff, Theodor, 1868-1943
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Jiménez de Cisneros, Francisco, 1436?-1517
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Topics: Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad de Valladolid, Lawyers, Theologians, Spanish, Physicians
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gesenius, Wilhelm, 1786-1842; Kautzsch, E. (Emil), 1841-1910; Bergsträsser, Gotthelf, 1886-1933
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Vol. 1. Einleitung, Schrift- und Lautlehre.- Vol. 2. Verbum
Topic: Hebrew language
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Caro, Miguel Antonio, 1843-1909; Caro, Victor Eduardo, 1885-; Gomez Restrepo, Antonio, 1869-
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t. 1. Flos pechrum, el cinco de mayo, de manzioni.--t. 2. Estudios literarios, primera serie
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Topics: Acting, Mime
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by Larrazabal, Felipe, 1816-1873; Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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by Bernstein, S. (Simon), b. 1884; Zionist Organisation. Copenhagen Office
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Topics: Jews -- Romania Politics and government, Jews -- Romania History, Romania -- Ethnic relations
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Includes bibliographies
Topics: German literature, German literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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Topic: Literature