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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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1922 Mata, Pedro, 1875-1946
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Topic: Treaty of Versailles (1919)
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1922 Belda, Joaquín
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1922 Mauthner, Fritz, 1849-1923
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Vol. 1. Einleitung; Erstes Buch: Teufelsfurcht und Aufklärung im sogenannten Mittelalter.- Vol. 2. Zweites Buch: Entdeckung der Natur und des Menschen - Lachende Zweifler - Niederlande, England.- Vol. 3. Drittes Buch (1. bis 11. Abschnitt): Aufklärung in Frankreich und in Deutschland - Die grosze Revolution.- Vol. 4. Drittes Buch: Aufklärung - Grosze Revolution (12. bis 14. Abschnitt) Virtes Buch: Die letzten hundert Jahre - Reaktion - Materialismus - Tottlose Mystik
Topic: Atheism
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Topic: Bible
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1922 Oppenheimer, Franz, 1864-1943
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Topics: Jews, Draft, Antisemitism
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1922 Fraenger, Wilhelm, 1890-1964; Seghers, Hercules, 17th centtury
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Topic: Seghers, Hercules, 17th century
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1922 Volkelt, Johannes, 1848-1930
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Topics: Catholic Church, Reformation -- Germany, Meissen (Saxony, Germany) -- History, Wurzen (Germany) --...
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Topic: Hebbel, Friedrich, 1813-1863
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1922 Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962; Engel, Eduard, 1851-1939; Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
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"Verdeutschungen aus den sammlungen in englischer Sprache 'Ninive' (1908), 'Licht und flamme' (1912), 'Gesänge der offenbarung' (1916)," (by Martin Drescher, and others): p. [77]-148. - "Die ballade vom Zuchthaus zu Reading von dem sträfling 3.3. (Frei verdeutscht, 1904, nach Oscar Wilde)": p. 151-175
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1922 Arévalo Martínez, Rafael, 1884-1975
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1922 Høffding, Harald, 1843-1931
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Translation of Relation som kategori
Topic: Knowledge
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1922 Salus, Hugo, 1866-
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"Thematisches verzeichnis": p. 90-130
Topic: Meyer von Schauensee, Franz Joseph Leonti, 1720-1789
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1922 Feist, Hans, tr; Vincenti, Leonello, jt. tr
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Italian and German on opposite pages
Topic: Italian poetry
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Topic: Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854
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1922 Hedenström, Alfred von, 1869-
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Topic: Russia
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1922 Gessner, Salomon, 1730-1788
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1922 Pereda Valdés, Ildefonso, 1899-1996
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1922 Ipuche, Pedro Leandro, 1889-1976
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Topics: Missions to Jews, Jews, Ethiopian
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1922 [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
Reprinted in part from various periodicals
Topic: Music
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1922 Nadler, Josef, 1884-1963
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1922 Watson, Foster, 1860-1929
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Topic: Vives, Juan Luis, 1492-1540
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1922 Heras, Antonio
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1922 Bodria y Roig, Joseph; Martínez y Martínez, Francisco, 1866-
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1922 Hauptmann, Carl, 1858-1921
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1922 Bruun, Laurids, 1864-1935; Koppel, Julia
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Translation from the Danish of his "Den ukendte Gud", by Julia Koppel
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Topic: Ingenieros, José, 1877-1925
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1922 Hernández Catá, Alfonso, 1885-1940
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1922 Fernández Ardavín, Luis, 1891-1962
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Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1922 Kassner, Rudolf, 1873-1959
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1922 Schlegel, August Wilhelm von, 1767-1845; Jenisch, Erich, 1893-
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1922 Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931
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Each volume has also special t.-p
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1922 Duhm, Bernhard, 1847-1928
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Topic: Bible
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1922 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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Topics: Music, Opera
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1922 Auerswald, Arno
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Die familie Schroffenstein; Robert Guiskard; Der Zerbrochene Krug; Amphitryon; Penthesilea; Das Käthchen von Heilbronn; Die Hermannsschlacht; Prinz Friedrich von Homburg
Topic: Kleist, Heinrich von, 1777-1811
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1922 Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Topic: Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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1922 Muther, Richard, 1860-1909
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1. Italien bis zu Ende der Renaissance.--Bd. 2. Die Renaissance im Norden und die Barockzeit.--Bd. 3. 18 und 19. Jahrhundert
Topic: Painting -- History
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1922 Burchard, Otto
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Topics: Art objects, Chinese, Pottery, Chinese
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1922 Scheff, Julius
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1922 Huch, Ricarda Octavia, 1864-1947
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1922 Gerstfeldt, Olga von.; Steinmann, Ernst, 1866-
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1922 Francés, José, 1883-1964
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1922 Ors, Eugenio d', 1882-1955
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Contains bibliographies
Topic: Geography, Political
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1922 Chacón y Calvo, José María, 1893-1969; Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis, 1814-1873; Heredia y Campuzano, José Maria de, 1803-1839
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Topic: Cuban literature -- History and criticism
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Die deutsche Gegenwart und Gerhart Hauptmann.- Gerhart Hauptmann.- Rabindranath Tagore.- Von der Aufgabe der deutschen Volksbildung in der Gegenwart.- Der deutsche Idealismus und die Gegenwart
Topic: Hauptmann, Gerhart, 1862-1946
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Topic: Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920
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1922 [Fernández López, Ventura, 1866-]
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
Bibliography: p. [11]-14
Topic: Mannheimer, Isaak Noah, 1793-1865
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1922 Peper, Wilhelm
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Topic: German poetry
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1922 Roenau, Ernst
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1922 Jegerlehner, Johannes
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Topic: German literature
At head of title: Academia nacional de historia ..
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1922 Díaz Rodríguez, Manuel, 1871-1927
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1922 Wilhelm 2, German emperor, 1859-1941
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Germany -- Politics and government 1888-1918
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1922 Heusler, Andreas, 1865-1940; Ranke, Friedrich, 1882-1950
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Topic: Sagas
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1922 Bauer y Landauer, Ignacio
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1922 Fleuron, Svend, 1874-; Mendelssohn, Erich von
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1922 Espronceda, José de, 1808-1842
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1922 Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Sirén, Osvald, 1879-
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Topic: Painting -- Italy Tuscany