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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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Vol. 1. A-LL.- Vol. 2. M-Z
Topic: Proverbs
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by Weber, Max, 1864-1920
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Topics: Economics, Sociology
Vol. 1. A-LL.- Vol. 2. M-Z
Topic: Proverbs
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by Seiler, Friedrich
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Topic: Proverbs
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Topic: Spanish language -- Dialects Spain Santander (Province)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Christian antiquities
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by Romero de Terreros, Manuel, marqués de San Francisco, 1880-1968
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Topic: Art, Colonial -- Mexico
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by Glasenapp, Helmuth von, 1891-1963
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Includes bibliography
Topics: Hinduism, Philosophy, Hindu, Cultus, Hindu
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by Weber, Max, 1864-1920
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Roscher und Knies und die logischen probleme der historischen nationalökonomie.--Die objektivität sozialwissenschaftlicher und sozialpolitischer erkenntnis.--Kritische studien auf dem gebiet der kulturwissenschaftlichen logik.--R. Stammlers "Ueberwindung" der materialistischen geschichtsauffassung.--Die grenznutzlehre und das "psychophysische grundgesetz".--"Energetische" kulturtheorien.--Ueber einige kategorien der verstehenden soziologie.--Der sinn der...
Topic: Social sciences
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Topics: Philosophy, Ancient, Greek literature (Collections), Greek language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
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by Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804; Vorländer, Karl, 1860-1928
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Topics: Ethics, Reason
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by Girondo, Oliverio, 1891-1967
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Cover title: Veinte poemas
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Gaibrois de Ballesteros, Mercedes, 1891-
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Vol. 3 has title: ... Sancho IV de Castilla
Topic: Sancho IV, King of Castile and Leon, 1257-1295
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Topics: Philosophy, Ancient, Greek literature (Collections), Greek language
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by Hoff, Johann Friedrich, 1832-1913; Budde, Karl, 1850-1935; Born, Eugen
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Topics: Richter, Ludwig, 1803-1884, Engraving
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by 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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by Weber, Alfred, 1868-1958
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Teil I. Reine Theorie des Standorts, mit einem mathematischen Anhang, von Georg Pick
Topic: Industrial location
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by 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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Topics: Syriac literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Landauer, Gustav, 1870-1919
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Includes index
Topic: France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Sources
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Topic: Latvian language
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by Hills, Elijah Clarence, 1867-1932; Cano, Juan, 1890-
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Topics: Spanish language -- Readers, Spanish language -- Composition and exercises
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by Bauer, Hans, 1878-1937; Leander, Pontus, 1872-1935; Kahle, Paul, 1875-1964
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Vol. 1. - Einleitung; Schriftlehre; Laut- und Formenlehre. Anhang- Verbparadigmen
Topic: Hebrew language -- Grammar, Historical
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Topics: Folklore, Folklore -- Spain
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by 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
Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Dreams
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Topics: Sex customs, Sanskrit literature, Erotic literature
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Topics: Women -- Legal status, laws, etc Peru, Forms (Law) -- Peru
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by Voulliéme, Ernst, 1862-1930
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The first edition was published in 1916 as text volume to Monumenta Germaniae et Italiae typographica. Edition 2 omits the Italian printers
Topics: Incunabula, Printers, Printing, Printing
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by Historische Kommission für die Provinz Sachsen und für Anhalt; Bode, Georg
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Topic: Goslar -- History Sources
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Topics: Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim, 1729-1781, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Novalis, 1772-1801,...
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by Thass-Thienemann, Theodore, 1890-
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Topic: Hungarian language -- Foreign words and phrases
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Certain copies lack added title-page for series
Topic: Church Slavic language
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by Pérez Lugín, Alejandro, 1870-1926
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by Congreso Nacionalista de Trabajadores, 3d, Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic, 1922
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Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- Argentina Congresses, Labor unions -- Argentina Congresses
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Topics: Lamps, Pottery, Roman, Pottery -- Germany
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Topics: English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers German, English language -- Grammar
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by Vaihinger, Hans, 1852-1933
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Topic: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Architecture, Baroque
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"Berichtigungen": 1 leaf laid in vol. II
Topic: Ethnology
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by Bertoni, Moisés Santiago, 1857-1929
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Pt. II published by Editorial Indoamericana, Asunción, Buenos Aires
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Topic: Menzel, Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von, 1815-1905
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Topics: Human figure in art, Sculpture, Egyptian, Sculpture, Greek
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by Winterfeld, Paul von, 1872-1905, tr
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Topic: German poetry
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Topics: Germans -- Venezuela, Venezuela, Venezuela -- Economic conditions 1918-, Venezuela -- Emigration...
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Topics: Geoffrey, of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph, 1100?-1154, Legends -- Great Britain, Cities and towns...
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Topic: Romance philology -- Collections
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by Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
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Topic: Pindar
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by Schlenther, Paul, 1854-1916; Eloesser, Arthur
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Topic: Hauptmann, Gerhart, 1862-1946
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Topics: Bible, Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Spain, Art -- Spain Catalonia, Christian art and...
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by Buschan, Georg, 1863-
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"Berichtigungen": 1 leaf laid in vol. II
Topic: Ethnology
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Knowledge, Theory of
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
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by Llano Roza de Ampudia, Aurelio de
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Topics: Superstition, Folklore, Spain -- Social life and customs, Asturias (Spain)
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by Snorri Sturluson, 1179?-1241; Niedner, Felix, 1859-1934
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Topics: Norway -- History, Scandinavia -- History, Iceland -- History
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Topic: Communism -- Russia
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Vol. 1. Die Entwicklungsstufen des Seelenlebens; Die Funktionen des normalen Seelenlebens; Die Funktionen des abnormen Seelenlebens
Topic: Psychology
Riegler, Richard. Wind und Vogel.- Brüch, Joseph. Zu Spitzers kat.sp Etymologien in der Bibliotheca archivi romanici III.- Oehl, Wilhelm. Elementare Wortschöpfung; pailio- fifaltra- farfalla.- v. Wartburg, W. Zur Neubildung von Präfixen.- Skok, Peter. Zum Vulgärlatein.- Spitzer, Leo. Über einige lautmalende Wörter des Französischen.- Platz, Ernest. "Balai" étude de géographie linguistique et de sémantique
Topic: Language
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Topics: Akkadian language -- Bibliography, Assyria -- History and antiquities
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by Brüning, Adolf; Rohde, Alfred, 1892-
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The first edition, Leipzig, 1902, has title: Die schmiedkunst seit dem ende der renaissance
Topic: Ironwork
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by Vogt, Friedrich Hermann Traugott, 1851-1923
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I. Teil. Frühmittelhochdeutsche Zeit. Blütezeit I. Das höfische Epos bis auf Gottfried von Strassburg
Topics: German language, German literature
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by Leitner, Friedrich
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Topic: Corporations
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by Sociedade Capistrano de Abreu. Publicações da Sociedade Capistrano de Abreu; Mendoça, Heitor Furtado de, 16th cent
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Topic: Inquisition -- Brazil Bahia
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Topic: Gothic language
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Ecuador
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by Stein, Walther, 1864-1920; Held, Otto
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Bibliographical foot-notes
Topic: Transportation