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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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Jul 29, 2019 Ernst Wasmuth (Firm), author
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Topics: Architecture, Architecture -- Designs and plans, Architecture -- Dessins et plans
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 26, 2019 Navall, Dederich, 1886-
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Topics: Mennonites -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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Nov 14, 2016 Leibl, Wilhelm, 1844-1900; Bayersdorfer, W. (Wilhelm)
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Topics: Leibl, Wilhelm, 1844-1900, Leibl, Wilhelm, 1844-1900
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Mar 24, 2016 Scheff, Julius
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Feb 2, 2016 Meyer, Conrad Ferdinand, 1825-1898
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Each volume has special title page
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Feb 2, 2016 Meyer, Conrad Ferdinand, 1825-1898
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Each volume has special title page
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
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Includes index
Topic: Archives
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Jan 7, 2016 Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
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Includes index
Topics: Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Theory
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Jun 24, 2015 Laaser, Erich
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Feb 26, 2015 Auerswald, Arno
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Feb 12, 2015 Gass, Otto
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Feb 12, 2015 Roth, Paul (Paul A.)
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Dec 18, 2014 Polak, Léon
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Thesis - Groningen
Topics: Nibelungenlied, Thidreks saga
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Nov 6, 2014 Lohmeyer, Edelgard
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Oct 17, 2014 Holländer, Hans
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Topic: Jesus Christ
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Jun 18, 2014 Budde, Karl, 1850-1935
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Topics: Moses (Biblical leader), Bible
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Jun 18, 2014 Bewer, Julius August, 1877-1953
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Topic: Bible
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Topic: Bible
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Jun 18, 2014 Duhm, Bernhard, 1847-1928
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Topic: Bible
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Jun 18, 2014 Kautzsch, E. (Emil), 1841-1910
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Vol. 1. Mose bis Ezechiel.- vol. 2. Hosea bis Chronik
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Topic: Bible
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May 13, 2014 Schlögl, Nivard
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Vol. 1. Das Buch Mosche, Jehoschua und Schophetim (Pentateuch, Joschua, Richter, 1 Schem. 1-7)- Vol. 2. Das Buch von beiden Reichen (1 Schemuel 8-31, 2 Schemuel, 1 und 2 Könige), Das Buch der Chronik (1 und 2 Chr., Esra 1-6, Nehemja 1-13, Esra 7-10), Tobija, Jehudit, Ester, Erstes und Zweites Buch der Maqqabäer
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May 13, 2014 Schlögl, Nivard
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Vol. 1. Das Buch Mosche, Jehoschua und Schophetim (Pentateuch, Joschua, Richter, 1 Schem. 1-7)- Vol. 2. Das Buch von beiden Reichen (1 Schemuel 8-31, 2 Schemuel, 1 und 2 Könige), Das Buch der Chronik (1 und 2 Chr., Esra 1-6, Nehemja 1-13, Esra 7-10), Tobija, Jehudit, Ester, Erstes und Zweites Buch der Maqqabäer
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May 8, 2014 Wysocki, Alexander von
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May 7, 2014 Fröbes, Joseph, 1866-
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Includes bibliographies
Topic: Psychology, Experimental and physiological
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May 7, 2014 Fröbes, Joseph, 1866-
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Topic: Psychology, Experimental and physiological
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May 7, 2014 Semon, Richard Wolfgang, 1859-1918
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Continuation of Die Mneme als erhaltendes Prinzip im Wechsel des organischen Geschehens
Topics: Memory, Psychology
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May 1, 2014 Schmoller, Gustav von, 1838-1917
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Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: Cities and towns, Medieval, Municipal government, genealogy
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Apr 9, 2014 Heckel, Karl, 1858-1923
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Topic: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900
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Apr 9, 2014 Messer, August, 1867-1937
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Topic: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900
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Apr 9, 2014 Richter, Raoul Hermann Michael, 1871-1912
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Lectures delivered at the University of Leipzig, 1902-03. cf. "Vorwort zur ersten auflage", p. v-vi
Topic: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900
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Apr 8, 2014 Bernoulli, Carl Albrecht, 1868-1937
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Topic: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900
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Apr 8, 2014 Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900; Oehler, Richard
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Apr 8, 2014 Müller, Aloys
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Topics: Relativity, Space and time
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Topic: Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855
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Mar 31, 2014 Endara, Julio
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Topic: Ingenieros, José, 1877-1925
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Mar 31, 2014 Carneri, Bartholomäus von; Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919; Jodl, Friedrich, 1849-1914
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Topic: Locke, John, 1632-1704
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Mar 27, 2014 Høffding, Harald, 1843-1931
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Translation of Relation som kategori
Topic: Knowledge
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Mar 19, 2014 Acosta, Uriel, 1585 (ca.)-1640; Gebhardt, Carl, 1881-
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"Zur da Costa-Literatur": p. 225-233
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Mar 18, 2014 Reininger, Robert, 1869-
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"Bibliographischer Wegweiser": p. 208
Topics: Locke, John, 1632-1704, Berkeley, George, 1685-1753, Hume, David, 1711-1776
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Mar 18, 2014 Kinkel, Walter
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Topic: Philosophy, Ancient
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Feb 14, 2014 Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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Feb 14, 2014 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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Feb 14, 2014 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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Feb 14, 2014 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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Feb 12, 2014 Selva, Salomón de la, 1893-
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Feb 11, 2014 Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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Feb 10, 2014 Torres Bodet, Jaime, 1902-1974
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Prologue by Arturo Torres Rioseco
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Jan 13, 2014 Ruiz de Alarcón, Juan, 1580?-1639
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Jan 13, 2014 González de la Calle, Pedro Urbano, 1879-
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Topic: Sanchez de la Brozas, Francisco
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Jan 9, 2014 Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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Jan 8, 2014 Dendariena, Guillermo
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Topic: Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920
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Topic: Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920
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Dec 18, 2013 Pereda Valdés, Ildefonso, 1899-1996
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Dec 18, 2013 Pereda, José María de, 1833-1906
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Pachín González; De patricio rigüelta; Agosto; El óbolo de un pobre; Cutres; Por lo que valga; El reo de P...La lima de los deseos; Va de cuento; Esbozo; De mis recuerdos; Homenaje a Menéndez y Pelayo; Biografía de Pereda
Topic: Quintanilla, José María
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Dec 17, 2013 Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920; Álvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Álvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Dec 13, 2013 Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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Dec 13, 2013 Cansinos-Asséns, Rafael, 1883-1964
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Topic: Mas, José, 1885-1940
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Dec 13, 2013 Mata, Pedro, 1875-1946
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Dec 13, 2013 Marquina, Eduardo, 1879-1946
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At head of title: Eduardo Marquina
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Dec 6, 2013 Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Topic: Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927