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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 7, 2017 Gómez de la Serna, Ramón, 1888-1963
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Dec 5, 2015 Müller, Adam Heinrich, Ritter von Nitterdorf, 1779-1829; Baxa, Jakob, 1895-
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At head of title: Adam H. Müller
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Topics: Political science, Law, Economics
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Jan 26, 2015 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 12, 2014 Kittel, Gerhard, 1888-1948
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Cover title: t.p. lacking
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Nov 25, 2012 Zahn, Theodor, 1838-1933
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Topic: Bible
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Apr 17, 2012 Seuse, Heinrich, 1295-1366; Lehmann, Walter
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Bd. I. Seuses Exemplar; Seuses Leben.- Bd. II. Seuses Exemplar (Fortsetzung); Büchlein der ewigen Weisheit; büchlein der Wahrheit; Briefbüchlein; Predigten; Das Büchlein der Liebe
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Aug 24, 2011 Bertoni, Moisés Santiago, 1857-1929
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Pt. II published by Editorial Indoamericana, Asunción, Buenos Aires
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Mar 15, 2011 Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804; Vorländer, Karl, 1860-1928
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Topics: Ethics, Reason
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- Sirén, Osvald, 1879-
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Topic: Painting -- Italy Tuscany
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Topics: Catholic Church, Reformation -- Germany, Meissen (Saxony, Germany) -- History, Wurzen (Germany) --...
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- Pereda Valdés, Ildefonso, 1899-1996
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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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Topics: Socialism, Communism, Anarchism and anarchists
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- Messer, August, 1867-1937
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Topic: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900
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"Thematisches verzeichnis": p. 90-130
Topic: Meyer von Schauensee, Franz Joseph Leonti, 1720-1789
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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- Hauptmann, Carl, 1858-1921
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- Hübner, Oskar
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Topics: Education -- Germany, Germany -- History Study and teaching, genealogy
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- Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Topic: Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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- Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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- Nadler, Josef, 1884-1963
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Topic: Spanish literature
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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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Topics: Swiss literature, German literature
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- Mehlis, Georg, 1878-
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Topics: Romanticism -- Germany, German literature -- 19th century History and criticism
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Topic: Buddhism
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Topic: Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920
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Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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- Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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- Cemal Paa, 1872-1922
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Armenian question
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- Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635; Montesinos, José Fernández
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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- 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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- Ludwig, Emil, 1881-1948
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Includes index
Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Topics: Syriac literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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- Hedenström, Alfred von, 1869-
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Topic: Russia
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Topics: Legends, genealogy
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- Büchner, Georg, 1813-1837
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Bibliography: p. 793-797
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- Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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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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- Fraenger, Wilhelm, 1890-1964; Seghers, Hercules, 17th centtury
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Topic: Seghers, Hercules, 17th century
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- Arévalo Martínez, Rafael, 1884-1975
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- 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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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Knowledge, Theory of
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- Duhm, Bernhard, 1847-1928
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Topic: Bible
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- Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931
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- Feist, Hans, tr; Vincenti, Leonello, jt. tr
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Italian and German on opposite pages
Topic: Italian poetry
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- Scheffler, Karl, 1869-1951
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Topics: Art, Gothic, Art -- Philosophy
Topics: Cuneiform writing, Akkadian language -- Texts
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- Selva, Salomón de la, 1893-
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- Dahms, Walter, 1887-
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"Literaturverzeichnis": p. [195]
Topic: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847
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- Francés, José, 1883-1964
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Topic: Music
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- Diehl, Karl, 1864-
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Topic: Economics
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Topics: Eifel, Physical geography
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Topics: Human figure in art, Sculpture, Egyptian, Sculpture, Greek
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- Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805
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- Hernández Catá, Alfonso, 1885-1940
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- Ipuche, Pedro Leandro, 1889-1976
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Topic: Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854
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- Huch, Ricarda Octavia, 1864-1947
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Topic: Ingenieros, José, 1877-1925
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- Bock, Elfried, 1875-1933
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Topics: Engraving, Engraving, German
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- Oppenheimer, Franz, 1864-1943
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Topics: Jews, Draft, Antisemitism