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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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by Monasterio de Alonso-Martínez, Antonia de
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by Nestroy, Johann, 1801-1862; Friedell, Egon, 1878-1938
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by Girondo, Oliverio, 1891-1967
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Cover title: Veinte poemas
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by Castro, Alfonso, 1878-1943
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by Coudenhove-Kalergi, Richard Nicolaus, Graf von, 1894-
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Topics: Nobility, Leadership
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Topic: Menzel, Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von, 1815-1905
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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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by Scharff, Alexander, 1892-1950
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Topics: Egyptian literature -- Translations into German, Egypt -- Religion, Sun worship
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by Ipuche, Pedro Leandro, 1889-1976
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by Belda, Joaquín
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by Diez, Max, 1859-1928
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Topic: Aesthetics
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Topics: German poetry, Songs, German
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by Schlaf, Johannes, 1862-1941
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Topic: genealogy
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by Rakous, Vojtech, 1862-1935
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Topic: Bible
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by Heras, Antonio
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by Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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by Valle, Rafael Heliodoro, 1891-1959
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by Mulertt, Werner, 1892-
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish literature
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by Riemann, Hugo, 1849-1919
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Topic: Score reading and playing
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by Alonso Cortés, Narciso, 1875-
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Habilitationsschrift - Hamburg
Topics: Feuerbach, Paul Johann Anselm, Ritter von, 1775-1833, Criminal law, Criminal liability
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by Fitzmaurice-Kelly, Julia
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Bibliography: p. vii-x
Topic: Pérez, Antonio, d. 1611
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by Zarco-Bacas y Cuevas, Eusebio Julián, 1887-
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Topic: Pérez, Antonio, d. 1611
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by Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920; Álvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Álvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
by Ernst Wasmuth (Firm), author
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xv pages, 36 pages of plates : 36 cm
Topics: Architecture, Architecture -- Designs and plans, Architecture -- Dessins et plans
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by Siebeck, Hermann, 1842-
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Topic: Aristotle
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by Kafka, Gustav, 1883-
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"Bibliographischer wegweiser": p. 177-179
Topic: Aristotle
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by Rosenhagen, Hans, 1858-
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Topic: Kampf, Arthur, 1864-
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by Chevalley, Heinrich, 1870-; Pfohl, Ferdinand, 1862-1949
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Topic: Nikisch, Arthur, 1855-1922
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by Specht, Richard, 1870-1932
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Topic: Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931
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by Richter, Alfred, 1846-1919; Richter, E. F. (Ernst Friedrich), 1808-1879. Lehrbuch des einfachen und doppelten Contrapunkts
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Topic: Counterpoint
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by Adler, Victor, 1852-1918; Sozialdemokratische Arbeiterpartei Deutschösterreichs
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[Bd.] 1. Heft 1. Victor Adler und Friederich Engels. Heft 2. Victor Adler vor Gericht.- [Bd.] 2. Heft Adler als Sozialhygieniker. Heft 4. Victor Adler über Arbeiterschutz und Sozialreform. Heft 5. Victor Adler über Fabrikinspektion, Sozialversicherung und Arbeiterkammern.- [Bd.] 3. Heft 6. Victor Adler der Parteimann. [T.] 1. Der Aufbau der Sozialdemokratie. Heft 7. Victor Adler der Parteimann. [T.] 2. Internationale Taktik.- [Bd.] 4. Heft 8. Victor Adler der Parteimann. [T.] 3....
Topic: Socialism
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by Adler, Victor, 1852-1918; Sozialdemokratische Arbeiterpartei Deutschösterreichs
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[Bd.] 1. Heft 1. Victor Adler und Friederich Engels. Heft 2. Victor Adler vor Gericht.- [Bd.] 2. Heft Adler als Sozialhygieniker. Heft 4. Victor Adler über Arbeiterschutz und Sozialreform. Heft 5. Victor Adler über Fabrikinspektion, Sozialversicherung und Arbeiterkammern.- [Bd.] 3. Heft 6. Victor Adler der Parteimann. [T.] 1. Der Aufbau der Sozialdemokratie. Heft 7. Victor Adler der Parteimann. [T.] 2. Internationale Taktik.- [Bd.] 4. Heft 8. Victor Adler der Parteimann. [T.] 3....
Topic: Socialism
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by Cohen, Walter, 1880-1942
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Topic: Macke, August, 1887-1914
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Bibliography: p. 179-[180]
Topic: German language
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Topics: Romance literature, Romance philology
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Topics: Romance literature, Romance philology
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Topics: Romance literature, Romance philology
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by Solovyov, Vladimir Sergeyevich, 1853-1900
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by Solovyov, Vladimir Sergeyevich, 1853-1900
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by Solovyov, Vladimir Sergeyevich, 1853-1900
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Topic: Locke, John, 1632-1704
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by Val, Luis de, 1867-1930
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by Kretzschmar, Hermann, 1848-1924
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Topic: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
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by Jiménez Rueda, Julio, 1896-1960
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by Lieske, Rudolf, 1886-
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Topics: Bacteria, Actinomycetales
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by Lemos R., Gustavo (Lemos Ramírez), 1878-1936
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"Autores consultados": p. [159]-160
Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language
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by Doeberl, Michael, 1861-
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Vol. 1. Bayern und die deutsche Frage in der Epoche des Frankfurter Parlaments.- Vol. 2. Bayern und die Bismarckische Reichsgründung
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by Pfohl, Ferdinand, 1862-1949
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Topic: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
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by Mersmann, Hans, 1891-
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Topic: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
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Topic: Physical geography
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Topic: Faust, d. ca. 1540
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Topics: Sex customs, Sanskrit literature, Erotic literature
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Topic: Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805
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by Berceo, Gonzalo de, 13th cent; Solalinde, Antonio G. (Antonio García), 1892-1937
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Vol. 1. Milagros de Nuestra Señora
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by Uphoff, Carl Emil, 1885-
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Topic: Hoetger, Bernhard, 1874-1949
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Glassbrenner, Adolf, 1810-1876
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Topics: Vienna (Austria) -- Social life and customs, Vienna (Austria) -- Description and travel
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by Brinkmann, Ludwig, 1880-
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Extra title-page reads: "Aus meiner Bergwerkszeit. Zweiter Band."
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by Jean Paul, 1763-1825; Berend, Eduard, 1883-1973
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I. 1780-1794.- II. 1794-1797.- III. 1797-1800.- IV. 1800-1804
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by Jean Paul, 1763-1825; Berend, Eduard, 1883-1973
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I. 1780-1794.- II. 1794-1797.- III. 1797-1800.- IV. 1800-1804
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by Burckhardt, Jacob, 1818-1897; Strauss, Emil, 1866-
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Foreword by Emil Strauss
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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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by Landauer, Gustav, 1870-1919
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Topic: France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Sources
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by Karamzin, Nikolai Mikhailovich, 1766-1826
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Topic: Europe -- Description and travel Early works to 1800
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by Feuerbach, Anselm Friedrich, 1829-1880; Fischer, Otto, 1886-1948
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by Kainz, Josef, 1858-1910; Bahr, Hermann, 1863-1934
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Topics: Mozart family, Weber family, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791