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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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Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms
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Topics: Nobility -- Czech Republic Bohemia, Heraldry -- Czech Republic Bohemia
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by Viëtor, Wilhelm, 1850-1918; Meyer, Ernst Alfred, 1873-
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Topics: German language -- Pronunciation, German language -- Dictionaries
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by Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm, 1861-1936
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"Literaturnachweise": p. [xiii]-xix
Topic: Romance languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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by Miklosich, Franz, Ritter von, 1813-1891
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Topic: Slavic languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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by Weber, Max, 1864-1920
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Topics: Economics, Sociology
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Topics: Slavic languages -- Polyglot, German language -- Polyglot
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by Miklosich, Franz, Ritter von, 1813-1891
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Topic: Slavic languages -- Grammar, Comparative
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Vol. 1 is a photocopy ed. bound in 3 parts
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Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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Vol. 1 is a photocopy ed. bound in 3 parts
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Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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by Holzmann, Michael, 1860-1930; Bohatta, Hanns, 1864-1947
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Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms, German
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg; Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg. Mitteilungen, 1902-1913
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With 1902-13 are bound Nuremberg. Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Mitteilungen, 1902-1913
Topics: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, Germany -- Antiquities
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Gräf, Hans Gerhard, 1864-1942
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by Kaindl, Raimund Friedrich, 1866-1930
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1. Bd. Geschichte der Deutschen in Galizien bis 1772--2. Bd. Geschichte der Deutschen in Ungarn und Siebenbürgen bis 1763: in der Walachei und Moldau bis 1774--3. Bd. Geschichte der Deutschen in Galizien, Ungarn, der Bukowina und Rumänien seit etwa 1770 bis zur Gegenwart
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Topics: Germans -- Austria, Germans -- Hungary, Germans -- Romania, Austria -- History
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Topics: Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Germany -- Commerce and industries
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Topics: German language, German language
Bd. 15, Heft 202 has Folded map in book pocket
Topics: German language -- Dialects Switzerland, German language -- Dialects Dictionaries
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Topic: genealogy
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg; Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg. Mitteilungen, 1902-1913
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With 1902-13 are bound Nuremberg. Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Mitteilungen, 1902-1913
Topics: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, Germany -- Antiquities
Numbered Bd. 4-13 with reference to Kirchhoff's Bücher-Katalog 1851-60 (2 v.) and its continuation, Hinrichs' Bücher-Katalog, 1851-65 (1 v.)
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Topic: German literature
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by Kluge, Friedrich, 1856-1926
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Topic: German language
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Vol. 1 is a photocopy ed. bound in 3 parts
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Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
Numbered Bd. 4-13 with reference to Kirchhoff's Bücher-Katalog 1851-60 (2 v.) and its continuation, Hinrichs' Bücher-Katalog, 1851-65 (1 v.)
Topic: German literature
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg; Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg. Mitteilungen, 1902-1913
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With 1902-13 are bound Nuremberg. Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Mitteilungen, 1902-1913
Topics: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, Germany -- Antiquities
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by Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870
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by Büchmann, Georg, 1822-1884; Robert-tornow, Walter Heinrich, 1852-1895; Krieger, Bogdan, 1863-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Quotations, German, Quotations
Numbered Bd. 4-13 with reference to Kirchhoff's Bücher-Katalog 1851-60 (2 v.) and its continuation, Hinrichs' Bücher-Katalog, 1851-65 (1 v.)
Topic: German literature
Bd. 15, Heft 202 has Folded map in book pocket
Topics: German language -- Dialects Switzerland, German language -- Dialects Dictionaries
Bd. 15, Heft 202 has Folded map in book pocket
Topics: German language -- Dialects Switzerland, German language -- Dialects Dictionaries
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by Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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Vols. 131- are catalogued separately under individual author and title
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by Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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Vols. 131- are catalogued separately under individual author and title
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by Thallóczy, Ludwig von, 1854-; Jirecek, Josef Konstantin, 1854-1918
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Topics: Ethnology -- Albania, Albania
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by Wackernagel, Wilhelm, 1806-1869; Rieger, Max, 1828-1909
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Topics: German language -- Old High German Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, German language -- Middle High...
Bd. 3, Lfg. 1. Sukkah.- Jom-tob.--Bd. 6, Lfg. 2. Baba meçia.- Lfg. 3. Baba bathra.pppp
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Topics: Children's songs, Swiss, Games
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by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859
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Includes bibliography
Topic: German language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Germany -- Commerce and industries
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by Miklosich, Franz, Ritter von, 1813-1891
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Topic: Slavic languages -- Grammar, Comparative
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by Niederheitmann, Friedrich; Vogel, Emil, 1859-1908
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Topics: Violin, Violin makers
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Includes index
Topic: Sexual perversion
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by Riese, Alexander, 1840-1922; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Römisch-Germanische Kommission
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Rhine
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by Glagau, Otto, 1834-1892
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Topics: Speculation, Financial crises
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by Leskien, August, 1840-1916
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"Sprachquellen": p. xxix-xlii
Topics: Serbo-Croatian language -- Dialects, Serbo-Croatian language -- Grammar
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by Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte; Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte. Verhandlungen; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde
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Topic: Ethnology -- Periodicals
Includes bibliographies
Topics: Superstition, Folklore
Superseded by Neue Saat
Topics: Christian art and symbolism -- Periodicals, Church architecture -- Periodicals
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Topics: Romance philology -- Periodicals, Romance literature -- Periodicals, Latin language, Medieval and...
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by Sombart, Werner, 1863-1941
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Bibliography: p. [209]-232
Topics: Capitalism, War
United with Das Schöne Heim to form Die Kunst und das schöne Heim
Topic: Art -- Periodicals
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by Gartner, Theodor, 1843-1925
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Topic: Romansh language and literature
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by Verband Deutscher Vereine für Volkskunde; Verband der Vereine für Volkskunde; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Volkskunde
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Supersedes Zeitschrift für Völkerpsychologie und Sprachwissenschaft
Topic: Folklore -- Periodicals
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Topics: Kritischer Jahresbericht über die Fortschritte der Romanischen Philologie, Romance languages,...
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by Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956
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Bd. 15, Heft 202 has Folded map in book pocket
Topics: German language -- Dialects Switzerland, German language -- Dialects Dictionaries
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by Verband Deutscher Vereine für Volkskunde; Verband der Vereine für Volkskunde; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Volkskunde
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Supersedes Zeitschrift für Völkerpsychologie und Sprachwissenschaft
Topic: Folklore -- Periodicals
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by Seiler, Friedrich
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Topic: Proverbs
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Topics: Norwegian language -- Etymology Dictionaries, Danish language -- Etymology Dictionaries
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Topic: Art -- History
United with Das Schöne Heim to form Die Kunst und das schöne Heim
Topic: Art -- Periodicals
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by Luther, Martin, 1483-1546; Knaake, Joachim Karl Friedrich, 1835-1904
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by Oberösterreichischer Musealverein, Linz; Linz, Austria. Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum. Bericht; Linz, Austria. Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum. Jahresbericht; Oberosterreichischer Musealverein, Linz. Bericht; Oberösterreichischer Musealverein, Linz. Jahresbericht
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Title varies: 18 -1893/94, Bericht; 1894/95-1922-23, Jahresbericht
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Topic: Art -- Germany Hanover (Province)
Superseded by Neue Saat
Topics: Christian art and symbolism -- Periodicals, Church architecture -- Periodicals
Bd. 15, Heft 202 has Folded map in book pocket
Topics: German language -- Dialects Switzerland, German language -- Dialects Dictionaries
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by Komitee "Jüdisches Kreigsarchiv"
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews, Jews -- Austria, Jews -- Hungary
United with Das Schöne Heim to form Die Kunst und das schöne Heim
Topic: Art -- Periodicals
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Title varies: 1940-43, Zeitschrift für keltische Philologie und Volksforschung
Topic: Celtic philology -- Periodicals
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Topic: German language -- Dialects Periodicals
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by Hoops, Johannes, 1865-
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Topic: Germany -- Antiquities
Bd. 15, Heft 202 has Folded map in book pocket
Topics: German language -- Dialects Switzerland, German language -- Dialects Dictionaries
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Topics: German language -- Dialects Alsace, German language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Art -- Germany Stuttgart, Architecture -- Germany Stuttgart, Artists, German -- Germany Stuttgart
Vols. 1- are reprint edition published by Europe Printing, The Hague, 1964
Topic: Slavic philology -- Periodicals