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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 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944; Sutton, E. W. (Edward William), b. 1871
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Topics: Oratory, Rhetoric, Ancient
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topics: Inscriptions -- India Carnatic, Carnatic (India) -- Antiquities
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Inscriptions
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Inscriptions
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Inscriptions
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Inscriptions
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Inscriptions
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Miller, Walter, 1864-1949
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by Dessau, Hermann, 1856-1931
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Topic: Inscriptions, Latin
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by Dessau, Hermann, 1856-1931
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Topic: Inscriptions, Latin
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Topics: Kipchak language, Persian language, Gothic language, Latin language, Medieval and modern
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Inscriptions
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by Lindsay, W. M. (Wallace Martin), 1858-1937; Goetz, Georg, 1849-1932; Loewe, Gustav, 1852-1883; Gundermann, Gotthold, 1856-1921; Heraeus, W. (Wilhelm), 1862-1938; Wessner, Paul, 1870-1933; Sächsische Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig
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Topics: Latin language, Greek language, English language
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by Dessau, Hermann, 1856-1931
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Topic: Inscriptions, Latin
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by Petronius Arbiter; Friedländer, Ludwig, 1824-1909
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Inscriptions
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by Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931; Zeno, of Citium; Chrysippus, the Stoic; Cleanthes, the Stoic
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by Jacobus, de Voragine, ca. 1229-1298; Grässe, Johann Georg Theodor, 1814-1885
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Topic: Saints -- Legends
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by Krueger, Paul, 1840-1926; Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903; Schoell, Rudolf, 1844-1893; Kroll, Wilhelm, 1869-1939
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Vol. 1. Institutiones, P. Krueger; Digesta, T. Mommsen.- Vol. 2. Codex, P. Krueger.- Vol. 3. Novellae, R. Schoell et G. Kroll
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Topic: Roman law
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Inscriptions, Greek
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by Dessau, Hermann, 1856-1931
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Topic: Inscriptions, Latin
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Inscriptions
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by Orpheus; Kern, Otto, 1863-
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Topic: History, Ancient -- Collections
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by Brockelmann, Carl, 1868-1956
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Topic: Syriac language -- Dictionaries
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Inscriptions
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by [Mirfeld, John, d. 1407]; Mowat, J.L.G. (John Lancaster Gough), 1846-1894
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Topics: Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Dictionaries, Plant names, Popular
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by Steiner, Johann Wilhelm Christian, 1785-1870
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Vol. 1-2. Inscriptiones Germaniae primae et Germaniae secundae,.- Vol. 3. Inscriptiones Belgicae primae, Maximae Sequanorum, Alpium Poeninarum.- Vol. 4. Inscriptiones Raetiae primae, Raetiae secundae, Norici, Pannoniae primae.- Vol. 5. Inscriptiones Germaniae primae, Germaniae secundae Raetiae primae, Raetiae secundae, Norici, Pannoniae primae.- Vol. 6. Register zum Codex inscriptionum romanarum Danubii et Rheni
Topic: Inscriptions, Latin
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by Smith, Leslie Francis; McLean, John Harvey; Keyes, Clinton Walker, 1888-1943; Olcott, George N., 1869-1912
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Latin language
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topic: Inscriptions
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by Buecheler, Franz, 1837-1908; Riese, Alexander, 1840-1922; Lommatzsch, Ernst, 1871-
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Topic: Epigrams, Latin
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by Foucher de Chartres, 1058?-ca. 1127; Hagenmeyer, Heinrich, 1834-1915
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At head of title: Fulcheri Carnotensis
Topic: Crusades
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by Festus, Sextus Pompeius, 2nd cent; Thewrewk, Emil, 1838-1917
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Continued by Joseph Foster's Oxford men & their colleges, and his Oxford men, 1880-1892
Topics: University of Oxford, University of Oxford, University of Oxford
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by Saxo, Grammaticus, d. ca. 1204; Holder, Alfred, 1840-1916
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"Quellen und hilfsmittel. Erläuterungsschriften": p. [xxvi]-lx
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Topics: Folklore -- Scandinavia, Denmark -- History
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by Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
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Topics: Christian literature, Early, Christian literature, Early -- Latin authors
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Topic: Middle Ages
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by Krueger, Paul, 1840-1926; Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903; Schoell, Rudolf, 1844-1893; Kroll, Wilhelm, 1869-1939
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Vol. 1. Institutiones, P. Krueger; Digesta, T. Mommsen.- Vol. 2. Codex, P. Krueger.- Vol. 3. Novellae, R. Schoell et G. Kroll
Topic: Roman law
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Krueger, Paul, 1840-1926; Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903; Schoell, Rudolf, 1844-1893; Kroll, Wilhelm, 1869-1939
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v. 1. Institutiones, recognovit Paulus Krueger. - Digesta, recognovit Theodorus Mommsen.- v. 2. Codex Iustinianus, recognovit Paulus Krueger.- v. 3. Novellae, recognovit Rudolfus Schoell. (Opus Schoellii morte interceptum, absolvit Guilelmus Kroll)
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Topic: Roman law
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931; Zeno, of Citium; Chrysippus, the Stoic; Cleanthes, the Stoic
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by Miklosich, Franz, Ritter von, 1813-1891
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D; Magnus, Hugo, 1851-1924
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by Dillmann, August, 1823-1894; Munzinger, Werner, 1832-1875
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At head of title: Chr. Fr. Augusti Dillmann
Topics: Ethiopic language, Latin language, Tigré language
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by Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931; Zeno, of Citium; Chrysippus, the Stoic; Cleanthes, the Stoic
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by March, Francis Andrew, 1825-1911
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Hymns: Hilarius; Damasus; Ambrosius, Ambrosiani; Augustiniani; Prudentius; Sedulius; Elpis; Fortunatus; Eugenius; Auctor Incertus; Gregorius Magnus; Beda Venerabilis; Paulus Diaconus; Alcuin; Theodulphus; Notkerus Vetustior; Auctor Incertus; Robertus, Galliae Rex; Petrus Damiani; Marbod; Hildebertus Turonensis; Abaelardus; Bernardus Claravallensis; Bernardus Cluniacensis; Petrus Venerabilis; Adam de Sc. Victore; Alanus Insulanus; Thomas à Celano; Bonaventura; Thomas Aquinas; Iacoponus; Thomas...
Topics: Hymns, Latin poetry -- Collections, Latin poetry, Mediaeval and modern -- Collections
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321; Toynbee, Paget Jackson, 1855-1932
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by Catholic Church. Pope (1334-1342 : Benedict XII); Vidal, J. M; Benedict XII, Pope, d. 1342
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Includes bibliography and index
Topics: Catholic Church, Letters, Papal
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by Stokes, Whitley, 1830-1909; Strachan, John, 1862-1907
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Latin texts; introductory matter and notes in English
Topics: Irish language, Latin language
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Topics: Catholic Church, Popes, Cardinals, Bishops
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by Gesellschaft für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde zur Beförderung einer Gesammtausgabe der Quellenschriften Deutscher Geschichten des Mittelalters
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Topic: Confraternities
Continued by Joseph Foster's Oxford men & their colleges, and his Oxford men, 1880-1892
Topics: University of Oxford, University of Oxford, University of Oxford
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by Verrius Flaccus, Marcus; Festus, Sextus Pompeius, 2nd cent; Dacier, André, 1651-1722
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topic: Latin language -- Dictionaries
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by Livy; Müller, Moritz; Luterbacher, Franz
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Books III-IV are edited by Franz Luterbacher and are the first edition
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Latin text; introd. in Hungarian
Topics: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Hungarian students
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Topics: English language, Latin language, English language
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by Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
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Topics: Christian literature, Early (Collections), Christian literature, Early -- Latin authors
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by Florus, Lucius Annaeus; Malcovati, Enrica
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Topics: Sanskrit language, Latin language
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by Lindsay, W. M. (Wallace Martin), 1858-1937; Goetz, Georg, 1849-1932; Loewe, Gustav, 1852-1883; Gundermann, Gotthold, 1856-1921; Heraeus, W. (Wilhelm), 1862-1938; Wessner, Paul, 1870-1933; Sächsische Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig
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Topics: Latin language, Greek language, English language
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Topics: Palestine, Palestine
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Topic: English literature
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Topics: Geography, Ancient, Geographers -- Greece
Continued by Joseph Foster's Oxford men & their colleges, and his Oxford men, 1880-1892
Topics: University of Oxford, University of Oxford, University of Oxford
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Topic: Friendship
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Topic: History, Ancient -- Collections
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by Sonnenschein, E. A. (Edward Adolf), 1851-1929
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Topic: Latin language
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by Lindsay, W. M. (Wallace Martin), 1858-1937; Goetz, Georg, 1849-1932; Loewe, Gustav, 1852-1883; Gundermann, Gotthold, 1856-1921; Heraeus, W. (Wilhelm), 1862-1938; Wessner, Paul, 1870-1933; Sächsische Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig
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Topics: Latin language, Greek language, English language
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by Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931; Zeno, of Citium; Chrysippus, the Stoic; Cleanthes, the Stoic
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