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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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1925 Homer; Murray, A. T. (Augustus Taber), 1866-1940
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1921 Homer; Allen, Thomas W. (Thomas William), b. 1862
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1921 Homer
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1915 Homer; Cowper, William, 1731-1800
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1912 Homer; Leeuwen, Jan van, 1850-; Homer. Odyssey
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1912 Homer; Leeuwen, Jan van, 1850-; Homer. Odyssey
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1912 Homer; Leeuwen, Jan van, 1850-; Homer. Odyssey
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1911 Homer; Cotterill, H. B. (Henry Bernard), b. 1846
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Homer, Odysseus
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1909 Homer; Butcher, S. H. (Samuel Henry), 1850-1910; Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912; Leaf, Walter, 1852-1927; Myers, Ernest, 1844-1921
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1907 Homer; Monro, D. B. (David Binning), 1836-1905; Allen, Thomas W. (Thomas William), b. 1862
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1906 Homer; Butcher, S. H. (Samuel Henry), 1850-1910; Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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1904 Homer; Allen, Thomas W. (Thomas William), b. 1862; Sikes, E. E. (Edward Ernest), 1867-1940
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Oct 1, 1903 Homer; Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945
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Oct 1, 1903 Homer; Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945
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Oct 1, 1903 Homer; Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945
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1903 Homer; Monro, D. B. (David Binning), 1836-1905
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1902 Homer; Lawson, John Cuthbert
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1900 Homer; Ephtalits, Argyrs, 1849-1924
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1898 Homer; Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878
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1898 Homer; Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878
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1895 Homer; Leeuwen, Jan van, 1880-; Mendes da Costa, Maurits Benjamin, 1851-
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1894 Homer; Platt, Arthur, 1860-1925
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1892 Homer; Palls, Alexandros, 1851-1935
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Modern Greek version, by Alexander Pallis
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1892 Homer; Merry, W. Walter (William Walter), 1835-1918
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1890 Homer; Leeuwen, Jan van, 1880-; Mendes da Costa, Maurits Benjamin, 1851-
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1890 Homer; Edwards, Gerald Maclean
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1890 Homer; Cauer, Paul, 1854-1921
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1890 Homer; Cauer, Paul, 1854-1921
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1889 Homer; Edwards, Gerald Maclean
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1887 Lucan, 39-65; Haskins, Charles Homer, 1870-1937; Heitland, William Emerton, 1847-1935
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1887 Homer; Edwards, Gerald Maclean
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1886 Homer; Way, Arthur Sanders, 1847-1930
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Vol. 1. Books I-XII.- Vol. 2. Books XIII-XXIV
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1886 Homer; Rzach, Aloisius
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Vol. 1. Carm. I-XII
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1886 Homer; Merry, W. Walter (William Walter), 1835-1918; Riddell, James, 1823-1866
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1886 Homer; Way, Arthur Sanders, 1847-1930
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Vol. 1. Books I-XII.- Vol. 2. Books XIII-XXIV
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Topics: Homer, Homer
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1884 Homer; Ameis, Karl Friedrich, 1811-1870; Hentze, Karl, d. 1908
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Vol. 1, pt. 2, Ed. 8, rev., 1889; Vol. 2, pt. 1-2 Ed. 7, rev., 1884-1889
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1884 Homer; Mayor, John E. B. (John Eyton Bickersteth), 1825-1910
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1884 Homer; Chapman, George, 1559?-1634
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1883 Homer; Hamilton, Sydney Graves
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On cover: Macmillan's school class books
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1882 Homer; Pratt, John Henry; Leaf, Walter, 1852-1927
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1882 Homer; Merry, W. Walter (William Walter), 1835-1918
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1882 Homer; Merry, W. Walter (William Walter), 1835-1918
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1881 Homer; Voss, Johann Heinrich, 1751-1826; Bernays, Michael, 1834-1897
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1880 Homer; Hailstone, Herbert
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1878 Homer; Leary, Thomas Humphrey Lindsay
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On cover: Weale's Classical Series. 12
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1878 Homer; Monro, D. B. (David Binning), 1836-1905
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Topic: Greek language -- Grammar
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1877 Homer; Worsley, Philip Stanhope, 1835-1866
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1875 Homer; Dindorf, Wilhelm, 1802-1883; Maass, Ernst, 1856-1929
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1875 Homer; Dindorf, Wilhelm, 1802-1883; Maass, Ernst, 1856-1929
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1875 Homer; Dindorf, Wilhelm, 1802-1883; Maass, Ernst, 1856-1929
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1875 Homer; Dindorf, Wilhelm, 1802-1883; Maass, Ernst, 1856-1929
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1875 Homer; Dindorf, Wilhelm, 1802-1883; Maass, Ernst, 1856-1929
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1875 Homer; Dindorf, Wilhelm, 1802-1883; Maass, Ernst, 1856-1929
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1869 Homer; Merivale, Charles, 1808-1893
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1867 Homer; Derby, Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, Earl of, 1799-1869
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Vol. 1. The Iliad, Bks. I-XIV.- Vol. 2. The Iliad, Bks. XV-XXIV; Translations from: Anacreon; Horace; Catullus; Bishop Lowth; The Marquis of Wellesley; Millevoye; Metastasio; Filicaia; Manzoni; Schiller
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1866 Homer; Blackie, John Stuart, 1809-1895
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1866 Homer; Blackie, John Stuart, 1809-1895
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1866 Homer; Blackie, John Stuart, 1809-1895
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1866 Homer; Hayman, Henry
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Vol. 1. Books I-VI.- Vol. 2. Books VII-XII.- Vol. 3. Books XIII-XXIV
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1866 Homer; Blackie, John Stuart, 1809-1895
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1866 Homer; Hayman, Henry
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Vol. 1. Books I-VI.- Vol. 2. Books VII-XII.- Vol. 3. Books XIII-XXIV
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1866 Homer; Hayman, Henry
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1864 Homer; Derby, Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, Earl of, 1799-1869
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Vol 1. Bks. I-XII. Vol. 2. Bks. XIII-XXIV
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1864 Homer; Derby, Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, Earl of, 1799-1869
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Vol 1. Bks. I-XII. Vol. 2. Bks. XIII-XXIV
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