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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 Germany. Statutes. Handelsgesetzbuch; Schuster, Alfred Felix
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Translation of Handelsgesetzbuch, 1897
Topic: Commercial law
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Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- India
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Topics: Indo-Aryan languages -- Dictionaries English, Law -- India, India -- Politics and government
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Topic: Hindu law
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by Gross, Hans, 1847-1915; Adam, John, tr. [and] ed; Adam, John Collyer, jt. tr. [and] ed
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Topics: Evidence (in law), Crime and criminals
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by Monro, Charles Henry, 1835-1908; Buckland, W. W. (William Warwick), 1859-1946; Justinian I, Emperor of the East, 483?-565
texts
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Topic: Roman law
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by Lee, Robert Warden, 1868-1958
texts
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"Principal authorities cited, with mode of citation": p. [xiii]-xxi
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Topic: Roman-Dutch law
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by Quick, John, Sir, 1852-1932; Australia. Constitution Act; Garran, Robert, Sir, 1867-1957
texts
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Topics: Constitutional law -- Australia, Constitutional history -- Australia
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Topics: Landlord and tenant, India -- Law
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by Banerjee, Gooroodass, Sir, 1844-1918
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Topic: Marriage law
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by Satow, Ernest Mason, Sir, 1843-1929
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eye 13,517
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Topics: Diplomacy, Diplomatic and consular service, International law
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by Anson, William Reynell, Sir, 1843-1914; Gwyer, Maurice Linford
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Topics: Agency (Law) -- Great Britain, Contracts
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by Mulla, Dinshah Fardunji, Sir, 1868-1934
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Topic: Islamic law -- India
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by Hohfeld, Wesley Newcomb, 1879-1918; Cook, walter Wheeler, 1873-1943
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Topics: Law, Reasoning, Jurisprudence, Law -- Methodology
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by Angela, of Foligno, 1248?-1309; Steegmann, Mary G; Thorold, Algar Labouchere, 1866-1936
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Topic: Mysticism -- Catholic Church
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Topic: Islamic law
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Topic: England -- Law Reports, digests, etc
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by Odgers, Sir Charles Edwin, 1870-
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Topics: Great Britain. Statutes, Law -- Interpretation and construction, Deeds, England -- Law
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by Krueger, Paul, 1840-1926; Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903; Schoell, Rudolf, 1844-1893; Kroll, Wilhelm, 1869-1939
texts
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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
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Roman law
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by Cuevas, Mariano, 1879-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Catholic Church, Mexico -- Church history
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by Abdy, J. T. (John Thomas), 1822-1899; Walker, Bryan, 1840-1887
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Topic: Roman law
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by Pas-de-Calais (France). Archives départementales
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Vols. 2 and 3 issued by Impr. moderne
Topic: Catholic Church
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Topics: Islamic law, Jurisprudence
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy
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by Talbot, George John, 1861-1938; Mehta, M.R; Fort, Sir Hugh, 1862-1919
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Topic: England -- Law Reports, digests, etc
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by Odgers, William Blake, 1849-1924; Odgers, Walter Blake, 1880-; Broom, Herbert, 1815-1882
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Topic: England -- Law
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Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- India
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by Aiyar, V. R. Subrahmanya
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: India, Constitutional law -- India, India -- Politics and government 1919-1947
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Topic: Roman law
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by Turkey. Laws, statutes, etc; Ongley F; Miller, Horace Edward
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Topic: Land tenure -- Turkey Law
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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
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by France. Statutes; Wright, Eric Blackwood, tr. [and] ed
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Topic: Civil law -- France
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by Robson, Hugh Amos, 1871-; Hugg, Jabez Bowen, 1872-
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Topics: Corporation law -- Cases, Corporation law
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by American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
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America, history and life
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church
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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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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
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by Yahya ibn Sharaf, Abu Zakariya, al-Nawawi, d. 1278; Berg, Lodewijk Willem Christiaan van den, 1845-1927
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Topics: Arabic language -- Texts and translations, Islamic law
Source: ppnull
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by Castile. Statutes; Spain. Statutes; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain); Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284
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Topics: Castile (Spain), Spain -- Law
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by Dayrab, Amad ibn Umar, d. 1738 or 9; Sans, Muammad ibn Ysuf, ca. 1427-ca. 1490. Mujarrabt
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Publication information taken from colophon
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Topic: Inheritance and succession (Islamic law)
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Catholic Church, Bishops -- France
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church history -- Dictionaries, Biography -- Dictionaries
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by Parry, Edward Abbott, Sir, 1863-1943
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Topics: Law, Legal ethics
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by Buckland, W. W. (William Warwick), 1859-1946
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Topic: Roman law
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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 American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
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America, history and life
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church
Editor varies
Topics: Catholic Church, Popes, Cardinals, Bishops
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by Ab anfah, d. 767 or 8; Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6. Man al-azhar
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Topic: Islamic law
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t. 3. Literatura--t. 6. Historia y geografía (t. 2)
Topics: Law -- Bibliography Catalogs, Latin American literature -- Bibliography Catalogs, Latin America --...
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Each fasc. has also a distinctive title
Topic: Law
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Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- India
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Topic: Criminal law
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church. Diocese of Hamilton
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
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by Welford, Alfred William Baker; Otter-Barry, William Whitmore, 1878-
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Topics: Insurance, Fire, Insurance law
T. 2. 1854 á 1880--t. 3. 1881 á 1894
Topic: Military law -- Argentina
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
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Topics: Lawyers, Law -- Anecdotes, Connaught (Ireland) -- Biography
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by Shfi, Muammad ibn Idrs, 767 or 8-820
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"Mukhtaar al-Muzn [f] khir al-kith."
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Topic: Islamic law
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Topic: Gold coast -- Law
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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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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
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church history -- Dictionaries, Biography -- Dictionaries
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by Fortescue, John, Sir, 1394?-1476?; Amos, Andrew, 1791-1860; Gregor, Francis, d. 1815
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Topics: Law -- Great Britain, Constitutional law -- Great Britain
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
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"Bibliographie": p. [389]-398
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Latin poetry, Medieval and modern -- History and criticism,...
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by Grotius, Hugo, 1583-1645; Kelsey, Francis W. (Francis Willey), 1858-1927; Boak, Arthur Edward Romilly, 1888-1962; Sanders, Henry Arthur, 1868-; Reeves, Jesse Siddall, 1872-; Wright, Herbert Francis, 1892-
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"List of editions and translations of the De jure belli ac pacis": v. 2, p. 877-886
Topics: Bible, International law, War (International law)
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Topics: Judges, Law -- Canada Lists and directories
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Topic: Catholic Church
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by Moore, Lewis
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Topics: India -- Law, Malabar -- Law
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by Jacobs, Bertram; Pollock, Frederick, Sir, 1845-1937; Renton, Alexander Wood, Sir, 1861-; Robertson, Maxwell Alexander; Bowstead, William
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Topics: England -- Law, England -- Law Dictionaries
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by Rollins, Hyder Edward, 1889-1958
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Topics: Catholic Church, English ballads and songs, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603 Sources
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by Aragon (Kingdom). Cortes; Valencia. Cortes; Catalonia (Principality). Corts; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Law -- Spain Aragon, Valencia -- Politics and government, Valencia -- History Sources, Law --...
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
Editor varies
Topics: Catholic Church, Popes, Cardinals, Bishops
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by Stroud, Douglas Aikenhead
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Topics: Criminal law, Responsibility, Legal
Vols. 1-20, 1873-1895. 1 v.; vols. 31-40, 1908-1921. 1 v.; vols. 1-50, 1873-1933. 1 v
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Haarlem (Netherlands)
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by Mollat, G. (Guillaume), 1877-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History 1309-1378, Avignon (France) -- History