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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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Jan 31, 2013 Swete, Henry Barclay, 1835-1917
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Topic: Bible
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Oct 29, 2012 Herodotus; Stein, Heinrich, 1828-
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Oct 29, 2012 Xenophon; Pretor, Alfred
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Topic: Greek language
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Oct 25, 2012 Miller, E. (Emmanuel), 1810-1886; Marcianus, of Heraclea; Scymnus, of Chios; Artemidorus, fl. 100 B.C; Isidorus, of Charax; Gail, Jean François, 1795-1845. Geographi graeci minores
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Texts in greek, some with Latin translations; introd. and notes in French
Topic: Geography, Ancient
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Jul 8, 2011 Plato; Maguire, Thomas, 1831-1889
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Greek title precedes title in English
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Young, Robert
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Jul 4, 2011 Sophocles; Erfurdt, Karl Gottlob August, 1780-; Hermann, Gottfried, 1772-1848
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Each volume has also its own title page
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Major, J. R. (John Richardson), 1797-1876
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On spine: Major's Xenophon
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Hailstone, Herbert
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Greek title precedes English
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Schaefer, Gottfried Heinrich, 1764-1840
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Volumes 3 and 6 have imprint: Lipsiae, Caroli Tauchnitii
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Bigg, Charles, 1840-1908
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Part 1. Introduction and text.- Part 2. Notes
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Bigg, Charles, 1840-1908
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Cooke, Alfred Hands
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Gilbert, Walther, 1851-
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Kirchhoff, Adolf, 1826-1908
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Goodwin, William Watson, 1831-1912; White, John Williams, 1849-1917
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Jul 4, 2011 Theognis; Bekker, Immanuel, 1785-1871
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Xenophon. Anabasis - Expeditio Cyri ... Dindorf, 1842; Xenophon. Memorabilia - Memorabilia Socratis ... Dindorf, 1836; Dindorf, Ludwig August, 1805-1871
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Bound with 2 others
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Gemoll, Wilhelm, 1850-
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Hug, Arnold, 1832-1895
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Büchsenschütz, Bernhard, 1828-1922
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Jul 4, 2011 Theocritus; Wüstemann, Ernst Friedrich, 1799-1856
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Jul 4, 2011 Sophocles; Wunder, Eduard, 1800-1869
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Vol. 2 Pt. 1 is first edition, 1836
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Jul 4, 2011 Polybius; Schweighäuser, Johann, 1742-1830
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Vol. 5 contains "Lexicon Polybianum ..."
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Jul 4, 2011 Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrrhus; Gaisford, Thomas, 1779-1855
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Greek title precedes Latin title
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Dindorf, Ludwig August, 1805-1871
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Hutchinson, Thomas, 1698-1769; Watts, John, fl. 1806
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Latin translation at foot of text
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon
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Jul 4, 2011 Xenophon; Schneider, Johann Gottlob, 1750-1822
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Jun 30, 2011 Plato; Warren, Thomas Herbert, Sir, 1853-1930
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Jun 30, 2011 Menander, of Athens; Robert, Carl, 1850-1922
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Jun 30, 2011 Pausânias (Pseudonym); Jahn, Otto, 1813-1869; Michaelis, Adolf, 1835-1910
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Separate title page for Tabulae arcem Athenarum illustrantes; composuit Adolfus Michaelis. Bonna, Marcus, 1901
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Jun 30, 2011 Plato; Warren, Thomas Herbert, Sir, 1853-1930
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Jun 30, 2011 Plato; [Simond, Charles, ed.]
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Jun 30, 2011 Lycophron; Canter, Willem, 1542-1575; Reichard, Heinrich Gottfried, 1742-1801
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Jun 30, 2011 Pindar; Mommsen, Tycho, 1819-1900
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[Vol. 1] Carmina.- [Vol. 2] Annotations criticae supplementum ad Pindari Olympias
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Jun 30, 2011 Pindar; Cookesley, William Gifford, 1802-1880
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Vol. 2. Odae Pythiae
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Jun 30, 2011 Plato; Schanz, Martin von, 1842-1914
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Vol. 1-2 bound in 1 volume, and Vol. 5-8 Bound in 1 volume
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Jun 30, 2011 Plato; Schanz, Martin von, 1842-1914
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Vol. 1-2 bound in 1 volume, and Vol. 5-8 Bound in 1 volume
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Jun 30, 2011 Lucian, of Samosata; Young, Henry
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Jun 30, 2011 Lucian, of Samosata; Stock, Joseph, Bp., 1740-1813
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Micyllus et Gallus; Vitarum auctio; Reviviscentes; Promenteus, sive Caucasus; Quomodo historia scribenda sit
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Jun 30, 2011 Lucian, of Samosata; Mackie, Ellis Charles
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Jun 30, 2011 Menander, of Athens; Nicole, Jules, 1842-, ed. [and] tr
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Jun 30, 2011 Photius I, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, ca. 820-ca. 891; Valetta, Joannes Nicolaus, 1818-1900
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Jun 30, 2011 Pindar; Christ, Wilhelm von, 1831-1906
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Jun 30, 2011 Pindar; Jurenka, Hugo
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Program - K.K. Staats-Gymnasiums im IX. Bezirke Wiens
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Jun 30, 2011 Plutarch; Doehner, Theodor, 1817-1880; Xylander, Wilhelm, 1532-1576
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Jun 30, 2011 Plutarch; Doehner, Theodor, 1817-1880; Xylander, Wilhelm, 1532-1576
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Jun 30, 2011 Nicephorus, Blemmydes, 1197-1272; Spohn, Friedrich August Wilhelm, 1792-1824
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Jun 30, 2011 Plato; Fischer, Johann Friedrich, 1726-1799; Estienne, Henri, 1531-1598; Plato. Parmenides; Plato. Statesman; Plato. Sophist
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Jun 30, 2011 Plutarch; Siefert, Otto; Blass, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1843-1907
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Vol. 1-3 only, Ed. 2
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Jun 30, 2011 Plutarch; Bekker, Immanuel, 1785-1871
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Jun 30, 2011 Plutarch; Bekker, Immanuel, 1785-1871
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Jun 30, 2011 Plutarch; Bekker, Immanuel, 1785-1871
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Jun 30, 2011 Plutarch; Bekker, Immanuel, 1785-1871
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Jun 30, 2011 Plutarch; Bekker, Immanuel, 1785-1871
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Jun 30, 2011 Lucian, of Samosata; Sewall, J.B.
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Jun 30, 2011 Lucian, of Samosata; Jerram, C. S. (Charles Stanger), 1838-1914
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Jun 30, 2011 Lycophron; Mooney, George William
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Jun 30, 2011 Plato; Cron, Christian Wilhelm Joseph, 1813-1892; Deuschle, Julius, 1813-1892; Hug, Arnold, 1832-1895; Wohlrab, Martin, 1834-1914
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These volumes are bound as follows: 3 pt. 1,1, 4,2,Anhang to 2; 6,3 pt. 2
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Jun 30, 2011 Plato; Cron, Christian Wilhelm Joseph, 1813-1892; Deuschle, Julius, 1813-1892; Hug, Arnold, 1832-1895; Wohlrab, Martin, 1834-1914
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These volumes are bound as follows: 3 pt. 1,1, 4,2,Anhang to 2; 6,3 pt. 2
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Jun 30, 2011 Menander, of Athens; Lefebvre, Gustave; Leeuwen, Jan van, 1850-
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Jun 30, 2011 Menander, of Athens; Croiset, Maurice, 1846-1935
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Jun 30, 2011 Lysias; Rauchenstein, Rudolf, 1798-1879
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Einleitung; Rede gegen Eratosthenes; Vertheidigung gegen angeschuldigte Theilnahme an der Herrschaft der 30; Rede für Mantitheos; R. gegen Nikomachos; R. über das Vermögen des Aristophanes; Vertheidigung wegen des ausgegrabenen Oelbaums; Rede gegen den Getreidehändler; R. gegen Pankleon; R. für den Presshaften
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Jun 30, 2011 Plato; Plato. Apology; Plato. Meno; Burnet, John, 1863-1928
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Separate edition of the Apologia and Meno, from Vols. 1 [and] 3 of the complete edition of 1903-1910
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Jun 30, 2011 Pausânias (Pseudonym); Schubart, Johann Heinrich Christian, 1800-1885
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Vol. 1. Lib. I-VI.- Vol. 2. Lib. VII-X
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Jun 30, 2011 Pausânias (Pseudonym); Schubart, Johann Heinrich Christian, 1800-1885
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Vol. 1. Lib. I-VI.- Vol. 2. Lib. VII-X
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Jun 30, 2011 Menander, of Athens; Leeuwen, Jan van, 1850-
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Topic: Menander, of Athens
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Jun 30, 2011 Plutarch; Paton, W. R. (William Roger), 1857-1921
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De E apud Delphus; De Pythiae oraculis; De defectu oraculorum
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Jun 30, 2011 Plato; Vollgraff, J. C. (Johann Christoph), 1848-1920
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Jun 30, 2011 Plato; Maguire, Thomas, 1831-1889
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Greek title precedes title in English
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Jun 30, 2011 Lysias; Westermann, Anton, 1806-1869
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Jun 30, 2011 Pindar; Mommsen, Tycho, 1819-1900
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[Vol. 1] Carmina.- [Vol. 2] Annotations criticae supplementum ad Pindari Olympias