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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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Jun 30, 2011 Keusen, Friedrich, 1892-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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Jun 30, 2011 Langer, Carl Rudolf, 1893-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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May 16, 2011 Diehl, Ernst, 1874-
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, genealogy
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Nov 10, 2010 Curtius Rufus, Quintus; Freinsheim, Johann, 1608-1660; Huguet, Henri François Auguste
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Topic: genealogy
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Sep 8, 2010 Olivieri, Alessandro, 1872-
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Bibliography: p. 3
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, Orpheus, genealogy
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Jul 28, 2010 Aistermann, Josef, 1879-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Probus, Marcus Valerius, genealogy
The "Irrisio" has Greek and Latin on opposite pages
Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Jul 5, 2010 Franchi de' Cavalieri, Pius, 1869-1960; Lietzmann, Hans, 1875-1942; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek, Palaeography, Greek, genealogy
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Jul 2, 2010 Moeller, Carl Rudolf
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Topics: Petrus Siculus, Photius I, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, ca. 820-ca. 891, genealogy
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Jun 29, 2010 Becker, Petrus
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Topics: Arethas, c.860-940, Photius I, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, ca. 820-ca. 891, genealogy
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Jun 21, 2010 Krause, Ernst Friedrich, 1880-
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Thesis - Berlin
Topics: Apollodorus Comicus, genealogy
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Thesis - bonn
Topics: Aristophanes, genealogy
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Jun 18, 2010 Selvers, Friedrich, 1886-
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Thesis - Münster
Topics: Greek language, Greek language, genealogy
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Jun 16, 2010 Leo, Friedrich, 1851-1914
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Aristophanes, genealogy
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Apr 1, 2010 Gesellschaft für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde zur Beförderung einer Gesammtausgabe der Quellenschriften Deutscher Geschichten des Mittelalters
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"Edidit Societas Aperiendis Fontibus Rerum Germanicarum Medi Aevi."
Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Mar 4, 2009 [Luebbert, Eduard]
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Topics: Pindar, Locri Opuntii, genealogy
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Mar 2, 2009 Justinus, Marcus Junianus; Johanneau, Eloi, 1770-1861; Dübner, Friedrich, 1802-1867
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Mar 2, 2009 Lauer, Guilelmus
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, genealogy
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Feb 27, 2009 Jander, Konrad, 1888-
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Topics: Greek orations, Rhetoric, Ancient, genealogy
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Feb 26, 2009 Schubart, Wilhelm, 1873-; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), genealogy
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Feb 19, 2009 Diehl, Ernst, 1874-1947
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Latin language, Vulgar, genealogy
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Jan 29, 2009 Freytag, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1788-1861
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Vol. 1-2. a Meidanio collectorum proverbiorum.- Vol. 3. Proverbia sententiaeque proverbiales; Dies inter Arabes pugnis celebres; Facete ingenioseque dieta.- Vol. 4. Commentatio de proverbiis Arabieis a Meidanio collectis et explicatis; Indices tres; Addenda et corrigenda
Topics: Arabic literature, Proverbs, genealogy
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Jan 27, 2009 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Durand, A., professor at Louis le Grand
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Topic: genealogy
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Jan 20, 2009 Thomas, Emil, 1858-1923
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Thesis - Berlin, 1880
Topics: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 55 B.C.-ca. 39 A.D, genealogy
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Jan 9, 2009 Saekel, Arthur, 1888-
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Thesis - Berlin
Topics: Terence, genealogy
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Pompeii (Extinct city), Pompeii (Extinct city), genealogy
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Topic: History, Ancient -- Collections
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Jul 25, 2008 Justinus, Marcus Junianus; Johanneau, Eloi, 1770-1861; Dübner, Friedrich, 1802-1867
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Topic: History, Ancient -- Collections
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Topic: History, Ancient -- Collections
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Topic: History, Ancient -- Collections
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Topic: History, Ancient -- Collections
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Topics: Zoology -- Pre-Linnean works, History, Ancient, Falconry