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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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Dec 14, 2012 Grousset, René, 1885-1952
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Vol. 1. L'Orient. L'Ancien Orient, l'Orient Hellénistique, l'Islam, L'Orient Latin et les Croisades.- Vol. 2. L'Inde et la Chine. L'Inde ancienne, la Chine jusqu'à la conquête mongole, Les civilisations de l'Indo-Chine.- Vol. 3. Le Monde Mongol. Les Empires Mongols, l'Iran, l'Inde et la Chine depuis la période Mongole Le Japon
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Jul 9, 2011 Horace; Mills, William Hathorn, 1848-
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Jul 4, 2011 Debrunner, Albert, 1884-
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Topic: Hittite language
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Topic: Latin language
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Jul 4, 2011 Juret, A.-C., b. 1872
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Topic: Latin language
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Jun 30, 2011 Lycophron; Mooney, George William
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Jun 30, 2011 Macarius, Saint, the elder, of Egypt, 4th cent; Mason, Arthur James, 1851-1928
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Jun 30, 2011 Barth, Heinrich, 1890-
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Topics: Plato, Soul
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Jun 29, 2011 Bizoukides, Perikles K
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Bibliography: p. [309]-334
Topic: Socrates
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Jun 27, 2011 Homer
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Jun 27, 2011 Meister, Karl, 1880-
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Topic: Homer
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May 16, 2011 Norwood, Gilbert, 1880-1984
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Topics: Euripides, Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950, Drama, English drama
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Topics: Pythagoras and Pythagorean school, Philosophy, Ancient, Comparative literature, Comparative...
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Dec 2, 2010 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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v. 4, 10., verb. und erw. Aufl
Topic: Art
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Nov 18, 2010 Diehl, August
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Bibliography: p. [ix-x]
Topics: Phidias, ca. 500-ca. 430 B.C, Parthenon (Athens, Greece), Horses in art
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Jul 28, 2010 Sieg, Emil H., 1866-; Siegling, Wilhelm
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Vol. 1. Die Texte: Pt. A. Transcription. Pt. B. Tafeln
Topic: Tokharian language
Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494
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Jul 7, 2010 Aly, Wolf, 1881-
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Jul 5, 2010 Euripides
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Nota preliminar; Medea; Hipólito; Las Troyanas; Las Bacantes; Ifigenia en Aulide; Ifigenia en Tauride; Hécuba Triste; Explicación de algunos nombres
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Jul 2, 2010 Salin, Edgar, 1892-1974
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Vorwort; Platons Politeia; Platons Nomoi; Aristoteles' Politika; Zenons Politeia; Xenophons Kyropädie; Theopompos' Meropis; Hekataios' Aegyptiaka; Euhemeros' heilige Inschrift; Jambulos' Sonneninsel; Die griechische Utopie im römischen Reich: Ciceros "De re publica"
Topics: Plato, Greek literature, Utopias
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Jun 29, 2010 Geffcken, Johannes, 1861-1935
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Topic: Greek drama
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Jun 21, 2010 Hoernle, Edward Selwyn
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Topic: Aeschylus
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Jun 21, 2010 Aristophanes; Bailey, Cyril, 1871-1957
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Jun 17, 2010 Aeschylus; Brieva y Salvatierra, Fernando Segundo, 1845-1906
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Extract from: Studi italiani di Filologia classica. N.S., 2, 1921
Topics: Aristotle, Aesthetics
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May 10, 2010 Kafka, Gustav, 1883-
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Bibliography: p. 146-147
Topic: Philosophy, Ancient
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Mar 26, 2010 Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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Some issues include Bibliographie marocaine; 1930 (t. 11) has Bibliographie du Sahara occidental
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Mar 25, 2010 Lammens, Henri, 1862-1937
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Mar 25, 2010 Lammens, Henri, 1862-1937
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Mar 12, 2010 Boissonnas, Frédéric, 1858-
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Mar 11, 2010 Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945
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Bibliography: p. 54-65
Topic: Art
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Mar 3, 2010 Åberg, Nils Fritiof, 1888-
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Bibliography: p. [xiii]-xiv
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Mar 3, 2010 Iorga, Nicolae, 1871-1940
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Topics: Latin peoples in the East, East and West
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Dec 22, 2009 Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
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Topic: Greek language
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Dec 11, 2009 Grupp, Georg
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Vol. 1. Die untergehende heidnische Kultur
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Dec 11, 2009 Ferrero, Guglielmo, 1871-1942
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Topic: Civilization, Greek and Roman
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Oct 30, 2009 Weber, Max, 1864-1920
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Vol. 1, 4. photomechanisch gedruckte Aufl
Topic: Religion and sociology
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Oct 30, 2009 Rohde, Erwin, 1845-1898
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Topics: Soul, Immortality, Cultus, Greek
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Sep 9, 2009 Dornseiff, Franz, 1888-1960
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Topic: Pindar
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Topics: Homer, Argonauts (Greek mythology), Folk literature
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Topics: Olschki, Leo S. (Leo Samuel), 1861-1940, Bibliography
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Mar 5, 2009 Hagendahl, Harald, 1889-
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Topics: Ammianus Marcellinus, Virgil
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Topic: Rome
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Jan 21, 2009 Horace; Heinze, Richard, 1867-1929; Kiessling, Adolf, 1837-1892
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Jan 20, 2009 Stählin, Otto, 1868-; Christ, Wilhelm von, 1831-1906
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"Sonder-Abdruck aus W. v. Christs Griechischer Litteraturgeschichte, Zweiter Teil, Erste Hälfte, sechste Auflage," p. 535
Topics: Old Testament, Greek literature
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Dec 8, 2008 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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Dec 6, 2008 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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Nov 26, 2008 Weidner, Ernst F. (Ernst Friedrich), 1891-
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Topics: Akkadian language -- Texts, Assyria -- History and antiquities
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Nov 26, 2008 Berr, Henri, 1863-1954
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Topic: History, Philosophy of
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Nov 12, 2008 Schubart, Wilhelm, 1873-
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Topics: Books, Papyri
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Topic: Cartography
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Nov 6, 2008 Neugebauer, Karl Anton, 1886-1945
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Topic: Bronzes, Ancient
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Oct 20, 2008 Hasebroek, Johannes, 1893-
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Topics: Severus, Lucius Septimius, Emperor of Rome, 146-211, Rome -- History Lucius Septimius Severus,...
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Oct 20, 2008 Constans, Léopold Albert, 1891-1936
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Topics: Claudius Pulcher, Appius, fl. 50 B.C, Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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Sep 18, 2008 Herodotus; Godley, A. D. (Alfred Denis), 1856-1925
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Sep 18, 2008 Caesar, Julius; Peskett, Arthur George
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Topic: Rome -- History Civil War, 49-45 B.C
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Sep 5, 2008 Apollodorus, of Athens; Fraser, James George, Sir 1854-
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Topic: Mythology, Greek
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Sep 3, 2008 Erman, Adolf, 1854-1937; Grapow, Hermann, 1885-1967
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Topics: Egyptian language -- Dictionaries, Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
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Aug 26, 2008 Sottas, Henri, 1886-1927; Universite de Lille. Institut papyrologique
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Topic: Egyptian language
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Aug 25, 2008 Bernfeld, Simon, 1860-1940
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T. 1. Bible, Apokryphen und judisch-hellenistisches Schrifttum
Topic: Jewish literature -- History and criticism
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Aug 20, 2008 Tibullus; Sulpicia, 1st cent. B.C; Michaelis, Eduard Ad. F
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Aug 20, 2008 Tacitus, Cornelius; Goelzer, Henri Jules Ernest, 1853-1929
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Aug 20, 2008 Terence; Kauer, Robert, 1868-1930
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Aug 14, 2008 Faider, Paul, 1886-1940; Pompilius, Paulus, pseud.? 1453 or 4-1490 or 91
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Topic: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D
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Aug 6, 2008 Weege, Fritz, 1880-1945
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Topics: Painting, Etruscan, Tombs -- Etruria
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Jul 30, 2008 Pelizaeus Museum; Ippel, Albert, 1885-; Roeder, Günther, 1881-1966
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Topics: Art, Egyptian, Art, Greco-Roman, Egypt -- Antiquities
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Jul 28, 2008 Scheffer, Thassilo Fritz H. von, 1873-
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Topic: Homer
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Jul 28, 2008 Scheffer, Thassilo von, 1873-1951
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Bibliography: p. [140]
Topics: Homer, Homer
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Jul 26, 2008 Stemplinger, Eduard, 1870-
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Topic: Horace
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Jul 25, 2008 Pindar; Dornseiff, Franz, 1888-1960
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, Love in literature, genealogy
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Topics: Homer, Edda Sæmundar, Gods -- Language, Ghosts -- Language, Mythology, Greek, Mythology, Norse,...
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Topics: Homer, Civilization, Semitic, Literature, Comparative -- Greek and Semitic, Literature, Comparative...
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Jul 24, 2008 Drerup, Engelbert, 1871-
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Topic: Homer
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Jul 23, 2008 Stürmer, Franz
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Topic: Homer