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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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May 10, 2011 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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May 10, 2011 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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May 9, 2011 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Saunders, T. Bailey (Thomas Bailey), 1860-1928
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Apr 4, 2011 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Mar 28, 2011 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Wenckstern, Otto von
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"The following collection///has been extracted from his published correspondence...and from his volumes of conversations...None are taken from the poet's works."--Translator's pref
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Feb 16, 2011 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Rönnfeldt, W.B.
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Feb 16, 2011 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Feb 15, 2011 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Blackie, John Stuart, 1809-1895
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Jan 28, 2011 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Zelter, Karl Friedrich; Coleridge, Arthur Duke, 1830-1913
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Nov 2, 2010 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Eckermann, Johann Peter; Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850
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Oct 1, 2010 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865; Martin, Theodore, Sir, 1816-1909
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Sep 29, 2010 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878
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Sep 24, 2010 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Blackie, John Stuart, 1809-1895
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Sep 22, 2010 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Nov 4, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Nov 3, 2009 Dwight, John Sullivan, 1813-1893; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805
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Sep 17, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Sep 16, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Sonnenschein, E. A. (Edward Adolf), 1851-1929; Pogatscher, Alois, 1852-
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Jun 15, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Anster, John, 1793-1867
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Jun 15, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Hayward, Abraham, 1801-1884
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Jun 15, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Ellesmere, Francis Egerton, Earl of, 1800-1857
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Jun 15, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Latham, Albert George, 1864-
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Jun 15, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Martin, Theodore, Sir, 1816-1909
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Title page for v. 1 missing, a typed t. p with no date inserted
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Jun 15, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Martin, Theodore, Sir, 1816-1909
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Title page for v. 1 missing, a typed t. p with no date inserted
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Jun 15, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878
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Jun 15, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878
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Jun 12, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Birds, James Adey, 1831-1894
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Jun 12, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Anster, John, 1793-1867
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Jun 9, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Jun 9, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Eckermann, Johann Peter; Soret, Frédéric Jacob, 1795-1865; Oxenford, John, 1812-1877
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May 26, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Oxenford, John, 1812-1877; Morrison, Alexander James William, 1806-1865
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On back: Bohn's standard library
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May 26, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Slater, Robert
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May 26, 2009 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Oxenford, John, 1812-1877; Morrison, Alexander James William, 1806-1865
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Mar 17, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865; Martin, Theodore, Sir, 1816-1909
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Mar 17, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Eckermann, Johann Peter; Soret, Frédéric Jacob, 1795-1865; Oxenford, John, 1812-1877
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Feb 21, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Eckermann, Johann Peter, 1792-1854; Oxenford, John, 1812-1877; Lawrence, William Witherle, 1876-
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Topics: Drama -- History and criticism, Theater
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Feb 21, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Hayward, Abraham
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Feb 21, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Feb 21, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Phillips, Stephen, 1868-1915; Carr, J. Comyns (Joseph Comyns), 1849-1916
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Feb 21, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Martin, Theodore, Sir, 1816-1909
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Feb 21, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939
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Topics: Art, Literature
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Feb 20, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Webb, Thomas Ebenezer
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Feb 20, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852-1935
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Feb 20, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593
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Feb 20, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Boylan, R. Dillon
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Feb 20, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832
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Feb 20, 2008 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Atkins, Henry Gibson; Kastner, Leon Emile
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Oct 4, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Sep 25, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822
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Aug 15, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Aug 15, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Switzerland --...
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Aug 15, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Arnold, Thomas James, 1804?-1877
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Aug 15, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913
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Aug 15, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Aug 15, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865; Martin, Theodore, Sir, 1816-1909
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Aug 15, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Allen, Philip Schuyler, 1871-1937
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Aug 15, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Buchheim, Karl Adolf, 1828-1900
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Aug 15, 2007 Armstrong, John, 1771-1797; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Aug 14, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Oxenford, John, 1812-1877
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Topic: genealogy
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Aug 14, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881; Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908
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Topics: Literature, Comparative -- German and English, Literature, Comparative -- English and German
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Aug 14, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Saunders, T. Bailey (Thomas Bailey), 1860-1928
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Tr. of Maximen und Reflexionen
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Aug 10, 2007 Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805; Schmitz, L. Dora; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Vol. 1. 1794-1797.- Vol. 2. 1798-1805
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Jun 1, 2007 Combe, George, 1788-1858; Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774; Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Harris, John; Xavier, M., 1798-1865; Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805
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Topics: Human beings, Phrenology
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Apr 27, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878
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Mar 5, 2007 Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Topic: Operas
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Feb 20, 2007 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Latham, Albert George, 1864-
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Sep 3, 2006 Howard, William Guild, 1868-1960; Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim, 1729-1781; Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Topic: Aesthetics -- Early works to 1800