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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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Jul 29, 2019 Snouck Hurgronje, C. (Christiaan), 1857-1936
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Topics: Mecca (Saudi Arabia), Mecca (Saudi Arabia) -- Social life and customs
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Jul 29, 2019 Fuchs, Eduard, 1870-1940, author
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6 volumes : 28 cm
Topics: Moral conditions -- History, Sex customs, Erotic art, Erotic art, Moral conditions, Sex customs
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Jul 29, 2019 Valdenaire, Arthur, 1883-1946, author
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324 pages : 26 cm
Topics: Weinbrenner, Friedrich, 1766-1826, Weinbrenner, Friedrich, 1766-1826
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Jul 29, 2019 Ernst Wasmuth (Firm), author
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xv pages, 36 pages of plates : 36 cm
Topics: Architecture, Architecture -- Designs and plans, Architecture -- Dessins et plans
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Apr 26, 2019 Navall, Dederich, 1886-
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Topics: Mennonites -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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Apr 26, 2019 Navall, Dederich, 1886-
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79p
Topics: Makhno, Nestor Ivanovich, 1889-1934, Mennonites -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution,...
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4 p
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Europe, Eastern, Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) -- Ethnic relations
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Apr 12, 2019 Danʹko, Mykola, 1883-
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31 p
Topics: Self-determination, National, Ukraine -- History, Ukraine -- Politics and government
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Apr 12, 2019 Puli͡uĭ, Ivan, 1845-1918
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41 p. ; 20 cm
Topics: Ukraine -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements, Ukraine -- Foreign relations
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Apr 12, 2019
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36, [2] p. :
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poland, Poland -- History -- 20th century
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Austria -- Red Cross
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51, [1] p
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Austria
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Apr 12, 2019 Lozynsʹkyĭ, Mykhaĭlo, 1880-
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28 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: Polish question, Poland -- Politics and government -- 1796-1918, Europe -- Politics and government...
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40 p. ; 20 cm
Topic: Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) -- Civilization
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Apr 12, 2019 Korduba, Myron, 1876-1948
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31, [1] p
Topic: Ukraine -- Population -- Statistics
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Apr 12, 2019 Skoropys-Ĭoltukhovsʹkyĭ, Oleksander, 1880-1946
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p. [109]-147
Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements
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Apr 12, 2019 Hrushevsʹkyĭ, Mykhaĭlo, 1866-1934
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16 p
Topic: Ukraine -- History
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Apr 12, 2019 Hrushevsʹkyĭ, Mykhaĭlo, 1866-1934
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52 p
Topic: Ukraine -- History
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Apr 12, 2019 Heiderich, Franz, 1863-1926
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70 p., [1] folded leaf
Topics: Austria -- Economic policy, Austria -- Economic conditions, Hungary -- Economic conditions
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Apr 12, 2019 Cleinow, Georg, 1873-1936
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23, [1] p. ; 21 cm
Topic: Ukraine -- Politics and government
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Apr 12, 2019 Cehelsky, Lonhyn, 1875-1950
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44 p. 23 cm
Topics: Eastern question (Balkan), Ukraine
53, [3] p. 20 cm
Topics: Eastern question (Balkan), Ukraine -- History, Ukraine -- Foreign relations -- Balkan Peninsula,...
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Apr 12, 2019 Bahr, Richard, 1867-1936
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64 p. ; 23 cm
Topics: Polish question, Jews -- Poland, Poland -- History -- German occupation, 1914-1918
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Dec 13, 2018 Lüders, Heinrich, 1869-1943
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388-411p
Topic: Aśvaghoṣa. Sāriputraprakarana
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144p
Topics: Assyro-Babylonian letters, Akkadian language -- Texts
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Oct 2, 2018 Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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628 p. :
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Topic: English literature -- History and criticism
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Oct 2, 2018 Stifter, Adalbert, 1805-1868 author
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iv, 458 numbered pages, 2 unnumbered pages ; 20 cm
Topic: Germany -- Colonies -- Africa
v. : 25 cm
Topics: Archaeology -- Periodicals, Rome -- Antiquities -- Periodicals
v. : 25 cm
Topics: Archaeology -- Periodicals, Rome -- Antiquities -- Periodicals
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Mar 22, 2018 Deutscher Verein zur Erforschung Palästinas; Palmer, P; Guthe, Hermann, 1849-
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Topic: Mosaics
Source: folio
Vol. 1. Critik des reinen Verstandes oder der speculativen Vernunft.-- Vol. 2. Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten, Critik der practischen Vernunft und Urtheilskraft
Topics: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Knowledge, Theory of
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Oct 27, 2017 Harnack, Adolf von, 1851-1930
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Topic: Christianity
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Sep 20, 2017 Leidesdorf, Maximilian, 1818-1889
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Second edition (Erlangen, 1865) has title: Lehrbuch der psychischen Krankheiten
Topics: Psychiatry, Psychology, Pathological, Mental illness
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Sep 20, 2017 Billroth, Theodor, 1829-1894; Fischer, Georg, 1836-1921
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Topic: Surgeons
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Sep 18, 2017 Clement, of Alexandria, Saint, approximately 150-approximately 215; Stählin, Otto, 1868-
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1. Bd. Protrepticus und Paedagogus. 1905.--2. Bd. Stromata, Buch I-VI. 1906.--3. Bd. Stromata, Buch VII-VIII. Excerpta ex Theodoto. Eclogae propheticae. Quis dives salvetur. Fragmente. 1909.--4. Bd. Register. 1936
Topic: Theology
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Sep 18, 2017 Barge, Hermann
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Karlstadt, Andreas Rudolff-Bodenstein von, 1486-1541, Reformation
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Aug 24, 2017 Roscher, Wilhelm Heinrich, 1845-1923
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Topics: Mythology, Mythology, Classical
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Aug 24, 2017 Creuzer, Friedrich, 1771-1858
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Topics: Mythology, Mythology, classical, Religions
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Aug 24, 2017 Prümers, Walther, 1876-
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Thesis (doctoral)--Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, 1906
Topics: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677, Religion
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Jun 8, 2017 Prussia. Armee. Grosser Generalstab. Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung
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Topic: Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
Source: folio
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Jun 8, 2017 Prussia. Armee. Grosser Generalstab. Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung
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Topic: Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
Source: folio
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Topic: Alcoholism
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Apr 12, 2017 Patzig, Edwin
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Topic: Malalas, John, approximately 491-approximately 578
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Topic: Geography, Ancient
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Apr 12, 2017 Limberger, Georg
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Topics: Polybius, Latin language
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Apr 12, 2017 Heidhues, Bernhard
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Topics: Plato, Simonides, approximately 556 B.C.-467 B.C
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Mar 23, 2017 Heraclitus, of Ephesus; Diels, Hermann, 1848-1922
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Mar 23, 2017 Diels, Hermann, 1848-1922
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Topics: Greek language, Latin language
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Mar 23, 2017 Nitzsch, Gregor Wilhelm
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Topics: Homer, Homer
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Mar 23, 2017 Süss, Wilhelm, 1882-
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Topic: Rhetoric, Ancient
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Topics: Education, Greek, Education, Ancient
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Mar 6, 2017 Fabri, Friedrich
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Dec 14, 2016 Laufenberg, Heinrich, 1872-1932; Wolffheim, Fritz, author
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Topics: Democracy, Democracy, Socialism, Capitalism, Capitalism, Socialism
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Dec 14, 2016 Kassner, Salomon
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At head of title: Dr. Salomon Kassner
Topics: Jews, Jews
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Dec 14, 2016 Zahn, Leopold, 1890-; Eberz, Josef, 1880-1942
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Topics: Eberz, Josef, 1880-1942, Eberz, Josef, 1880-1942
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Dec 14, 2016 Biermann, Georg, 1880-1949
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Forms part of the personal library materials in the Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection
Topics: Campendonk, Heinrich, 1889-1957, Campendonk, Heinrich, 1889-1957, Campendonk, Heinrich
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Dec 14, 2016 Lasker-Schüler, Else, 1869-1945
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Hebräische Balladen -- Meine schöne Mutter blickte immer auf Venedig -- Meinem so geliebten Spielgefährten Senna Hoy
Topics: German poetry, Jews
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Dec 14, 2016 Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952
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Topic: Travel
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Dec 14, 2016 Braune, Heinz
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Topics: Moll, Oskar, 1875-1947, Moll, Oskar, 1875-1947
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Transvestism, Transvestites, Transvestites, Transvestism, Transvestism / history
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Nov 14, 2016 Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, artist; Rée, Paul Johannes, 1858- writer of introduction
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Color portrait of artist mounted on front cover
Topics: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528
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Nov 14, 2016 Hagen, Theodor; Redslob, Edwin
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NT: Th. Hagen
Topics: Painting, German, Expressionism (Art), Expressionism (Art), Painting, German
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Nov 14, 2016 Friese, Richard, 1854-1918; Bley, Fritz, 1853-1931
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Stab-sewn
Topic: Friese, Richard, 1854-1918
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Nov 14, 2016 Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641; Seemann, Artur, editor
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Col. port. of artist mounted on cover
Topics: Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir, 1599-1641, Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641
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Nov 14, 2016 Giorgione, 1477-1511
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Topic: Giorgione, 1477-1511
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Nov 14, 2016 Alberts, Jacobs, 1860-1941; Vollmer, Hans, 1878-1969
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Stab-sewn; col. ill. mounted on cover
Topics: Alberts, Jacobs, 1860-1941, Alberts, Jacobs, 1860-1941
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Nov 14, 2016 Botticelli, Sandro, 1444 or 1445-1510
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Nov 14, 2016 Marées, Hans von, 1837-1887; Sydow, Eckart von, 1885-1942
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Portrait on t.p
Topics: Marées, Hans von, 1837-1887, Marées, Hans von, 1837-1887, Marées, Hans ((von)), Bildband
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Nov 14, 2016 Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828; Mayer, August L. (August Liebmann), b. 1885
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Topic: Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828
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Nov 14, 2016 Leibl, Wilhelm, 1844-1900; Bayersdorfer, W. (Wilhelm)
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Topics: Leibl, Wilhelm, 1844-1900, Leibl, Wilhelm, 1844-1900
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Nov 14, 2016 Stuck, Franz von, 1863-1928; Ostini, Fritz, Freiherr von, 1861-1927
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Topics: Stuck, Franz, Ritter von, 1863-1928, Stuck, Franz von, 1863-1928
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Nov 14, 2016 Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543; Seemann, Arthur, 1861-1925
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Stab-sewn; col. port. mounted on cover
Topic: Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543