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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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Topics: Slavic languages -- Polyglot, German language -- Polyglot
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by Zürich (Canton) Staatsarchiv; Antiquarische Gesellschaft in Zürich; Nabholz, Hans; Hegi, Friedrich Hermann, 1878-
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Topics: Taxation -- Zürich, Zürich -- History Sources
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by Spitzer, Leo, 1887-
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Topic: Romance languages -- Grammar
"Verwendete literatur": p. [782]-796
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions, Yugoslavs
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg; Bezold, Gustav von, 1848-
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Topics: Art, Renaissance, Art, Renaissance
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Vitruvius Pollio, Vitruvius Pollio, Architecture -- Early works to 1800
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by Frankenberg, Wilhelm, 1868-; Küchler, Friedrich, 1874-1920; Bauer, Johannes, 1950-; Beer, Georg; Bertholet, Alfred, 1868-1951; Budde, Karl, 1850-1935; Buhl, Frants; Clemen, Carl, 1865-1940; Dalman, Gustaf, 1855-1941; Deissmann, Adolf; Dibelius, Martin; Dobschütz, Ernst von; Eissfeldt, Otto, 1887-1973; Frankenberg, Wilhelm; Giessmann, Hügo; Guthe, Hermann; Jensen, Peter; Kahle, Paul, 1875-1964; Kleinert, Paul; Küchler, Friedrich; Löhr, Max, 1864-1931; Marti, Karl; Meinhold, Johannes; Messel, Nils; Nöldeke, Theodor, 1836-1930; Nowack, Wilhelm; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930; Schroeder, Otto
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Topics: Baudissin, Wolf Wilhelm, Graf von, 1847-1926, Bible. pO.T, Semitic philology, Semites -- Religion
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Topics: German literature, German literature
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Bibliography: p. 261-266
Topic: German language -- Old High German,750-1050 Grammar
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Topic: Germany -- Antiquities, Roman
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Topics: Voyage de Charlemagne à Jérusalem et à Constantinople, French language -- Old French Grammar
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by Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952
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Topics: Baghdad (Iraq), Babylon (Extinct city), Nineveh (Extinct city)
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by Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945
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Einleitung. Leibniz; Die Entdeckung der ästhetischen Formwelt. Die Freiheitsidee im System des kritischen Idealismus. Goethe. Schiller-Freiheitsproblem und Formproblem in der klassischen Ästhetik. Freiheitsidee und Staatsidee
Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716,...
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by Schubart, Wilhelm, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri) -- Bibliography, Egypt -- History...
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Topic: Strindberg, August, 1849-1912
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by Paul, Hermann, 1846-1921
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Includes indexes
Topic: German language -- Middle High German, 1050-1500 Grammar
Vol. 1. 1803-1860.- Vol. 2. 1860-1918
Topic: Communication and traffic
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Topic: Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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by Harden, Maximilian, 1861-1927
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Boehn, Max von, 1860-1932
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Topics: Costume -- History, Fashion -- History
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by Bidlingmaier, Maria
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Topics: Peasantry -- Germany Württemberg, Women -- Employment Germany Württemberg
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Topics: Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), genealogy
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by Dahms, Walter, 1887-
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Topic: Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
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by Martin, Wilhelm, 1876-
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Topics: Painting, Dutch, Painting -- Conservation and restoration
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Topic: Forests and forestry
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Topics: German literature, German literature
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by Appel, Carl, 1857-1934
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Supplement to his Provenzalische Chrestomathie
Topic: Provençal language
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by Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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Topic: Germany -- Social conditions
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Topics: Taoism, Confucius and Confucianism, China -- Religion
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Topics: Kokoschka, Oskar, 1886-1980, genealogy
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Topics: Duclos, Charles Pinot-, 1704-1772, Salons, France -- Social life and customs 18th century
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Topic: Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
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Topics: Architecture, Aesthetics
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by Murner, Thomas, 1475-1537; Merker, Paul, 1881-
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Topic: Luther, Martin, 1483-1546
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by Jaenecke, Wilhelm, 1896-; Turkey. Laws, statutes, etc
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Topics: Criminal law, Comparative law
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Topic: Capitulations
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by Marx, Karl, 1818-1883; Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895
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Topic: Socialism
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by Wolff, Theodor, 1868-1943
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, World War, 1914-1918
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by Gesenius, Wilhelm, 1786-1842; Kautzsch, E. (Emil), 1841-1910; Bergsträsser, Gotthelf, 1886-1933
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Vol. 1. Einleitung, Schrift- und Lautlehre.- Vol. 2. Verbum
Topic: Hebrew language
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Topics: Acting, Mime
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by Bernstein, S. (Simon), b. 1884; Zionist Organisation. Copenhagen Office
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Topics: Jews -- Romania Politics and government, Jews -- Romania History, Romania -- Ethnic relations
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Topics: German literature, German literature
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by Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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1. Bd. Zur Kritik der Zeit. Mahnung und Warnung.- 2. Bd. Zur Mechanik des Geistes.- 3. Bd. Von kommenden Dingen.- 4. Bd. Aufsätze. Frühere Schriften.- 5. Bd. Reden und Schriften aus Kriegszeit
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Topics: Art -- Turkey Istanbul, Art, Italian, Art, Islamic, Artists, Italian
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by Berliner, Abraham, 1833-1915
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Topic: Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
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by Louis, Rudolf, 1870-1914
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Topic: Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
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Topics: Latin language, Vulgar -- Readers, genealogy
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by Zürich (Canton) Staatsarchiv; Nabholz, Hans; Hegi, Friedrich Hermann, 1878-; Antiquarische Gesellschaft in Zürich
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Topic: Taxation
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by Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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1. Bd. Zur Kritik der Zeit. Mahnung und Warnung.- 2. Bd. Zur Mechanik des Geistes.- 3. Bd. Von kommenden Dingen.- 4. Bd. Aufsätze. Frühere Schriften.- 5. Bd. Reden und Schriften aus Kriegszeit
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Topics: Renaissance, Reformation, Humanism
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by Geisler, Walter, 1891-
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Inaug.-diss. - Kiel
Topics: Painting, German, Christian art and symbolism, Altars
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Topics: Zohar, Franck, Adolphe, 1809-1893, Cabala
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by Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564; Condivi, Ascanio, b. ca. 1520; Semerau, Alfred, 1879-
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Topic: Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
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by Kretschmer, Paul, 1866-1956
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Topics: Linguistic geography, German language, German language
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Topics: Philosophy -- History, Ethics -- History
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by Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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1. Bd. Zur Kritik der Zeit. Mahnung und Warnung.- 2. Bd. Zur Mechanik des Geistes.- 3. Bd. Von kommenden Dingen.- 4. Bd. Aufsätze. Frühere Schriften.- 5. Bd. Reden und Schriften aus Kriegszeit
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by Stolper, Gustav, 1888-1947
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, Germany -- Economic conditions, Austria -- Economic...
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by Hildebrand, Adolf von, 1847-1921
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Topic: Art
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by Bezold, Friedrich von, 1848-1928
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Topics: Middle Ages, Renaissance
The editor's thesis, Kiel
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by Nederbragt, Johan Alexander, 1880-
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by Hagemann, Carl, 1871-
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Topic: Theater -- Production and direction
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Topics: Knowledge, Theory of, Truth, Worth
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by Kraus, Karl, 1874-1936
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by Hasenclever, Walter, 1890-1940
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Topics: German prose literature -- History and criticism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany --...
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by Enver Paa, 1881-1922
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Topic: Turco-Italian War, 1911-1912
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by Schlick, Moritz, 1882-1936
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Topics: Knowledge, Philosophy, German
Vol. 1. 1803-1860.- Vol. 2. 1860-1918
Topic: Communication and traffic
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Topic: Hebbel, Friedrich, 1813-1863
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Mauthner, Fritz, 1849-1923
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