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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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by Sokolow, Nahum, 1859-1936
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Topics: Jews -- Restoration, Zionism
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by Romains, Jules, 1885-1972
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Ortega, Manuel L
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Topics: Jews, Jews, Hebrew literature
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Topic: Jews -- History, Modern
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by Sokolow, Nahum, 1859-1936
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Bibliography: v. 2, p. 449-460
Topics: Jews -- Restoration, Zionism
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by Theilhaber, Felix Aaron, 1884-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Raisin, Max, 1881-1957
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Topic: Jews -- History, Modern
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by Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Cowley, A. E. (Arthur Ernest), 1861-1931
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"The words of Ahikar": p. 81-95; "The Behistun inscription": p. 96-100
Topics: Jews -- History To 70 A.D, Old Persian inscriptions, Manuscripts, Aramaic (Papyri), Achaemenian...
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Topics: Agricultural colonies, Jews
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by Chasanowich, Leon; Motzkin, Leo, 1867-1933
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Einleitung.--Die jüdische Volksbewegung.--Die Stellung der internationalen Demokratie.--Regierungserklärungen, Gesetze, internationale Verträge
Topics: Jewish question, Zionism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
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by Jacobs, Joseph, 1854-1916
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Topics: Jews -- Civilization, Jews -- History, Modern
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by Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Byles, C. E. (Charles Edward), b. 1873
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Topics: Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915, World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Bound with Mendelssohn, Moses. Jerusalem; oder, Über religiöse Macht und Judentum. Berlin, 1919
Topics: Jews, genealogy
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by Graves, Robert, 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Brooke, Tucker, 1883-1946; Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Still, John
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Wilson, Theodore Percival Cameron, 1888-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955; O'Brien, Edward Joseph Harrington, 1890-1941
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Moore, T. Sturge (Thomas Sturge), 1870-1944
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry, English poetry -- 20th century History and criticism
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by Friedlaender, Israel, 1876-
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Topics: Jews, Jews -- Restoration
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Topics: English literature -- 19th century History and criticism, English literature -- 20th century...
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by Kaplun-Kogan, Wladimir Wolf, 1888-
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Topics: Jews -- Migrations, genealogy
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by Trietsch, Davis, 1870-1935
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Topic: Jews
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by Arlosoroff, Chaim, 1899-1933
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Topics: Jews -- Political and social conditions, Socialism, Zionism
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by Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topics: Jews -- History 586 B.C.-70 A.D, Judaism
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Topics: Jews, Jews
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by Bertholet, Alfred, 1868-1951
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Topic: Jews
A collection of brief articles by Isak Unna, E. H. Lehmann, and others
Topics: Jews, Jews
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by Société des études juives (France); Ecole pratique des hautes études (France). Section des sciences économiques et sociales; Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales; Société des études juives (France). Actes et conférences
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Many vols., 1880- include Actes et conférences of the Société
Topics: Jews, Judaism, Jewish literature
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by Pinski, David, 1872-1959
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Beruriah -- The temptations of Rabbi Akiba -- Johanan the high priest -- Zerubbabel -- Drabkin: A novelette of proletarian life -- the black cat -- A tale of a hungry man -- In the storm
Topics: Pinski, David, 1872-1959, Jews -- Social life and customs Fiction
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by Zollschan, Ignaz
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Topics: Jews, Zionism, Jewish question
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by Hecht, Emanuel, 1821-1862; Kayserling, Meyer, 1829-1905; Biach, Adolf
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"Aus dem Hebräischen von Nathan Birnbaum und Hugo Herrmann."
Topics: Jews, Jews, Crusades
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by Warren, Gretchen (Osgood)
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Rosenberg, Leo, 1879-1963
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Topics: Jews -- Migrations, Palestine -- Emigration and immigration
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by Watson, William, Sir, 1858-1935
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Leven, Narcisse, 1833-1915
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Topics: Alliance israelite universelle, Paris, Jews
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by Valensi, Alfred
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Zionism, Jews
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by Leven, Narcisse, 1833-1915
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Topics: Alliance israelite universelle, Paris, Jews
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by Levin, Shmarya, 1867-1935
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Topics: Jews, Zionism
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by Katz, Jacob, 1904-
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by Katz, Jacob, 1904-
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
by Myers, Jack M; Adler, Hermann, 1839-1911, writer of preface
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Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, p. 222)
Topics: Jews, Jews
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v. 1. Fun der uraler tsay biz tsu der grindung fun der melukhe--v. 2. Fun der grindung fun der melukhe biz Yerovom der tseyen--v. 3. Fun dem oyfri fun di ershe shriflikhe Neviim biz der oyfboyung fun tseyen Beysamigdesh.--v. 4. Fun di else tsay biz oif hain
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v. 1. Fun der uraler tsay biz tsu der grindung fun der melukhe--v. 2. Fun der grindung fun der melukhe biz Yerovom der tseyen--v. 3. Fun dem oyfri fun di ershe shriflikhe Neviim biz der oyfboyung fun tseyen Beysamigdesh.--v. 4. Fun di else tsay biz oif hain
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v. 1. Fun der uraler tsay biz tsu der grindung fun der melukhe--v. 2. Fun der grindung fun der melukhe biz Yerovom der tseyen--v. 3. Fun dem oyfri fun di ershe shriflikhe Neviim biz der oyfboyung fun tseyen Beysamigdesh.--v. 4. Fun di else tsay biz oif hain
Topic: Jews