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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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1921 Henckell, Karl, 1864-1929
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Vol. 1. Buch des Lebens.- Vol. 2. Buch des Kampfes.- Vol. 3. Buch der Liebe und Natur.- Vol. 4. Buch der Kunst
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Vol. 1. Antwerpen, 1914, bearb. von Erich v. Tschischwitz.- Vol. 2. Die Kämpfe um Baranowitschi, Summer, 1916 bearb. von Walther Vogel.- Vol. 3. Herbstschlacht in Macedonien-Cernabogen 1916, von Georg Strutz, bearb. von Curt Liebmann.- Vol. 4. Die Eroberung von Nowo Georgiewsk, bearb. von Franz Bettag.- Vol. 5. "Jildirim". Deutsche Streiter auf heiligem Boden, bearb. von Dr. Steuber.- Vol. 6. Von Nancy bis zum Camp des Romains, 1914, bearb. von Ludwig von Gebsattel.- Vol. 7a-7b Die...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Battles
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1921 Kuoni, Jakob, 1850-
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Topic: Maienfeld, Switzerland
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1921 Büchner, Wilhelm
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1921 Seeck, Otto, 1850-1921
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Topic: Rome -- History Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D
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Topics: Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnen-Angehöriger, Berlin, Theater -- Germany Societies, etc, Actors
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1921 Buber, Martin, 1878-1965
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Topics: Ecstasy, Mysticism
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1921 Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
Topic: Socialism
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1921 Deuticke, Wilhelm
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Prussia, East (Province), World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Topic: Catalan language
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1921 Seeck, Otto, 1850-1921
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Topic: Rome -- History Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D
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1921 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890; Fränkel, Jonas, 1879-
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Bde. 7-8. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Erzählungen. Bde. 1-2
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1921 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
Topic: genealogy
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1921 Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854; Hunziker, Rudolf, 1870-; Bloesch, Hans, 1878-1945; Guggisberg, Kurt, 1907-; Juker, Werner
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1921 Kroner, Richard, 1884-
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Vol. 1. Von der Vernunftkritik zur Naturphilosophie.- Vol. 2. Von der Naturphilosophie zur Philosophie des Geistes
Topic: Philosophy, German
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1921 Kroner, Richard, 1884-
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Vol. 1. Von der Vernunftkritik zur Naturphilosophie.- Vol. 2. Von der Naturphilosophie zur Philosophie des Geistes
Topic: Philosophy, German
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1921 Banse, Ewald, 1883-
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Topic: Africa, North -- Description and travel
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
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1921 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Röhl, Hans, 1885-
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Vol. 1. Arme Leute.- Vol. 2. Der Doppelgänger.- Vol. 3. Aus dem Dunkel der Grossstadt; Helle Nächte.- Vol. 4. Die Wirtin und andere Novellen.- Vol. 5. Netotschka Njeswanowa und kleinere Erzählungen.- Vol. 6. Ein kleiner Held; Onkelchens Traum.- Vol. 7. Das Gut Stepantschikowo und seine Bewohner.- Vol. 8 and 9. Erniedrigte und Beleidigte.- Vol. 10. Aufzeichnungen aus einem Totenhause.- Vol. 11. and 12. Schuld und Sühne.- Vol. 13. Der Spieler und kleinere Erzählungen.- Vol. 14, 15...
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1921 Dornseiff, Franz, 1888-1960
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Topic: Pindar
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1921 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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1921 Uhde-Bernays, Hermann, 1873-1965
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Topics: Landscape painting, Germany -- 19th century Germany (West) Munich, Landscape painters -- Germany...
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1921 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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1921 Neumann, Hans, 1896-
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Thesis - Greifswald
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1921 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890; Fränkel, Jonas, 1879-
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Bde. 7-8. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Erzählungen. Bde. 1-2
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1921 Obenauer, Karl Justus, 1888-
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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... die Drucklegung des II. Teiles auf später verschoben werden
Topic: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786
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1921 Siebert, B. de; Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del
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1921 Heimann, Moritz, 1868-1925
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1921 Pocci, Franz, Graf von, 1807-1876
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1921 Gumppenberg, Hanns von, 1866-*
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Topics: Bible, Worship (Judaism), Megalithic monuments
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Abt. 1. Band 1. Gunkel, Hermann- Die Urgeschichte und die Patriarchen (das erste Buch Mosis)- Abt. 1. Band 2. Gressmann, Hugo- Die Anfange Israels (von 2. Mosis bis Richter und Ruth)- Abt. 2. Band 1. Gressmann, Hugo - Die Schriften des Alten Testaments.- Abt. 2. Bd. 2. Schmidt, Hans (ed.) - Dis grossen Propheten.- Abt. 2. Band 3. Haller, Max - Das Judentum, Geschichtsschreibung, Prophetic und Gesetzgebung nach dem Exil.- Abt. 3. Bd. 1. Staerk, W.[O.A.] - Lyrik, (Psalmen, Hoheslied und...
Topic: Old Testament
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1921 Mombert, Alfred, 1872-1942
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1921 Geffcken, Johannes, 1861-1935
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Topic: Greek drama
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
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Topics: Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898, Stöcker, Adolf, 1835-1909, Jewish question, Jews
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1921 Kassner, Rudolf, 1873-1959
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1921 Fechheimer, Hedwig
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Sculpture -- Egypt, Sculpture, Egyptian
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1921 Specht, Richard, 1870-1932
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Topic: Bittner, Julius, 1874-1939
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Topics: Josephus, Flavius, Vespasian, Emperor of Rome, 9-79
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1921 Müller-Lyer, Franz Carl, 1857-1916
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Topics: Sociology, Philosophy
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1921 Nowak, Karl Friedrich, 1882-1932
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Hudig-Frey, Margareta; Berlin, Germany. Preussische Staatsbibliothek. MSS. (Ger. Fol. 282)
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"Die ... Arbeit war meine Doktordissertation an der Universität Berlin im Sommer 1919." - Vorwort
Topics: Heinrich von Veldeke, 12th century, Enéas (Romance), Illumination of books and manuscripts --...
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1921 Boehn, Max von, 1860-1932
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Topic: Spitzweg, Karl, 1808-1885
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1921 Frobenius, Leo, 1873-1938
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bd. I-III. Volksmärchen der Kabylen.- bd. VI. Spielmannsgeschichten der Sahel.- bd. VIII. Erzählungen aus dem West-Sudan.- bd. IX. Volkserzählungen und volksdichtungen aus dem Zentral-Sudan
Topic: Folklore -- Africa
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1921 Thurneysen, Rudolf, 1857-1940
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[Bd. 1] Teil 1. Allgemeines. Teil 2. Die Ulter Sage
Topics: Cuchulain, Epic poetry, Irish literature
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1921 Dürr-Baumgartner, Marie H
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Topic: Religion
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1921 Bürger, Gottfried August, 1747-1794
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Topic: Gatterer, Philippine
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1921 Meyrink, Gustav, 1868-1932
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1921 Elias, Julius, 1861-1927
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Topic: Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935
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1921 Gunkel, Hermann, 1862-1932
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Topic: Jesus Christ
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1921 Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854; Hunziker, Rudolf, 1870-; Bloesch, Hans, 1878-1945; Guggisberg, Kurt, 1907-; Juker, Werner
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Topic: Geography
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1921 Mackay, John Henry, 1864-1933
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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Topic: Art
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1921 Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804; Apel, Max, 1869-
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Topic: Logic
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1921 Burckhardt, Jacob, 1818-1897; Meyer-Kraemer, Rudolf
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Topics: Pottery, Pottery, German
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1921 Gotthelf, Jeremias, 1797-1854; Hunziker, Rudolf, 1870-; Bloesch, Hans, 1878-1945; Guggisberg, Kurt, 1907-; Juker, Werner
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1st ed. published under title: Das Gesetz der Vernunft
Topics: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Ethics
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Topics: Credit, Bills of exchange
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1921 Paul, Hermann, 1846-1921
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Topic: German language
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1921 Meister, Karl, 1880-
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Topic: Homer
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1921 Nelke, Wilhelm
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Topic: Germans
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1921 Scheffer, Thassilo Fritz H. von, 1873-
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Topic: Homer
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1921 Worringer, Wilhelm, 1881-1965
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Topic: Illustration of books -- Germany History