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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 Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, genealogy
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1921 Trend, John Brande, 1887-
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Topics: Music -- History and criticism, Spanish literature -- History and criticism, Catalan literature --...
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1921 Hourticq, Louis, 1875-1944
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Topic: Art
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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v. 4, 10., verb. und erw. Aufl
Topic: Art
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1921 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939
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Topics: Art, Literature
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1921 Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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Topic: genealogy
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1921 Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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1921 Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929
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v. 1. Appreciations: Robert Burns, Dr. Johnson, Thackeray, Cromwell, Frederick the Great, Burke, William Windham, The coming of Bonaparte, Sir Robert Peel, Dr. Chalmers, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph Churchill.--v. 2. Vignettes: The portraits of Burns, The love episode of William Pitt, Nelson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cecil Rhodes. Scottish history and character: Scottish history. The union of England and Scotland, The patriotism of a Scot, The formation of a Scottish character,...
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, Love in literature, genealogy
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1921 Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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1921 Sen, Jaminikanta
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Topic: Symbolism in art
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
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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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Some vols. in reprint edition
Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Maspero, G. (Gaston), 1846-1916
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Topics: Art -- Egypt, Egypt -- Antiquities
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1921 British Museum. Dept. of British and Mediaeval Antiquities; Dalton, O. M. (Ormonde Maddock), 1866-1945
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Topics: Art -- England London Catalogs, Art, Byzantine, Christian art and symbolism, Christian antiquities
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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 Bruton, Francis Archibald, 1860-; Woods, Albert
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Includes index
Topics: Lancashire (England) -- Description and travel, Lancashire (England) -- History, genealogy
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Paged continuously
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
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1921 Hyde, Walter Woodburn
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Topics: Sculpture, Greece -- Art
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Some vols. in reprint edition
Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
"Records and authorities": v. 1, p. [xiii]-lv
Topics: St. Bartholomew's Priory (London, England), St. Bartholomew-the-Great (Church : London, England),...
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
Topic: genealogy
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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
Bibliography: p. [45]-46
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Grief
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1921 Brieger, Lothar, b. 1879
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Topics: Ury, Lesser, 1861-1931, Artists -- Germany Berlin, Painters -- Germany Berlin, genealogy
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
Topic: genealogy
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Some vols. in reprint edition
Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Signac, Paul, 1863-1935
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Topics: Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863, Painting -- History 19th century, Impressionism (Art)
Includes bibliography
Topics: Difference (Psychology), Individuality, genealogy
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1921 Hecker, Alois
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Topics: Antisemitism, genealogy
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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v. 4, 10., verb. und erw. Aufl
Topic: Art
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1921 Pelizaeus Museum; Ippel, Albert, 1885-; Roeder, Günther, 1881-1966
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Topics: Art, Egyptian, Art, Greco-Roman, Egypt -- Antiquities
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1921 Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
Issued also in German
Topics: Art, Illumination (of MSS. and books), Manuscripts
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1921 Mills, William Haslam, 1874-
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Topics: Guardian (Manchester, England), genealogy
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1921 Ure, P. N. (Percy Neville), 1879-1950
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Topics: Greek literature -- History, Art -- Greece, Greece -- History, Greece -- Civilization
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1921 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Includes index
Topics: Art -- Italy Florence, Florence (Italy) -- Description and travel
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1921 Focillon, Henri, 1881-1943
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Topic: Art, Buddhist
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1921 Waldmann, Emil, 1880-1945
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Includes indexes
Topics: Portrait painting -- History, Portraits, Art, Modern -- 19th century History
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, France -- History Bourbons, 1589-1789, genealogy
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1921 Petraycka-Tomicka, Jadwiga
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Topics: Polish literature, Art
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Topics: Naval art and science, Italian language, English language
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Topics: Germany -- Politics and government 1918-1933 Sources, Saarland (Germany) -- History Sources,...
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Some vols. in reprint edition
Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Hamilton, Ian, Sir, 1853-1947
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Topics: Military art and science, Armies
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1921 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Includes index
Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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1921 Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, genealogy
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Topics: De Clare family, genealogy
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1921 Robertson, Frederick Leslie
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Topics: Naval art and science -- History, Warships, Ordnance, Naval
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1921 Schürenberg, Arthur
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Population, England -- Census, genealogy
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1921 Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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Topics: Economics, genealogy
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1921 Auerbach, Ephraim
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Biblishe ertseylungen mi billder / fun profesor Dore--Mayselakh / ilusrir fun Z. Maud
Topic: genealogy
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1921 Fries, Nicolaus; abar, 838?-923
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Topics: Military art and science -- History, Omeyyads, Islamic Empire -- History, Military
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Topic: genealogy
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1921 Faure, Elie, 1873-1937
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Topic: Art
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Topics: Lane, Hugh Percy, Sir, 1875-1915, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art (Dublin (Dublin)), National...
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
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1921 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Includes index
Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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1921 Loziski, Wadysaw, 1843-1913
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Topics: Poland, genealogy
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Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, genealogy
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Bibliography: p. 66
Topics: Siberia (Russia) -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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1921 Liliencron, Detlev, Freiherr von, 1844-1909; Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Interior decoration -- Italy, Furniture, Renaissance -- Italy History, Art, Renaissance
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1921 Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865; Page, Frederick, 1879-
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Lays of the Scottish cavaliers, and other poems, 1849.--Bothwell: a poem in six parts 1856.--Poems from Blackwood, 1847-1852.--From 'The Bon Gaultier ballads,' 1845-1857.--The golden age.--Firmilian, 1854.--Miscellaneous poems printed in Sir Theodore Martin's Memoir of Aytoun, 1867.--Nuptial ode on the marriage of the Prince of Wales, 1863.--From 'Poems and ballads of Goethe,' 1859.--Other translations.--Poland, Homer, and other poems, 1832.--Appendixes: I. Appendix to 'Lays of the Scottish...
Topics: English poetry -- Translations, Scotland -- History Poetry, genealogy
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1921 Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945
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Bibliography: p. 54-65
Topic: Art
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1921 National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
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Topics: Art, Portraits
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Topics: Sympathy, Character, genealogy
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1921 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Includes index
Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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Topics: Rops, Félicien Victor Joseph, 1833-1898, Art
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Topics: Socialism -- Germany, Germany -- History 1918-1945, genealogy
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Topics: Art, French, Art, Belgian
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1921 Hartmann, von Aue, 12th cent; Paul, Hermann, 1846-1921
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On cover: Altdeutsche Textbibliothek, Nr. 3
Topic: genealogy