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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 Viëtor, Wilhelm, 1850-1918; Meyer, Ernst Alfred, 1873-
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Topics: German language -- Pronunciation, German language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: German language, German language
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by Sieg, Emil H., 1866-; Siegling, Wilhelm
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Vol. 1. Die Texte: Pt. A. Transcription. Pt. B. Tafeln
Topic: Tokharian language
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by Weber, Max, 1864-1920
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Vol. 1. Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus. Die protestantischen Sekten und der Geist des Kapitalismus. Die Wirtschaftsethik der Weltreligionen. 1. Konfuzianismus und Taoismus.- Vol. 2. Hinduismus und Buddhismus.- Vol. 3. Das antike Judentum
Topic: Religion and sociology
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Topic: Italian language
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by Terence; Kauer, Robert, 1868-1930
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Topics: German language, German literature
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by Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945
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Topic: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804
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by Gamillscheg, Ernst, 1887-; Spitzer, Leo, 1887-
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Topic: Romance languages
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by Erman, Adolf, 1854-1937; Grapow, Hermann, 1885-1967
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Topics: Egyptian language -- Dictionaries, Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
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by Veckinchusen, Hildebrand; Stieda, Wilhelm, 1852-1933
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Topics: Hanseatic League, German language -- Middle High German Texts, Bruges (Belgium) -- Commerce History...
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Topic: Cartography
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by Kuhl, Hermann Joseph von, 1856-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front, Marne, 1st Battle of the, France, 1914
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by Gleichen-Russwurm, Alexander, Freiher von, 1865-1947
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Topic: Renaissance
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Vol. 1, 4. photomechanisch gedruckte Aufl
Topic: Religion and sociology
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by 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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[Bd. 1] Teil 1. Allgemeines. Teil 2. Die Ulter Sage
Topics: Cuchulain, Epic poetry, Irish literature
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Topics: Homer, Edda Sæmundar, Gods -- Language, Ghosts -- Language, Mythology, Greek, Mythology, Norse,...
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Topics: Land tenure -- Germany History, Carolingions, Germany -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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Topic: Geography
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
"Literatur": p. 160
Topic: Cartography
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by Flemming, Willi, 1888-
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Topics: Gryphius, Andreas, 1616-1664, Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery History
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by Worringer, Wilhelm, 1881-1965
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Topics: Art, Abstract, Art -- Psychology
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by Sandberger, Adolf, 1864-1943
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Music
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by Spitta, Philipp, 1841-1894
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Topic: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
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by 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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by Dürr, Emil, 1883-1934; Historische und antiquarische Gesellschaft zu Basel; Roth, Paul, 1885-
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Topics: Reformation -- Switzerland Basel, Basel (Switzerland) -- Church history Sources
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Topic: Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926
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by Dürr, Emil, 1883-1934; Historische und antiquarische Gesellschaft zu Basel; Roth, Paul, 1885-
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Topics: Reformation -- Switzerland Basel, Basel (Switzerland) -- Church history Sources
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by 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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Topics: English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 Etymology, English language -- Old English, ca....
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Topic: Germany -- History Revolution, 1918
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Topic: Catalan language
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Topic: French language -- Old French Readers
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by Pindar; Dornseiff, Franz, 1888-1960
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by 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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Topic: English literature
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Topics: Interior decoration -- Italy, Furniture, Renaissance -- Italy History, Art, Renaissance
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by Dürr, Emil, 1883-1934; Historische und antiquarische Gesellschaft zu Basel; Roth, Paul, 1885-
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Topics: Reformation -- Switzerland Basel, Basel (Switzerland) -- Church history Sources
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Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803, Schiller, Friedrich,...
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by Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
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Topic: Greek language
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by Strack, Hermann Leberecht, 1848-1922
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For English ed. see his Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash
Topics: Talmud, Midrash
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Romanticism -- Germany Berlin, German literature -- Germany Berlin
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by 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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by Delitzsch, Friedrich, 1850-1922
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Vol. 1. - Kritische Betrachtungen zu den alttestamentlichen Berichten über Israels Eindringen in Kanaan, die Gottesoffenbarung vom Sinai und die Wirksamkeit der Propheten.- Vol. 2. - Fort gesetzte kritische Betrachtingen zum Alten Testament, vornehmlich den Prophetenschriften und Psalmen, nebst Schluszfolgerungen
Topic: Old Testament
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by Selmer, Ernst Westerlund, 1890-; Norske videnskaps-akademi i Oslo. II--Hist.-filos. klasse no. 1
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Topics: Frisian language -- Phonology, Frisian language -- Dialects Sylt
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by Hellauer, Josef, 1871-
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Topic: China -- Economic conditions 1918-1949
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Topic: French language
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by Wolfradt, Willi, 1892-
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Topic: Grosz, George, 1893-1959
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Topics: Hess, Moses, 1812-1875, Socialists, Zionists
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by Hackmack, Adolf
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Topic: Rugs and carpets
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by Zinov'ev, Grigori, 1883-1936; Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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At head of title: N. Lenin. G. Sinowjew
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Socialism
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by Dürr, Emil, 1883-1934; Historische und antiquarische Gesellschaft zu Basel; Roth, Paul, 1885-
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Topics: Reformation -- Switzerland Basel, Basel (Switzerland) -- Church history Sources
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Topic: Homer
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
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by Weege, Fritz, 1880-1945
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Topics: Painting, Etruscan, Tombs -- Etruria
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by Stemplinger, Eduard, 1870-
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Topic: Horace
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by Conrad von Hötzendorf, Franz, Graf, 1852-1925; Austria. Generalstab
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Vol. 1. - Die Zeit der Annexionskrise, 1906-1909.- Vol. 2. - 1910-1912 - Die Zeit des libyschen Krieges und des Balkankrieges bis Ende 1912.- Vol. 3. - 1913 und das erste Halbjahr 1914.- Vol. 4. - 24 Juni 1914 bis 30 September 1914, Die politischen und militärischen Vorgänge vom Fürstenmord in Sarajevo bis zum Abschluss der ersten und bis zum Beginn der zweiten Offensive gegen Serbien und Russland.- Vol. 5. - Oktober-November-Dezember 1914 - Die Kriegsereignisse und die politischen Vorgänge...
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by Vesper, Will, 1882-1962
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Topic: German poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700
Some articles in French
Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), Conflict of laws
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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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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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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- France
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Topics: Internal revenue law, Sales tax
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by Dürr, Emil, 1883-1934; Historische und antiquarische Gesellschaft zu Basel; Roth, Paul, 1885-
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Topics: Reformation -- Switzerland Basel, Basel (Switzerland) -- Church history Sources
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Topic: German literature
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by Dürr, Emil, 1883-1934; Historische und antiquarische Gesellschaft zu Basel; Roth, Paul, 1885-
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Topics: Reformation -- Switzerland Basel, Basel (Switzerland) -- Church history Sources
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by 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
Includes bibliography
Topics: Difference (Psychology), Individuality, genealogy
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"Herausgegeben von Leo Frobenius."
Topic: Folklore