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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 Driver, S. R. (Samuel Rolles), 1846-1914; Gray, George Buchanan, 1865-1922
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Topic: Bible
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by Harrison, P. N. (Percy Neale)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-184)
Topic: Bible
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Topic: Bible
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by Lagrange, Marie-Joseph, 1855-1938
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Topic: Bible
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Topic: Bible
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by Burton, Ernest De Witt, 1856-1925
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Bibliography: p. lxxxii-lxxxix
Topics: Bible, Greek language -- Semantics, Greek language, Biblical -- Semantics
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Topic: Bible
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by Thackeray, H. St. J. (Henry St. John), 1869?-1930
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Topics: Bible, Judaism -- Customs and practices
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by University of Aberdeen. Library
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Topics: Taylor, William Lawrence, 1829-1910, Bible
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by Foakes-Jackson, F. J. (Frederick John), 1855-1941
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"Books recommended" : p. lxxi-lxxii
Topics: Bible, Jews
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by Galani, Avraham Naftali
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1. ovets derashot al sefer Bereshit u-moade ha-shanah ... --2. omer li-derush le-sefer Shemot--3. Beur shene maamre azal betor dugma mi-sifri al ha-agadah--4. ... ezeh derashot bi-efat Anglit
Topics: Bible, Jewish sermons, Sermons, Hebrew, Homiletical illustrations, Jewish, Festival-day sermons,...
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by 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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by Parry, Reginald St. John, 1858-1935
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Topic: Bible
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by 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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by Pacifique, père, 1863-1943
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Topics: Bible, Micmac language, Indians of North America
Topic: Bible
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by Goodspeed, Edgar Johnson, 1871-1962
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Topic: Bible
Bibliography: p. 22
Topics: Bible, Worship (Judaism), Megalithic monuments
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by Wellhausen, Julius, 1844-1918
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Topics: Bible, Judaism, Jews
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by Robinson, H. Wheeler (Henry Wheeler), 1872-1945
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Topic: Bible
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by Nairne, Alexander, 1863-1936
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Topic: Bible
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topics: Bible, Bible stories
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by Scott, Melville, 1860-1929
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Topic: Bible
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by Heller, ayyim, d. 1960
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"Totsaah meyuedet meet "ha-Ivri."
Topic: Bible
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by Friedemann-Soller, Margarethe
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Topics: Biblia pauperum, Bible
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Topics: Bible, Bible
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topics: Bible, Bible
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Bibliography: p. 2
Topic: Bible
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by Mackinlay, George, 1847-1928
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Topics: Bible, Bible
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