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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 Nairne, Alexander, 1863-1936
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Topic: Bible
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Bibliography: p. 2
Topic: Bible
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1921 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
texts
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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
Bibliography: p. 22
Topics: Bible, Worship (Judaism), Megalithic monuments
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1921 Scott, Melville, 1860-1929
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Topic: Bible
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1921 Parry, Reginald St. John, 1858-1935
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1921 Driver, S. R. (Samuel Rolles), 1846-1914; Gray, George Buchanan, 1865-1922
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Topic: Bible
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1921 Wellhausen, Julius, 1844-1918
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Topics: Bible, Judaism, Jews
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topics: Bible, Bible
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1921 Lagrange, Marie-Joseph, 1855-1938
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Topic: Bible
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1921 Pacifique, père, 1863-1943
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Topics: Bible, Micmac language, Indians of North America
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1921 Robinson, H. Wheeler (Henry Wheeler), 1872-1945
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Topic: Bible
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Topic: Bible
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1921 Mackinlay, George, 1847-1928
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Topics: Bible, Bible
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1921 Heller, ayyim, d. 1960
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"Totsaah meyuedet meet "ha-Ivri."
Topic: Bible
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1921 Oxtoby, Frederic Breading
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Topics: Bible, 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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1921 University of Aberdeen. Library
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Topics: Taylor, William Lawrence, 1829-1910, Bible
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1921 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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1921 Harrison, P. N. (Percy Neale)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-184)
Topic: Bible
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1921 Thackeray, H. St. J. (Henry St. John), 1869?-1930
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Topics: Bible, Judaism -- Customs and practices
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1921 Friedemann-Soller, Margarethe
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Topics: Biblia pauperum, Bible
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Topic: Bible
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1921 Foakes-Jackson, F. J. (Frederick John), 1855-1941
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"Books recommended" : p. lxxi-lxxii
Topics: Bible, Jews
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Topic: Bible
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1921 Burton, Ernest De Witt, 1856-1925
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Bibliography: p. lxxxii-lxxxix
Topics: Bible, Greek language -- Semantics, Greek language, Biblical -- Semantics
Topic: Bible
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1921 Goodspeed, Edgar Johnson, 1871-1962
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Topic: Bible
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Topic: Bible
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Topic: Bible
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Topic: Bible
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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