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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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Oct 14, 2019 Gabler, George Andreas, 1786-1843
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Topics: Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831, Knowledge, Theory of
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Oct 14, 2019 Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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Oct 3, 2019 Harvard University; Harvard University. Division of Modern Languages
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Title varies: v. 1-13, Studies and notes in philology and literature
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Topics: Philology, Modern -- Collections, Literature, Modern -- History & criticism Collections
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Topic: Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)
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Topics: Botany -- Great Britain, Wild flowers -- Great Britain Identification
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Sep 21, 2019 Piero da Sienna; Casini, Tommaso, 1859-; Fiorini, Vittorio
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Sep 21, 2019 Kiss, József, 1843-1921
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Sep 8, 2019 Crawford, William Henry, 1855-
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Topics: Wesleyan Methodist Church, Missions, Poor
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Sep 4, 2019 Pattison, Mark, 1813-1884
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Topic: Milton, John, 1608-1674
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Topics: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
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New Testament only. Tr. by Bp. Edward Steere. Southern Swahili dialect
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Aug 28, 2019 Cox, J. Charles (John Charles), 1843-1919
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Topics: Derbyshire (England) -- Antiquities, Derbyshire (England) -- History, genealogy
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Aug 17, 2019 Jahan-ara Bigam, 1614-1681; Kalim, Muhammad 'Abdul Samad
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Urdu translation of Munis al-arv
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Topic: Mu'inuddin Cishti, 1143?-1234?
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Aug 16, 2019 Escott, T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet), 1844-1924
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Includes index
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Topics: Great Britain -- Social life and customs, Holidays, Christian antiquities, Folklore -- Great Britain
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Aug 12, 2019
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Topics: Bible, Cabala
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Topics: Egypt, Egypt -- Biography, Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918
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Jul 28, 2019 Meynell, Henry, 1789-1865
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Topics: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
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Topics: Bible, Palestine -- Description and travel, Sinai (Egypt) -- Description and travel
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Jul 15, 2019 Rodriguez Villa, Antonio, 1843-1912
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Topics: Fernández de Córdova y Aguilar, Gonzalvo, called el Gran Capitán, 1453-1515, Italy -- History...
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Jul 12, 2019 Clutton-Brock, A. (Arthur), 1868-1924
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Topics: Christianity, Kingdom of God
v. 1. Genesis to Esther.--v. 2. Job to the minor prophets.--v. 3. St. Matthew to Revelation. Apocrypha
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Topic: Arabic literature
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Topic: Arabic literature
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Jul 5, 2019 Syniavs'ky, Oleksa, 1887-1937
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Topic: Ukrainian language
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Jul 3, 2019 Badr al-Din Ishaq; Farid al-Din Mas'ud, called Shakar-ganj, d.1265
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Topic: Sufism
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Jul 3, 2019 Badr al-Din Ishaq; Fard al-Dn Mas'd, called Shakar-ganj, d. 1265
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Photocopy. London, India Office Library, 1966
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Topic: Sufism
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Jul 2, 2019 Melville, Herman, 1819-1891
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Topics: Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795, Freemasons
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Jun 14, 2019 Suln Valad, 1226-1312
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Topic: Eastern question (Balkan)
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Jun 7, 2019 Sanchez-Craig, Martha, 1935-; Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario
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Bibliography: p. 78-81
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Topics: Alcoholism counseling, Alcoholism
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May 31, 2019 Gesenius, Wilhelm, 1786-1842; Buhl, Frants, 1850-1932.; Zimmern, Heinrich, 1862-1931
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Topics: Aramaic language, Hebrew language
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Vols. 23-120 also called new ser., v. 1-[98]
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May 17, 2019 Al ibn 'Abd Allh ibn Ab Zar', al-Fs; Tornberg, Carl Johan
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Vol. 1. Textum arabicum continens.- Vol. 2. Versionem latinam, scripturae varietatem et observationes continens
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Topic: Arabic language
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May 16, 2019 Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri, Mukunda Rama, mahamahopadhyaya; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Savaism
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May 6, 2019 Nādir Paşa, 'Abdülkerīm, 1807-1883, defendant; Turkey. Ordu. Dīvān-i Ḥarb, 'Abdülkerīm, 1877
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Topics: Court records, Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878, Turkey
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Apr 25, 2019 Ontario
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Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
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Topic: Session laws
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Apr 8, 2019 Hibben, John Grier, 1861-1933
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Topics: Enlightenment, Philosophy, Modern -- History
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Apr 4, 2019 Vishweshvaranand, Swami; Nityanand, Swami
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Topic: Vedas
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Apr 1, 2019 Euripides; Walker, Richard Johnson, 1868-
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Topic: Sefer ha-yashar (Quasi-historical work)
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Mar 29, 2019 Liebermann, Felix, 1851-
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Topics: Anglo-Saxons -- Politics and government, Witenagemot
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Mar 24, 2019 Yonge, Charlotte Mary, 1823-1901
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Introduction by Lucy Crump. Illustrated by Dora Curtis
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Mar 19, 2019
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Added title: Haeschkol
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Mar 17, 2019 Read, D. B. (David Breakenridge), 1823-1904
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Bibliography: p. [373]
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Topics: Canada -- History 1763-1867, Canada -- History Rebellion, 1837-1838
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Topic: Ethnology -- Europe
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Mar 12, 2019
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This work is attributed to Comte J.P. Fabre de l'Aude
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Topic: French Revolution, 1795-1799 (Directoire)
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Mar 11, 2019 Fränkel, Jonas, 1879-
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Topics: German letters (Collections), Romanticism
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Mar 6, 2019 Serrano y Sanz, Manuel, 1868-
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Topics: Arabs -- Spain, Spain -- History 711-1516
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Feb 27, 2019 Sully, James, 1842-1923
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Topics: Laughter, Wit and humour
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Feb 25, 2019 Lillo, George, 1693-1739; War, Adolphus William, (Sir) 1837-1924
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Feb 22, 2019 Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topic: Borgia family
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Feb 19, 2019 Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine), 1834-1924
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Topic: Sermons
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Feb 13, 2019 Mazq, Amad usain
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Feb 12, 2019 Ashley, Maurice, 1907-
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Bibliography: p. [371]-373
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Topic: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658
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Topic: Arabic language
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Feb 11, 2019 Guillaume, Gustave, 1883-1960
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Topic: French language -- Article
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Feb 10, 2019 Bodenstedt, Friedrich, 1819-1892; Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837; Lermontof, Mikhal; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Sonnets
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Vols. 1-3. Tausend und ein Tag im Orient.- Vols. 4-7. Russische Dichter, deutsche Uebersetzung Puschkin, Lermontoff, Kolzoff, etc. Vol. 8. William Shakespeare's Sonette in Deutscher Nachbildung.- Vol. 9-11. Alte und neue Gedichte.- Vol. 12. Aus Ost und West
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Feb 10, 2019 Khansāʼ, -approximately 645
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8,150p
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Feb 9, 2019 Ludwig, Otto, 1813-1865
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Vol. 1. Biographie; Zwischen Himmel un Erde; Gedichte.- Vol. 2. Die Heiterethei und ihr Widerspiel. Novellen.- Vol. 3. Dramen.- Vol. 4. Dramarische Fragmente.- Vol. 5-6. Studien
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Topic: Italian language
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Jan 22, 2019 Jyotirvara, fl. 1400; Acharya, Jadavji Trikamji
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At head of title: Nitnta gopanya
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Topic: Erotic literature
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Jan 18, 2019 Watson, William John, 1865-
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Topic: Names, Geographical -- Scotland Ross and Cromarty
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Topics: Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Essex County (Mass.) -- Genealogy
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Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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Jan 3, 2019 Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922
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Topic: Portuguese language -- Grammar
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Topics: Tipu Sultan, Fath Ali, Nawab of Mysore, 1753-1799, Haidar 'Ali, Mysore
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Dec 1, 2018 Jerrold, Walter, 1865-1929
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