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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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Topics: Indo-European languages -- Grammar, Comparative, genealogy
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Topics: Aeschylus, genealogy
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1859 Parthey, Gustav Friedrich Constantin, 1798-1872
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"Aus den Abhandlungen der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1858", p. [509]-537
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1856 Lange, Ludwig
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1852 Hundeshagen, Karl Bernhard, 1810-1872
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Rede - Universität Heidelberg (zum Geburts-Feste des Karl Friedrich von Baden und zur akademischen Preisvertheilung) 1852
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1851 Remacly, H. I
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, genealogy
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1844 Welcker, Friedrich Gottlieb, 1784-1868; Lüders, Otto
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Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, Medicine, Greek and Roman, Mythology, Classical, Greek literature, genealogy
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1841 Movers, F. C. (Franz Carl), 1806-1856
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1841 Movers, F. C. (Franz Carl), 1806-1856
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1841 Movers, F. C. (Franz Carl), 1806-1856
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1841 Movers, F. C. (Franz Carl), 1806-1856
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1832 Niebuhr, Barthold Georg, 1776-1831
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Xenophon, Niebuhr, Barthold Georg, 1776-1831, genealogy
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Topics: Phocion, d. 318 B.C, Political ethics, genealogy
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Topics: Rome -- History Republic, 265-30 B.C, Rome -- Biography, Rome -- Genealogy
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Jan 1, 1970 Welcker, Friedrich Gottlieb, 1784-1868; Lüders, Otto
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Vol. 1-2. Kleine Schriften zur griechischen Litteraturgeschichte.- Vol. 3. Kleine Schriften zu den Alterthümern der Heilkunde bei den Griechen, griechische Inschriften, zur alten Kunstgeschichte.- Vol. 4. Kleine Schriften zur griechischen Litteratur. Dritter Theil.- [Vol. 5] Kleine Schriften zur griechischen Mythologie, Kunst- und Litteraturgeschichte, hrsg. von Otto Lüders
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, Medicine, Greek and Roman, Mythology, Classical, Greek literature -- History...
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Topics: Rome -- History Republic, 265-30 B.C, Rome -- Biography, Rome -- Genealogy
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- Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1914-17; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1919-32; Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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With 1914-17, 1919-32 are bound the Abhandlungen of the academy's Physikalisch-Mathematische (later Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche) Klasse for those years
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Topics: Rome -- History Republic, 265-30 B.C, Rome -- Biography, Rome -- Genealogy
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Jan 1, 1970 Traube, Ludwig, 1861-1907; Boll, Franz Johannes, 1867-1924; Lehmann, Paul Joachim Georg, 1884-1964; Brandt, Samuel, 1848-
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Topics: Paleography, Paleography, Latin, Abbreviations, Latin, Classical philology -- Collected works,...
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- Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Institut für Griechisch-Römische Altertumskunde; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Zentralinstitut für Alte Geschichte und Archäologie
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Topics: History, Ancient -- Periodicals, genealogy
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Jan 1, 1970 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy
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Jan 1, 1970 Welcker, Friedrich Gottlieb, 1784-1868; Lüders, Otto
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Vol. 1-2. Kleine Schriften zur griechischen Litteraturgeschichte.- Vol. 3. Kleine Schriften zu den Alterthümern der Heilkunde bei den Griechen, griechische Inschriften, zur alten Kunstgeschichte.- Vol. 4. Kleine Schriften zur griechischen Litteratur. Dritter Theil.- [Vol. 5] Kleine Schriften zur griechischen Mythologie, Kunst- und Litteraturgeschichte, hrsg. von Otto Lüders
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, Medicine, Greek and Roman, Mythology, Classical, Greek literature -- History...
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- Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Institut für Griechisch-Römische Altertumskunde; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Zentralinstitut für Alte Geschichte und Archäologie
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Topics: Rome -- History Republic, 265-30 B.C, Rome -- Biography, Rome -- Genealogy
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- Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Institut für Griechisch-Römische Altertumskunde; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Zentralinstitut für Alte Geschichte und Archäologie
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- Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1914-17; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1919-32; Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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