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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: Phocion, d. 318 B.C, Political ethics, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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Topics: Aristotle, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Great Britain -- History Roman period, 55 B.C.-449 A.D, Great Britain -- History Anglo-Saxon...
Thesis - bonn
Topics: Aristophanes, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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1827 Buchanan, George, 1506-1582; Aikman, James
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Topics: Scotland -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Xenophon, Niebuhr, Barthold Georg, 1776-1831, genealogy
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1832 Niebuhr, Barthold Georg, 1776-1831
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Topic: genealogy
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1836 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Durand, A., professor at Louis le Grand
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Topic: genealogy
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1836 Curtius Rufus, Quintus; Freinsheim, Johann, 1608-1660; Huguet, Henri François Auguste
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Topic: genealogy
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1838 Freytag, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1788-1861
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Vol. 1-2. a Meidanio collectorum proverbiorum.- Vol. 3. Proverbia sententiaeque proverbiales; Dies inter Arabes pugnis celebres; Facete ingenioseque dieta.- Vol. 4. Commentatio de proverbiis Arabieis a Meidanio collectis et explicatis; Indices tres; Addenda et corrigenda
Topics: Arabic literature, Proverbs, genealogy
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v. 1-3. From the earliest period to the Norman conquest.--v. 4-8. Middle Ages.--v. 9-10. Reign of Henry the Eighth; the Reformation.--v. 11-12. Reigns of Edward the Sixth, Mary, and Elizabeth
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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v. 1-3. From the earliest period to the Norman conquest.--v. 4-8. Middle Ages.--v. 9-10. Reign of Henry the Eighth; the Reformation.--v. 11-12. Reigns of Edward the Sixth, Mary, and Elizabeth
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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v. 1-3. From the earliest period to the Norman conquest.--v. 4-8. Middle Ages.--v. 9-10. Reign of Henry the Eighth; the Reformation.--v. 11-12. Reigns of Edward the Sixth, Mary, and Elizabeth
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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v. 1-3. From the earliest period to the Norman conquest.--v. 4-8. Middle Ages.--v. 9-10. Reign of Henry the Eighth; the Reformation.--v. 11-12. Reigns of Edward the Sixth, Mary, and Elizabeth
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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1841 Movers, F. C. (Franz Carl), 1806-1856
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Topic: 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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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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Topics: Great Britain -- History Norman period, 1066-1154, Great Britain -- History To 1485, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Norman period, 1066-1154, Great Britain -- History To 1485, genealogy
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Topics: Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649, genealogy
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1851 Remacly, H. I
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, genealogy
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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
Topics: Humanity, genealogy
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1853 Turner, Sharon, 1768-1847
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v. 1. From the Norman conquest to the accession of Edward III.--v. 2. From the accession of Edward III to the reign of Edward IV.--v. 3. Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, and Henry VII, and the first part of the literary history of England.--v. 4. Literary history of England
Topics: Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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1853 Turner, Sharon, 1768-1847
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v. 1. From the Norman conquest to the accession of Edward III.--v. 2. From the accession of Edward III to the reign of Edward IV.--v. 3. Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, and Henry VII, and the first part of the literary history of England.--v. 4. Literary history of England
Topics: Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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1853 Turner, Sharon, 1768-1847
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v. 1. From the Norman conquest to the accession of Edward III.--v. 2. From the accession of Edward III to the reign of Edward IV.--v. 3. Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, and Henry VII, and the first part of the literary history of England.--v. 4. Literary history of England
Topics: Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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Topics: Indo-European languages -- Grammar, Comparative, genealogy
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Topics: Indo-European languages, genealogy
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1856 Lange, Ludwig
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Topics: Indo-European languages, genealogy
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1857 Brownell, Henry Howard, 1820-1872
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Vol. 1. - The Jews, Assyria, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Persia, India, China, The Mahometans, Spain, Germany, Hungary, and Russia. Vol. 2. - France, with late revolutions; England, with the history and description of Australia, Sweden and Norway; Denmark; The Netherlands; Switzerland; Portugal; Italy
Topics: History, genealogy
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1857 Brownell, Henry Howard, 1820-1872
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Vol. 1. - The Jews, Assyria, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Persia, India, China, The Mahometans, Spain, Germany, Hungary, and Russia. Vol. 2. - France, with late revolutions; England, with the history and description of Australia, Sweden and Norway; Denmark; The Netherlands; Switzerland; Portugal; Italy
Topics: History, 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
Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Aeschylus, genealogy
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Topics: Indo-European languages -- Grammar, Comparative, genealogy
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1863 Bekker, Immanuel, 1785-1871
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Topics: Homer, genealogy
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1863 Bekker, Immanuel, 1785-1871
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Topics: Homer, genealogy
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Topics: Indo-European languages -- Grammar, Comparative, genealogy
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1869 Creasy, Sir Edward Shepherd, 1812-1878
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Vol. 1. The history of England to the end of the reign of Edward I
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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1871 Freeman, Edward Augustus, 1823-1892
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Series 1. The mythical and romantic elements in early English history. The continuity of English history. Relations between the crowns of England and Scotland. Saint Thomas of Canterbury and his biographers. The reign of Edward the Third. The Holy Roman Empire. The Franks and the Gauls. The early sieges of Paris. Frederick the First, King of Italy. The Emperor Frederick the Second. Charles the Bold Presidential government.- Series 2. Ancient Greece and mediaeval Italy. Mr. Gladstone's Homer and...
Topics: Thomas, à Becket, Saint, 1118?-1170, Charles, Duke of Burgundy, 1433-1477, Frederick I, Holy Roman...
The "Irrisio" has Greek and Latin on opposite pages
Topic: genealogy
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1872 Brockhaus, Clemens; Prudentius, b. 348
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Topics: Prudentius, b. 348, genealogy
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1873 Leo, Friedrich, 1851-1914
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Aristophanes, genealogy
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Topics: Egypt -- Description and travel, Sinai (Egypt) -- Description and travel, genealogy
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Topics: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, genealogy
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1877 Gesellschaft für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde zur Beförderung einer Gesammtausgabe der Quellenschriften Deutscher Geschichten des Mittelalters
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"Edidit Societas Aperiendis Fontibus Rerum Germanicarum Medi Aevi."
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, genealogy
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Topics: Greek language, genealogy
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Topics: Rome -- Provinces Administration, Rome -- Provinces Sicily, Rome -- Provinces Sardinia, genealogy
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1879 Meltzer, Otto, 1846-1909; Kahrstedt, Ulrich, 1888-
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Topic: genealogy
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1879 Mau, August, 1840-1909
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Topic: genealogy
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1879 Meltzer, Otto, 1846-1909; Kahrstedt, Ulrich, 1888-
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Jews, Commerce, genealogy
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1880 Lee, Frederick George, 1832-1902
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Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history,...
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1880 Lee, Frederick George, 1832-1902
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Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history,...
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1880 Thomas, Emil, 1858-1923
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Thesis - Berlin, 1880
Topics: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 55 B.C.-ca. 39 A.D, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Chronology, Greek -- Tables, Greece -- History Outlines, syllabi, etc, genealogy
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1882 Droysen, Johann Gustav, 1808-1884
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"Erhebung der Geschichte zum Rang einer Wissenschaft" [a review of H.T. Buckle's History of civilization in England]: p. [47]-68
Topics: Buckle, Henry Thomas, 1821-1862, History, History, Historiography, genealogy
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1882 [Luebbert, Eduard]
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Topics: Pindar, Locri Opuntii, genealogy
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Topics: Washington, George, 1732-1799, Great Britain -- Colonies History, United States -- History...
I. Staat und kirche im kampfe mit dem heidentum.- II. Die ausgänge
Topics: Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1888 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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1888 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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