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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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On spine: Johannes Neapolitanus. Quaestions Parisiis diputatae
Topics: Catholic Church, Theology, Doctrinal
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Topics: England -- Biography, England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, genealogy
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Topics: Bible, genealogy
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1680 Samuel ben joseph Joske
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Last four pages of v. 2 damaged
Topics: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575, genealogy
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1681 Friedenthal, Markus Bär, 1779-1859
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Topics: Judaism, genealogy
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1684 Cortes Ossorio, Ivan
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Topics: Catholic Church, Monarchy, Christianity
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholicity
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"Ristampe Offsett a cura di: Bibliopola Vivarelli & Gulla, Roma [1962?]
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church
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Topics: Catholic Church, Priests
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
Includes bibliography
Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal, Jansenists -- History Sources
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Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
Topics: Ecclesiastical law -- Great Britain, Canon law -- History, genealogy
Part of text in Italian
Topics: Catholic Church, Councils and synods
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Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Councils and synods
ROM accession number: 960.250.2.A (v. 1); 960.250.2.B (v. 2); 960.250.2.C (v. 3); 960.250.2.D (v. 4)
Topics: Treaties -- Collections, Europe -- Politics and government 1648-1715, England -- History Sources,...
First published in 1709
Topics: Catholic Church. Curia Romana, Canon law
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Topics: Danzig (Germany) -- Description and travel, Danzig (Germany) -- History, genealogy
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Vol. 5 has title: Prima secundae summae theologicae Joannis Duns Scotis ... juxta dispositionem, & ordinem primae secundae Sancti Thomae Aquinatis
Topics: Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274, Catholic Church
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Vol. 5 has title: Prima secundae summae theologicae Joannis Duns Scotis ... juxta dispositionem, & ordinem primae secundae Sancti Thomae Aquinatis
Topics: Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274, Catholic Church
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1744 Norzi, Jedidiah Solomon Raphael ben Abraham, ca. 1560-ca. 1626
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
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Topics: Scotland -- History To 1603, genealogy
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Topic: Catholic Church
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1751 Massillon, Jean-Baptiste, 1663-1742
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Topics: Catholic Church, Advent sermons, Sermons, French
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1755 Voltaire, 1694-1778
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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1757 Horowitz, Isaiah, ca. 1565-1630
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Topics: Mordecai ben Hillel, d. 1298, Jewish law, genealogy
Parts 2-3 have subtitle: En varias preparaciones, y exercicios para antes, y despues de la sagrada comunion, para que las almas devotas tengan nuevo campo ..
Topics: Catholic Church, Lord's Supper
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Topic: genealogy
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1758 Hermandad y Cofradia de las Benditas Animas del Purgatorio y Sr. San Onofre
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Spiritual exercises, Christian life
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Topics: Constitutional history -- Great Britain, genealogy
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1760 Smollett, Tobias George, 1721-1771
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1760 Smollett, Tobias George, 1721-1771
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1764 Du Saulzet, Marc; Catholic Church. Assemblée générale du clergé de France; Lemerre, Pierre, 1644-1728
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Topics: Catholic Church, Canon law
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Topics: Phocion, d. 318 B.C, Political ethics, genealogy
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1769 Salem, Samuel, 18th cent
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Topics: Jacob ben Asher, ca. 1269-ca. 1340, Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204, Talmud, genealogy
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1771 Abbt, Thomas, 1738-1766
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: German language, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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1776 Pütter, Johann Stephan
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Includes index
Topics: Germany -- Politics and government, Germany -- History, genealogy
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Appeared first, 1772, under title: An historical treatise on the feudal law, and the constitution and laws of England
Topics: Magna Carta, Feudal law -- Great Britain, Law -- Great Britain, Constitutional history -- Great...
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy