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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: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Roman period, 55 B.C.-449 A.D, Great Britain -- History Anglo-Saxon...
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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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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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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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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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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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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1868 Bovell, James, 1817-1880
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Topics: Bible, Jews -- History 586 B.-C.-70 A.D, Christianity
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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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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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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, genealogy
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1878 Keil, Carl Friedrich, 1807-1888; Martin, James
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Topic: Bible
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1878 Keil, Carl Friedrich, 1807-1888; Martin, James
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Topic: Bible
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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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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Chronology, Greek -- Tables, Greece -- History Outlines, syllabi, etc, genealogy
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1889 Church, Alfred John, 1829-1912
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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1890 Child, Gilbert W
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Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1891 Lecky, William Edward Hartpole, 1838-1903
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Topics: Great Britain -- Civilization, Great Britain -- Social life and customs, Great Britain -- Politics...
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1892 Guinness, Henry Grattan, 1835-1910
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Topics: Bible, Providence and government of God, Revelation
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1892 Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914
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Topics: France. Marine, Sea-power, France -- History Consulate and First Empire, 1799-1815, France --...
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Topics: Normans, Great Britain -- History Norman period, 1066-1154, genealogy
Topics: Puritans, Great Britain -- Church history, New England -- History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775,...
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Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Powers, George Wightman, 1864-
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1899 Oman, Charles William Chadwick, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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1899 McCarthy, Justin, 1830-1912
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v. 1. Before the Reform bill.--v. 2. From the Reform bill to the present time
Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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1899 McCarthy, Justin, 1830-1912
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v. 1. Before the Reform bill.--v. 2. From the Reform bill to the present time
Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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Topics: Ramsay, William Mitchell, Sir, 1851-1939, Jesus Christ, Bible, Rome -- Census
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1901 Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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Topics: Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587, Scotland -- History Mary Stuart, 1542-1567, genealogy
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Topics: Europe -- History, Europe -- Politics and government, genealogy
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1903 Jenks, Edward, 1861-1939
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Topics: Cabinet system, Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, Great Britain -- History 1714-1837,...
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1903 Hume, Martin Andrew Sharp, 1847-1910
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Topics: Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587, Scotland -- History Mary Stuart, 1542-1567, genealogy
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1903 Bateson, Mary, 1865-1906
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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Topic: Bible
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1905 Dexter, Henry Martyn, 1821-1890; Dexter, Morton, 1846-1910
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Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: Dissenters, Religious -- England, Dissenters, Religious -- Netherlands, England -- Church history...
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Bibliography included in "Notes": p. 435-446
Topic: Bible
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1907 Sanday, W. (William), 1843-1920
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, Bible
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1908 Ramsay, William Mitchell, Sir, 1851-1939
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Topics: Luke, Saint, Smith, George Adam, Sir, 1856-1942, Orthodox Eastern Church, Bible, Bible, Bible, Paul...
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Topics: Pacific Coast (North America), Pacific Coast (Central America), Pacific Coast (South America),...
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1911 Gosling, William Gilbert, 1863-1930
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Topics: Gilbert, Humphrey, Sir, 1539?-1583, Great Britain -- History Elizabeth, 1558-1603, Newfoundland,...
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1913 Sandars, Mary Frances, 1864-
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Bibliography: p. xvii-xviii
Topics: Mary II, Queen of England, 1662-1694, Great Britain -- History William and Mary, 1689-1702,...
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1916 Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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1916 Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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1916 Gordon, Alexander Reid, 1872-1930
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Topic: Bible
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Topics: Hohenzollern, House of, Brandenburg (Germany) -- Politics and government, Brandenburg (Germany) --...
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1916 Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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1917 Klein, Arthur Jay, 1884-
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Topics: Church and state -- Great Britain, Religious liberty -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- History...
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Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
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Topics: Great Britain -- History To 1066, genealogy
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1923 Simon, John Smith, 1843-1933
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Topics: Wesley, John, 1703-1791, Methodism, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...