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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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by Society of Genealogists; Sherwood, George F. T. (George Frederick Tudor), b. 1867
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by 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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Topics: Syriac literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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by Sandys, John Edwin, Sir, 1844-1922
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[v.1] From the sixth century B. C. to the end of the middle ages.--v. 2. From the revival of learning to the end of the eighteenth century (in Italy, France, England, and the Netherlands)--v. 3. The eighteenth century in Germany, and the nineteenth century in Europe and the United States of America
Topics: Classical philology -- History, Learning and scholarship, genealogy
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by Steindorff, Georg, 1861-1951
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Abt. 1, Heft 1-2. Sethe, K.H., ed. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. 2. stark verbesserte und vermehrte Aufl. 1932.- Abt. 2, Heft 1-2. Sethe, K.H., ed. Hieroglyphische Urkunden der griechisch-römischen glyphische Urkunden der griechisch-römischen Zeit ... 1904.- Abt. 3, Heft 1-2. Schäfer, Heinrich, ed. Urkunden der älteren Äthiopenkönige. 1905-[1907]? Abt. 4, Heft 18-21. Helck, W., ed. Urkunden der 18. Dynastie ... 1905-1958; and tr. 17-22. 1962.- Abt. 6, Heft 1. Schott, Siegfried, ed. Urkunden...
Topics: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic, Egypt -- History To 332 B.C. Sources, genealogy
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by Steindorff, Georg, 1861-1951
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Abt. 1, Heft 1-2. Sethe, K.H., ed. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. 2. stark verbesserte und vermehrte Aufl. 1932.- Abt. 2, Heft 1-2. Sethe, K.H., ed. Hieroglyphische Urkunden der griechisch-römischen glyphische Urkunden der griechisch-römischen Zeit ... 1904.- Abt. 3, Heft 1-2. Schäfer, Heinrich, ed. Urkunden der älteren Äthiopenkönige. 1905-[1907]? Abt. 4, Heft 18-21. Helck, W., ed. Urkunden der 18. Dynastie ... 1905-1958; and tr. 17-22. 1962.- Abt. 6, Heft 1. Schott, Siegfried, ed. Urkunden...
Topics: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic, Egypt -- History To 332 B.C. Sources, genealogy
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by Diehl, Ernst, 1874-1947
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Latin language, Vulgar, genealogy
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by Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts; Portland, William John Arthur Charles James Cavendish-Bentinck, Duke of, 1857-1943; Nalson, John, 1638?-1686; Oxford, Robert Harley, 1st Earl of, 1661-1724
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Topics: Leeds (England) -- History, Leeds (England) -- Genealogy, Yorkshire (England) -- History, genealogy
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by 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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Suspended 1945-58
Topics: History, Ancient -- Periodicals, genealogy
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by Domaszewski, Alfred von, 1856-1927
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Topics: Rome -- Army, genealogy
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Topics: York Castle (York, England), York (England) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Pompeii (Extinct city), Pompeii (Extinct city), genealogy
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Durham (England : County) -- History Societies, etc,...
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by 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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by Burke, John, 1787-1848; Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892
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Vols. 1-4 edited by John Burke; vols. 5-6 by J.B. Burke
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