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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: United States -- Genealogy, England -- Emigration and immigration, United States -- Biography,...
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Topics: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
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by Germany. Statutes. Handelsgesetzbuch; Schuster, Alfred Felix
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Translation of Handelsgesetzbuch, 1897
Topic: Commercial law
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Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- India
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Topics: Indo-Aryan languages -- Dictionaries English, Law -- India, India -- Politics and government
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Topics: Quinte, Bay of (Ont.), Ontario -- Genealogy, Canada -- Genealogy
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by Cox, J. Charles (John Charles), 1843-1919
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Great Britain, Privately printed books -- Bibliography, Registers of...
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Topic: Hindu law
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by Gross, Hans, 1847-1915; Adam, John, tr. [and] ed; Adam, John Collyer, jt. tr. [and] ed
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Topics: Evidence (in law), Crime and criminals
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by Monro, Charles Henry, 1835-1908; Buckland, W. W. (William Warwick), 1859-1946; Justinian I, Emperor of the East, 483?-565
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Topic: Roman law
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
Some vols. called "Royal edition" (varies)
Topics: Heraldry -- Great Britain, Knights and knighthood -- Great Britain, Nobility -- Great Britain...
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Topics: Berwick-upon-Tweed (England), Durham (England : County) -- History, Newcastle upon Tyne (England),...
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Topics: Lundy family, Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839, United States -- Genealogy, Ontario -- Genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Lee, Robert Warden, 1868-1958
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"Principal authorities cited, with mode of citation": p. [xiii]-xxi
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Topic: Roman-Dutch law
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Topics: Jarvis family, United States -- Biography, United States -- Genealogy, Canada -- Genealogy, Canada...
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by Society of Genealogists; Sherwood, George F. T. (George Frederick Tudor), b. 1867
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Topics: Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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by Society of Genealogists; Sherwood, George F. T. (George Frederick Tudor), b. 1867
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Topics: Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- History Bibliography, Somerset (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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by Phillimore, William Phillimore Watts, 1853-1913; Ruston-Harrison, C. W
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Cumberland, genealogy
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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Topics: Staffordshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Staffordshire (England) -- Genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Lancaster and York, 1399-1485, Great Britain -- History Henry VIII,...
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Topics: Ethnology -- Sudan, Arabs -- Sudan, Manuscripts -- Sudan, Sudan -- History Sources, Sudan --...
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Topics: Dost Muhammad, Amir of Afghanistan, 1793-1863, Eastern question (Central Asia), Afghanistan --...
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by Convention internationale d'héraldique; Bernau, Charles A. (Charles Allan)
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Topics: Genealogy -- Directories, Heraldry -- Congresses
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by Quick, John, Sir, 1852-1932; Australia. Constitution Act; Garran, Robert, Sir, 1867-1957
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Topics: Constitutional law -- Australia, Constitutional history -- Australia
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by Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- History Sources, Cheshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Folklore -- Channel Islands Guernsey, genealogy
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Topics: Landlord and tenant, India -- Law
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by Smith, James, 1855-
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Topics: Smith family, Chalmers family, Scotland -- Genealogy
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Topics: Gloucestershire (England) -- History Periodicals, Gloucestershire (England) -- Antiquities...
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Topics: Wiltshire, Eng. -- History, Wiltshire, Eng. -- Genealogy
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by Harvey, William, d. 1567; British Museum. MSS (Harleian 1103); Cook, Robert, d. 1593; Raven, J. E. (John Earle); Metcalfe, Walter Charles
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Topics: Heraldry -- England Suffolk, Visitations, Heraldic -- England Suffolk, Suffolk (England) --...
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Bibliographical introduction: p. [7]-38
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Topics: Bible, genealogy
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Topic: Albany County (N.Y.) -- Genealogy
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by Thoroton Society; Kingsbridge History Society
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Vols. for issued in collaboration with: Kingsbridge History Society, Devon
Topics: Nottinghamshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, genealogy
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by Michaud, Adolphe, 1857-; Tétu, Alphonse, 1858-; Proulx, Armand
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Topic: Rivière Ouelle, Que. -- Genealogy
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by Surtees Society, Durham, Eng
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Durham (England : County) -- History Societies, etc,...
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Topics: Manningham, Eng. (Yorkshire) -- History, Heaton, Eng. (Yorkshire) -- History, Allerton, Eng....
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by Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- History Sources, Cheshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892; Burke, Ashworth P. (Ashworth Peter), 1864-1919
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Topics: Great Britain -- Colonies Genealogy, Great Britain -- Colonies Heraldry, Great Britain -- Colonies...
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Redemptioners, Germans -- Pennsylvania History, Pennsylvania Dutch -- History, Pennsylvania Dutch...
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Topics: Annapolis (N.S. : County) -- History, Nova Scotia -- History To 1763, Annapolis (N.S. : County) --...
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by Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- History Sources, Cheshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Banerjee, Gooroodass, Sir, 1844-1918
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Topic: Marriage law
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Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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by Satow, Ernest Mason, Sir, 1843-1929
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Topics: Diplomacy, Diplomatic and consular service, International law
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Topics: Wiltshire, Eng. -- History, Wiltshire, Eng. -- Genealogy
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by Anson, William Reynell, Sir, 1843-1914; Gwyer, Maurice Linford
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Topics: Agency (Law) -- Great Britain, Contracts
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Topics: Wales -- Genealogy, Wales -- History
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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by Mulla, Dinshah Fardunji, Sir, 1868-1934
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Topic: Islamic law -- India
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by Hohfeld, Wesley Newcomb, 1879-1918; Cook, walter Wheeler, 1873-1943
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Topics: Law, Reasoning, Jurisprudence, Law -- Methodology
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by Forget, J.-U. (Jean-Urgel), b. 1862; Auclair, Elie-J. (Elie-Joseph), 1866-1946
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Topics: Ontario -- History, Saint-Jacques d'Embrun (Ont. : Parish), Ontario -- Biography, Embrun (Ont.) --...
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: Ayrshire (Scotland), Ayrshire (Scotland) -- Genealogy, genealogy
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by Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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Topics: Wales -- Genealogy, Wales -- Antiquities, Wales -- History Sources, genealogy
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by British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings; Stephens, Frederic George, 1828-1907; George, M. Dorothy (Mary Dorothy)
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Topics: Engraving -- England London Catalogs, Drawing -- England London Catalogs, Caricatures and cartoons...
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by Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- History Sources, Cheshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by U.S. Library of Congress; U.S. Library of Congress. Catalog Division; Gilkey, Malina Anvers, comp. [and] ed
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Topics: United States -- Genealogy Bibliography, England -- Genealogy Bibliography
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by Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- History Sources, Cheshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Topic: Islamic law
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Preston (Lancashire, England) -- History, Preston (Lancashire, England) -- Genealogy
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by Battle Abbey; Cleveland, Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of, 1819-1901
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Topics: Names, Personal -- Norman, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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Topic: England -- Law Reports, digests, etc
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by Hammond, J. L. (John Lawrence), 1872-1949; Hammond, Barbara Bradby, 1873-1961
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Topics: Agricultural laborers -- Great Britain, Labor and laboring classes -- Great Britain History,...
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Topics: Wales -- Genealogy, Wales -- Antiquities, Wales -- History Sources, genealogy