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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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May 26, 2014 Köstlin, Hermann
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Topics: Reimarus, Hermann Samuel, Semler, Joh. Salomo (Johann Salomo), 1725-1791, genealogy
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Nov 12, 2013 Rosenberger, G; Auerbach, Carl
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Added title page in German
Topics: German language, Swedish language, genealogy
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Jun 30, 2011 Langer, Carl Rudolf, 1893-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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Feb 22, 2011 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Wiegand, Theodor, 1864-1936; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Milet
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Vol. 4, pt. 1 accompanied by an atlas
Topic: genealogy
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Feb 10, 2011 Schmidt, Richard, 1866-
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Topic: genealogy
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Feb 3, 2011 Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895
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Ukrainian translation of: Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums, und des Staats
Topics: Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881, Primitive societies, Genealogy, Property, State, The
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Nov 19, 2010 Stählin, Karl, 1865-
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Topics: Russia, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Sep 28, 2010 Bertotto, José Guillermo
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Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, genealogy
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Sep 20, 2010 Stimmel, Ernst, 1891-
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Inauguarl-Dissertation - München
Topics: Raabe, Wilhelm Karl, 1831-1910, Schopenhauer, Arthur, 1788-1860, genealogy
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Sep 15, 2010 Germany. Auswärtiges Amt; Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938; Montgelas, Maximilian Maria Karl Desiderius, Graf von, 1860-1938; Schücking, Walter Max Adrian, 1875-1935
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Sep 15, 2010 Germany. Auswärtiges Amt; Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938; Montgelas, Maximilian Maria Karl Desiderius, Graf von, 1860-1938; Schücking, Walter Max Adrian, 1875-1935
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Sep 13, 2010 Germany. Auswärtiges Amt; Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938; Montgelas, Maximilian Maria Karl Desiderius, Graf von, 1860-1938; Schücking, Walter Max Adrian, 1875-1935
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Sep 13, 2010 Germany. Auswärtiges Amt; Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938; Montgelas, Maximilian Maria Karl Desiderius, Graf von, 1860-1938; Schücking, Walter Max Adrian, 1875-1935
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Jun 22, 2010 Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Translation of : Wie ich es sehe
Topic: genealogy
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May 28, 2009 Kröger, Timm, 1844-1918
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Topic: genealogy
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Dec 16, 2008 Schmidt, Carl, 1868-1938; Lacau, Pierre, 1873-1963; Wajnberg, Isaak, 1878-
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Vorwort.- Einleitung I. Die handschriftliche Überlieferung. II. Übersetzung des äthiopischen und koptischen Textes.- Untersuchungen.- Exkurs I. Der gnostiker Kerinth. Die Aloger.- Exkurs II. Der Descensus ad inferos in der alten Kirche.- Exkurs III. Die Passahfeier in der kleinasiastischen Kirche.- Anhang zu Exkurs I.- Koptischer Text. Indices.- Apokalyptische Rede Jesu an seine Jünger in Galiläa.- Namen- und Wortregister.- Berichtigungen
Topics: Coptic language, Ethiopic language, genealogy
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Nov 26, 2008 Bareilles, Bertrand
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Topics: Congress of Berlin (1878), Treaty of Berlin (1878), genealogy
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Sep 26, 2008 Wolf, Georg Jacob, b. 1882
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Bibliography: p. 313-316
Topics: Munich (Germany), Munich (Germany) -- History, genealogy
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Sep 22, 2008 Carco, Francis, 1886-1958; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topic: genealogy
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Sep 12, 2008 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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Bd. 1. Der Grüne Heinrich, 1.-3. Teil -- Bd. 2. Der Grüne Heinrich, 4. Teil ; Ze}uricher Novellen -- Bd. 3. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Bd. 1 u. 2 -- Bd. 4. Martin Salander ; Das Sinngedicht -- Bd. 5. Sieben Legenden ; Gesammelte Gedichte ; Gottfried Kellers Leben und Schaffen
Topic: genealogy
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Sep 12, 2008 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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Bd. 1. Der Grüne Heinrich, 1.-3. Teil -- Bd. 2. Der Grüne Heinrich, 4. Teil ; Ze}uricher Novellen -- Bd. 3. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Bd. 1 u. 2 -- Bd. 4. Martin Salander ; Das Sinngedicht -- Bd. 5. Sieben Legenden ; Gesammelte Gedichte ; Gottfried Kellers Leben und Schaffen
Topic: genealogy
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Sep 12, 2008 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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Bd. 1. Der Grüne Heinrich, 1.-3. Teil -- Bd. 2. Der Grüne Heinrich, 4. Teil ; Ze}uricher Novellen -- Bd. 3. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Bd. 1 u. 2 -- Bd. 4. Martin Salander ; Das Sinngedicht -- Bd. 5. Sieben Legenden ; Gesammelte Gedichte ; Gottfried Kellers Leben und Schaffen
Topic: genealogy
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Sep 12, 2008 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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Bd. 1. Der Grüne Heinrich, 1.-3. Teil -- Bd. 2. Der Grüne Heinrich, 4. Teil ; Ze}uricher Novellen -- Bd. 3. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Bd. 1 u. 2 -- Bd. 4. Martin Salander ; Das Sinngedicht -- Bd. 5. Sieben Legenden ; Gesammelte Gedichte ; Gottfried Kellers Leben und Schaffen
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History 1918-1933, Germany -- Politics and government 1918-1933, genealogy
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Jul 22, 2008 Jacobsohn, Hermann, 1879-
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Topics: Inscriptions, Italic, genealogy
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Jul 3, 2008 Kral, Georg, 1864-
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Topics: Wendic language -- Grammar, genealogy
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Jun 27, 2008 Wurm, Mathilde, 1874-1935
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Topics: Women -- Employment Germany History, Women -- Germany History, genealogy
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Jun 24, 2008 Lubenow, Hubert, 1890-
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Topics: Slavs -- Central Europe History, Germany -- History Saxon House, 919-1024, Germany -- History...
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Topics: Germany -- History Revolution, 1918, genealogy
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Jun 18, 2008 Hennequin, Emile, 1858-1888
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Topics: Transportation -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc, Tariff -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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Jun 9, 2008 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: genealogy
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May 28, 2008 Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932; Wilson-Green, Arthur
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Topics: Nomads, Roads -- England, Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Mennonites -- Poland Gdansk, genealogy
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May 7, 2008 Manasseh ben Israel, 1604-1657
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Bound with Mendelssohn, Moses. Jerusalem; oder, Über religiöse Macht und Judentum. Berlin, 1919
Topics: Jews, genealogy
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Mar 18, 2008 Kaplun-Kogan, Wladimir Wolf, 1888-
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Topics: Jews -- Migrations, genealogy
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Mar 6, 2008 Keith, Arthur Berriedale, 1879-1944
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Conference of Berlin (1884-1885), Zaire -- History To 1908, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History To 1066, genealogy
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Dec 12, 2007
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Topics: Punch (London, England), World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc, World War, 1914-1918,...
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Oct 17, 2007 Newton, A. W. (Alfred W.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Education, Elementary -- England History, genealogy
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Jun 5, 2007 Bigelow, Poultney, 1855-1954
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Topics: William I, German Emperor, 1797-1888, William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, Prussia (Germany) --...
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May 3, 2007 Powell, Joseph; Gribble, Francis Henry, 1862-1946
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Topics: Ruhleben (Concentration camp), World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Europe -- History 1789-1900, genealogy
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Apr 19, 2007 Delabarre, Edmund Burke, b. 1863; Colonial Society of Massachusetts
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Topics: Dighton Rock, genealogy
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Apr 5, 2007 Magnes, Judah Leon, 1877-1948
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Topics: Brest-Litovsk Peace Conference (1917-1918), Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1918 Mar. 3), Treaty of...
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Jan 26, 2007 Bell, Walter George, 1867-1942
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Topics: London (England) -- Antiquities, London (England) -- Description and travel, Great Britain --...
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Jan 15, 2007 Mowat, R. B. (Robert Balmain), 1883-1941
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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Jan 15, 2007 Wylie, James Hamilton, 1844-1914; Waughn, William Templeton, 1884-1932
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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Jan 15, 2007 Vickers, Kenneth Hotham, 1881-
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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Topics: England -- History Sources, genealogy
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Nov 17, 2006 Ruskin Centenary Council, London; Whitehouse, J. Howard (John Howard), 1873-1955
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Topics: Ruskin, John, 1819-1900, genealogy