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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 Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Topic: genealogy
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by Armitt, Mary L, d. 1911; Rawnsley, Willingham Franklin, 1845-1927
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Topics: Rydal, Mount, Westmorland (England) -- History, Westmorland (England) -- Social life and customs,...
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by Barby, Henry, 1876-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Topics: Sepulchral monuments -- England, Tombs -- England, genealogy
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Topics: Marprelate, Martin, pseud, Marprelate controversy, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Topics: Temperance, genealogy
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Topics: Vilhena, Julio de, 1845-, genealogy
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Topics: Hohenzollern, House of, Brandenburg (Germany) -- Politics and government, Brandenburg (Germany) --...
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by 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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by Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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by 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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by Great Britain. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Construction of England
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v. 1.Northwest.--v. 2. Central S.W.--v. 3. North-east.--v. 4. South-east
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by Great Britain. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Construction of England
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by Great Britain. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Construction of England
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by Hibbert, Henry George
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Topics: Theater -- England London History, Music-halls -- England London History, genealogy
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by Hoppe, Otto, 1857-1919; Auerbach, Carl
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Topics: Swedish language, genealogy
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by Horten, M. (Max), b. 1874; Sans, Muammad ibn Ysuf, ca. 1427-ca. 1490; Muammad ibn al-Shf', al-Fal, d. 1821
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Topics: Arabic language, Mohammedans and Mohammedanism, genealogy
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Topics: Zollverein, Tariff -- Austria History, Tariff -- Germany History, Tariff -- Hungary History,...
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by Jaworski, Franciszek, 1873-1914
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by Mackinnon, Albert Glenthorne, 1871-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs Malta, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals,...
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Bd. 1. König Philipp II. von Spanien. Im England der Elisabeth. Gaspard von Coligny. Coligny und die Ermordung Franz von Guises. Von den Stätten der Hugenotten-geschichte. Ludwig XIV. und Strassburg. Der jüngere Pitt und seine Zeit. Das Königtum der grossen Hohenzollern. Die Nachwirkung Friedrichs des Grossen. 1848. Kaiser Wilhelm I. Ulbrecht von Roon. Wettiner und Hohenzollern. Baden, Preussen und Deutschland in Grossherzog Friedrichs I. Geschichte. Die Universität Heidelberg im 19....
Topics: History, Modern, genealogy
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Bd. 1. König Philipp II. von Spanien. Im England der Elisabeth. Gaspard von Coligny. Coligny und die Ermordung Franz von Guises. Von den Stätten der Hugenotten-geschichte. Ludwig XIV. und Strassburg. Der jüngere Pitt und seine Zeit. Das Königtum der grossen Hohenzollern. Die Nachwirkung Friedrichs des Grossen. 1848. Kaiser Wilhelm I. Ulbrecht von Roon. Wettiner und Hohenzollern. Baden, Preussen und Deutschland in Grossherzog Friedrichs I. Geschichte. Die Universität Heidelberg im 19....
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Topics: Scotland -- Church history, genealogy
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Topics: Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890, genealogy
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by Milton, John, 1608-1674; Hale, Will Taliaferro, 1880-
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Topics: Great Britain -- Church history, genealogy
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by New York Public Library; Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948
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Topics: Scotland -- Bibliography, Scotland -- History Bibliography, Scotland -- Genealogy Bibliography,...
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by Olbracht, Ivan, 1882-1952
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Beowulf, Sagas, genealogy
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Topics: Blackwell, George, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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by Reventlow, Ernst Christian Einar Ludwig Detlev, Graf zu, 1869-1943
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Topics: Germany -- Foreign relations 1888-1918, Germany -- History William II, 1888-1918, genealogy
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by Robertson, J. M. (John Mackinnon), 1856-1933
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Topics: Civilization, German, Teutonic races, Germany -- History, genealogy
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by Souza, Charles de, count; Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns, genealogy
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by Souza, Charles de, count; Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns, genealogy
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by Souza, Charles de, count; Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928
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by Souza, Charles de, count; Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns, genealogy
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Topics: Art, 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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by Sülzen, Hubert Hermann Jacob, 1870-
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Topics: Aristotle, Heaven, genealogy
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Topics: Universidad de Barcelona, genealogy
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by Ward, Adolphus William, Sir, 1837-1924
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Bibliography: v. 1, p. [549]-576
Topics: Germany -- History 1789-1900, genealogy