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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 Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626; Rawley, William, 1588?-1667; Spedding, James, 1808-1881; Ellis, Robert Leslie, 1817-1859; Heath, Douglas Denon, 1811-1897
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Vol. 1. Life of Bacon, by W. Rawley; prefaces; Novum organum.- Vol. 2. Parasceve ad historiam naturalem; De augmentis scientiarum.- Vol. 3. De augmentis scientiarum; Historia ventorum; Historia vitae et mortis.- Vol. 4. Historia densi et rari; Inquisitio de magnete; Topica inquisitionis de luce et lumine; Sylva sylvarum.- Vol. 5. Sylva sylvarum; Scala intellectus; Prodromi; Cogitationes de natura rerum; De fluxu et refluxu maris; De principiis atque originibus; New Atlantis; Magnalia naturae;...
Topics: Philosophy, English -- 17th century, Legal maxims, Police, English, Science -- Methodology, England...
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by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626; Rawley, William, 1588?-1667; Spedding, James, 1808-1881; Ellis, Robert Leslie, 1817-1859; Heath, Douglas Denon, 1811-1897
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by Barbour, John, d. 1395; Eyre-Todd, George, 1862-1937
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Topics: Robert I, King of Scotland, 1274-1329, Scotland -- History Robert I, 1306-1329, genealogy
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by Barra Lastarria, Eduardo de la, 1839-1900; Eliz Soto, Leonardo, 1861-
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Spanish language -- Grammar, genealogy
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Topics: Real property -- England Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire (England) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658, Cromwell, Richard, 1626-1712, Great Britain -- History Commonwealth...
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Topics: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658, Cromwell, Richard, 1626-1712, Great Britain -- History Commonwealth...
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Topics: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658, Cromwell, Richard, 1626-1712, Great Britain -- History Commonwealth...
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Topics: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658, Cromwell, Richard, 1626-1712, Great Britain -- History Commonwealth...
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Topic: genealogy
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by Club militar naval (Lisbon); Eça, Vicente Almeida d', 1852-1929; Oliveira, João Braz de, 1851-; Silva Telles; Lopes de Mendonça, Henrique, 1856-1931
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Bibliography: p. [43]-47
Topics: Henry, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460, genealogy
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by Day, Ernest Hermitage, 1866-; Ellwood, George Montague, 1875-
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Topics: Church buildings -- England London, London (England) -- Church history, genealogy
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by Easterby, William
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Topics: Tithes -- History, England -- Ecclesiastical law History, genealogy
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Topics: Civil service -- United States, Civil service -- Great Britain, Civil service -- United States,...
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Topics: Otto, Bishop of Bamberg, ca. 1060-1139, genealogy
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Topics: Edinburgh (Scotland) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Missions -- China, China -- History Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901, genealogy
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Topics: Castles -- Wales Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire (Wales) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Fries, Jakob Friedrich, 1773-1843, genealogy
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Topics: Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Cologne, genealogy
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Topics: Hamburg (Germany) -- Commerce History, Hamburg (Germany). -- Harbor, genealogy
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by Ehrenberg, Richard, 1857-1921
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Topics: England -- Commerce History, Hamburg (Germany) -- Commerce History, genealogy
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Topics: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677, Knowledge, Theory of, Scholasticism, genealogy
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by Eichhorn, Karl Friedrich, 1781-1854
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Topics: Constitutional law -- Germany, Germany -- Law History, Germany -- Politics and government, genealogy
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by Eichhorn, Karl Friedrich, 1781-1854
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Topics: Constitutional law -- Germany, Germany -- Law History, Germany -- Politics and government, genealogy
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by Eichhorn, Karl Friedrich, 1781-1854
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Topics: Constitutional law -- Germany, Germany -- Law History, Germany -- Politics and government, genealogy
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by Eichhorn, Karl Friedrich, 1781-1854
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Topics: Constitutional law -- Germany, Germany -- Law History, Germany -- Politics and government, genealogy
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by Einhard, ca. 770-840; Rudolf, of Fulda, d. 865; Meginhardus, of Fulda, d. 888; Kurze, Friedrich, 1863-1915; Pertz, Georg Heinrich, 1795-1876
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Germany -- History To 843 Sources, Germany -- History 843-1273 Sources, France -- History...
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Topics: Knowledge, genealogy
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Topics: Holy Roman Empire -- History Francis II, 1792-1806, Germany -- History 1740-1806, Prussia (Germany)...
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Topics: Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle (England) -- Church history, genealogy
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by Elgin (Scotland); Cramond, William, 1844-; Ree, Stephen, 1852-
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Topics: Elgin (Scotland) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Women -- Social conditions, Marriage, genealogy
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Topics: Wren, Christopher, Sir, 1632-1723, Architecture -- England History, genealogy
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by Elter, Anton, 1858-
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Programm - Bonn
Topics: Pilgrims and pilgrimages, genealogy
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Topics: Aristotle, genealogy
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Topics: War, War, Maritime (International law), genealogy
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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Topics: Pacific Coast (North America), Pacific Coast (Central America), Pacific Coast (South America),...
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Topics: England -- Foreign relations, United States -- Foreign relations, United States -- History,...
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by Epstein, Mortimer, 1880-1946
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Topics: Company of Merchants of England Trading to the Levant, genealogy
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by Ernle, Rowland Edmund Prothero, Baron, 1852-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply, England -- Agriculture, England -- Land, genealogy
Part of the author's thesis - Göttingen
Topics: Friesland, East, Reformation, Friesland, East, genealogy
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Topics: Calixtus I, Pope, Tertullian, approximately 160-approximately 230, genealogy
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by Esser, Matthias, 1874-
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Topics: God -- Proof, Ontological, God (Theory of knowledge), genealogy
Thesis - bonn
Topics: Aristophanes, genealogy
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by Essex Institute; Peabody Essex Museum
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Vols. 9-10, 1869-70, called also ser. 2, v. 1-2
Topics: Genealogy -- Massachusetts Essex County, Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Massachusetts...
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by Essex Institute; Peabody Essex Museum
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