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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 [Carter, Jane Frances Mary]; Carter, Thomas Thellusson, 1808-1901
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Topics: Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history 18th century, genealogy
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by [Louvre]; [Louvre] Notice de plusieurs précieux tableaux ..; [Louvre] Supplément à la notice des antiques; [Louvre] Notice des tableux ... du Musée Royal; [Louvre] Notice des statues, bustes ..
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At head of title: Musée Central des Arts
Topic: Art
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Topics: Pindar, Locri Opuntii, genealogy
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by [Oughton, Marie Abigail]
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Topics: Oughton, Thomas, 1825-1894, genealogy
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Topics: Scotland -- Church history, genealogy
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by A Beckett, Gilbert Abbott, 1811-1856
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
Chiefly in Hebrew, some Arabic; introd. and notes in German
Topics: Karaites, genealogy
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by Abbey of Kinloss; Society of Antiquaries of Scotland; Stuart, John, 1813-1877
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Topics: Abbey of Kinloss, Cisterciana, Scotland -- Church history To 1500 Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Finch, John, Sir, 1626-1682, England -- Foreign relations, Turkey -- History, genealogy
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by Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879
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Topics: William I, King of England, 1027 or 8-1087, Great Britain -- History William I, 1066-1087, genealogy
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Topics: Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649, genealogy
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by Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot), 1805-1877
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Topics: Russia -- History, genealogy
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by Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot), 1805-1877
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Topics: Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786, Prussia (Germany) -- History Frederick II, 1740-1786,...
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by Abbt, Thomas, 1738-1766
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by Abeken, Heinrich Johann Wilhelm Rudolf, 1809-1872; Abeken, Hedwig; Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898
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Translation of Ein schlichtes Leben in bewegter Zeit, aus Briefen zusammengestellt
Topics: Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871, Germany -- History 1806-1918 Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Philipp, King of Germany, 1180, ca.-1208, Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254, genealogy
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by Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938
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Topics: Aesthetics, Art
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by Aberdeen (Scotland)
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Topics: Aberdeen (Scotland) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Aberdeen (Scotland)
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by Aberdeen (Scotland); Stuart, John, 1813-1877
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Topics: Aberdeen (Scotland) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Art -- Biography, Art -- History, Aragon (Spain), Spain -- Art
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Topics: Art -- Biography, Art -- History, Aragon (Spain), Spain -- Art
Suspended 1911-35 inclusive
Topics: Catholic Church, Portugal -- Foreign relations, Portugal -- Foreign relations Catholic Church,...
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by Académie de Saint-Luc; G., F.F; F.F.G; D., P; P.D
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Topics: Human figure in art, Anatomy, Artistic
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by Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture (France); Société de l'histoire de l'art français, Paris; Montaiglon, Anatole de, 1824-1895; Cornu, Paul
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Topics: Art -- France History Sources, Artists, French
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Topics: Art -- France History Sources, Artists, French
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
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by Achelis, T. (Thomas), 1850-1909
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"Sonder-Abdruck aus dem 'Ausland'. Jahrgang 1893."
Topics: Hawaiian mythology, Cults, genealogy
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Topics: University of Oxford, Art
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Topics: Schelling, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von, 1775-1854, Art -- Philosophy
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by Adams, Eleanor Nathalie
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Theses (Ph.D.)--Yale University, 1914
Topics: English philology -- History, Learning and scholarship -- England, genealogy
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by Adderley, C. B. (Charles Bowyer), Baron Norton, 1814-1905
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Topics: Great Britain -- Colonies History Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Painting, Pitti Palace, Italy -- Art
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Topics: Mishnah, genealogy
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Topics: George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, Great Britain -- History George III, 1760-1820,...
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Topics: George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, Great Britain -- History George III, 1760-1820,...
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by Agresti, Olivia Rossetti
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Topics: Costa, Giovanni, 1826-1903, Italy -- Art
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Topics: Arabic language, genealogy
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by Ahrem, Maximilian, 1885-
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Topics: Women in art, Art, Ancient
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by Ahrem, Maximilian, 1885- (aus Elberfeld)
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Inaug.-Diss. - Bonn
Topics: Lipps, Theodor, 1851-1914, Volkelt, Johannes Immanuel, 1848-1930, Tragic, The, genealogy
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Topics: Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649, Great Britain -- History Charles I, 1625-1649, genealogy
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Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Great Britain -- Court and courtiers, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Great Britain -- Court and courtiers, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Scotland -- Church history, genealogy
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Topics: Scotland -- Church history, genealogy
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Topics: London (England) -- History 18th century Fiction, genealogy
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, France -- History Bourbons, 1589-1789, genealogy
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by Aistermann, Josef, 1879-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Probus, Marcus Valerius, genealogy
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by Aitken, W. Francis
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Topics: Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, Baron, 1857-1941, Generals -- Great...
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by Ajam, Maurice, 1861-
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Articles originally published in La France
Topics: Tariff -- France History, Tariff -- Germany History, France -- Foreign economic relations Germany,...
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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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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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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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