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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 Caswell, Lilley Brewer, 1848-; Cross, Fred Wilder, 1868-
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Topics: Royalston, Mass. -- History, Royalston, Mass. -- Genealogy
1. bd. 12. jahrhundert bis 1449. 1923.- 2. bd. 1450-1500. 1917.- 3. bd. Besondere quellengruppen des späteren mittelalters. 1923.- 4. bd. Besonderer quellengruppen des späteren mittelalters. Register. 1934
Topics: Cologne (Germany) -- Commerce History, genealogy
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by Bede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735; Alfred, King of England, 849-899; Sedgefield, Walter John, 1866-
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Topics: English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 Grammar, Great Britain -- Church history, genealogy
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by Kirby, D. P
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Topics: Wilfred, Saint, Archbishop of York, 634-709, Art -- England Hexham (Northumberland), Art,...
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by Weigand, Gustav Ludwig, 1860-
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Topics: Bulgarian language -- Grammar, genealogy
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Topics: Hadrianus, Emperor of Rome, 76-138, Trajan, Emperor of Rome, 53-117, Equestrian order (Rome),...
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Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, Ottery St. Mary (England), genealogy
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Topics: Inverness (Scotland) -- Bibliography, Inverness-shire (Scotland) -- Bibliography, genealogy
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Topics: Ethnology, genealogy
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by Ganghofer, Ludwig, 1855-1920
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Topic: genealogy
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by Temperley, Gladys
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Topics: Henry VII, King of England, 1457-1509, Great Britain -- History Henry VII, 1485-1509, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, genealogy
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by Salzman, L. F. (Louis Francis), 1878-
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Bibliography: p. 236-240
Topics: Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189, Great Britain -- History Henry II, 1154-1189, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Franciscans -- England, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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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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Topic: genealogy
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by Klein, Arthur Jay, 1884-
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Topics: Church and state -- Great Britain, Religious liberty -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- History...
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Topics: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Transcendentalism, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, Germany -- Economic policy 1888-1918, Germany -- Economic...
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, genealogy
Bibliography: p. 79-83
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Great Britain -- Foreign relations Germany, Germany -- Foreign...
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Bruno, of Magdeburg, fl. 1084, genealogy
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by Imbert-Terry, Henry Machu, Sir, bart., 1854-1938
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Topics: Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685, Great Britain -- History Charles II, 1660-1685, genealogy
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Topics: Almeida Garrett, João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, Visconde de, 1799-1854,...
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, genealogy
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by Stier-Somlo, Fritz, 1873-1932
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Topic: genealogy
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by Lohmann, Elise
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Topics: Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662, Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, genealogy
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Topics: Ahikar, genealogy
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Topics: Church of England, genealogy
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Topics: Palatinate -- History, Bavaria (Germany) -- Boundaries France, France -- Boundaries Germany...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany -- History 1806-1918, genealogy
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by Schian, Martin
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Topic: genealogy
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by Weimann-Bischoff, Anna, 1877-
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Thesis - München
Topics: Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890, genealogy
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Slater, John;
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy