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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 Hammond, J. L. (John Lawrence), 1872-1949; Hammond, Barbara Bradby, 1873-1961
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Topics: Agricultural laborers -- Great Britain, Labor and laboring classes -- Great Britain History,...
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Topics: German language, Wendic language, genealogy
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by Gretton, R. H. (Richard Henry), 1874-
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Topics: Burford (Oxfordshire, England) -- History, genealogy
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by New France. Conseil supérieur de Québec; Roy, Pierre Georges, 1870-1953
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province), French-Canadians -- Genealogy, Québec (Province) -- Genealogy,...
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by Forwood, William Bower, (Sir) 1840-
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Topics: Shipping -- Great Britain History, Merchant marine -- England Liverpool, genealogy
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by Wood, Anthony à, 1632-1695; Rawlinson, Richard, 1690-1755; Davis, Francis Neville, 1867-
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Topics: Oxfordshire (England) -- History Sources, Oxfordshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources
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by Götze, Alfred, 1876-
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Topics: German language, genealogy
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by Farrer, William, 1861-1924
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Topics: Henry I, King of England, 1068-1135, Great Britain -- History Henry I, 1100-1135, genealogy
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Topics: Ionia, Asia Minor, genealogy
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Topics: Moore family, Catholic Church, Reformation -- England, Persecution, Great Britain -- History...
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by Treloar, William Purdie, Bart., (Sir) 1843-1923; Perry, Micaiah, 1695?-1753
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Topics: London (England) -- History, genealogy
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by Wood, Anthony à, 1632-1695; Rawlinson, Richard, 1690-1755; Davis, Francis Neville, 1867-
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Topics: Oxfordshire (England) -- History Sources, Oxfordshire (England) -- Genealogy Sources
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by Sousa Coutinho, Francisco de, 1597?-1660; Prestage, Edgar, 1869-1951; Azevedo, Pedro Augusto de S. Bartholomeu de, d. 1928; Academia das Ciências de Lisboa
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Continents, Ocean, genealogy
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by Robinson, C. E. (Cyril Edward), 1884-
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Topics: Great Britain -- History To 1485, genealogy
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by Gillespie, James Edward, 1887-
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Topics: Imperial federation, Great Britain -- Colonies History, genealogy
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Topics: Finch, John, Sir, 1626-1682, England -- Foreign relations, Turkey -- History, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Social life and customs, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Law History, genealogy
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Topics: Painting -- France History, Painting -- Germany History, genealogy
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Topics: Prussia (Kingdom). Armee. Grosser Generalstab, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, World War,...
Bibliography: p. [144]-151
Topics: Konrad IV, Emperor of Germany, 1228-1254, Manfred, King of Naples and Sicily, ca. 1232-1266, Sicily...
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Topics: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Danzig (Germany) -- Siege, 1813, Danzig (Germany) --...
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by Przyluski, Jean, 1885-1944
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"Extrait du Journal asiatique, 1918-1920."
Topics: Gautama Buddha, Nirvana, genealogy
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by Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898; Scherenberg, Christian Friedrich
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Erste Reihe: Vol. 1. Einleitung von Paul Schlenther; Gedichte; Grete Minde; Schach von Muthenow; Unterm Birnbaum.- Vol. 2. L'Adultera; Cecile; Unwiederbringlich.- Vol. 3. Stine Irrungen Wirrungen; Frau Jenny Treibel.- Vol. 4. Die Poggenpuhls; Effi Briest.- Vol. 5. Der Stechlin. Zweite Reihe: Vol. 1. Fontanes Persönlichkeit von Ernst Heilbron; Meine Kinderjahre.- Vol. 2. Von Zwanzig bis Dreiszig; Autobiographisches.- Vol. 3. Kriegsgefangen; Aus den Tagen der Okkupation; Aus: Ein Sommer in...
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by Young, George, 1872-; Germany. Constitution
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"The German constitution": p. 262-325
Topics: Germany -- History 1918-1933, Germany -- Politics and government 1918-1933, genealogy
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Topics: Painting -- France History, Painting -- Germany History, genealogy
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by Rees, James Frederick, Sir, 1883-
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Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- Great Britain, Industrial policy -- Great Britain, Great Britain --...
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by Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898; Scherenberg, Christian Friedrich
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Erste Reihe: Vol. 1. Einleitung von Paul Schlenther; Gedichte; Grete Minde; Schach von Muthenow; Unterm Birnbaum.- Vol. 2. L'Adultera; Cecile; Unwiederbringlich.- Vol. 3. Stine Irrungen Wirrungen; Frau Jenny Treibel.- Vol. 4. Die Poggenpuhls; Effi Briest.- Vol. 5. Der Stechlin. Zweite Reihe: Vol. 1. Fontanes Persönlichkeit von Ernst Heilbron; Meine Kinderjahre.- Vol. 2. Von Zwanzig bis Dreiszig; Autobiographisches.- Vol. 3. Kriegsgefangen; Aus den Tagen der Okkupation; Aus: Ein Sommer in...
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Topics: Werner, Friedrich Ludwig Zacharias, 1768-1823, genealogy
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by Dicey, Albert Venn, 1835-1922; Rait, Robert S. (Robert Sangster), 1874-1936
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Topics: Scotland -- History Union, 1707, genealogy
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by Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898; Scherenberg, Christian Friedrich
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Erste Reihe: Vol. 1. Einleitung von Paul Schlenther; Gedichte; Grete Minde; Schach von Muthenow; Unterm Birnbaum.- Vol. 2. L'Adultera; Cecile; Unwiederbringlich.- Vol. 3. Stine Irrungen Wirrungen; Frau Jenny Treibel.- Vol. 4. Die Poggenpuhls; Effi Briest.- Vol. 5. Der Stechlin. Zweite Reihe: Vol. 1. Fontanes Persönlichkeit von Ernst Heilbron; Meine Kinderjahre.- Vol. 2. Von Zwanzig bis Dreiszig; Autobiographisches.- Vol. 3. Kriegsgefangen; Aus den Tagen der Okkupation; Aus: Ein Sommer in...
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by Smith, Cades Alfred Middleton
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Topics: China -- Commerce and industries, China -- History, England -- Commerce and industries, genealogy
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by Taunay, Afonso de E. (Afonso de Escragnolle), 1876-1958
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by Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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by Sternfeld, Richard, 1858-1926
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by Andler, Charles, 1866-1933
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Vol. 1. Les précurseurs de Nietzsche.- Vol. 2. La jeunesse de Nietzsche (jusqu'a la rupture avec Bayreuth)- Vol. 3. Nietzsche et la pessimisme esthétique.- Vol. 4. La maturité de Nietzsche (jusqu'à sa mort)- Vol. 5. Nietzsche et le transformisme intellectualiste.- Vol. 6. La dernière philosophie de Nietzsche; le renouvellement de toutes les valeurs
Topics: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, genealogy
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by Berliner, Rudolf, 1886-
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Topics: Jesus Christ, genealogy
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by Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898; Scherenberg, Christian Friedrich
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Erste Reihe: Vol. 1. Einleitung von Paul Schlenther; Gedichte; Grete Minde; Schach von Muthenow; Unterm Birnbaum.- Vol. 2. L'Adultera; Cecile; Unwiederbringlich.- Vol. 3. Stine Irrungen Wirrungen; Frau Jenny Treibel.- Vol. 4. Die Poggenpuhls; Effi Briest.- Vol. 5. Der Stechlin. Zweite Reihe: Vol. 1. Fontanes Persönlichkeit von Ernst Heilbron; Meine Kinderjahre.- Vol. 2. Von Zwanzig bis Dreiszig; Autobiographisches.- Vol. 3. Kriegsgefangen; Aus den Tagen der Okkupation; Aus: Ein Sommer in...
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by Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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by Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898; Scherenberg, Christian Friedrich
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Erste Reihe: Vol. 1. Einleitung von Paul Schlenther; Gedichte; Grete Minde; Schach von Muthenow; Unterm Birnbaum.- Vol. 2. L'Adultera; Cecile; Unwiederbringlich.- Vol. 3. Stine Irrungen Wirrungen; Frau Jenny Treibel.- Vol. 4. Die Poggenpuhls; Effi Briest.- Vol. 5. Der Stechlin. Zweite Reihe: Vol. 1. Fontanes Persönlichkeit von Ernst Heilbron; Meine Kinderjahre.- Vol. 2. Von Zwanzig bis Dreiszig; Autobiographisches.- Vol. 3. Kriegsgefangen; Aus den Tagen der Okkupation; Aus: Ein Sommer in...
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by Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898; Scherenberg, Christian Friedrich
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Erste Reihe: Vol. 1. Einleitung von Paul Schlenther; Gedichte; Grete Minde; Schach von Muthenow; Unterm Birnbaum.- Vol. 2. L'Adultera; Cecile; Unwiederbringlich.- Vol. 3. Stine Irrungen Wirrungen; Frau Jenny Treibel.- Vol. 4. Die Poggenpuhls; Effi Briest.- Vol. 5. Der Stechlin. Zweite Reihe: Vol. 1. Fontanes Persönlichkeit von Ernst Heilbron; Meine Kinderjahre.- Vol. 2. Von Zwanzig bis Dreiszig; Autobiographisches.- Vol. 3. Kriegsgefangen; Aus den Tagen der Okkupation; Aus: Ein Sommer in...
Topic: genealogy
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by Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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by Howard, Louise Ernestine, Lady, 1880-
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Topics: Germany -- History 1918-1945, Germany -- History 1806-1918, Germany -- Politics and government,...
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by Andler, Charles, 1866-1933
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Vol. 1. Les précurseurs de Nietzsche.- Vol. 2. La jeunesse de Nietzsche (jusqu'a la rupture avec Bayreuth)- Vol. 3. Nietzsche et la pessimisme esthétique.- Vol. 4. La maturité de Nietzsche (jusqu'à sa mort)- Vol. 5. Nietzsche et le transformisme intellectualiste.- Vol. 6. La dernière philosophie de Nietzsche; le renouvellement de toutes les valeurs
Topics: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, genealogy
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Topics: Hildesheimer, Ezriel, 1820-1899, genealogy
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Topics: Otto, Bishop of Bamberg, ca. 1060-1139, genealogy
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by Jonge, Caroline Henriette de, 1886-
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Topics: Utrecht (cathedral), genealogy
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by Auerbach, Elias, b. 1882
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Topics: Joab (Biblical character), genealogy
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by Keusen, Friedrich, 1892-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy