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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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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...
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1949 Knox, John, ca. 1514-1572
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Topics: Reformation -- Scotland, genealogy
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Ludwig Tieck, Der blonde Eckbert; Wilhelm Wackenroder, Ehrengedächtnis unseres ehrwürdigen Ahnherrn Albrecht Dürers; Friedrich von Schlegel, Treue und Scherz; Novalis, Klingsohrs Märchen; Clemens Brentano, Geschichte vom braven Kasperl und dem schönen Annerl; Jean Paul, (a) Das Glück eines schwedischen Pfarrers, (b) Die Doppeltgänger, (c) Der Traum im Traum; Achim von Arnim, Der tolle Invalide auf dem Fort Ratonneau; E.T.A. Hoffmann, Rat Krespel; Joseph von Eichendorff, Aus dem Leben...
Topics: German prose, genealogy
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1927 Ramírez de Villa-Urrutia, Wenceslao, marqués, 1850-1933
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La jornada del Condestable de Castilla a Inglaterra para las paces de 1604; La embajada de Lord Nottingham a España en 1605; Rubens diplomatico; Antonio Van Dyck; Francisco de Vitoria, precursor de Grocio; La literatura del derecho internacional en España durante el siglo XVII
Topics: Vitoria, Francisco de, 1486?-1546, Tarsis ó Tassis y Peralta, Juan de, Nottingham, Charles Howard,...
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1926 Bowles, George F. S. (Frederic Stewart), 1877-
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Topics: Sea-power, Great Britain -- History, Naval, Great Britain -- Commerce, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Commerce and industries, England -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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1925 Ernle, Rowland Edmund Prothero, Baron, 1852-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply, England -- Agriculture, England -- Land, genealogy
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1924 Aristotle; Hengstenberg, E. W. (Ernst Wilhelm), 1802-1869; Brandis, Christian August, 1790-1867
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1923 Baum, Julius, b. 1882
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Topics: Art -- Germany Swabia, genealogy
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1923 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Volbach, Wolfgang Fritz, 1892-1988
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Topics: Ivories -- Catalogs, Sculpture -- Berlin Catalogs, genealogy
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1923 Mackie, J. D. (John Duncan), b. 1887; Pryde, George S. (George Smith); Mill, Anna Jean
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Topics: Convention of Royal Burghs (Scotland), Scotland -- Politics and government 1371-1707, Scotland --...
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1923 Rawlinson, Alfred, Sir, 1867-1934
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, London...
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1923 Mathieson, William Law, 1868-
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Topics: Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history, genealogy
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1923 Scheffler, Karl, 1869-1951
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Topics: Artists -- Germany, Art -- Germany History, genealogy
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Topics: Winchester (England) -- Politics and government, Winchester (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, genealogy
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1923 Oliveira Lima, Manoel de, 1865-1928
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At head of title: Universidade de Lisboa
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Topics: Madhvas, genealogy
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1923 Tormay, Cecile, 1876-1937
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[Vol. 1] Revolution, with a foreword by the Duke of Northumberland.--[Vol. 2] The Commune
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Topics: Hungary -- History Revolution, 1918-1919, genealogy
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1923 Rope, Henry Edward George, 1880-
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1923 Simon, John Smith, 1843-1933
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Topics: Wesley, John, 1703-1791, Methodism, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1923 Kellermann, Bernhard, 1879-
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1923 Page, William, 1861-1934
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Topics: London (England) -- History To 1600, genealogy
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1923 Pierce, William
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Bibliography: p. 487-494
Topics: Penry, John, 1559-1593, Marprelate controversy, Education -- England History, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Hungary -- History Joseph II, 1780-1790, Prussia (Germany) -- History Frederick William II,...
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1922 Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Hungarians in Romania, Minorities, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Reformation -- Germany, Meissen (Saxony, Germany) -- History, Wurzen (Germany) --...
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1922 Chancellor, E. Beresford (Edwin Beresford), 1868-1937
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Topics: Almack's, London, London (England) -- History, London (England) -- Streets St. James's Street,...
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1922 Hübner, Oskar
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Topics: Education -- Germany, Germany -- History Study and teaching, genealogy
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Topics: Legends, genealogy
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Topics: Syriac literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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1922 Lima, Oliveira, 1867-1928
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1. Teil. Allgemeine Einleitung. Vorsokratische Philosophie. 1. Hälfte. Mit Unterstützung von Franz Lortzing. Hrsg. von Wilhelm Nestle. 7. Aufl. Obraldruck der 6. Aufl. 1923.- 2. Teil, 1. Abt. Sokrates und die Sokratiker. Plato und die alte Akademie. 5. Aufl. (Obraldruck). Mit einem Anhang von Ernst Hoffmann: Der gegenwärtige Stand der Platonforschung. 1922.- 3. Teil, 1. Abt. Die nacharistotelische Philosophie, 1. Hälfte. 5. Aufl., Manuldruck der 4. Aufl. Aufl. Hrsg. von Eduard Wellmann....
Topics: Philosophy, Ancient, genealogy
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Topics: Megillat Ta'anit, Jews -- History, genealogy
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1922 Testi, Laudedeo, 1857
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Topics: Parma. Santa Maria della Steccata (Church), genealogy
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Topics: England -- History Historiography, genealogy
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1922 Baer, Yitzhak, 1888-1980; Kehal medinat Kleva
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Topics: Jews -- Germany Cleve (Duchy) History, Cleve (Duchy) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Theater -- England History, English drama -- History and criticism, genealogy
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1922 Premerstein, Anton, Ritter von, 1869-1935
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Sonderabdruck aus der Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte [43, Rom. Abt., 1922] p. 45-152
Topics: Caesar, Julius, Roman law, genealogy
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1922 Schmoller, Gustav von, 1838-1917
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Topics: Cities and towns, Medieval, Municipal government, genealogy
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1922 Power, Eileen Edna, 1889-1940
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Topics: Convents -- England, Monastic and religious life of women -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Monroe doctrine, Great Britain -- Foreign relations 1820-1830, Great Britain -- Foreign relations...
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1922 Viereck, Paul, 1865-1944
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Part of the author's thesis - Göttingen
Topics: Friesland, East, Reformation, Friesland, East, genealogy
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1922 Tuiavii; Scheurmann, Erich, 1878-
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Topics: Civilization, Western, genealogy
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1922 Forsh, Olga, 1873-1961
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Topics: Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Cologne, genealogy
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1922 Bezold, Friedrich von, 1848-1928
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Topics: Middle Ages, Christianity and other religions, Mythology, Classical, Humanism, genealogy
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Topics: Silva, José Bonifacio de Andrada e, 1763-1838, Silva family, Santos, Brazil, genealogy
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Topics: Ethnology -- Sudan, Arabs -- Sudan, Manuscripts -- Sudan, Sudan -- History Sources, Sudan --...
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1922 Brandenburg, Erich, 1868-1946
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Topics: Germany -- History 1815-1866, Germany -- History 1866-1871, Germany -- Politics and government,...
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1922 Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Portuguese -- India, Germany -- Commerce History, India -- History 1526-1765, genealogy
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Topics: Trinity, genealogy
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1922 Schlaf, Johannes, 1862-1941
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1922 Konta, Alexander
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Topics: Kossuth, Lajos, 1802-1894, genealogy
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1922 Justi, Karl, 1832-1912
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Topics: Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660, genealogy
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"Schriften über die jüngste Kunstbewegung": p. 45-47
Topics: Expressionism (Art), Impressionism (Art), genealogy
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1922 Brandenburg, Erich, 1868-1946
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v. 1. Koenig Philipp II. von Spanien. Im England der Elisabeth. Gaspard von Coligny. Coligny und die Ermordung Franz von Guises. Von den Staetten der Hugenottengeschichte. Ludwig XIV. und Strassburg. Der juengere Pitt und seine Zeit. Ostdeutschland in der deutschen Geschichte. Luther und Deutschland. Das Koenigtum der grossen Hohenzollerny Die Nachwirkung Friedrichs des Grossen. 1813. Ideen und Kraefte der deutschen Erhebung. 1818. Kaiser Wilhelm I. Albrecht von Roon. Wettiner und Hohenzollern....
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v. 1. Koenig Philipp II. von Spanien. Im England der Elisabeth. Gaspard von Coligny. Coligny und die Ermordung Franz von Guises. Von den Staetten der Hugenottengeschichte. Ludwig XIV. und Strassburg. Der juengere Pitt und seine Zeit. Ostdeutschland in der deutschen Geschichte. Luther und Deutschland. Das Koenigtum der grossen Hohenzollerny Die Nachwirkung Friedrichs des Grossen. 1813. Ideen und Kraefte der deutschen Erhebung. 1818. Kaiser Wilhelm I. Albrecht von Roon. Wettiner und Hohenzollern....
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Topics: Holy Ghost Fathers, Missions, Missions, genealogy
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1922 Oliveira, Adriano Casimiro Pereira e; Carvalho, Joaquim Martins Tixeira de; Santos, Reynaldo dos, 1880-
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Topics: Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover, 1629-1698, Catholic Church, genealogy
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1921 Hudig-Frey, Margareta; Berlin, Germany. Preussische Staatsbibliothek. MSS. (Ger. Fol. 282)
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"Die ... Arbeit war meine Doktordissertation an der Universität Berlin im Sommer 1919." - Vorwort
Topics: Heinrich von Veldeke, 12th century, Enéas (Romance), Illumination of books and manuscripts --...
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1921 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
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1921 Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
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1921 Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929
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v. 1. Appreciations: Robert Burns, Dr. Johnson, Thackeray, Cromwell, Frederick the Great, Burke, William Windham, The coming of Bonaparte, Sir Robert Peel, Dr. Chalmers, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph Churchill.--v. 2. Vignettes: The portraits of Burns, The love episode of William Pitt, Nelson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cecil Rhodes. Scottish history and character: Scottish history. The union of England and Scotland, The patriotism of a Scot, The formation of a Scottish character,...
Topic: genealogy
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1921 Bruton, Francis Archibald, 1860-; Woods, Albert
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- Description and travel, Lancashire (England) -- History, genealogy
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1921 Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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