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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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1924 Aristotle; Hengstenberg, E. W. (Ernst Wilhelm), 1802-1869; Brandis, Christian August, 1790-1867
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Topic: 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 Simon, John Smith, 1843-1933
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Topics: Wesley, John, 1703-1791, Methodism, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Topics: Syriac literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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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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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 Bezold, Friedrich von, 1848-1928
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Middle Ages, Christianity and other religions, Mythology, Classical, Humanism, genealogy
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1922 Viereck, Paul, 1865-1944
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Topics: Ostraka, genealogy
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, Love in literature, genealogy
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1921 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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1921 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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Topics: Ionia, Asia Minor, genealogy
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1920 Keusen, Friedrich, 1892-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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1919 Jacobsohn, Hermann, 1879-
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Topics: Inscriptions, Italic, genealogy
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1919 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Wiegand, Theodor, 1864-1936; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Milet
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Vol. 4, pt. 1 accompanied by an atlas
Topic: genealogy
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1919 Langer, Carl Rudolf, 1893-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History To 1066, genealogy
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1918 Slotty, Friedrich, 1881-
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Topics: Latin language, Vulgar -- Readers, genealogy
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1917 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: Universidad de Barcelona, genealogy
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1916 Sülzen, Hubert Hermann Jacob, 1870-
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Inaug.-Diss. - Bonn
Topics: Aristotle, Heaven, genealogy
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1916 Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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Topics: Hohenzollern, House of, Brandenburg (Germany) -- Politics and government, Brandenburg (Germany) --...
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1916 Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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1916 Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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1915 Petersen, Eugen, 1836-1919
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Topics: Greek drama, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Bibliography: p. 3
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, Orpheus, genealogy
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1914 Sudhaus, Siegfried, 1863-1914
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Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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1914 Menander, of Athens; Sudhaus, Siegfried, 1863-1914
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Topic: genealogy
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1914 Schröder, Bruno, 1878-1934; Antiquarium (Berlin, Germany)
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Topics: Bronzes, Greek, genealogy
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1914 Saekel, Arthur, 1888-
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Thesis - Berlin
Topics: Terence, genealogy
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1913 Nachmanson, Ernst, 1877-1943
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Greek text
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, genealogy
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, d. 337, genealogy
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Topics: Greek orations, Rhetoric, Ancient, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, genealogy
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1913 Euripides; Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, genealogy
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1913 Sandars, Mary Frances, 1864-
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Bibliography: p. xvii-xviii
Topics: Mary II, Queen of England, 1662-1694, Great Britain -- History William and Mary, 1689-1702,...
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Topics: Homer, Homer, genealogy
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1912 Wigand, Karl
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Topic: genealogy
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1912 Delbrück, Richard, 1875-
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Topics: Portraits, Ancient, Art, Egyptian, Art, Greco-Roman, genealogy
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1912 Diodorus, Siculus; Drachmann, Anders Bjorn, 1860-1935
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Topic: genealogy
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1911 Richter, Franz
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, genealogy
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1911 Schubart, Wilhelm, 1873-; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), genealogy
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1911 Aristophanes; Süss, Wilhelm, 1882-
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Topic: genealogy
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1911 Diehl, Ernst, 1874-1947
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"Litteratvr ": p. [2]-3
Topics: Virgil, genealogy
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1911 Gosling, William Gilbert, 1863-1930
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Includes index
Topics: Gilbert, Humphrey, Sir, 1539?-1583, Great Britain -- History Elizabeth, 1558-1603, Newfoundland,...
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1911 Apollonius, Dyscolus, 2nd cent; Maas, Paul, 1880-
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Topics: Greek language, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1911 Gerhard, Gustav Adolf, 1878-; Baden. Ministerium des Kultus und Unterrichts
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), genealogy
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1911 Euripides; Diehl, Ernst, 1874-
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Petrus Siculus, Photius I, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, ca. 820-ca. 891, genealogy
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1910 Franchi de' Cavalieri, Pius, 1869-1960; Lietzmann, Hans, 1875-1942; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek, Palaeography, Greek, genealogy
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Pompeii (Extinct city), Pompeii (Extinct city), genealogy
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, genealogy
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1910 Ackermann, Friedrich, 1880-
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Topics: Sophocles, genealogy
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1910 Diehl, Ernst, 1874-1947
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Latin language, Vulgar, genealogy
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Topics: Pacific Coast (North America), Pacific Coast (Central America), Pacific Coast (South America),...
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1909 Becker, Petrus
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Topics: Arethas, c.860-940, Photius I, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, ca. 820-ca. 891, genealogy
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1909 Selvers, Friedrich, 1886-
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Thesis - Münster
Topics: Greek language, Greek language, genealogy
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1909 Diehl, Ernst, 1874-
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Bibliography: p. 55-57
Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, genealogy
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1909 Aistermann, Josef, 1879-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Probus, Marcus Valerius, genealogy
At head of title: Königliche Bibliothek zu Berlin
Topics: Periodicals, History, Geography, genealogy
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1908 Domaszewski, Alfred von, 1856-1927
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Topics: Rome -- Army, genealogy
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1907 Sanctis, Gaetano de, 1870-1957
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Topics: Demosthenes, Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C, genealogy
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1906 Lehmann, Edvard, 1862-1930
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"Literatur" at end of each article
Topics: Religion, genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topic: genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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1905 Dexter, Henry Martyn, 1821-1890; Dexter, Morton, 1846-1910
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Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: Dissenters, Religious -- England, Dissenters, Religious -- Netherlands, England -- Church history...
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy