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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: Inverness (Scotland) -- Bibliography, Inverness-shire (Scotland) -- Bibliography, genealogy
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1914 Doubleday, Herbert Arthur, 1867-1941
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Topics: Natural history -- England Hampshire, Isle of Wight (England), Hampshire (England) -- History,...
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1910 Cox, J. Charles (John Charles), 1843-1919
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Great Britain, Privately printed books -- Bibliography, Registers of...
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1910 Round, John Horace, 1854-1928
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I. The Willoughby d'Eresby case and the rise of the Berties. The barony of Delawarr. Peerage cases in the Court of chivalry. The muddle of the law. Tales of the conquest. The House of lords.--II. Some 'Saxon' houses. The great Carrington imposture. The geste of John de Courcy. Heraldry and the gent
Topics: Bertrand family, Nobility -- Great Britain, Inheritance and succession -- Great Britain,...
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1910 Phillimore, William Phillimore Watts, 1853-1913; Ruston-Harrison, C. W
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Cumberland, genealogy
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1909 Perry, John Tavenor, 1842-1915
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Topics: Middlesex (England) -- Antiquities, Middlesex (England) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Genealogy Bibliography, Registers of births, etc. -- Bibliography, Privately...
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1908 Burke, Arthur Meredyth
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Topic: Great Britain -- Genealogy Bibliography
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1906 Law, Ernest Philip Alphonse, 1854-1930
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Includes index
Topics: Hampton Court (Richmond upon Thames, London, England), genealogy
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1904 Doubleday, Herbert Arthur, 1867-1941
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v.1-2. Warwickshire. --v.3. Barlichway Hundred. --v.4. Hemlingford Hundred. --v.5. Kington Hundred. --v.6. Knightlow Hundred. --v.7. The city of Birmingham
Topics: Natural history -- England Warwickshire, Warwickshire (England) -- History, Warwickshire (England)...
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1902 Francis, Claude de La Roche
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Topics: London (England) -- History, London (England) -- Social life and customs, genealogy
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1902 Francis, Claude de La Roche
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Topics: London (England) -- History, London (England) -- Social life and customs, genealogy
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1902 Surtees Society, Durham, Eng
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Durham (England : County) -- History Societies, etc,...
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Topics: Wales -- History, genealogy
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1901 Round, John Horace, 1854-1928
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Nobility -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Court and courtiers, Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Court and courtiers, Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Court and courtiers, Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, genealogy
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Topics: Thatcham, Eng. (Parish), Great Britain -- Genealogy
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1901 Barfield, Samuel, 1829-1899; Parker, James, 1834-
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Topics: Thatcham, Eng. (Parish), Great Britain -- Genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Court and courtiers, Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Court and courtiers, Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, genealogy
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Jul 1, 1900 Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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Topics: Scotland -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Norfolk (England) -- Antiquities Bibliography, Norwich (England) -- Antiquities Bibliography,...
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1898 Crisp, Frederick Arthur, 1851-1922
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Great Britain Bibliography, Privately printed books -- Bibliography,...
Some vols. called "Royal edition" (varies)
Topics: Heraldry -- Great Britain, Knights and knighthood -- Great Britain, Nobility -- Great Britain...
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1890 Walpole, Spencer, Sir, 1839-1907
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1890 Walpole, Spencer, Sir, 1839-1907
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Topic: genealogy
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1890 Walpole, Spencer, Sir, 1839-1907
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Topic: genealogy
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1889 Battle Abbey; Cleveland, Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of, 1819-1901
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Topics: Names, Personal -- Norman, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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Topics: Archives, England -- Genealogy
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Topics: Scotland -- History To 1603, Scotland -- Church history, genealogy
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Topics: Scotland -- History To 1603, Scotland -- Church history, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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1883 Davies, J. Silvester; Speed, John, 1703-1781
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Topics: Southampton (England) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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1882 Harvey, William, d. 1567; British Museum. MSS (Harleian 1103); Cook, Robert, d. 1593; Raven, J. E. (John Earle); Metcalfe, Walter Charles
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Topics: Heraldry -- England Suffolk, Visitations, Heraldic -- England Suffolk, Suffolk (England) --...
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Topics: Royalists, 1642-1660, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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Topics: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
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Topics: United States -- Genealogy, England -- Emigration and immigration, United States -- Biography,...
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1871 Jesse, John Heneage, 1815-1874
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Topics: London (England) -- History, London (England) -- Antiquities, genealogy
Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: Archives -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Genealogy Bibliography, Great Britain -- History Sources
Includes index
Topics: Heraldry -- Great Britain, Nobility -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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Topics: Nobility -- Great Britain, genealogy
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v. 1. [without special title]. -- v. 2. From the accession of Henry V, to the death of Queen Elizabeth, 1413-1603. -- v. 3. From the accession of James I, to the expulsion of James II, 1603-1688. -- v. 4. From the accession of William and Mary to the reign of Queen Victoria, 1688-1837
Topic: genealogy
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v. 1. [without special title]. -- v. 2. From the accession of Henry V, to the death of Queen Elizabeth, 1413-1603. -- v. 3. From the accession of James I, to the expulsion of James II, 1603-1688. -- v. 4. From the accession of William and Mary to the reign of Queen Victoria, 1688-1837
Topic: genealogy
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v. 1. [without special title]. -- v. 2. From the accession of Henry V, to the death of Queen Elizabeth, 1413-1603. -- v. 3. From the accession of James I, to the expulsion of James II, 1603-1688. -- v. 4. From the accession of William and Mary to the reign of Queen Victoria, 1688-1837
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Finance, Public -- England, Money -- Great Britain History, Great Britain -- Economic conditions,...
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Topics: France -- History, genealogy
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Topics: London (England) -- History To 1600, London (England) -- Social life and customs, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Wills -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Kings and rulers, genealogy
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- Essex Institute; Peabody Essex Museum
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Vols. 9-10, 1869-70, called also ser. 2, v. 1-2
Topics: Genealogy -- Massachusetts Essex County, Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Massachusetts...
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- Burke, John, 1787-1848; Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892
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Vols. 1-4 edited by John Burke; vols. 5-6 by J.B. Burke
Topics: Heraldry -- Great Britain Periodicals, Nobility -- Great Britain Periodicals, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Great Britain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Great Britain -- History Periodicals, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Great Britain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Great Britain -- History Periodicals, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Great Britain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Great Britain -- History Periodicals, Great Britain --...
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- Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- History Sources, Cheshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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- Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- History Sources, Cheshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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- London County Council; London Survey Committee; Joint Publishing Committee Representing the London County Council and the London Survey Committee
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Topics: Architecture -- England London, London (England) -- Description and travel Periodicals, London...
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Topics: Great Britain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Great Britain -- History Periodicals, Great Britain --...
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Includes Annual report and list of subscribers
Topics: Somerset (England) -- History, Somerset (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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- Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- History Sources, Cheshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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- Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- History Sources, Cheshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Great Britain -- History Periodicals, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Great Britain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Great Britain -- History Periodicals, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Great Britain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Great Britain -- History Periodicals, Great Britain --...
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v. 1. Natural history.- Early man.- Domesday Survey.--v. 2. Religious houses.- Social and economic history.--v. 3. Roman Essex, with index to vols. 1-3.--v. 4. Ongar Hundred.-- v. 5. Waltham Hundred and Becontree Hundred.--v. 6. Becontree Hundred.--v. 7. The Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower.- Chafford Hundred.--v. 8. Chafford Hundred.- Harlow Hundred.--v. 9. The Borough of Colchester.--v. 10. Lexden Hundred (part)
Topics: Natural history -- England Essex (England), Essex (England) -- History, Essex (England) --...
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Jan 1, 1970 Freeman, Edward Augustus, 1823-1892
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v. 1. The preliminary history to the election of Eadward the Confessor.--v. 2. The reign of Eadward the Confessor.--v. 3. The reign of Harold and the interregnum.--v. 4. The reign of William the Conqueror.--v. 5. The effects of the Norman conquest.--v. 6. Index volume
Topics: Great Britain -- History Norman period, 1066-1154, Great Britain -- History Anglo Saxon period,...