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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: Hungarians in Romania, Minorities, genealogy
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Topics: Theater -- England History, English drama -- History and criticism, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1920 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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1920 Przyluski, Jean, 1885-1944
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"Extrait du Journal asiatique, 1918-1920."
Topics: Gautama Buddha, Nirvana, genealogy
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1920 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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1920 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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1919 Bareilles, Bertrand
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Topics: Congress of Berlin (1878), Treaty of Berlin (1878), genealogy
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1919 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: genealogy
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1919 Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932; Wilson-Green, Arthur
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Topics: Nomads, Roads -- England, Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History Revolution, 1918, genealogy
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1919 Carco, Francis, 1886-1958; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Transportation -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc, Tariff -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany -- History 1806-1918, genealogy
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1917 Auerbach, Bertrand
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Topics: Ethnology, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, genealogy
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1916 Barby, Henry, 1876-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Topics: Marprelate, Martin, pseud, Marprelate controversy, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1915 Jaurès, Jean, 1859-1914
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Topics: Socialism, genealogy
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Le "jeu de guerre" du Comte Zeppelin. Le Kronprinz et sa femme. Les généraux von Hindenburg, von Kluck, von Bernhardi, Herr Dernburg. La famille Krupp, etc
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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1914 Ajam, Maurice, 1861-
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Articles originally published in La France
Topics: Tariff -- France History, Tariff -- Germany History, France -- Foreign economic relations Germany,...
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1913 Bonnard, Abel, 1883-1968
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1911 Radziwill, Luise, ksizna, 1770-1836; Radziwill, Marie Dorothea Elisabeth (de Castellane) - fürstin, 1840-1915
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Topics: Prussia (Germany) -- Court and courtiers, Prussia (Germany) -- History 1740-1815, genealogy
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Topics: Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875, genealogy
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Topics: Death, Life, genealogy
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1910 Réau, Louis, 1881-1961
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Topics: Painters, German, Painting -- Germany History, genealogy
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Topics: Micmac Indians, Micmac language, genealogy
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1909 Wilhelmina Sophia Friederika, Margravine of Bayreuth, 1709-1758
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Topics: Frederick William I, King of Prussia, 1688-1740, genealogy
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1909 Thureau-Dangin, Paul, 1837-1913
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Le catholicisme dans les pays protestants au dix-huitième siècle. Newman et le Mouvement d'Oxford. Les suites de la conversion de Newman. Les divisions entre catholiques. Les deux cardinaux. Le progrès des idées catholiques au sein de l'Anglicanisme
Topics: Roman Catholic Church in England, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Topics: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778, genealogy
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1908 Legrain, Georges, 1865-1917; MatÆaf al-Mi£r±; Egypt. Ma£laÆat al-thr
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Topics: Inscriptions, Egyptian, Names, Egyptian, Egypt -- Genealogy
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1908 Michaud, Adolphe, 1857-; Tétu, Alphonse, 1858-; Proulx, Armand
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Topic: Rivière Ouelle, Que. -- Genealogy
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Topics: Colonies, genealogy
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Topics: Jaina inscriptions, genealogy
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Topics: Desfriches, Aignan-Thomas, 1715-1800, genealogy
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Topics: Vaud, genealogy
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1906 Barth, Hermann, 1866-
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Topics: Art -- Turkey Istanbul, Istanbul (Turkey) -- Description and travel, genealogy
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1906 Bonnard, Abel, 1883-1968
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Les débuts d'un règne; La question juive en Roumanie; La candidature hohenzollern en Espagne et les origines de la guerre Franco-Allemande; La guerre d'Orient Plevna; Le traité de Berlin; Le Royaume de Roumanie
Topic: genealogy
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1904 Conan, Laure, 1845-1924
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Topics: Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774, Elizabeth, Empress of Russia, 1709-1762, genealogy
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Topics: Jews, Jews, genealogy
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1901 Pierantoni, Riccardo, 1872
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"Texte de l'acte final: p. 323-339
Topics: Conference of Berlin (1884-1885), genealogy
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Topics: France -- Civilization, France -- History Medieval period, 987-1515, Germany -- History To 1517,...
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1900 Bonnefon, Edmond Louis
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Topic: genealogy
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1899 Choublier, Max, 1873-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Treaty of Berlin (1878), Eastern question, genealogy
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Topics: Companhia de Moçambique, Mozambique, genealogy
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Topics: History -- Study and teaching, Belgium -- Education, England -- Education, Higher, France --...
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Public welfare, Felletin, France, genealogy
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1897 Andler, Charles Philippe Théodore, 1866-1933
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Topics: Socialism -- Germany History, Economics -- History Germany, genealogy
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1894 Bonneville de Marsangy, Louis, 1839-
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Topics: Vergennes, Charles Gravier, comte de, 1719-1787, genealogy
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Thesis (Doctoral)--Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Bonn, 1894
Topics: Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, genealogy
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1894 Bonneville de Marsangy, Louis, 1839-
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Topics: Vergennes, Charles Gravier, comte de, 1719-1787, genealogy
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1894 Guérin, Eugénie de, 1805-1848; Trébutien, G. S. (Guillaume Stanislas), 1800-1870
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1893 Daudet, Alphonse, 1840-1897; Hennique, Léon, 1851-1935
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Topic: genealogy
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1893 Mazel, Henri, 1864-
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1892 Schickler, Fernand David Georges de, Baron, 1835-1909
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Topics: Protestants -- England, Huguenots -- England, Great Britain -- Church history, Channel Islands --...
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1892 Schickler, Fernand David Georges de, Baron, 1835-1909
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Topics: Protestants -- England, Huguenots -- England, Great Britain -- Church history, Channel Islands --...
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Topics: Holy Alliance, Diplomacy -- History, Europe -- Politics and government 1789-1900, genealogy
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Topics: Holy Alliance, Diplomacy -- History, Europe -- Politics and government 1789-1900, genealogy
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Topics: Holy Roman Empire -- History, Germany -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Americans, genealogy
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1888 Bonnechose, Émile de, 1801-1875; Colbeck, Charles
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Topics: Hoche, Louis Lazare, d. 1797, genealogy
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1888 Daudet, Alphonse, 1840-1897
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History 843-1273, Holy Roman Empire -- History 843-1273, genealogy
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Topics: Berlin. Universität, Brandenburg -- History, Prussia (Germany) -- History, genealogy