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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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1931 Angus, Samuel, 1881-1943
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Topics: Bible, Christianity and other religions
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1928 Geiger, Abraham, 1810-1874; Kahle, Paul, 1875-1964; Czortkowski, Nachum
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Topics: Bible, Bible
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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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1925 Wade, G. W. (George Wöosung), 1858-1941
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Topics: Bible, Bible, Bible, Bible, Bible, Hebrew language -- Prosody, Messiah, Prophecy -- Biblical...
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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 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 Naville, Edouard, 1844-1926
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Topics: Bible, Bible
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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 Baum, Julius, b. 1882
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Topics: Art -- Germany Swabia, genealogy
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Topics: Bible, Wood-engraving, German -- Cologne
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1923 Buzy, D
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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: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, genealogy
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1923 Malden, Richard Henry, 1879-1952
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Topics: Winchester (England) -- Politics and government, Winchester (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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1923 McNeile, A. H. (Alan Hugh), 1871-1933
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Topics: Paul, the Apostle, Saint, Bible
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1923 Eiselen, Frederick Carl, 1872-1937
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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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Topics: Bible, Oxyrhynchus papyri, Greek language, Biblical
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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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Topic: genealogy
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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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1923 Robinson, Theodore H. (Theodore Henry), 1881-1964
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Topics: Hungary -- History Joseph II, 1780-1790, Prussia (Germany) -- History Frederick William II,...
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1923 Boutflower, Charles, 1846-1936
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1922 Máša, Rudolf, 1880-1954
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Topics: Bible and anthropology, Anthropology of religion
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1922 Lima, Oliveira, 1867-1928
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1922 Wickham, Edward Charles
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1922 Rosenberg, Abraham ayyim, 1838-1925
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"Uvdot u-meoraot me-aye Avraham ayim Rozenberg": v. 1, p. [3]-22
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1922 Duhm, Bernhard, 1847-1928
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Topics: Legends, genealogy
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1922 Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Syriac literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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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: Catholic Church, Reformation -- Germany, Meissen (Saxony, Germany) -- History, Wurzen (Germany) --...
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1922 Skinner, John, 1851-1925
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Topics: Jeremiah (Biblical prophet), Bible
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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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Topics: Hungarians in Romania, Minorities, genealogy
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1922 Ball, C. J. (Charles James), 1851?-1924
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1922 Scott, Ernest Findlay, 1868-
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1922 Hawley, Charles Arthur, b. 1889
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1922 Budden, Charles William, 1878-; Hastings, Edward
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v.1, Genesis -2 Samuel.-v.2, I Kings - Malachi.-v.3, Mathew- Revelation
Topics: Bible, Jews, Jews
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1922 Rosenberg, Abraham ayyim, 1838-1925
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"Uvdot u-meoraot me-aye Avraham ayim Rozenberg": v. 1, p. [3]-22
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1922 Rosenberg, Abraham ayyim, 1838-1925
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"Uvdot u-meoraot me-aye Avraham ayim Rozenberg": v. 1, p. [3]-22
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1922 Ljungberg, Nils Wilhelm, 1818-1872
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1922 Testi, Laudedeo, 1857
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Topics: Parma. Santa Maria della Steccata (Church), genealogy
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1922 Zahn, Theodor, 1838-1933
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1922 Budde, Karl, 1850-1935
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Topics: Moses (Biblical leader), Bible
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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 Smith, John Merlin Powis, 1866-1932
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Topics: Bible, Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Spain, Art -- Spain Catalonia, Christian art and...
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1922 Sellin, Ernst, 1867-1945
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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
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Topics: England -- History Historiography, genealogy
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1922 Bewer, Julius August, 1877-1953
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