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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 Withers, Hartley, 1867-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, England -- Finance and taxation, England -- Banks...
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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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Topics: Balance of trade, Economics -- History, Mercantile system
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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 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 Baum, Julius, b. 1882
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Topics: Art -- Germany Swabia, genealogy
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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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1923 Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940
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Topics: Defense industries -- Employees, Weapons industry -- Employees, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics...
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Topics: Balance of trade, Economics -- History, Mercantile system
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Topics: Winchester (England) -- Politics and government, Winchester (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Topic: Economics -- History
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Topics: Wages, Minimum wage -- England, Economics
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Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, genealogy
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Topic: Economics
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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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Topics: Madhvas, genealogy
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1923 Laistner, M. L. W. (Max Ludwig Wolfram), 1890-1959
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"Select bibliography": p. 198-199
Topics: Economics -- History Greece, Political science -- History Greece
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1923 Oliveira Lima, Manoel de, 1865-1928
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At head of title: Universidade de Lisboa
Topic: genealogy
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1923 Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959
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Topics: Employees' representation in management, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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1923 Kellermann, Bernhard, 1879-
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Topic: 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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1923 Ricardo, David, 1772-1823
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Topics: Currency question -- Great Britain, Economics
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1923 Rope, Henry Edward George, 1880-
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Topic: genealogy
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1923 Marshall, Leon C. (Leon Carroll), b. 1879; Wright, Chester Whitney, 1879-; Field, James Alfred, 1880-1927
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Topic: Economics
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1923 Strachey, John St. Loe, 1860-1927
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Topics: Economics, Labor and laboring classes -- 1914-
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Topics: Hungary -- History Joseph II, 1780-1790, Prussia (Germany) -- History Frederick William II,...
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Topics: French Revolution, 1789-1804 -- Economics and finance, France -- Commerce and industries, France --...
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Topics: Economics, Capitalism
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics [and] finance
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1922 Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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1922 Müller, Adam Heinrich, Ritter von Nitterdorf, 1779-1829; Baxa, Jakob, 1895-
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At head of title: Adam H. Müller
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Topics: Political science, Law, Economics
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Topics: Legends, genealogy
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1922 Lima, Oliveira, 1867-1928
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1922 Delemer, Adolphe
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Topics: Government monopolies, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, France -- Finance and...
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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 Henderson, Hubert D. (Hubert Douglas), Sir, 1890-1952
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Topics: Supply and demand, Consumption (Economics), Prices
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Topics: Catholic Church, Reformation -- Germany, Meissen (Saxony, Germany) -- History, Wurzen (Germany) --...
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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: Syriac literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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1922 Diehl, Karl, 1864-
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Topic: Economics
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Bibliography; p. [185]-233
Topic: Economics
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1922 Conrad, Johann, 1839-1915; Hesse, Albert
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Vol. 1. Nationalökonomie - Allgemeine Volkswirtschaftslehre.- Vol. 2. Volkswirtschaftspolitik - Besondere Volkswirtschaftslehre
Topics: Economics, Economics -- History
Topic: Economics -- Psychological aspects
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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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1922 Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874-1971
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Topic: Economics
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1922 Diehl, Karl, 1864-
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1922 Douglas, C. H. (Clifford Hugh), 1879-1952
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Topics: Economics, Industry -- Organization, control, etc, Great Britain -- Economic conditions 1918-1945
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1922 Boucke, Oswald Fred
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Topic: Economics
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1922 Baer, Yitzhak, 1888-1980; Kehal medinat Kleva
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Jews -- Germany Cleve (Duchy) History, Cleve (Duchy) -- History, 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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Topic: Index numbers (economics)
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Topics: Theater -- England History, English drama -- History and criticism, genealogy
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1922 Amsterdam. Openbare Leeszaal en Bibliotheek. Handels-Economische Bibliotheek
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At head of title: Openbare Leeszaal en bLbliotheek
Topics: Commerce, Economics, Political science
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1922 Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. Dept. of the Church and Social Service; Page, Kirby, 1890-1957
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Topic: Economics
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1922 Henderson, Hubert D. (Hubert Douglas), Sir, 1890-1952
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Topics: Great Britain. Cotton Control Board, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics [and] finance
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Includes index
Topics: England -- History Historiography, genealogy
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1922 Müller, Adam Heinrich, Ritter von Nitterdorf, 1779-1829; Baxa, Jakob, 1895-
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At head of title: Adam H. Müller
Topics: Political science, Law, Economics
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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