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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: England -- Biography, England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, genealogy
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Topics: Bible, genealogy
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1680 Samuel ben joseph Joske
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Last four pages of v. 2 damaged
Topics: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575, genealogy
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1681 Friedenthal, Markus Bär, 1779-1859
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Topics: Judaism, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
Topics: Ecclesiastical law -- Great Britain, Canon law -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, genealogy
ROM accession number: 960.250.2.A (v. 1); 960.250.2.B (v. 2); 960.250.2.C (v. 3); 960.250.2.D (v. 4)
Topics: Treaties -- Collections, Europe -- Politics and government 1648-1715, England -- History Sources,...
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Topics: Danzig (Germany) -- Description and travel, Danzig (Germany) -- History, genealogy
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1744 Norzi, Jedidiah Solomon Raphael ben Abraham, ca. 1560-ca. 1626
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Scotland -- History To 1603, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1755 Voltaire, 1694-1778
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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1757 Horowitz, Isaiah, ca. 1565-1630
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Topics: Mordecai ben Hillel, d. 1298, Jewish law, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1758 Hermandad y Cofradia de las Benditas Animas del Purgatorio y Sr. San Onofre
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Constitutional history -- Great Britain, genealogy
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1760 Smollett, Tobias George, 1721-1771
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Topic: genealogy
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1760 Smollett, Tobias George, 1721-1771
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Phocion, d. 318 B.C, Political ethics, genealogy
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1769 Salem, Samuel, 18th cent
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Topics: Jacob ben Asher, ca. 1269-ca. 1340, Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204, Talmud, genealogy
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1771 Abbt, Thomas, 1738-1766
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: German language, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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1776 Pütter, Johann Stephan
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Includes index
Topics: Germany -- Politics and government, Germany -- History, genealogy
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Appeared first, 1772, under title: An historical treatise on the feudal law, and the constitution and laws of England
Topics: Magna Carta, Feudal law -- Great Britain, Law -- Great Britain, Constitutional history -- Great...
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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1780 Pütter, Johann Stephan, 1725-1807
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Wills -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Kings and rulers, genealogy
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Topics: Poor laws, England -- Poor, genealogy
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1785 Sintenis, Christian Friedrich, 1750-1820
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Lower Saxony (Germany) -- History Sources, Braunschweig (Germany : State) -- History Sources,...
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Topics: Lower Saxony (Germany) -- History Sources, Braunschweig (Germany : State) -- History Sources,...
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Topics: Lower Saxony (Germany) -- History Sources, Braunschweig (Germany : State) -- History Sources,...
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Topics: Leopold, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, 1752-1785, genealogy
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1786 Wiarda, Tilemann Dothias
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Topics: Frisian language -- Dictionaries, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1789 Ribbentrop, Philip Christian
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Topics: Braunschweig (Germany) -- Description and travel, Braunschweig (Germany) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Moravian Church, genealogy
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1789 Ribbentrop, Philip Christian
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Topic: genealogy
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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Topic: genealogy
Topics: Robe, James, 1688-1753, Revivals -- Scotland Cambuslang, Cambuslang (Scotland) -- Church history,...
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, genealogy
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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Topic: genealogy
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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Topic: genealogy
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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1790 Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786
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Topics: Scotland -- History Charles I, 1625-1649, genealogy
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Topics: Scotland -- History Charles I, 1625-1649, genealogy
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Topics: Costume -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Kings and rulers, Great Britain -- Kings and rulers...
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Topics: German language, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
Includes index
Topics: Great Britain -- History Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660, genealogy
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Topics: Kent (England) -- History, genealogy
Includes index
Topics: Great Britain -- History Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660, genealogy
Includes index
Topics: Great Britain -- History Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660, genealogy
Includes index
Topics: Great Britain -- History Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660, genealogy
Includes index
Topics: Great Britain -- History Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660, genealogy
Includes index
Topics: Great Britain -- History Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660, genealogy