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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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Slater, John;
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by Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
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by Ruskin, John, 1819-1900; Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908
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by Falconer, Thomas, 1805-1882; English Presbyterian Association
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Topics: Presbyterian Church of England, genealogy
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by Murray, Nicholas, 1802-1861
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Topics: Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864, Catholic Church, genealogy
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by Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
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by Scott, Lady (Caroline Lucy), 1784-1857
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by Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
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by Hunt, William, 1842-1931
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Topics: Church of England in Canada. Diocese of Toronto, Toronto (Ont.) -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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by Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745; Sheridan, Thomas, 1719-1788; Nichols, John, 1745-1826
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by McLain, John Scudder
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by Konta, Alexander
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Topics: Kossuth, Lajos, 1802-1894, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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by Adderley, C. B. (Charles Bowyer), Baron Norton, 1814-1905
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Topics: Great Britain -- Colonies History Sources, genealogy
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by Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745; Sheridan, Thomas, 1719-1788; Nichols, John, 1745-1826
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by Morris, David
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by Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855; Seebohm, Benjamin, 1798-1871
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Topics: Quakers, genealogy
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by Fletcher, C. R. L. (Charles Robert Leslie), 1857-1934
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by Neele, Henry, 1798-1828
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Fiction, genealogy
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by McClure, Alexander K. (Alexander Kelly), 1828-1909
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Topics: Southern States -- Description and travel, Southern States -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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by Smith, Alexander, 1830-1867
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by Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745; Sheridan, Thomas, 1719-1788; Nichols, John, 1745-1826
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by Massey, William Thomas; McBey, James, 1883-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Topics: Society of Friends, genealogy
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by Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745; Sheridan, Thomas, 1719-1788; Nichols, John, 1745-1826
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by Victoria University of Manchester. Dept. of Education
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I. Syllabus of a course on the history of education in England, 1800-1911 (Professor Sadler)- II. A systematic review at the principles of education (Professor Findlay)- II. Landmarks in the history of education with special reference to the education of young children (Miss Caroline Herford)- IV. The mental and physical life of school children (Dr. Sandiford, Miss Rankine Brown, Miss M.A. Fountain). Appendix: General directions for students working in the Fielden School
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by Hall, Thomas Cuming, 1858-1936
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Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Topics: Catholicism, Roman, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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by Crawford, Samuel Wyllie, 1829-1892
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Topics: Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850, genealogy
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by Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957; Sheridan, Elizabeth Ann, 1754-1792
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Topics: Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816, genealogy
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Topics: Missions in South America, South America -- Description and travel, genealogy
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Topics: Demosthenes, Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C, genealogy
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by Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
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by Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832
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Topics: Dryden, John, 1631-1700, Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821,...
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by Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745; Sheridan, Thomas, 1719-1788; Nichols, John, 1745-1826
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by Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832
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Topics: Dryden, John, 1631-1700, Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821,...
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by Tristram, H. B. (Henry Baker), 1822-1906
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Topics: Missions, genealogy
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Topics: Church of England, Methodism, genealogy
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by Roberts, Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Earl, 1832-1914
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by Lincoln Record Society; Lincoln Record Society
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Publication year for 1911- ends Sept. 30; for 19 Aug. 31
Topics: Lincolnshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832
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Topics: Dryden, John, 1631-1700, Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821,...
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Topics: Great Britain -- History 1714-1837 Fiction, genealogy
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by Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816; Browne, James P.; Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
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by Lowrie, Walter M. (Walter Macon), 1819-1847; Lowrie, Walter, 1784-1868. ed; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Old School). Board of Publication
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660, genealogy
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by Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
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by Fields, Annie, 1834-1915
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Topics: Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859, Authors, English -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc, genealogy
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by Butler, Charles, 1750-1832
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Vol. 1. Horae Biblicae.- Vol. 2. Germanic Empire; Horae juridicae subsecivae, etc.- Vol. 3. The lives of several eminent persons. Second edition.- Vol. 4. Confessions of faith, and Essays. Second edition.- Vol. 5. Church of France
Topics: Bible, Creeds, Law, France -- Church history, Germany -- History, genealogy
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by Bright, James Franck
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Vol. 1. - Mediaeval monarchy, A.D. 449-1485; vol. 2. - Personal monarchy, A.D. 1485-1688; vol. 3. - Constitutional monarchy A.D. 1689-1837; vol. 4. - Growth of democracy A.D. 1837-1880; vol. 5. - Imperial reaction, A.D. 1880-1901
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by Du Cane, Edmund F. (Edmund Frederick), 1830-1903
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Topics: Punishment -- England History, Imprisonment -- England History, Corrections -- England Government...
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Topics: Irish question, Ireland -- History, Ireland -- Politics and government 19th century, genealogy
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Topics: England, England -- Charters and documents, genealogy
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Topics: English literature -- England Lancashire, English literature -- Cheshire, Lancashire (England) --...
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by Robertson, William, 1721-1793
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Vol. 1-2 History of Scotland.- Vol. 3-4. History of Charles V.- Vol. 5-6. History of America
Topics: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558, genealogy
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by Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832
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Topics: Dryden, John, 1631-1700, Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821,...
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Topics: London (England) -- Description and travel, London (England) -- History 17th century, London...
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by Hallam, Henry, 1777-1859; Lolme, Jean Louis de, 1740-1806
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Topics: Constitutional history, Great Britain, genealogy
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by Wright, Julia McNair, 1840-1903
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Topics: Missions in the U.S, Indians of North America -- Missions, Alaska -- Description and travel,...
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by Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745; Sheridan, Thomas, 1719-1788; Nichols, John, 1745-1826
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by Ross, Ellen Edith Alice (McGregor) d. 1892
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Topics: Otto, Bishop of Bamberg, ca. 1060-1139, genealogy
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Topics: History -- Study and teaching, Germany -- Education, genealogy
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by Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832
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Topics: Dryden, John, 1631-1700, Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821,...
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Topics: Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863, genealogy
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by Bishop, Nathaniel H. (Nathaniel Holmes), 1837-1902
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