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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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Topic: Economics
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Topics: Francke, A.S, genealogy
Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Catherine, Saint, of Alexandria, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by Trapp, Walter
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Topics: Cynewulf, genealogy
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Topics: Cynewulf, genealogy
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Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, genealogy
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by Leydecker, Christian
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Topics: Barbour, John, genealogy
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Topics: Pater, Walter, 1839-1894, Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900, genealogy
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Topics: Reimarus, Hermann Samuel, Semler, Joh. Salomo (Johann Salomo), 1725-1791, genealogy
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Topics: Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham, genealogy
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Thomas, Lord Cromwell (drama), genealogy
Thesis - Erlangen
Topics: Hemsterhuis, François, 1721-1790, Locke, John, 1632-1704, genealogy
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by Barth, Andreas
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Vol. 1. Das Strafgesetzbuch.- Vol. 2. Die Strafproceszordnung u.die Gesetze über die privatrechtlichen Folgen von Verbrechen, die Gerichtsverfassung u. den Strafvollzug im neuen Männerzuchthause zu Bruchsal
Topics: Criminal law, Criminal Procedure, genealogy
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Topics: Gray, David, genealogy
Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564, genealogy
Vol. 1. Das Strafgesetzbuch.- Vol. 2. Die Strafproceszordnung u.die Gesetze über die privatrechtlichen Folgen von Verbrechen, die Gerichtsverfassung u. den Strafvollzug im neuen Männerzuchthause zu Bruchsal
Topics: Criminal law, Criminal Procedure, genealogy
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by Hancock, Charles
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by Friedberg, Robert
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Topics: Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham, genealogy
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Topics: Shepherd, Luke, genealogy
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by Horten, Franz
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Topics: Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731, genealogy
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by Hinschius, Paul, 1835-1898
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Topics: Church and state, genealogy
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by Philosophisch-Theologische Diözesan- Lehranstalt (Linz, Austria)
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Issued by professors at Philosophisch-Theologische Diözesan-Lehranstalt (called Bischöfliche Philosophisch-Theologische Diözesan-Lehranstalt)
Topics: Catholic Church, Theology, Theology, Practical, Pastoral theology
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Topics: Bible, genealogy
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by Brose, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1890-
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Thesis - Tübingen
Topics: Wolzogen und Neuhaus, Justus Philipp Adolf Wilhelm Ludwig, Freiherr von, 1773-1845, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by Elter, Anton, 1858-
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Programm - Bonn
Topics: Pilgrims and pilgrimages, genealogy
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by Schäffle, A. (Albert), 1831-1903
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Reprinted mainly from "Zukunft" (Berlin)--cf. p. v
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Calixtus I, Pope, Tertullian, approximately 160-approximately 230, genealogy
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Topics: Bodin, Jean, 1530-1596, genealogy
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by Pfizer, Paul Achatius, 1801-1867
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1. Th. Das Recht. Der Staat.- 2. Th. Die Kirche. Das Vaterland
Topics: Church and state, Law, National characteristics, German, State, The, genealogy
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by Pfizer, Paul Achatius, 1801-1867
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1. Th. Das Recht. Der Staat.- 2. Th. Die Kirche. Das Vaterland
Topics: Church and state, Law, National characteristics, German, State, The, genealogy
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Topics: Marston, John, 1575?-1634, Marston, John, 1575?-1634, genealogy
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by Schürenberg, Arthur
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Vol. 2 is second edition
Topics: Old Testament, genealogy
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Topics: Michel, Dan, genealogy
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by Wielandt, Friedrich; Baden, Verwaltungsgerichtshof
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Topics: Philosophy, German, genealogy
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635; Richard, C.
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Vol. 2. Die klügste Rache. Dianens Prüfungen. Die beiden unvermutheten Glücksfälle.- Vol. 3. Der Unglückliche aus gekränktem Ehrgefühl. Gusman der Schläger. Laura's Landhaus
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by Fränkel, Charlotte
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by Deser, Rudolph
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Extract from the Berichte der historischphilologischen Klasse der Königl. Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, l849
Topic: Economics
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Topics: Catholic Church, Ultramontanism
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Topic: genealogy
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by Bernicken, Percy F
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by Schaarschmidt, Carl Max Wilhelm, 1822-1909
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Topics: Descartes, René, 1596-1650, Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677, genealogy
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Topics: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, genealogy
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by Hanke, Henriette Wilhelmine Arndt, 1764-1862
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Housing, genealogy
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by Bibliographisches Bureau in Berlin
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Inaug.- Diss. - Erlangen
Topics: Rationalism, Causation, genealogy
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Accompanies "Programm" (der Deutschen Kulturpartei)
Topics: Religion and politics, Culture, genealogy
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Topics: Sympathy, Character, genealogy
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Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, genealogy
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by Schiemann, Theodor, 1847-1921
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by Auerbach, Elias, b. 1882
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Topics: Joab (Biblical character), genealogy