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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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by Chirikov, E. N. (Evgeniĭ Nikolaevich), 1864-1932
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80 p. 22 cm
Topic: Jews -- Soviet Union -- Drama
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by Rivutski, Avraham
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Topics: Jews, Zionism
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by Poleskin, J. (Jacob) 1887-1944
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"Tsiurim ṿe-reshimot me-ḥayehem u-feʻulotehem shel yotsre ha-yeshuv be-Erets-Yiśraʹel"
Topic: Jews
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Bahr, Richard, 1867-1936
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64 p. ; 23 cm
Topics: Polish question, Jews -- Poland, Poland -- History -- German occupation, 1914-1918
Bibliographical foot-notes
Topic: Economics
Hebräische Balladen -- Meine schöne Mutter blickte immer auf Venedig -- Meinem so geliebten Spielgefährten Senna Hoy
Topics: German poetry, Jews
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Topics: Francke, A.S, genealogy
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by Davis, Michael M. (Michael Marks), 1879-1971
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Reprinted from the Medical Record, January 8, 1916
Topics: Health insurance, Medical economics
Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Catherine, Saint, of Alexandria, genealogy
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Topics: Jews, Karaites, Khazars
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by Adams, Thomas Sewall, 1873-1933
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Thesis, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Topics: Index numbers (economics), Value
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Topic: genealogy
"ÅeÄnický kurs vychází ve volných lhůtách"
Topics: Smetana, Augustin, 1814-1851, Catholic Church, Christian philosophers
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Topics: Economics, Prices, Rents
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Getzow, Nachman Zevi
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Topic: Jews
829 pages : 15 cm
Topics: Catholic Church -- Catechisms, Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- Calendar, Catechisms, Tamil, Anthology...
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Topic: Jews
"Union labels" : [2] p. at end
Topics: Labor and laboring classes, Labor and laboring classes, Labor and laboring classes, Jews, Jews, Jews
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Topic: Jews
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by Roberts, George Evan, 1857-1948
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"Address as president of the American statistical association, annual meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey, December 29, 1920."
Topics: Economics, Industrial statistics
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Mukachevo (Ukraine)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church
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by Hamilton, Walton Hale, 1881-1958
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Prepared to accompany the author's Current economic problems
Topic: Economics
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Cherikover, I. M., 1881-1943
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330 p., [2] leaves of plates :
Topics: Jews -- Persecutions -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921, Ukraine -- Ethnic...
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
by Dukhnovych, O. V. (Oleksandr Vasylʹovych), 1803-1865; Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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"Dli͡a uhorskykhʺ rusynovʺ na hodʺ."
Topics: Catholic Church, Almanacs
A collection of essays by various authors
Topics: Workmen's Circle (U.S.), Jewish communists, Jews
Cover title
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Mukachevo (Ukraine)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gorin, Bernard, 1868-1925; Mordovtsev, D. L. (Daniil Lukich), 1830-1905. Gaidamachina
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Topics: Haidamaks, Jews, Pogroms
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Topic: Economics
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by Proudhon, P.-J. (Pierre-Joseph), 1809-1865; Coralnik, Abraham, 1883-1937
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Topics: Property, Economics
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by Nebenzahl, Alter Jehiel, 1852 ca.-
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Topic: Jews
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v. 1. Fun der uraler tsay biz tsu der grindung fun der melukhe--v. 2. Fun der grindung fun der melukhe biz Yerovom der tseyen--v. 3. Fun dem oyfri fun di ershe shriflikhe Neviim biz der oyfboyung fun tseyen Beysamigdesh.--v. 4. Fun di else tsay biz oif hain
Topic: Jews
Cover title
Topics: Popovics, Bazil, 1796-1864, Catholic Church
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v. 1. Fun der uraler tsay biz tsu der grindung fun der melukhe--v. 2. Fun der grindung fun der melukhe biz Yerovom der tseyen--v. 3. Fun dem oyfri fun di ershe shriflikhe Neviim biz der oyfboyung fun tseyen Beysamigdesh.--v. 4. Fun di else tsay biz oif hain
Topic: Jews
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by Landesberg, Leopold, 1848-
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Added t.p.: Chikre lew; Tanaim und Amoraim, ihr leben und wirken
Topics: Tannaim, Amoraim, genealogy
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by Lebaton, ayim Mordecai
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Topics: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575, genealogy
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by Trapp, Walter
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Topics: Cynewulf, genealogy
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
by Myers, Jack M
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"Reprinted from the first volume of my book, Ê»The story of the Jewish people.Ì"--Preface
Topics: Tannaim, Jews, Tannaim, Rabbis, Jews
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Topics: Jews, Jews
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Topic: genealogy
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by Dubnow, Simon, 1860-1941
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v. 1. Biblishe epokhe.--v. 2. Makabeyishe un Talmudishe epokhe.--v. 3. Der Mielaler un di naye tsay.pppp
Topic: Jews
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by Bogdanov, M; Zas, A. ., 1879-1931
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Topic: Economics
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Translated selections from: Al parashat derakhim
Topics: Zionism and Judaism, Jews, Judaism
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by Zas, A. ., 1879-1931
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Title on verso of t.p.: Political economy / by A. Sh. Sachs
Topic: Economics
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Topics: Cynewulf, genealogy
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Topic: Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Québec
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Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938
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Topics: Economics, Socialism
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by Auerbach, Ephraim
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Biblishe ertseylungen mi billder / fun profesor Dore--Mayselakh / ilusrir fun Z. Maud
Topic: genealogy
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by Dubnow, Simon, 1860-1941
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v. 1. Biblishe epokhe.--v. 2. Makabeyishe un Talmudishe epokhe.--v. 3. Der Mielaler un di naye tsay.pppp
Topic: Jews
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by Cassel, David; Radner, David, 1848-1901
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Topics: Jews, Jewish literature
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by Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877
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Topics: Economics, Labor and laboring classes, Capital
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v. 1. Fun der uraler tsay biz tsu der grindung fun der melukhe--v. 2. Fun der grindung fun der melukhe biz Yerovom der tseyen--v. 3. Fun dem oyfri fun di ershe shriflikhe Neviim biz der oyfboyung fun tseyen Beysamigdesh.--v. 4. Fun di else tsay biz oif hain
Topic: Jews
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Topics: Haskalah, Hebrew literature, Modern, Jews, Yiddish literature
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Topics: Jews, Zionism
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Topic: Catholic Church
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Topic: Catholic Church
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Topic: genealogy
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by Drumont, Édouard Adolphe, 1844-1917
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Topics: Jewish question, Jews -- France
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Added t.p.: Woher und wohin?
Topics: Jewish question, Jews
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by Bogdanov, A. (Aleksandr), 1873-1928
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Translation of: Kurs politichesko konomi
Topic: Economics
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by Horowitz, Meshullam Issachar, 1808-1887; Horowitz, Aryeh Loebush, 1758-1844. Pene Aryeh
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Topics: Responsa, genealogy
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by Malkhi, Raphael Mordecai, d. 1705; Rivlin, Eliezer, 1889-1942
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Vol. 1 has added t.p.: Selections of a commentary on the Pentateuch / copied ... by Elieser Rivlin
Topics: Jews, Medicine
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Topics: Catholic Church. Pope (1878-1903 : Leo XIII), Labor and laboring classes, Christian sociology
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by Graetz, Heinrich, 1817-1891
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Topic: Jews
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by Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890
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Topic: Catholic Church
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by Leydecker, Christian
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Topic: genealogy
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by Kahn, Léon, 1851-1900
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Jews
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Topics: McCulloch, J. R. (John Ramsay), 1789-1864, Economics
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by Dubnow, Simon, 1860-1941
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v. 1. Biblishe epokhe.--v. 2. Makabeyishe un Talmudishe epokhe.--v. 3. Der Mielaler un di naye tsay.pppp
Topic: Jews
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by Nacht, Jakob, 1873-1959; Ibn 'Attar, Judah, 1655-1733. Minhage terefot; Mekor Hayyim
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Added t.p.: Mekor Chaiim
Topics: Ibn 'Attar, Hayyim, 1696-1743, Jews
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Topics: Barbour, John, genealogy
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by Graetz, Heinrich, 1817-1891
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Topic: Jews
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by Rossi, Azariah ben Moses dei, ca. 1511-ca. 1578; Filipowski, Herschell E., 1816-1872
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Topic: Jews