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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: Animals in the Bible, Nature in the Bible, Evolution, Palestine
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by Flier, Abraham van der
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Appendices criticae et masoreticae: p. [95]-146
Topics: Bible, Bible
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Topics: Francke, A.S, genealogy
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by Tobiah ben Eliezer, 11th cent; Bamberger, Seckel, 1863-1934
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Cover title: Lekach Tob; ein agadischer kommentar zu Megillat Ruth
Topic: Bible
Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Catherine, Saint, of Alexandria, genealogy
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by Bonfils, Joseph ben Eliezer, active 14th century
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Added t.p.: Joseph Bonfils (Ṭobh Elem) und sein Werk Ṣophnath paneaḥ
Topics: Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr, 1089-1164, Bible
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by Montefiore, F. G., editor
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Topics: Bible, Bible
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Topic: genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Bible, Bible
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Topics: Bible, English language
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Topic: Bible
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by Bonfils, Joseph ben Eliezer, active 14th century
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Added t.p.: Joseph Bonfils (Ṭobh Elem) und sein Werk Ṣophnath paneaḥ
Topics: Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr, 1089-1164, Bible
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by Grünhut, Lazar, 1850-1913; Halberstam, S. J. (Solomon Joachim), 1832-1900
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Topics: Bible, Bible
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Article signed Elmore Harris
Topic: Bible
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Topics: Cynewulf, genealogy
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by Trapp, Walter
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Topics: Cynewulf, genealogy
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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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Topics: Mishnah, Bible, Judaism
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Topic: genealogy
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by Chajes, Hirsch Perez, 1876-1927
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Topic: Bible
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by Wiener, Harold M., 1875-1929
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Topic: Bible
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by Wodianer, Cosman, 1788-1831
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Added t.p.: Liber Hereditatis Josuae
Topics: Bible, Talmud
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by Jawitz, Wolf, 1847-1924
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Topic: Bible
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by Frommel, Otto
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Topic: Bible
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by Lebaton, ayim Mordecai
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Topics: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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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 Elhorst, Henrik Jan
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Topic: Bible
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Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, genealogy
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Topics: Bible, Bible, God
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Topics: Barbour, John, genealogy
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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 Leydecker, Christian
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Reprint from Science religieuse, 1912, No. 4
Topic: Bible
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by Zuenz, Aryeh Leib ben Moses, d. 1833
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Vol. numbering supplied by this library
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Topic: Bible
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by Herrmann, Johannes, 1891-
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Topic: Bible
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by Eakin, Thomas, 1871-
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Thesis, Ph. D. Univ. of Toronto, 1905
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Topics: Pater, Walter, 1839-1894, Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900, genealogy
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Topics: Bible, Jewish sermons, Sermons, Hebrew
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by Lorberbaum, Meshulam Zalman
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Topics: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575, Talmud, genealogy
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Topic: Bible
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Topics: Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham, genealogy
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Topics: Reimarus, Hermann Samuel, Semler, Joh. Salomo (Johann Salomo), 1725-1791, genealogy
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Thomas, Lord Cromwell (drama), genealogy
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by Smith, Louise Pettibone
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Topic: Bible
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by Vital, Samuel ben Hayyim, 1598-ca. 1678
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Title page and some pages damaged
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Topic: Bible
Thesis - Erlangen
Topics: Hemsterhuis, François, 1721-1790, Locke, John, 1632-1704, genealogy
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Topics: Bible, Bible
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Topic: genealogy
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by Hurwitz, Saul Chajim
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Topics: Talmud, genealogy
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by Rosenberg, Abraham ayyim, 1838-1925
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"Uvdot u-meoraot me-aye Avraham ayim Rozenberg": v. 1, p. [3]-22
Topic: Bible
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by Israelite, Judah Joshua Falk
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Topics: Judaism, genealogy
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by Abraham Joshua Heschel, of Apta, d. 1825
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Topic: Bible
Russian translation of title and imprint on t.-p
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by Palache, ayyim, 1788-1869
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Topics: Yalkut Shim'oni, Mekilta, genealogy
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by Deutsch, Eliezer ayyim, 1850-1916
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Topics: Bible, Aggada
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Topic: genealogy
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by Barth, Andreas
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Topic: genealogy
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by Horowitz, Isaiah, ca. 1565-1630
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Topics: Mordecai ben Hillel, d. 1298, Jewish law, genealogy
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by Rosenberg, Abraham ayyim, 1838-1925
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"Uvdot u-meoraot me-aye Avraham ayim Rozenberg": v. 1, p. [3]-22
Topic: Bible
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by Strashun, Abraham David Moses, 1843-
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by Rosenberg, Abraham ayyim, 1838-1925
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"Uvdot u-meoraot me-aye Avraham ayim Rozenberg": v. 1, p. [3]-22
Topic: Bible
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by Meyuas, Raphael ben Samuel, d. 1771
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Topics: Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204, Bible
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by Staerk, Willy Otto Alexander, 1866-
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Topics: Bible, Hebrew language
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by Rosenberg, Abraham ayyim, 1838-1925
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"Uvdot u-meoraot me-aye Avraham ayim Rozenberg": v. 1, p. [3]-22
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Topic: Bible
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by Rosenfeld, Simhah Ja'ir
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