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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 Auerbach, Ephraim
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Biblishe ertseylungen mi billder / fun profesor Dore--Mayselakh / ilusrir fun Z. Maud
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Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, genealogy
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by Schürenberg, Arthur
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Topics: Sympathy, Character, genealogy
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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by Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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by Brieger, Lothar, b. 1879
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Topics: Ury, Lesser, 1861-1931, Artists -- Germany Berlin, Painters -- Germany Berlin, genealogy
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by Hecker, Alois
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Topics: Antisemitism, genealogy
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by Welch, Charles, 1848-1924; London (England). Corporation. Court of Common Council. City Lands Committee
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Topics: Monument (London, England), genealogy
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
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by Mills, William Haslam, 1874-
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Topics: Guardian (Manchester, England), genealogy
"Records and authorities": v. 1, p. [xiii]-lv
Topics: St. Bartholomew's Priory (London, England), St. Bartholomew-the-Great (Church : London, England),...
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
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by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
Topic: genealogy
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by Liliencron, Detlev, Freiherr von, 1844-1909; Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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Topic: genealogy
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by Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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Topics: Economics, genealogy
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Topics: England -- History Sources, England -- Politics and government, genealogy
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by Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865; Page, Frederick, 1879-
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Lays of the Scottish cavaliers, and other poems, 1849.--Bothwell: a poem in six parts 1856.--Poems from Blackwood, 1847-1852.--From 'The Bon Gaultier ballads,' 1845-1857.--The golden age.--Firmilian, 1854.--Miscellaneous poems printed in Sir Theodore Martin's Memoir of Aytoun, 1867.--Nuptial ode on the marriage of the Prince of Wales, 1863.--From 'Poems and ballads of Goethe,' 1859.--Other translations.--Poland, Homer, and other poems, 1832.--Appendixes: I. Appendix to 'Lays of the Scottish...
Topics: English poetry -- Translations, Scotland -- History Poetry, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Foreign relations, United States -- Foreign relations, United States -- History,...
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by Tussaud, John Theodore, 1859-
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Topics: Tussaud, Marie, 1761-1850, Waxworks -- England London History, genealogy
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
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by Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, genealogy
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by Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929
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v. 1. Appreciations: Robert Burns, Dr. Johnson, Thackeray, Cromwell, Frederick the Great, Burke, William Windham, The coming of Bonaparte, Sir Robert Peel, Dr. Chalmers, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph Churchill.--v. 2. Vignettes: The portraits of Burns, The love episode of William Pitt, Nelson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cecil Rhodes. Scottish history and character: Scottish history. The union of England and Scotland, The patriotism of a Scot, The formation of a Scottish character,...
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, France -- History Bourbons, 1589-1789, genealogy
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
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by Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina); Levillier, Roberto, 1881-; Archivo General de Indias; Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina). Colección de publicaciones históricas (Indexes)
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Topics: Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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by Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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"Der Anlauff" wurde als 3. Heine-Gedächtnis-Druck im Jahre 1921 für den Verlag von Hoffmann und Campe ... in 1000 Exemplaren gedruckt" ..
Topics: Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856, genealogy
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by Committee for the Survey of the Memorials of Greater London; Norman, Philip, 1842-1931
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Bibliography: p. 31
Topics: East Acton Manor House (London, England), Acton (London, England) -- History, London (England) --...
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by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
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by Oman, Charles William Chadwick, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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by Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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Topics: Socialism -- Germany, Germany -- History 1918-1945, genealogy
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- Politics and government 1918-1933 Sources, Saarland (Germany) -- History Sources,...
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by Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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by Askenazy, Szymon, 1867-1935; Rose, William John, 1885-
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Translation of Danzig und Polen
Topics: Danzig (Germany), Poland -- History, genealogy
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
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by Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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Topics: Land tenure -- Germany History, Carolingions, Germany -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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by Hartmann, von Aue, 12th cent; Paul, Hermann, 1846-1921
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On cover: Altdeutsche Textbibliothek, Nr. 3
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Bibliography: p. 66
Topics: Siberia (Russia) -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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by Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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Topics: Population, England -- Census, genealogy
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, Love in literature, genealogy
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by Gray, Arthur B
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Topics: Cambridge (England) -- Description and travel, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
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by Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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by Hudig-Frey, Margareta; Berlin, Germany. Preussische Staatsbibliothek. MSS. (Ger. Fol. 282)
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"Die ... Arbeit war meine Doktordissertation an der Universität Berlin im Sommer 1919." - Vorwort
Topics: Heinrich von Veldeke, 12th century, Enéas (Romance), Illumination of books and manuscripts --...
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by Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, genealogy
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by Bruton, Francis Archibald, 1860-; Woods, Albert
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- Description and travel, Lancashire (England) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Difference (Psychology), Individuality, genealogy
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by Renwick, Robert, 1841-1920; Lindsay, John, Sir, 1860-; Eyre-Todd, George, 1862-1937
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Topics: Glasgow (Scotland) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: De Clare family, genealogy
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by Surtees Society, Durham, Eng
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Durham (England : County) -- History Societies, etc,...
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by Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
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by Renwick, Robert, 1841-1920; Lindsay, John, Sir, 1860-; Eyre-Todd, George, 1862-1937
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Topics: Glasgow (Scotland) -- History, genealogy
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Land tenure -- Germany History, Carolingions, Germany -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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by Loziski, Wadysaw, 1843-1913
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Topics: Poland, genealogy
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by Renwick, Robert, 1841-1920; Lindsay, John, Sir, 1860-; Eyre-Todd, George, 1862-1937
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Topics: Glasgow (Scotland) -- History, genealogy
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by Sunity Devee, Maharani of Cooch Behar, b. 1864
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Topics: India -- Social life and customs, genealogy