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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 Moore, George Foot, 1851-1931
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Topic: Bible
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by Frankenberg, Wilhelm, 1868-; Küchler, Friedrich, 1874-1920; Bauer, Johannes, 1950-; Beer, Georg; Bertholet, Alfred, 1868-1951; Budde, Karl, 1850-1935; Buhl, Frants; Clemen, Carl, 1865-1940; Dalman, Gustaf, 1855-1941; Deissmann, Adolf; Dibelius, Martin; Dobschütz, Ernst von; Eissfeldt, Otto, 1887-1973; Frankenberg, Wilhelm; Giessmann, Hügo; Guthe, Hermann; Jensen, Peter; Kahle, Paul, 1875-1964; Kleinert, Paul; Küchler, Friedrich; Löhr, Max, 1864-1931; Marti, Karl; Meinhold, Johannes; Messel, Nils; Nöldeke, Theodor, 1836-1930; Nowack, Wilhelm; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930; Schroeder, Otto
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Topics: Baudissin, Wolf Wilhelm, Graf von, 1847-1926, Bible. pO.T, Semitic philology, Semites -- Religion
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by Bateson, Hartley; Huchown, of the Awle Ryale, 14th century; Strode, Ralph, fl. 1350-1400
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Topic: Bible
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by Sanders, Henry A. (Henry Arthur), 1868-1956
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Pt. 1. The Washington manuscript of the four Gospels -- pt. 2. The Washington manuscript of the Epistles of Paul
Topics: Bible, Bible, Manuscripts, Greek -- Facsimiles
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941; Frye, Northrop
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Vol. 3
Topics: Bible, Religions, Jews, Judaism -- Customs and practices
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by Adcock, Arthur St. John, 1864-1930
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry, Poets, English, English poetry -- 20th century History and criticism
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by King, L. W. (Leonard William), 1869-1919
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Topics: Bible, Cosmogony, Babylonian, Creation, Babylonia -- Antiquities, Egypt -- Antiquities
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by Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941; Frye, Northrop
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vol. 2
Topics: Bible, Religions, Jews, Judaism -- Customs and practices
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Topics: Bible, Lindisfarne Gospels, English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 Syntax, English language...
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by Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941; Frye, Northrop. Marginalia
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Victoria University Library has Northrop Frye's copy with his annotations
Topics: Bible, Religions, Jews, Judaism
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by Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Moffatt, James, 1870-1944
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topic: Bible
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Bibliography: p. xxvi-xxviii
Topic: Bible
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by Mackintosh, E. A. (Ewart Alan), 1893-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Thesis, Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Bible
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Topics: Bible, Bible
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Topic: Bible
Topics: Bible, Bible
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by Holman, Carrie Ellen
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Oesterley, W. O. E. (William Oscar Emil), 1866-1950
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Topic: Bible
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by Lyon, Percy Hugh Beverley, 1893-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Girling, T.A
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topic: Bible
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Topic: Bible
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by Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Royds, Thomas Fletcher, 1880-; Virgil. Bucolica
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Topics: Virgil, Bible
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by Rhys, Ernest, 1859-1946
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topics: Nonnus, of Panopolis, Bible
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by Dower, William H., b. 1866; Temple of the People (Halcyon, Calif.)
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Topics: Bible, Second Advent, Avatars (Religion)
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by Middleton, J. E. (Jesse Edgar), 1872-1960
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Thirlmere, Rowland
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939; James, Herbert Cyril
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topic: Bible
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by Régnier, Henri de, 1864-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Herbert, A. P. (Alan Patrick), Sir, 1890-1971
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Vernède, Robert Ernest, 1875-1917; Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Bibliography: p. 251-254
Topics: Bible, Bible as literature
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Wallace, Kathleen Montgomery
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944
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by Badè, William Frederic, 1871-1936
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Topic: Bible
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by Johnstone, G. Murray
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry