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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 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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by Wylie, James Hamilton, 1844-1914; Waughn, William Templeton, 1884-1932
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History To 1066, genealogy
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by Catholic Church. Treaties, etc; Mercati, Angelo, 1870-1955
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Topics: Catholic Church, Concordats
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by Delabarre, Edmund Burke, b. 1863; Colonial Society of Massachusetts
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Topics: Dighton Rock, genealogy
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Topics: Wendic language -- Grammar, genealogy
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by Schmidt, Carl, 1868-1938; Lacau, Pierre, 1873-1963; Wajnberg, Isaak, 1878-
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Vorwort.- Einleitung I. Die handschriftliche Überlieferung. II. Übersetzung des äthiopischen und koptischen Textes.- Untersuchungen.- Exkurs I. Der gnostiker Kerinth. Die Aloger.- Exkurs II. Der Descensus ad inferos in der alten Kirche.- Exkurs III. Die Passahfeier in der kleinasiastischen Kirche.- Anhang zu Exkurs I.- Koptischer Text. Indices.- Apokalyptische Rede Jesu an seine Jünger in Galiläa.- Namen- und Wortregister.- Berichtigungen
Topics: Coptic language, Ethiopic language, genealogy
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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by Powell, Joseph; Gribble, Francis Henry, 1862-1946
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Topics: Ruhleben (Concentration camp), World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Keith, Arthur Berriedale, 1879-1944
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Topics: Conference of Berlin (1884-1885), Zaire -- History To 1908, genealogy
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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by Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932; Wilson-Green, Arthur
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Topics: Nomads, Roads -- England, Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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by Mowat, R. B. (Robert Balmain), 1883-1941
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Topics: Transportation -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc, Tariff -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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by Vickers, Kenneth Hotham, 1881-
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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Bibliography: p. 313-316
Topics: Munich (Germany), Munich (Germany) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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Topics: Punch (London, England), World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc, World War, 1914-1918,...
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Topics: Inscriptions, Italic, genealogy
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by Rosenberger, G; Auerbach, Carl
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Topics: German language, Swedish language, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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by Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873; Cojazzi, Antonio, b. 1880
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Topics: Catholic Church, Christian ethics
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by Creighton, M. (Mandell), 1843-1901
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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by Allaire, Jean-Baptiste-Arthur, 1866-
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Topics: Catholic Church, Clergy
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Bound with Mendelssohn, Moses. Jerusalem; oder, Über religiöse Macht und Judentum. Berlin, 1919
Topics: Jews, genealogy
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Topics: Brest-Litovsk Peace Conference (1917-1918), Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1918 Mar. 3), Treaty of...
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Topics: Germany -- History Revolution, 1918, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Europe -- History 1789-1900, genealogy
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Topics: Mennonites -- Poland Gdansk, genealogy
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by Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Translation of : Wie ich es sehe
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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by Bell, Walter George, 1867-1942
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Topics: London (England) -- Antiquities, London (England) -- Description and travel, Great Britain --...
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by Bareilles, Bertrand
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Topics: Congress of Berlin (1878), Treaty of Berlin (1878), genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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vol. 3
Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy
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by Schmidt, Richard, 1866-
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by Kaplun-Kogan, Wladimir Wolf, 1888-
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Topics: Jews -- Migrations, genealogy
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by Catholic Church. Diocese of Coimbra, Portugal. Bishop, 1483-1543 (Jorge de Almeida)
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"2. impressão"
Topics: Catholic Church. Diocese of Coimbra (Portugal), Pastoral theology
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by Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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Bd. 1. Der Grüne Heinrich, 1.-3. Teil -- Bd. 2. Der Grüne Heinrich, 4. Teil ; Ze}uricher Novellen -- Bd. 3. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Bd. 1 u. 2 -- Bd. 4. Martin Salander ; Das Sinngedicht -- Bd. 5. Sieben Legenden ; Gesammelte Gedichte ; Gottfried Kellers Leben und Schaffen
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Topics: Catholic Church, Christian ethics