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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 Díaz Rodríguez, Manuel, 1871-1927
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by Niederheitmann, Friedrich; Vogel, Emil, 1859-1908
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Topics: Violin, Violin makers
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Topic: French language -- Slang Dictionaries
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: genealogy
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by Menéndez Pidal, Ramón, 1869-1968; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topic: Spanish language -- History
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Topic: Romance languages
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topics: Archives, Nièvre, France (Dept.)
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by Gómez-Moreno, Manuel, 1870-1970; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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v.1.Text. --v.2.Plates
Topics: Architecture, Mozarabic, Churches -- Spain
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Vol. 1. Les causes de la pénétration de étrangers en France; Les orientaux et les extra-européens dans la population française.- Vol. 2. Les Allemands, les Hollandais, les Scandinaves
Topic: France -- Population
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by Périgny, Maurice, comte de, 1877-
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Topic: French
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Québec (Province) -- History Sources,...
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by Jaspers, Karl, 1883-1969
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Topic: Metaphysics
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Québec (Province) -- History Sources,...
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by Boileau Despréaux, Nicolas, 1636-1711; Smith, David Nichol, 1875-
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Topic: Poetry
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Topics: Ballads, Spanish American, Folk songs, Venezuelan
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by Meder, Joseph, 1857-
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Topic: Drawing
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by Foulet, Lucien, 1873-1958
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Topic: French language -- Syntax
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Topics: Homer, Calypso (Greek mythology), Mythology, Indo-European languages -- Semantics
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by Brunner, Constantin, 1862-1937
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Topic: Antisemitism
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by Jijón y Caamaño, Jacinto, 1890-1950; Atienza, Lope de, 1537-1596?
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Supplemented by: Apéndices (1 v., 27 cm.) published: Quito, Ecuador, Escuela tipográfía salesiana, 1931- Call number: F3429.3.R3 J6 Apéndices
Topics: Indians of South America, Incas
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Topic: Palaeography, Spanish
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Vol. 1. Les causes de la pénétration de étrangers en France; Les orientaux et les extra-européens dans la population française.- Vol. 2. Les Allemands, les Hollandais, les Scandinaves
Topic: France -- Population
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Navarro y Rodrigo, Carlos, 1833-1903; Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824
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"Este libro tiene dos partes: la una, Vida de Iturbide, escrita ... 1869 en Madrid por d. Carlos Navarro y Rodrigo ... la otra, Memoria, editada ... 1827 en México por Ontiveros." - Advertencia, p. [7] The Memoria originally published with title: Carrera militar y politica de don Agustin de Itúrbide
Topic: Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Chodowiecki, Daniel, 1726-1801; Steinbrucker, Charlotte; Chodowiecki, Daniel, 1726-1801
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Topic: Arabic language
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Topic: Ewondo language -- Texts
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by Winkler, Emil, 1891-1942
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Topic: Chanson de Roland
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Topics: Capitalism, Industries, Economic history, Economics
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by Liman von Sanders, Otto Viktor Karl, 1855-1929
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by Touaillon, Christine, 1878-
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Topics: German literature -- History and criticism, Women authors
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by Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
Includes index
Topics: Gallieni, Joseph-Simon, 1849-1916, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France), World War, 1914-1918 -- France,...
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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Topics: Italy -- Description and travel, Italy -- Social life and customs
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by Clément-Janin, Noël, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Engraving, Posters, French
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by Leskien, August, 1840-1916
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Topics: Lithuanian language, Lithuanian language
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Topic: Writing
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by Jahnn, Hans Henny, 1894-1959
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by Le Goffic, Charles, 1863-1932
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Topics: French literature -- 19th century History and criticism, French literature -- 20th century History...
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by Leskien, A. (August), 1840-1916
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Topic: Church Slavic language
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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t. 1. Du côté de chez Swann , pt 1-2 -- t. 2 A l'ombre des jeune filles en fleurs, pt. 1-2 -- t. 3. Le côté de Guermantes. ptie. 1 -- t. 4. Le côté de Guermantes. ptie. 2. Sodome et Gomorrhe. ptie. 1 -- t. 5. Sodome et Gomorrhe. ptie. 2 -- t. 6. La prisonnière (Sodome et Gomorrhe 3) -- t. 7 Albertine disparue, pt. 1-2 (in one volume) -- t. 8 Le temps tetruvé, pt. 1-2
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by Kraus, Oskar, 1872-1942; Stumpf, Karl, 1848-; Husserl, Edmund, 1859-1938
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Bibliography: p. [169]-171
Topic: Brentano, Franz Clemens, 1838-1917
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Topics: Capitalism, Industries, Economic history, Economics
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Topics: Capitalism, Industries, Economic history, Economics
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Topics: Capitalism, Industries, Economic history, Economics
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by Massé, Henri, 1886-1969
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Bibliography: p. [i]-lvii
Topic: Sad
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by Soria (Spain : Province). Laws, etc; Alcalá de Henares (Spain). Laws, etc; Centro de Estudios Históricos (Spain); Sánchez, Galo
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Topics: Law -- Spain Castile, Law -- Spain
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by Romains, Jules, 1885-1972
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topics: Italy -- Description and travel, Italy -- Social life and customs
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by Alas, Claudio de, 1886-1919; Soiza Reilly, Juan José de, 1880-1959
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Verse and prose
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by Ortega, Manuel L
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Topics: Jews, Jews, Hebrew literature
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Topics: French poetry -- 16th century History and criticism, War and literature, France -- History Wars of...
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by Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
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by Hönn, Karl, 1883-; Baesecke, Georg; Mulert, H; Hampe, K; Howald, Ernst; Kroll, Wilhelm; Hoop, Johannes; Moog, Willy; Merker, Paul; Vossler, Karl
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Bd. 1. Französische Philologie bearb. von Karl Vossler.- Bd. 2. Lateinische Philologie bearb. von Wilhelm Kroll.- Bd. 3. Deutsche Philologie, Bearb. von Georg Baesecke.- Bd. 4. Grieschische Philologie, bearb. von Ernst Howald.- Bd. 5. Philosophie, bearb. von Willy Moog.- Bd. 6. Theologie, bearb. von H. Mulert, H. Haas, W. Baumgartner, A. Jülicer, L. Zscharnack, F. Niebergall.- Bd. 7. Mittelalterliche Geschichte, bearb. von K. Hampe.- Bd. 8. Neuer deutsche Literaturgeschichte, bearb. von Paul...
Topic: Bibliography
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by García Villada, Zacarías, 1879-1936
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Chamberlain, Houston Stewart, 1855-1927
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"Übersicht der Schriften Richard Wagner's": p. [298]-304. "Übersicht der Werke Richard Wagner's": p. [452]-458
Topic: Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
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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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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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by León Pinelo, Antonio Rodríguez de, d. 1660; Molinari, Diego Luis, 1889-
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Topics: Geography -- Bibliography, East -- Bibliography, Latin America -- Bibliography
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Hönn, Karl, 1883-; Baesecke, Georg; Mulert, H; Hampe, K; Howald, Ernst; Kroll, Wilhelm; Hoop, Johannes; Moog, Willy; Merker, Paul; Vossler, Karl
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Bd. 1. Französische Philologie bearb. von Karl Vossler.- Bd. 2. Lateinische Philologie bearb. von Wilhelm Kroll.- Bd. 3. Deutsche Philologie, Bearb. von Georg Baesecke.- Bd. 4. Grieschische Philologie, bearb. von Ernst Howald.- Bd. 5. Philosophie, bearb. von Willy Moog.- Bd. 6. Theologie, bearb. von H. Mulert, H. Haas, W. Baumgartner, A. Jülicer, L. Zscharnack, F. Niebergall.- Bd. 7. Mittelalterliche Geschichte, bearb. von K. Hampe.- Bd. 8. Neuer deutsche Literaturgeschichte, bearb. von Paul...
Topic: Bibliography
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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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Topic: France -- Social life and customs
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Topic: France -- Colonies Administration
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by Asín Palacios, Miguel, 1871-1944; Ribera, Julián, 1858-1934
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At head of title: Real academia española
Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Mohammedans and Mohammedanism, Eschatology
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Topic: Barcelona, Spain. Junta de Comercio