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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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Jul 29, 2019 Valdenaire, Arthur, 1883-1946, author
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Topics: Weinbrenner, Friedrich, 1766-1826, Weinbrenner, Friedrich, 1766-1826
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
Apr 12, 2019 Korduba, Myron, 1876-1948
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Topic: Ukraine -- Population -- Statistics
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Nov 14, 2016 Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828; Mayer, August L. (August Liebmann), b. 1885
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Topic: Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828
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Nov 14, 2016 Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543; Seemann, Arthur, 1861-1925
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Topic: Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543
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Aug 4, 2015 Lepsius, Johannes, 1858-1926
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Includes indexes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Armenian question, World War, 1914-1918
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Jul 20, 2015 Bauer, Otto, 1881-1938
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Topics: Socialism, Democracy
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Jun 24, 2015 Wehrheim, Gustav
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Topic: Raiffeisen, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1818-1888
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Apr 10, 2015 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Wiegand, Theodor, 1864-1936; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
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Vol. 4, pt. 1 accompanied by an atlas
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Apr 10, 2015 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Wiegand, Theodor, 1864-1936; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
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Vol. 4, pt. 1 accompanied by an atlas
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Apr 10, 2015 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Wiegand, Theodor, 1864-1936; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
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Vol. 4, pt. 1 accompanied by an atlas
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Apr 6, 2015 Schwarzmann, Rudolf
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Mar 31, 2015 Feiwel, Berthold
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Mar 30, 2015 Fahrländer, Max
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Feb 26, 2015 Wolff, Fritz
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Feb 17, 2015 Speckhardt, Hugo
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Feb 17, 2015 Starig, Alfred
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Dec 4, 2014 Derendinger, Julius
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Nov 28, 2014 Trennert, Hermann
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Nov 18, 2014 Pettermand, Karl
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Topic: The Resurrection of Our Lord
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Oct 20, 2014 Lubowski, Eduard
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Topic: Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680
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Oct 20, 2014 Gerstenberg, Kurt, 1886-
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Topic: Lorrain, Claude, 1600-1682
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Sep 24, 2014 Reuss, Friedrich Wilhelm Carl, called Fritz Reuss
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 2, 2014
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Aug 12, 2014 Castellanos Quinto, Erasmo
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Prologue by Luis G. Betancourt
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Aug 12, 2014 Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Cueva, Manuel de la
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Half title: El alma de Cervantes
Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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Topics: Froissert, Jean, Berners, John Bourchier, Lord, 1466 or 7-1533
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Topic: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
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Jul 31, 2014 Zuber, Elisabeth
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Topic: Eliot, George, 1819-1880
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Jul 9, 2014 Beer, Georg, 1865-1943
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Topics: Bible, Women
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Jul 9, 2014 Dibelius, Martin, 1883-1947
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Topic: Gospels
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Jun 25, 2014 Cabrera, Luis, 1876-1954
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Lucas Ribera, pseud. of Luis Cabrera
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Topic: Kings, Book of
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Topic: Bible
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May 26, 2014 Drahn, Ernst, 1873-
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Topic: Socialism
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May 26, 2014 Köstlin, Hermann
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Topics: Reimarus, Hermann Samuel, Semler, Joh. Salomo (Johann Salomo), 1725-1791, genealogy
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Apr 29, 2014 Moelle, Erich
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Apr 29, 2014 Peiser, W
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Apr 28, 2014 Von Mises, Ludwig, 1881-1973
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Nationalism, Socialism, Economic policy
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Topic: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677
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Topics: Paulsen, Friedrich, 1846-1908, Sigwart, Christoph
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Mar 31, 2014 Blumschein, Oskar
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Topics: Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716, Feuerbach, Ludwig, 1804-1872
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Mar 20, 2014 Payer von Thurn, Rudolf
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Vol. 1. Text.- Vol. 2. Plates
Topic: Faust, -approximately 1540
Source: folio
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Topic: Classification
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Mar 7, 2014 Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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Feb 25, 2014 Eger, Otto, 1877-
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"Rektoratsprogramm der Universität Basel für das Jahr 1918"
Topics: Bible, Law
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Feb 20, 2014 Esswein, Hermann, 1877-
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Topic: Strindberg, August, 1849-1912
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Feb 20, 2014 Strindberg, August, 1849-1912
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Translation of Röda rummet
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Feb 14, 2014 Strindberg, August, 1849-1912; Schering, Emil, 1873-
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Tr. of Kammarspel
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Feb 14, 2014 Vicuña Fuentes, Carlos
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Feb 14, 2014 Velasco Zazo, Antonio, 1884-
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Feb 14, 2014 Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635
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Feb 14, 2014 Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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Feb 14, 2014 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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Feb 11, 2014 Valdés, Juan de, -1541
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Jan 13, 2014 Ruiz de Alarcón, Juan, 1580?-1639
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Jan 9, 2014 Quevedo y Zubieta, Salvador, 1859-
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Jan 9, 2014 Pérez Lugín, Alejandro, 1870-1926
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Jan 7, 2014 Miró, Gabriel, 1879-1930
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Jan 6, 2014
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Topic: Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Dec 18, 2013 Pérez de Ayala, Ramón, 1880-1962
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Vol. 1. Galdos, Benavente, Linares, Rivas, Villaespesa, Morano.- Vol. 2. Lope de Vega, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Wilde, Don Juan
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Dec 18, 2013 Pérez de Ayala, Ramón, 1880-1962
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Vol. 1. Galdos, Benavente, Linares, Rivas, Villaespesa, Morano.- Vol. 2. Lope de Vega, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Wilde, Don Juan
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Topic: Pereda, José María de, 1833-1906
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Dec 13, 2013 Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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Dec 6, 2013 Suarez, José Leon, 1872-1929; Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Topic: Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919
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Topic: Palacio Valdés, Armando, 1853-1938
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Nov 18, 2013 Schevill, Rudolph, 1874-1946
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Conferencia pronunciada ante S.M. el Rey, el día 20 de agosto de 1919
Topics: Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912, Spanish literature
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Nov 13, 2013 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Nov 13, 2013 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Nov 13, 2013 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Nov 13, 2013 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Nov 13, 2013 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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