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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 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944; Sutton, E. W. (Edward William), b. 1871
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Topics: Oratory, Rhetoric, Ancient
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Winstedt, Eric Otto
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Topic: Atticus, Titus Pomponius
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Miller, Walter, 1864-1949
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Winstedt, Eric Otto
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Vol. 2
Topic: Atticus, Titus Pomponius
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Gräf, Hans Gerhard, 1864-1942
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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Vol. 1
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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Vol. 3
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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[pt. 3] Translation
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Topic: Cicero, Marcus Tullius
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Blakiston, Herbert Edward Douglas, 1862-1942
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Yonge, Charles Duke, 1812-1891
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Vol. 1
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Topic: Operas
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Latham, Albert George, 1864-
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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Topic: Friendship
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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Vol. 2
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Tyrrell, Robert Yelverton, 1844-1914; Purser, Louis Claude, 1854-1932
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Purton, John Smyth, d. 1891; Asconius Pedianus, Quintus, 9 B.C.-76 A.D
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Piderit, Karl Wilhelm, 1815-1875; Harnecker, O
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by Howard, William Guild, 1868-1960; Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim, 1729-1781; Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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eye 5,397
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Topic: Aesthetics -- Early works to 1800
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; King, John Richard; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Abth. I. Vol. 1-4, 5 pt. 1-2; 6-12, 13 pt. 1, 2; 14, 15 pt. 1, 2; 16-24, 25 pt. 1, 2; 26-33, 34 pt. 1, 2; 35-40, 41 pt. 1, 2; 42 pt. 1, 2; 43-49 pt. 1, 2; 50-55.- Abth. II. Vol. 1-4, 5 pt. 1, 2; 6-13.- Abth. III. Vol. 1-13, 14-15 pt. 1, 2.- Abth. IV. Vol. 1-50
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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[pt. 3] Translation
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Eckermann, Johann Peter; Soret, Frédéric Jacob, 1795-1865; Oxenford, John, 1812-1877
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Riess, Ernst
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Denniston, J. D. (John Dewar), 1887-1949
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881; Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908
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Topics: Literature, Comparative -- German and English, Literature, Comparative -- English and German
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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Vols. 1-2. Romane und Novellen; [hrsg. von Hans Gerhard Gräf und Carl Schüddekopf]- Vols. 3-5. Autobiographisches Schriften; [hrsg. von Kurt Jahn]- Vols. 6-8. Dramatische Dichtungen; [hrsg. Von Gerhart Gräf]- Vols. 9-10. Kunstschriften; [hrsg. von Max Hecker]- Vol. 11. Übersetzungen und Bearbeitungen fremder Dichtungen; [hrsg. von Hans Gerhard Gräf]- Vol. 12-13. Aufsätze zur Kultur, Theater und Literatur Geschichte, Maximen, Reflexionen; [hrsg. von Fritz Bergemann und Max Hecker]- Vols....
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Saunders, T. Bailey (Thomas Bailey), 1860-1928
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Tr. of Maximen und Reflexionen
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Stahl, P.-J., 1814-1886; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Grandville, J. J., 1803-1847; Stahl, P.-J., 1814-1886
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Purser, Louis Claude, 1854-1932
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Halm, Karl, 1809-1882; Wilkins, Augustus S. (Augustus Samuel), d. 1905
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Text is in Latin; introduction and notes are in English
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Purser, Louis Claude, 1854-1932
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moor, E. N. P
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898; Allen, William Francis, 1830-1889; Greenough, J. B. (James Bradstreet), 1833-1901
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Topic: Old age
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Muirhead, John H. (John Henry), 1855-1940
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Tyrrell, Robert Yelverton, 1844-1914; Purser, Louis Claude, 1854-1932
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Stock, St. George William Joseph, 1850-
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Tyrrell, Robert Yelverton, 1844-1914
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Tyrrell, Robert Yelverton, 1844-1914; Purser, Louis Claude, 1854-1932
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Prichard, Constantine Estlin, 1819 or 20-1869; Bernard, Edward Russell, 1842-1921
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Prout, J.A.
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Eckermann, Johann Peter; Soret, Frédéric Jacob, 1795-1865; Oxenford, John, 1812-1877
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Hayward, Abraham, 1801-1884
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Ernesti, Johann August, 1707-1781
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Vol. 1 - Rhetoricum.- Vol. 2 pts. 1-2 - Orationes.- Vol. 3. pt. 1 - Epistolae ad diversos.- Vol. 3 pt. 2 - Epistolae ad Atticum, Q. fratrem, et Brutum.- Vol. 4 pt. 1 - Opera philosoph.- Vol. 4 pt. 2 - Opera philosoph. accedunt fragmenta scriptorum deperditorum.- Vol. 5 - Clavis Ciceroniana, sive, Indices rerum et verborum philologico-critici in Opera Ciceronis. Accedunt Graeca Ciceronis necessariis observationibus illustrata
Topic: Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898; Greenough, J. B. (James Bradstreet), 1833-1901; Kittredge, George Lyman, 1860-1941
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Purser, Louis Claude, 1854-1932
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Tyrrell, Robert Yelverton, 1844-1914; Purser, Louis Claude, 1854-1932
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898; Allen, William Francis, 1830-1889; Greenough, J. B. (James Bradstreet), 1833-1901
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