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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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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944; Sutton, E. W. (Edward William), b. 1871
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Topics: Oratory, Rhetoric, Ancient
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Winstedt, Eric Otto
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Topic: Atticus, Titus Pomponius
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Miller, Walter, 1864-1949
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Winstedt, Eric Otto
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Vol. 2
Topic: Atticus, Titus Pomponius
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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
Ontario Sessional Papers
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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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Ontario Sessional Papers
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Yonge, Charles Duke, 1812-1891
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Vol. 1
Ontario Sessional Papers
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: Friendship
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
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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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Ontario Sessional Papers
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Ontario Sessional Papers
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Purton, John Smyth, d. 1891; Asconius Pedianus, Quintus, 9 B.C.-76 A.D
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Piderit, Karl Wilhelm, 1815-1875; Harnecker, O
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; King, John Richard; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937
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Ontario Sessional Papers
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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[pt. 3] Translation
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Riess, Ernst
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Denniston, J. D. (John Dewar), 1887-1949
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Ontario Sessional Papers
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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 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Purser, Louis Claude, 1854-1932
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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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Ontario Sessional Papers
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moor, E. N. P
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Ontario Sessional Papers
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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Ontario Sessional Papers
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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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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Tyrrell, Robert Yelverton, 1844-1914
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Ontario Sessional Papers
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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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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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Ontario Sessional Papers
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Ontario Sessional Papers
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Prout, J.A.
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cesari, Antonio, 1760-1828; Bentivoglio, Francesco
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Ontario Sessional Papers
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