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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 Aeschylus; Swanwick, Anna, 1813-1899
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by Alencar, José Martiniano de, 1829-1877; Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896; Silva, J. M. Pereira da (João Manuel Pereira), 1817-1898. 1886
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by Asoka, King of Magadha, fl. 259 B.C; Senart, E. (Emile), 1847-1928
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Topics: Inscriptions, Prakrit, India -- History To 324 B.C. Sources
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by Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407; Schaff, Philip, 1819-1893
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v. 1. The confessions and letters of St. Augustin, with a sketch of his life and work.--v. 2. St. Augustin's City of God and Christian doctrine.--v. 3. St. Augustin: On the Holy Trinity. Doctrinal treatises. Moral treatises.--v. 4. St. Augustin: The writings against the Manichæans, and against the Donatists.--v. 5. Saint Augustin: Anti-Pelagian writings.--v. 6. Saint Augustin: Sermon on the mount. Harmony of the Gospels. Homilies on the Gospels.--v. 7. St. Augustin: Homilies on the Gospel of...
Topic: Christian literature, Early (Collections)
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Topic: Christian literature, Early (Collections)
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by Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407; Schaff, Philip, 1819-1893
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v. 1. The confessions and letters of St. Augustin, with a sketch of his life and work.--v. 2. St. Augustin's City of God and Christian doctrine.--v. 3. St. Augustin: On the Holy Trinity. Doctrinal treatises. Moral treatises.--v. 4. St. Augustin: The writings against the Manichæans, and against the Donatists.--v. 5. Saint Augustin: Anti-Pelagian writings.--v. 6. Saint Augustin: Sermon on the mount. Harmony of the Gospels. Homilies on the Gospels.--v. 7. St. Augustin: Homilies on the Gospel of...
Topic: Christian literature, Early (Collections)
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Topic: Christian literature, Early (Collections)
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Topic: Christian literature, Early (Collections)
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Topic: Christian literature, Early (Collections)
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by Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407; Schaff, Philip, 1819-1893
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Topic: Christian literature, Early (Collections)
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Topic: Christian literature, Early (Collections)
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by Blamires, W. L; Smith, John B
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Topic: Methodist Church in Victoria, Australia
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by Blamires, W. L; Smith, John B
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Topic: Methodist Church in Victoria, Australia
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Topic: American poetry -- Bibliography
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906
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by Dawson, George, 1821-1876; St. Clair, George
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Topic: Biography -- Collections
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by Demosthenes; Paley, F. A. (Frederick Apthorp), 1815-1888; Sandys, John Edwin, Sir, 1844-1922
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by Demosthenes; Paley, F. A. (Frederick Apthorp), 1815-1888; Sandys, John Edwin, Sir, 1844-1922
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by Didron, Adolphe Napoléon, 1806-1867; Millington, E. J; Stokes, Margaret, 1832-1900
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Bibliographical footnotes and index
Topics: Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval, 500-1500 History, Art, Medieval -- History, God
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Topics: Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835, Naples (Italy). Bellini monument
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by Gautier, Théophile, 1811-1872; Saintsbury, George, 1845-1933
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Topic: Voyages and travels
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Topics: Animals, Animals, Mythical
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by Górnicki, ukasz, 1527-1603; Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D. Troades (Hecuba); Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D. De beneficiis; Loewenfeld, Rafael; Chmielowski, Piotr, 1848-1904
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by Hall, Isaac Hollister, 1837-1896; Williams, William Frederic; Sulaiman, of Husn Keifa
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Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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by Irving, Washington, 1783-1859; Sprague, Homer Baxter, 1829-1918; Scates, Mary E
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by Isocrates; Schneider, Otto, 1846-; Schneider, Max, 1859-1939
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by Jahn, Otto, 1813-1869; Juvenal; Persius; Sulpicia; Bücheler, Franz, 1837-1908
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by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893
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by Lamartine, Alphonse de, 1790-1869; Squair, John, 1850-1928
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Topic: Columbus, Christopher
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by Langland, William, 1330?-1400?; Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912
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by Langland, William, 1330?-1400?; Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912
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by Linares, Vincenzo; Somma, Carlo
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Topics: Portugal. Ministerio da Marinha e Ultramar, Portuguese
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Topics: Portugal. Ministerio da Marinha e Ultramar, Portuguese
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by Matute y Gaviria, Justino, 1764-1830; Sociedad del Archivo Hispalense, Seville
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by Matute y Gaviria, Justino, 1764-1830; Sociedad del Archivo Hispalense, Seville
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by Pausch, Georg; Stone, William Leete, 1835-1908
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by Pausânias (Pseudonym); Shilleto, Arthur Richard, 1848-1894
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Topics: Greece -- Antiquities, Greece -- Description and travel
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by Pausânias (Pseudonym); Shilleto, Arthur Richard, 1848-1894
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Topics: Greece -- Antiquities, Greece -- Description and travel
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by Puaux, Frank; Sabatier, A.
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La responsabilité de la révocation: La révocation et les jésuites; La dernière requête des protestants à Louis XIV
Topic: Nantes, Edict of
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by Racine, Jean, 1639-1699; Saintsbury, George, 1845-1933
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Topic: Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822
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by Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916; Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902; Joynt, William Lane (bookplate)
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Topic: California -- History
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by Sa'd P, Diyrbekirli, 1832-1890
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Topic: World history
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by Sa'd P, Diyrbekirli, 1832-1890
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by Sa'd P, Diyrbekirli, 1832-1890
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by Sa'd, Kemlpaazde, 1848-1921
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by Sa'id Paa, Diyarbekirli, 1832-1890
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by Sa'id Paa, Diyarbekirli, 1832-1890
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by Sa'id Paa, Diyarbekirli, 1832-1890
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by Sa'id Paa, Diyarbekirli, 1832-1890
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Topic: World history
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by Sa'id Paa, Diyarbekirli, 1832-1890
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Topic: World history
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by Saar, Ferdinand von, 1833-1906
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by Saint Wandrille, originally Fontenelle (Benedictine abbey); Löwenfeld, Samuel, 1854-
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by Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921
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Topics: Théâtre romain (Orange, France), Theaters -- Decoration, Theater -- Italy Rome, Mural painting...
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Topics: United States -- Description and travel, United States -- Social life and customs 1865-1918
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Topics: Roman law, Roman law
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by Samrn, Muammad Ma'm ibn Slim; Daln, Amad ibn Zayn, 1816 or 17-1866. Shar al-jurrmyah; Ibn jurrm, Muammad ibn Muammad, 1273 or 4-1323. jurrmyah
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"Bi-hmishih al-shar al-madhkr ul-Sayyid Amad Zayn Daln
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Topics: Daln, Amad ibn Zayn, 1816 or 17-1886, Ibn jurrm, Muammad ibn Muammad, 1273 or 4-1323, Arabic...
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by Sanborn, Katherine Abbott, 1839-1917
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Topic: Genius
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by Sanches de Baena, Augusto Romano Sanches de Baena e Farinha, visconde de, 1822-1909
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Topic: Tolentino de Almeida, Nicolau, 1741-1811
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by Sand, George, 1804-1876
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by Sand, George, 1804-1876
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Topic: Pal, Kristo Das, 1838-1884
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Topic: Italian language
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by Saxo, Grammaticus, d. ca. 1204; Holder, Alfred, 1840-1916
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"Quellen und hilfsmittel. Erläuterungsschriften": p. [xxvi]-lx
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Topics: Folklore -- Scandinavia, Denmark -- History
Vol. 1 includes the 5th-8th lectures, March 17-April 7, 1886; v. 2 includes the 1st-4th lectures, February 17-March 10, 1886
Topic: Taxation
Vol. 1 includes the 5th-8th lectures, March 17-April 7, 1886; v. 2 includes the 1st-4th lectures, February 17-March 10, 1886
Topic: Taxation
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Topics: Bible, Bible
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by Sbarbi y Osuna, José María, 1834-1910
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