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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 'Abd al-Mu'min ibn Hibat Allh, al-Maghrib al-Isfahn; Rescher, Oskar
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Topic: Arabic language
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"Glossar der arabischen Wörter, die in dem Buch vorkommen": p. [187]-193
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by 'Abd Allh ibn al-Muaffa, called Rzbah; Rescher, Oskar
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by 'Alqamah ibn 'Abadah, 6th cent; Socin, Albert, 1844-1899
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by 'Amr ibn 'Utmn, called Sbawaih; Jahn, Gustav tr. and ed
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Topic: Arabic language
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The editor's thesis, Kiel
Translation of La richesse de la Hollande
Topics: Merchant marine -- Netherlands History, Netherlands -- Commerce, Netherlands -- Colonies,...
Translation of La richesse de la Hollande
Topics: Merchant marine -- Netherlands History, Netherlands -- Commerce, Netherlands -- Colonies,...
Benutzte literatur: p. 154
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by [Bodmer, Johann Jakob, 1698-1783]; Breitinger, Jakob; Vetter, Theodor, 1853-
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by [Bodmer, Johann Jakob, 1698-1783]
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by [Brandenburg, Erich, 1868-]
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Topic: Nationalliberale Partei Deutschlands
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by [Bülow, Babette von , 1850-
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Topic: German language
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by [Bülow, Babette von , 1850-]
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Die kranke Familie; Die Landpartie Schach der Königin; Angenehme Gäste; Papas Zahnschmerzen
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by [Bülow, Babette von, 1850-]
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Topic: German language
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by [Bülow, Babette von, 1850-]
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Hausgenossen; Und doch'. der tolle Junker ; Finderlohn; Glück musz man haben
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Topic: German drama
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by [Feiwel, Berthold] 1875-1937
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Topics: Kishinev massacre, 1903, Jews, Jews
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by [Gontard, Susette]
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by [Göchhausen, Ernest August Anton von]
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by [Hallberg-Broich, Theodor Marie Hubert von]
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Topics: Europe -- Description and travel, Egypt -- Description and travel
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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""Vom Herkommen der Schwyzer und Oberhasler" attributed by the editor to Elogius Kiburger, has also been attributed to Hans Fründ."
Topics: Stretlingen family, Legends
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by [Langbehn, August Julius, 1851-1907]
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Topics: Rembrandt van Ryn, 1606-1669, Civilization, German
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Topic: Grain trade
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by [Marriot, Emil, pseud
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by [Meding, Oskar, 1829-1903]
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Vol. 1. Heimat und Fremde
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by [Meister, Johannes]
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by [Meshhzekh, 6th cent.]; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930
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"Aus den Abhandlungen der Königl. Preuss. Akad. der Wissenschaften. Jahrgang 1915. Phil.-Hist. Klasse. nr. 6."
Topic: Nestorians
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by [Meyr, Melchior, 1810-1871]
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Topic: Sophocles
"Verwendete literatur": p. [782]-796
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions, Yugoslavs
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by [Pustkuchen, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm]
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by [Pustkuchen, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm]
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by [Reumont, Alfred von, 1808-1887]
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by [Reumont, Alfred von, 1808-1887]
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Topic: Political science
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Topic: German drama
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Topic: Passavant, Theophil
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Topic: Schröder, Sophie, 1781-1868
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Topic: Rothschild family
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by [Stockmann]
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Topic: Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805
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Topic: Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805
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by [Uschner, Karl R.W.]
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by [Uschner, Karl R.W.]
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by [Verein zur Förderung der Handelsfreiheit]
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Topic: Grain trade
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by [Volkmann, Richard von, 1830-1889]
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by Aall, Anathon August Fredrik, 1867-1943
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Topics: Duty, Law -- Philosophy
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Topic: Knowledge, Theory of
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Topics: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Ethics
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by Ab al-Aswad ibn 'Amr, al-Du'al; Rescher, Oskar
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Topic: Arabic language
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by Ab Firs, al-amdn, 932-968; Dvoák, Rudolph, 1860-1920
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Mit Unterstützung der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien
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Topic: Arabic language
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by Abadjieff, Christo, 1883-
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Topics: Bulgaria -- Commercial policy, Bulgaria -- Economic conditions
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by Abbehusen, Carl, 1865-
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Topics: Raoul de Houdenc, fl. 1172-1191, Raoul trouvère, 13th century, French language -- Old French Syntax
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by Abbott, Albert Holden, 1871-1934
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Thesis--Würzburg
Topics: Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679, Knowledge, Theory of
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by Abbt, Thomas, 1738-1766
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Topic: genealogy
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by Abeghian, Manuk, 1865-1944
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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by Abeken, Bernhard Rudolf, 1780-1866
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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by Abel, Curt
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"Die Seiten 1-33 wurden als Dissertation gedruckt"
Topic: Egyptian language