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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 'Abhdsh' Bar Brkh, d. 1318; Gismondi, Enrico, 1850-1912
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Programme - Göttingen
Topic: Greek anthology
Bound with [Cordara, G.C.] L. Sectani Q. Fil. [pseud.] Ad gajum Salmorium sermo Quintus [1738]
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Topics: Pindar, Locri Opuntii, genealogy
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by [Mirfeld, John, d. 1407]; Mowat, J.L.G. (John Lancaster Gough), 1846-1894
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Topics: Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Dictionaries, Plant names, Popular
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Topic: Egyptian language
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by [Reviczky, József]
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Topics: Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1747-1792, Law
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Topics: Money, Numismatics
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Topic: Euripides
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Topic: Euripides
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by [Wachler, Ludwig, 1767-1833]
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Program - Breslau. (Actum solemnem ...)
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by Ab al-Fat ibn Ab al-asan, al-Smir, fl. 1355; Vilmar, Eduardus, 1832-1872
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Has also special t.p.: Abulfathi Annales Samaritani : quos ad fidem codicum manu scriptorum Berolinensium Bodlejani Parisini
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Topic: Samaritans
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by Ab al-Fid, Prince of amh, 1273-1331; Fleischer, Heinrich Leberecht, 1801-1888
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Topics: Arabic language, History, Ancient
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by abb ibn Aus, Ab Tammm, al '; Freytag, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1788-1861
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Topic: Arabic literature
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by abb ibn Aus, Ab Tammm, al '; Freytag, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1788-1861
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Topic: Arabic literature
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by Abbeloos, Jean Baptiste, 1836-1906; Jacob, of Serug, 451-521
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Topic: Jacob, of Serug, 451-521
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by Abbo, Monk of St. Germain, ca. 850-ca. 923; Pertz, Georg Heinrich, 1795-1876
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by Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142; Jourdain, Charles, 1817-1886; Cousin, Victor, 1792-1867; Despois, Eugène, 1818-1876
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Topics: Philosophy, Medieval, Theology
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by Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142; Geyer, Bernhard, 1880-; Porphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305
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Vol. 1. Die Logica Ingredientibus'. 1. Die Glossen zu Porphyrius. 2. Die Glossen zu den Kategorien.- Vol. 2. Die logica. 'Nostrorum petitioni sociorum'. Die Glossen zu Porphyrius
Topic: Philosophy, Medieval
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by Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142; Jourdain, Charles, 1817-1886; Cousin, Victor, 1792-1867; Despois, Eugène, 1818-1876
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Topics: Philosophy, Medieval, Theology
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by Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142; Geyer, Bernhard, 1880-; Porphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305
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Vol. 1. Die Logica Ingredientibus'. 1. Die Glossen zu Porphyrius. 2. Die Glossen zu den Kategorien.- Vol. 2. Die logica. 'Nostrorum petitioni sociorum'. Die Glossen zu Porphyrius
Topic: Philosophy, Medieval
Edited by Cosmo Innes
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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Topic: Inscriptions, Semitic
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by Adamnan, Saint, 625?-704; Reeves, William, 1815-1892; Schaffhausen. Bürger-bibliothek. MSS. Codex Augiensis
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Added t.p., in English: The life of St. Columba, founder of Hy
Topic: Columba, Saint, 521-597
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by Adamnan, Saint, 625?-704; Reeves, William, 1815-1892; Fowler, Joseph Thomas, 1833-1924
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Topic: Columba, Saint, 521-597
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Topic: Latin language
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by Adémar, de Chabannes, 988-1034; Chavanon, Jules, 1866-1913
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Topic: France -- History To 987
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Topics: Zoology -- Pre-Linnean works, History, Ancient, Falconry
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by Aeschines; Blass, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1843-1907
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Topic: Franke, Friedrich, 1805-1871, ed
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by Aeschylus; Paley, F. A. (Frederick Apthorp), 1815-1888
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by Aeschylus; Hermann, Gottfried, 1772-1848
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Topics: Pre-emption (Roman law), Pre-emption
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Topic: Taxation -- Naples (Kingdom) Cases
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Topic: Taxation -- Naples (Kingdom) Cases