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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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Topics: Great Britain -- History 1689-1714, Great Britain -- History George I, 1714-1727, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Great Britain -- History 1689-1714, Great Britain -- History George I, 1714-1727, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Great Britain -- Biography, genealogy
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1808 Mitford, William, 1744-1827; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, former owner. DLC; Thomas Jefferson Library Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Topic: New England -- History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Topic: Puritans
Topic: Puritans
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Topic: Puritans
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Topics: Europe -- History 1789-1815, France -- History 1789-1815
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1818 Watson, Robert, 1730?-1781
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Topics: Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598, Spain -- History
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Roman period, 55 B.C.-449 A.D, Great Britain -- History Anglo-Saxon...
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Topic: Church history
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Topic: Church history
vol. 3
Topic: Church history
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Topics: History, Ancient, Guiana -- Discovery and exploration
Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: History, Ancient, Guiana -- Discovery and exploration
Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: History, Ancient, Guiana -- Discovery and exploration
Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: History, Ancient, Guiana -- Discovery and exploration
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Topics: History, Ancient, Guiana -- Discovery and exploration
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1821 Benger, Elizabeth Ogilvy, 1778-1827
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Topic: Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1507-1536
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1821 Benger, Elizabeth Ogilvy, 1778-1827
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Topic: Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1507-1536
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1823 Pecchio, Giuseppe, Count, 1785-1835
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Topics: Portugal -- History Sources, Spain -- History Sources
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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Topic: History -- Collected works
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Topic: History -- Collected works
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Topic: History -- Collected works
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Great Britain -- Court and courtiers
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Topic: History -- Collected works
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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Topic: History -- Collected works
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1827 Buchanan, George, 1506-1582; Aikman, James
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Topics: Scotland -- History, genealogy
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1828 Bell, Henry Glassford, 1803-1874
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Topic: Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587
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1828 Bell, Henry Glassford, 1803-1874
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Topic: Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587
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1830 Livy; Baker, George, M.A.
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Topic: Rome -- History
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1830 Livy; Baker, George, M.A.
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Topic: Rome -- History
Topic: Knox, John, ca. 1514-1572
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1832 Dunham, S. A. (Samuel Astley), d. 1858
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Topics: Portugal -- History, Spain -- History
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1832 Dunham, S. A. (Samuel Astley), d. 1858
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Topics: Portugal -- History, Spain -- History
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1832 Dunham, S. A. (Samuel Astley), d. 1858
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Topics: Portugal -- History, Spain -- History
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1832 Dunham, S. A. (Samuel Astley), d. 1858
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Topics: Portugal -- History, Spain -- History
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Topics: Mackintosh, James, Sir, 1765-1832, Great Britain -- History Revolution of 1688, Great Britain --...
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1835 Mitford, willaiam, 1744-1827
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1836 Smedley, Edward, 1788-1836
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Topic: France -- History
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Topics: United States. Congress, Colonies, Statutes
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Topics: United States. Congress, Colonies, Statutes
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Topics: United States. Congress, Colonies, Statutes
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Topics: United States. Congress, Colonies, Statutes
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v. 1-3. From the earliest period to the Norman conquest.--v. 4-8. Middle Ages.--v. 9-10. Reign of Henry the Eighth; the Reformation.--v. 11-12. Reigns of Edward the Sixth, Mary, and Elizabeth
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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v. 1-3. From the earliest period to the Norman conquest.--v. 4-8. Middle Ages.--v. 9-10. Reign of Henry the Eighth; the Reformation.--v. 11-12. Reigns of Edward the Sixth, Mary, and Elizabeth
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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v. 1-3. From the earliest period to the Norman conquest.--v. 4-8. Middle Ages.--v. 9-10. Reign of Henry the Eighth; the Reformation.--v. 11-12. Reigns of Edward the Sixth, Mary, and Elizabeth
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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v. 1-3. From the earliest period to the Norman conquest.--v. 4-8. Middle Ages.--v. 9-10. Reign of Henry the Eighth; the Reformation.--v. 11-12. Reigns of Edward the Sixth, Mary, and Elizabeth
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Bibliography: v. 1, p. [xxi-xxix]
Topics: History, Modern, United States -- History Bibliography
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1841 Horne, Richard Henry, 1803-1884
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Topics: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, France -- History 1789-1815
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Topics: Jews -- Spain, Jews -- Portugal
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Bibliography: v. 1, p. [xxi-xxix]
Topics: History, Modern, United States -- History Bibliography
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1841 Horne, Richard Henry, 1803-1884
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Topics: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, France -- History 1789-1815
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1844 Dahlmann, F. C. (Friedrich Christoph), 1785-1860
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603
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I. Need of the study of history.- II. What is history?- III. Historians.- IV. How to read history.- Vol. V. Ancient history.- Vol. VI. Modern history.- Appendix; Index to historians
Topics: History, History -- Study and teaching
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1846 Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881
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Topic: Slavery -- United States Controversial literature 1846
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1846 Michelet, Jules, 1798-1874; Quinet, Edgar, 1803-1875; Cocks, C. (Charles)
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Topic: Jesuits
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Topic: Europe -- Civilization History
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Norman period, 1066-1154, Great Britain -- History To 1485, genealogy
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1847 Marsh-Caldwell, Anne, 1791-1874
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Topics: Huguenots -- France, Reformation -- France
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1847 Marsh-Caldwell, Anne, 1791-1874
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Topics: Huguenots -- France, Reformation -- France
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1847 Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805; Morrison, Alexander James William, 1806-1865
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A translation of his Geschichte des Abfalls der vereinigten Niederlande
Topic: Netherlands -- History
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1847 Michelet, Jules, 1798-1874
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Topic: Rome -- History Republic
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Norman period, 1066-1154, Great Britain -- History To 1485, genealogy
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Topic: Jesuits
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Topic: Great Britain -- History Poetry
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Topics: Indians of North America, Indians of North America -- Biography
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Topics: Protestants -- France History, Protestantism -- History