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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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1846 Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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1836 Castile. Statutes; Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284; Spain. Statutes; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Vol. 1. El Espéculo o Espejo de todos los derechos.- Vol. 2. El Fuero Real, Las leyes de los Adelantados mayores, Las nuevas y El Ordenamiento de las Tafuererias, y por apendice Las Leyes del Estilo
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1836 Castile. Statutes; Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284; Spain. Statutes; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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1821 Clemencín, Diego, 1765-1834; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topic: Isabella I, Queen of Spain, 1451-1504
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Topics: Castile (Spain), Spain -- Law
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1803 Villanueva, Jaime, 1766-1824; Villanueva, Joaquín Lorenzo, 1757-1837; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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1803 Villanueva, Jaime, 1766-1824; Villanueva, Joaquín Lorenzo, 1757-1837; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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1803 Villanueva, Jaime, 1766-1824; Villanueva, Joaquín Lorenzo, 1757-1837; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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1803 Villanueva, Jaime, 1766-1824; Villanueva, Joaquín Lorenzo, 1757-1837; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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1796 Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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1752 Velázquez de Velasco, Luis José, marqués de Valdeflores, 1722-1772; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Iberiana and Iberian language, Iberian inscriptions
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Topics: Spain -- History Sources, Spain -- History Collections
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
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"Colección de documentos, opúsculos y antigüedades que publica la Real Academia de la Historia."
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- Leon (Kingdom). Cortes; Castile, Spain. Cortes; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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First series (42 v., Madrid, 1864-84) published under title: Colección de documentos inéditos relativos al descubrimiento ... de las antiguas posesiones españolas de América y Oceanía
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