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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 Spano, Giovanni, 1813-1878
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Sardinia Dictionaries, Italian language -- Dictionaries, Proverbs,...
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Topics: Folk songs, Italian -- Italy Naples, Ballads, Italian
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Topic: Italian language
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Topics: Symbolism -- Dictionaries Italian, Mythology -- Dictionaries Italian
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by Casaccia, Giovanni
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Topic: Italian language
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by Cherubini, Francesco, 1789-1851
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Topics: Italian language -- Dictionaries, Dialectal, Italian language -- Dialects Italy Milan
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Topic: Italian language -- Dictionaries
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by Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924; Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906; Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919
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Topic: Operas -- Librettos
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Topics: Italian language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries Italian
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Topics: Feudalism -- Sardinia (Kingdom), Sardinia (Kingdom)
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by Cherubini, Francesco, 1789-1851
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Topics: Italian language -- Dictionaries, Italian language -- Dialects Mantua
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by Zambaldi, Francesco, 1837-
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Topic: Italian language
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by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Sacerdoti, Nedda
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Topic: Quotations
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries Italian, Italian language -- Dictionaries French
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Topic: Autographs
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by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Sacerdoti, Nedda
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Periodicals, Raeto-Romance language -- Periodicals, Romance languages...
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Topics: Arabic language -- Dialects Egypt, Arabic language -- Conversation and phrase books
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Topic: Folklore
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Topic: Italian literature -- History and criticism Periodicals
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by Nepos, Cornelius; Cortese, Giacomo, 1859-
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Piedmont, Italian language -- Dictionaries Polyglot
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Topic: Parma (Province)
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Periodicals, Raeto-Romance language -- Periodicals, Romance languages...
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by Società Siciliana per la Storia Patria. Archivio Storico Siciliano
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by Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
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"Questo lavoro, tranne alcune delle appendici, ©· stato pubblicato nei fascicoli dell'Archivio storico per le provincie napoletane negli anni 1889, 1890, 1891."
Topics: Italian drama -- History and criticism, Theater -- History
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Periodicals, Raeto-Romance language -- Periodicals, Romance languages...
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by Bracciforti, Ferdinando
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Topic: Italian language
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Topic: Italy -- History 1789-1900
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by Società piemontese di archeologia e belle arti, Turin
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Topics: Art -- Italy Piedmont, Piedmont (Italy) -- Antiquities
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Topic: Proverbs
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Topics: Catalan language -- Grammar, Catalan language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers Italian, Proverbs,...
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by Società storica lombarda
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Topics: Lombardy (Italy) -- History Periodicals, Italy -- History Periodicals, Lombardy (Italy) -- History...
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by Biblioteca riccardiana; Morpurgo, S. (Salomone), 1860-1942
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Topics: Manuscripts, Italian, Manuscripts
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"Operetta utilissima ad ogni classe di persone."
Topics: Italian language, Italian language
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Periodicals, Raeto-Romance language -- Periodicals, Romance languages...
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"Nota bibliografica": p. [453]-455
Topic: Naples (Kingdom) -- History
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Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms, Italian
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by Banfi, Giuseppe
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Topic: Italian language
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by Società storica lombarda
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Topics: Lombardy (Italy) -- History Periodicals, Italy -- History Periodicals, Lombardy (Italy) -- History...
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Topic: Italy -- History 1789-1900
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Topics: War songs, Italian, Patriotic poetry, Italian
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by Pozzo, Giuseppe dal; pozzo, Maggiore dal
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Topics: Italian language, Italian language, Italian language
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by Zambaldi, Francesco, 1837-
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Topic: Italian language -- Foreign elements Greek
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Topic: Slovenian language
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Topics: Italian language, Italian literature, Proverbs
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Topic: Romance philology -- Periodicals
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by Tamassia Mazzarotto, Bianca
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Topics: D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938, Art
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by Bertoni, Giulio, 1878-1942
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by Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891; Ricci, Corrado, 1858-1934
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1. Arte antica.--2. Arte del Medio Evo.--3. Il Rinascimento in Italia.--4. Il Rinascimento nell'Europa settentrionale e l'arte dei secoli XVII e XVIII.--5. L'arte nel XIX secolo
Topic: Art -- History
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by R. Deputazione napoletana di storia patria
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Issues for 1876-19 published by the Deputazione napoletana di storia patria (1876-1934 under its earlier name: Societa napoletana di storia patria)
Topic: Naples (Kingdom) -- History Periodicals
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Periodicals, Raeto-Romance language -- Periodicals, Romance languages...
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by Istituto per la propaganda della cultura italiana, Rome
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Topic: Italian literature -- Bibliography Periodicals
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by Società messinese di storia patria
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Suspended 1935-39; during the period of suspension replaced by Bollettino storico messinese
Topic: Messina (Italy) -- History Periodicals
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Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms, Italian
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by Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891; Ricci, Corrado, 1858-1934
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1. Arte antica.--2. Arte del Medio Evo.--3. Il Rinascimento in Italia.--4. Il Rinascimento nell'Europa settentrionale e l'arte dei secoli XVII e XVIII.--5. L'arte nel XIX secolo
Topic: Art -- History
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by Società Siciliana per la Storia Patria. Archivio Storico Siciliano
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Issued 1-3(1873-75; ns v. 1-54(1876-1934)
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Periodicals, Raeto-Romance language -- Periodicals, Romance languages...
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by R. deputazione sovra gli studi di storia patria per le antiche provincie e la Lombardia
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Published: T. 1 (18 )-24 (1935) = t. 32-55. Cf. Union list of serials
Topics: R. deputazione sovra gli studi di storia patria per le antiche provincie e la Lombardia, Italy --...
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Piedmont, Italian language -- Dictionaries Polyglot
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Topic: Roman law
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by Società di storia patria per la Sicilia orientale; Deputazione di storia patria per la Sicilia. Sezione di Catania
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Title varies: 1936-47, Bollettino storico catanese
Topic: Sicily (Italy) -- History Periodicals
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Topic: Montessori method of education
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by Rinaldi, Luigi
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Topic: Italian language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Bibliography -- Periodicals, Book collecting -- Periodicals