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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: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
Suspended 1920?-26
Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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by Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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Topic: Catalonia (Spain) -- History
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by Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ravignani"
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At head of title: v. 1-14, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras; v. 15- , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; v. , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ragignani"
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by Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ravignani"
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At head of title: v. 1-14, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras; v. 15- , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; v. , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ragignani"
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Topics: Spain -- Charters, grants, privileges, Spain -- History, Local Sources
t. 3. Literatura--t. 6. Historia y geografía (t. 2)
Topics: Law -- Bibliography Catalogs, Latin American literature -- Bibliography Catalogs, Latin America --...
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T. 2. 1854 á 1880--t. 3. 1881 á 1894
Topic: Military law -- Argentina
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by Gaibrois de Ballesteros, Mercedes, 1891-
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Vol. 3 has title: ... Sancho IV de Castilla
Topic: Sancho IV, King of Castile and Leon, 1257-1295
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Gonzalez, Erminio.*
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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by Kronfuss, Juan
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Bibliography: p. 203
Topic: Architecture -- Argentina
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- Kings and rulers, Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- Kings and rulers
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Topics: Manresa, Spain, genealogy
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
At head of title: Universidad de Tucumán
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by Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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Topics: Jesuits, Paraguay -- History To 1811
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by Argentina. Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto; Archivo General de Indias; Centeno, Francisco, 1862-
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t. 1-2. 1514-1810.--t. 3. 1778-1820
Topic: Argentina -- History Sources
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by Aragon (Kingdom). Cortes; Valencia. Cortes; Catalonia (Principality). Corts; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Law -- Spain Aragon, Valencia -- Politics and government, Valencia -- History Sources, Law --...
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by López, Vicente Fidel, 1815-1903; Ibarguren, Carlos, 1877-1956
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At head of title : La cultura argentina
"Apéndice": v. 24-25; "Apéndice segungo redactado por distinquidos profesores y publicistas de España y América, bajo la dirección de Pelayo Vizuete": v. 26-28
Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Spanish
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by Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ravignani"
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At head of title: v. 1-14, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras; v. 15- , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; v. , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ragignani"
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by Vargas, Manuel Nemesio, 1849-1921
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Vol. 2 has imprint Imp. de "La Abeja"; vol. 3-5: "El Lucero"; vol. 6-8: "Artistica"; vol. 9, Talleres Tipograficos de la Empresa periodistica"
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- Kings and rulers, Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- Kings and rulers
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by Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales
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Superseded by the faculty's Revista
Topics: Law -- Societies, etc, Law -- Argentina
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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by Palma, Ricardo, 1833-1919; Peru. Biblioteca Nacional, Lima
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Topic: Jesuits
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales
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Topic: Justice, Administration of
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by Quesada, Vicente Gregorio, 1830-1913; Quesada, Ernesto, 1858-1934; Ramírez, Carlos María, 1848-1898
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Vol. 1 has imprint: Buenos Aires, "La Cultura argentina," 1918
Superseded by Nueva colección de documentos
Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topics: Valencia -- Politics and government, Aragon (Spain) -- Politics and government, Catalonia (Spain)...
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by Paz Soldán, Mariano Felipe, 1821-1886
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originally appeared as the "2. período" of a more extended work with same title, published Lima, 1868-74. cf. Biblioteca peruana, p. 1, p. 222
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t. 1. Libro I. Régimen fiscal: derechos, impuestos y contribuciones constantes aplicadas al comercio -- t. 2. Libro I. Régimen fiscal: Derechos ... (cont.). Impuestos menores y contribuciones ocasionales. Aduanas
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Topic: Finance
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by Rivera Indarte, José, 1814-1845
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Topic: Rosas, Juan Manuel José Domingo Ortiz de, 1793-1877
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by Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ravignani"
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At head of title: v. 1-14, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras; v. 15- , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; v. , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ragignani"
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Topics: Mitre, Bartolomé, 1821-1906, Manuscripts, Manuscripts, Spanish
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by Castro, Juan José, 1856-1900; Uruguay. Fomento, Ministerio de
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With this is bound the author's Treatise on the South American railways. Montevideo, 1893
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Topics: Pan-American Railway, World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.), Railroads
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by Balaguer, Víctor, 1824-1901
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Topic: Catalonia (Spain) -- History
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by Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales
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Superseded by the faculty's Revista
Topics: Law -- Societies, etc, Law -- Argentina
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Suspended 1928-Apr. 1941
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by Spain. Archivo General de Indias, Seville; Torres Lanzas, Pedro
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Topic: Latin America -- History Wars of Independence, 1806-1830 Sources Bibliography Catalogs
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Edition varies
Topic: San Martín, José de, 1778-1850
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by Salas, Carlos I, 1864-1921; Argentina. Comisión del Centenario de la Independencia Argentina; Gutiérrez, Juan Maria, 1809-1879
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Topics: San Martín, José de, 1778-1850, South America -- History Wars of Independence, 1806-1830...
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by Vargas, Manuel Nemesio, 1849-1921
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Vol. 2 has imprint Imp. de "La Abeja"; vol. 3-5: "El Lucero"; vol. 6-8: "Artistica"; vol. 9, Talleres Tipograficos de la Empresa periodistica"
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by Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales
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Superseded by the faculty's Revista
Topics: Law -- Societies, etc, Law -- Argentina
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- History Philip IV, 1621-1665
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t. 1. Libro I. Régimen fiscal: derechos, impuestos y contribuciones constantes aplicadas al comercio -- t. 2. Libro I. Régimen fiscal: Derechos ... (cont.). Impuestos menores y contribuciones ocasionales. Aduanas
Topic: Finance
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by Quiroga, Horacio, 1879-1937
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by Spain. Archivo General de Indias, Seville; Torres Lanzas, Pedro
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Topic: Latin America -- History Wars of Independence, 1806-1830 Sources Bibliography Catalogs
Superseded by Nueva colección de documentos
Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Balari y Jovany, Jose, 1844-1904
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Topic: Feudalism
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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by Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales
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Superseded by the faculty's Revista
Topics: Law -- Societies, etc, Law -- Argentina
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by Salas, Carlos I, 1864-1921; Argentina. Comisión del Centenario de la Independencia Argentina; Gutiérrez, Juan Maria, 1809-1879
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Topics: San Martín, José de, 1778-1850, South America -- History Wars of Independence, 1806-1830...
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Ignatius, of Loyola, Saint, 1491-1556, Jesuits, Jesuits
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by Lorente, Sebastián, 1813-1884
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Topics: Indians of South America, Ethnology
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by James I, King of Aragon, 1208-1276; Flotats, Mariano; Bofarull y de Broca, Antonio de, 1821-1892
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by Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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Topic: Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888
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Topic: San Martín, José de, 1778-1850
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by Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916; Ghiraldo, Alberto, 1874-
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v. 1. La caravana pasa. -- v. 2. Prosas profanas. -- v. 3. Tierras solares. -- v. 4. Azul. -- v. 5. Parisiana. -- v. 6. Los raros. -- v. 7. Cantos de vida y esperanza. -- v. 8. Letras. -- v. 9. Canto a la Argentina. -- v. 10. Opiniones. -- v. 11. Poema del Otoño. -- v. 12. Peregrinaciones. -- v. 13. Prosa política. -- v. 14. Cuentos y crónicas. -- v. 15. Autobiografía. -- v. 16. El canto errante. -- v. 17. El viaje a Nicaragua. -- v. 18. Todo al vuelo. -- v. 19. España contemporánea. --...
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Translation of: Histoire religieuse, politique et littéraire de la Compagnie de Jesús
Topic: Jesuits
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by Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ravignani"
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At head of title: v. 1-14, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras; v. 15- , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; v. , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ragignani"
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by Clemencín, Diego, 1765-1834; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Isabella I, Queen of Spain, 1451-1504
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by Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ravignani"
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At head of title: v. 1-14, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras; v. 15- , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; v. , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ragignani"
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by Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ravignani"
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At head of title: v. 1-14, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras; v. 15- , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; v. , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ragignani"
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by Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ravignani"
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At head of title: v. 1-14, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras; v. 15- , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; v. , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ragignani"
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Translation of: Histoire religieuse, politique et littéraire de la Compagnie de Jesús
Topic: Jesuits
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Topics: Valencia -- Politics and government, Aragon (Spain) -- Politics and government, Catalonia (Spain)...