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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
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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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Topics: Spain -- Charters, grants, privileges, Spain -- History, Local Sources
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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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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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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Spain -- History Sources, Spain -- History Collections
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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by Spain. Archivo General de la Corona de Aragón, Barcelona
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Publication suspended 1876-1910
Topics: Archives -- Spain Aragon, Aragon (Spain) -- History Sources
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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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
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by Spain. Archivo General de la Corona de Aragón, Barcelona
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Publication suspended 1876-1910
Topics: Archives -- Spain Aragon, Aragon (Spain) -- History Sources
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by Spain. Archivo General de la Corona de Aragón, Barcelona
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Publication suspended 1876-1910
Topics: Archives -- Spain Aragon, Aragon (Spain) -- 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 Spain. Archivo General de la Corona de Aragón, Barcelona
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Publication suspended 1876-1910
Topics: Archives -- Spain Aragon, Aragon (Spain) -- History Sources
"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 Aragon (Kingdom). Cortes; Valencia. Cortes; Catalonia (Principality). Corts; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Spain -- History Sources, Spain -- History Collections
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- Kings and rulers, Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- Kings and rulers
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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by León (Spain). San Pedro de Eslonza (Benedictine Abbey); V. V; V., V
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Topics: León, Spain. San Pedro de Eslonza (Benedictine Abbey), Cartularies
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Spain. Archivo General de la Corona de Aragón, Barcelona
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Publication suspended 1876-1910
Topics: Archives -- Spain Aragon, Aragon (Spain) -- History Sources
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topics: Valencia -- Politics and government, Aragon (Spain) -- Politics and government, Catalonia (Spain)...
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by Spain. Archivo General de la Corona de Aragón, Barcelona
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Topics: Archives -- Spain Aragon, Aragon (Spain) -- History Sources
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Spain. Archivo General de la Corona de Aragón, Barcelona
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Spain. Archivo General de la Corona de Aragón, Barcelona
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Publication suspended 1876-1910
Topics: Archives -- Spain Aragon, Aragon (Spain) -- History Sources
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Balaguer, Víctor, 1824-1901
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Topic: Catalonia (Spain) -- History
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by Spain. Archivo General de la Corona de Aragón, Barcelona
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Topics: Archives -- Spain Aragon, Aragon (Spain) -- History Sources
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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