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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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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: genealogy
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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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
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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: 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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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- Kings and rulers, Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- Kings and rulers
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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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 Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Spain. Cuerpo facultativo de Archiveros, Bibliotecarios y Arqueólogos; Spain. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Instituto Nicolás Antonio
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Organ of Cuerpo Facultativo de Archiveros, Bibliotecarios y Arqueólogos, 1871-1947
Topics: Libraries, Archives, Spanish literature
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by Pérez de Guzmán y Gallo, Juan, 1841-1928
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Topic: Arabs
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topics: Valencia -- Politics and government, Aragon (Spain) -- Politics and government, Catalonia (Spain)...
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by García Mercadal, José, 1883-
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Vol. 1. Relaciones de viajeros desde la edad más remota hasta el siglo XVI.- Vol. 2. Relaciones de viajeros y embajadores (siglo XVI)
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Balaguer, Víctor, 1824-1901
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Topic: Catalonia (Spain) -- History
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- History Philip IV, 1621-1665
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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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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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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by García Mercadal, José, 1883-
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Vol. 1. Relaciones de viajeros desde la edad más remota hasta el siglo XVI.- Vol. 2. Relaciones de viajeros y embajadores (siglo XVI)
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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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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Pérez de Guzmán y Gallo, Juan, 1841-1928
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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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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topics: Valencia -- Politics and government, Aragon (Spain) -- Politics and government, Catalonia (Spain)...
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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by Alcalá Galiano, Antonio, 1789-1865
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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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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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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El pendon; Los Gitanos; El cristiano y la mora
Topic: Spanish prose