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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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1922 Gaibrois de Ballesteros, Mercedes, 1891-
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Topic: Sancho IV, King of Castile and Leon, 1257-1295
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Topic: Mutamid, King of Seville, 1039-1095
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1917 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: Spanish literature
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Topic: Spanish literature
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1913 Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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1913 Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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1913 Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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1913 Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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1913 Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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1913 Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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Topics: Municipal ceremonial, Town laws, Medieval
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- History Philip IV, 1621-1665
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Topics: Municipal ceremonial, Town laws, Medieval
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Topics: Municipal ceremonial, Town laws, Medieval
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1910 Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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1910 Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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1910 Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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1910 Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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Jun 1, 1905 Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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Topic: Catalonia (Spain) -- History
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1900 Mendoza y Bovadilla, Francisco, Cardinal
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1899 Balari y Jovany, Jose, 1844-1904
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Topic: Feudalism
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1894 Casañ y Alegre, Joaquín; Spain. Archivo general del reino de Valencia, Valencia
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Topic: Valencia
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1893 Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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1888 Luna, Francisco de Gurrea y Aragón, conde de; Villahermosa, Marcelino de Aragón y Azlor, duque de, 1815-1888
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"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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1885 Balaguer, Víctor, 1824-1901
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1885 Balaguer, Víctor, 1824-1901
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1885 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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Topics: Manresa, Spain, genealogy
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Topics: Spain -- Charters, grants, privileges, Spain -- History, Local Sources
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1848 James I, King of Aragon, 1208-1276; Flotats, Mariano; Bofarull y de Broca, Antonio de, 1821-1892
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Bound with Felíu de la Peña, Narciso. Fenix de Cataluña. [n.d.]
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Topic: Geography
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Topic: Geography
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- Kings and rulers, Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- Kings and rulers
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- Kings and rulers, Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- Kings and rulers
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1833 [López Soler, Ramón, d. 1836]
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1832 Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de, 1746-1830
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Topic: Castro, Inês de, d. 1355
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1821 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: Marriage law