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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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Topic: Ingenieros, José, 1877-1925
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1922 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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1921 Frers, Emilio, 1854-1923
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Topic: Mitre, Bartolomé, 1821-1906
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Vol. 1. Antecedentes históricos y Bibliográficos: el Memorial de D. Francisco de Toledo y las Relaciones del Marqués de Salininas del Marqués de Montesclaros y del Principe de Esquilache por Richardo Beltran y Rózpide.- Vol. 2. Relaciones del Marques de Guadalcázar, del Conde de Chinchón, del Mancera, del Conde de Salvatierra y del Conde de Alba de Liste, por Angel de Altolaguirre
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Topic: Mitre, Bartolomé, 1821-1906
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1921 Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina); Levillier, Roberto, 1881-; Archivo General de Indias; Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina). Colección de publicaciones históricas (Indexes)
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: Mitre, Bartolomé, 1821-1906
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1921 Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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At head of title: E. Gómez Carrillo
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Topic: Arenales, Juan Antonio alvarez de, 1770-1831
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1920 Kronfuss, Juan
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Bibliography: p. 203
Topic: Architecture -- Argentina
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1920 González, Joaquín Víctor, 1863-1923
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Topic: Indians of South America
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1920 López, Vicente Fidel, 1815-1903; Ibarguren, Carlos, 1877-1956
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At head of title : La cultura argentina
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1920 Quiroga, Horacio, 1879-1937
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Topic: Mutamid, King of Seville, 1039-1095
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1919 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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1918 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
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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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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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At head of title: Universidad de Tucumán
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1916 Robertson, John Parish, 1792-1843; Robertson, William Parish
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Topic: Francia, José Gaspar Rodríguez de, 1766-1840
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1916 Larrouy, Antonio.Â
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Topic: Artigas, José Gervasio, 1764-1850
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Topic: Spanish literature
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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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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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1915 López, Lucio Vicente
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1915 Avellaneda, Nicolás, 1837-1885; Melián Lafinur, Alvaro, b. 1891
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1915 Quesada, Vicente Gregorio, 1830-1913; Bunge, Carlos O. (Carlos Octavio), 1875-1918
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Topics: Palacios, Alfredo L. (Alfredo Lorenzo), 1878-1965, Partido Socialista (Argentina)
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1914 Carranza, Angel Justiniano, 1834-1899; Biedma, José Juan, 1864-1933
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Topic: Argentine-Brazilian War, 1825-1828
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1914 Barbagelata, Hugo D. (Hugo David), 1886-
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Topic: Artigas, José Gervasio, 1764-1850
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1914 Cunninghame Graham, R. B. (Robert Bontine), 1852-1936
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1913 Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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1913 Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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1913 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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1913 Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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1913 Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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1913 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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1913 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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1913 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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1913 Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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1913 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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Topic: Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888
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1913 Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales
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Topic: Justice, Administration of
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1913 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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1913 Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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1913 Museo Mitre
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At head of title: Museo Mitre
Topic: Belgrano, Manuel, 1770-1820
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1913 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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1913 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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1913 Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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1913 Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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1913 Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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1912 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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Topics: Municipal ceremonial, Town laws, Medieval
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1912 Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936; Ganivet, Angel, 1865-1898
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1912 González, Joaquín Víctor, 1863-1923
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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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1912 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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1912 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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1912 Spain. Archivo General de Indias, Seville; Torres Lanzas, Pedro
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Topics: Municipal ceremonial, Town laws, Medieval
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1911 Nombela, Julio, 1836-1919
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1911 Levene, Ricardo, 1885-
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1911 Piñeyro y Barry, Enrique José Nemesio, 1839-1911
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1910 Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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1910 Cabrera, Pablo; Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
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Topics: Ethnology, Lule Indians
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1910 Avellaneda, Nicolás, 1837-1885; Garro, Juan M
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1910 Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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1910 Avellaneda, Nicolás, 1837-1885; Garro, Juan M
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1910 Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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