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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: Municipal ceremonial, Town laws, Medieval
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Topics: Municipal ceremonial, Town laws, Medieval
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Topics: Municipal ceremonial, Town laws, Medieval
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Topic: Valencia
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Topic: Valencia
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Topic: Valencia
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Topic: Valencia
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Topic: Marriage law
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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
Bound with Felíu de la Peña, Narciso. Fenix de Cataluña. [n.d.]
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Nov 25, 2010 Mendoza y Bovadilla, Francisco, Cardinal
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Nov 5, 2010 Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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Oct 12, 2010 Casañ y Alegre, Joaquín; Spain. Archivo general del reino de Valencia, Valencia
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Topic: Valencia
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Sep 14, 2010 Luna, Francisco de Gurrea y Aragón, conde de; Villahermosa, Marcelino de Aragón y Azlor, duque de, 1815-1888
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Sep 13, 2010 Janer, Florencio, 1831-1877
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Topic: Mutamid, King of Seville, 1039-1095
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May 27, 2010 Balari y Jovany, Jose, 1844-1904
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Topic: Feudalism
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Jan 4, 2010 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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Oct 30, 2009 Clemencín, Diego, 1765-1834; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topic: Isabella I, Queen of Spain, 1451-1504
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Oct 30, 2009 James I, King of Aragon, 1208-1276; Flotats, Mariano; Bofarull y de Broca, Antonio de, 1821-1892
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Sep 16, 2009 Miguélez, Manuel F
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topics: Manresa, Spain, genealogy
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Aug 26, 2009 Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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Aug 26, 2009 Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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Oct 17, 2008 Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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Oct 8, 2008 Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de, 1746-1830
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Topic: Castro, Inês de, d. 1355
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Jul 11, 2008 Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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Topic: Catalonia (Spain) -- History
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Jul 11, 2008 Balaguer, Víctor, 1824-1901
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Topic: Catalonia (Spain) -- History
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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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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- History Philip IV, 1621-1665
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Jul 9, 2008 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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Topics: Valencia -- Politics and government, Aragon (Spain) -- Politics and government, Catalonia (Spain)...