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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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by Castro, Guillén de, 1569-1631; Juliá Martínez, Eduardo
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by Cieza de León, Pedro de, 1518-1554; Jiménez de la Espada, Marcos, 1831-1898
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Topic: Pizarro, Gonzalo, d. 1548
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Topic: Confraternities
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by Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916; Jaimes Freyere, Ricardo
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Topics: Poetics, Mythology, Classical
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by Esteve, Joaquín, 1743-1805; Belvitges, Joseph; Juglá y Font, Antonio
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Topic: Catalan language -- Polyglot
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by Esteve, Joaquín, 1743-1805; Belvitges, Joseph; Juglá y Font, Antonio
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Topic: Catalan language -- Polyglot
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by Gaume, Jean Joseph, 1802-1879; Jesus, José Maria de, Bp. Manifestacion [1875]
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Bound with Jesus, José Maria de, Bp. Manifestacion [1875]
Topics: Roman Catholic Church, Papacy
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by Jaimes Freyre, Ricardo, 1868-1933
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Lining paper signed by author
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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: Spanish poetry
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by Janer, Florencio, 1831-1877; Merry y Colom, Francisco. Condicion social de los Moriscos de España
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Bound with: Merry y Colom, Francisco. Relacion del viaje à Marruecos. 1864
Topic: Moriscos
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by Jardiel Poncela, Enrique, 1901-
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"1880. Habanera (núsica de Ricardo Boronat)": 1st-2d leaves at end
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by Jayme de Aragon
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by Jerez de la Frontera. Biblioteca pública
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by Jerónimo de San José, fray, 1587-1654
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Reprint from the Barcelona ed. of 1632
At head of title: Academia nacional de historia ..
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by Jijón y Caamaño, Jacinto, 1890-1950; Atienza, Lope de, 1537-1596?
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Supplemented by: Apéndices (1 v., 27 cm.) published: Quito, Ecuador, Escuela tipográfía salesiana, 1931- Call number: F3429.3.R3 J6 Apéndices
Topics: Indians of South America, Incas
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by Jimenez Hurtado, Manuel, d. 1879; Molina, Tirso de, 1571?-1648; Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681; Ruiz de Alarcón, Juan, 1580?-1639; Moreto, Agustín, 1618-1669
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Topic: Gipsy language
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by Jiménez Rueda, Julio, 1896-1960
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by Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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by Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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by Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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by Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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by Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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Poemas mágicos y dolientes; Ruinas; Francina en el jardin; Marinas de ensueño; Estampas; Perfume y nostalgia
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by Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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by Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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by John of St. Thomas, 1589-1644; Desdevises du Dezert, G. (Georges), b. 1854
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"Texte inédit espagnol du XVIIe siècle"
Topic: Kings and rulers
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by John of the Cross, Saint, 1542-1591
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Introduction by A. Álvarez de la Villa
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by John of the Cross, Saint, 1542-1591; Gerardo de San Juan de la Cruz
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by John of the Cross, Saint, 1542-1591; Gerardo de San Juan de la Cruz
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by John of the Cross, Saint, 1542-1591; Gerardo de San Juan de la Cruz
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by John, of Avila, Saint, 1499?-1569
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Topic: Forests and forestry
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by Jordi de Sant Jordi, 15th cent; Massó Torrents, Jaime, 1863-
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by Jordán de Urríes y Azara, José
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Topic: Jáuregui y Aguilar, Juan de, 1583-1641
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by Jordán, Luis María
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by José de Sigüenza, fray, 1544 ca.-1606; Garcia Toper, Juan Catalina, 1854-1911
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Topic: Hieronymites
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by Jovellanos, Gaspar de, 1744-1811; Holland, Henry Richard Vassall, Baron, 1773-1840
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At head of title: 1811 - Centenario de Jovellanos - 1911
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Topic: Civilization, Spanish
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by Jovellanos, Gaspar de, 1744-1811; Jovellanos, Gaspar de, 1744-1811. Elogio de Carlos Tercero
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Bound with his Elogio de Carlos Tercero. 1789
Topic: Rodríguez Tizón, Ventura, 1717-1785
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by Jovellanos, Gaspar de, 1744-1811; Somoza de Montsoriú, Julio, 1848-
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Camino del destierro.- Fragmento de un diario en Valldemuza.- De vuelta del destierro.- Diario del viaje de Cádiz á Muros.- Descripción de la catedral de Palma.- Sobre la arquitectura inglesa.- Camino del destierro, itinerario
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by Jovellanos, Gaspar de, 1744-1811
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by Jovellanos, Gaspar de, 1744-1811; Holland, Henry Richard Vassall, Baron, 1773-1840
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At head of title: 1811 - Centenario de Jovellanos - 1911
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by Juan de los Angeles, fray, d. 1609; Sala Moltó, Jaime, 1871-1914; Fuentes, Gregorio
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Topics: Bible, Mysticism -- Spain
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by Juan Manuel, Infante of Castile, 1282-1347; Sánchez Cantón, F. J. (Francisco Javier), 1891-1971
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by Juan, Jorge, 1713-1773; Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795
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by Juan, Jorge, 1713-1773; Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795
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by Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sister, 1651-1695; Elías de Molíns, Antonio, 1850-1909
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Topic: Magindanao language -- Grammar
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Topic: Judaism
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by Juderias y Loyot, Julián
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Spanish literature
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by Juliá Martínez, Eduardo
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Topic: Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 1515-1582
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Topic: Theater
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by Justo, Juan Bautista, 1865-1928
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Topic: History
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by Justo, Juan Bautista, 1865-1928.Â
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by Jáuregui y Aguilar, Juan de, 1583-1641
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