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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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Nov 24, 2009 Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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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 Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Sep 23, 2009 Flórez, Enrique, 1702-1773. España sagrada ... 1747-1879; Risco, Manuel, 1735-1801; González Palencia, Ángel, 1889-1949; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
Title vignettes (v. 9-51); initials; head and tail pieces
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
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Topics: Manzanares el Real, Spain, Mendoza family
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
Index prepared by Ernst Schäfer. q.v
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Topics: Valencia, Spanish literature, Historians, Valencian
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Jul 11, 2008 Villanueva, Jaime, 1766-1824; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain); Villanueva, Joaquín Lorenzo, 1757-1837
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Topics: Spain -- Civilization, Spain -- Church history
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Jul 11, 2008 Cedillo, Jerónimo López de Ayala, conde de, 1862-1934; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topic: Jiménez de Cisneros, Francisco, 1436?-1517
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Jul 11, 2008 Villanueva, Jaime, 1766-1824; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain); Villanueva, Joaquín Lorenzo, 1757-1837
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Topics: Spain -- Civilization, Spain -- Church history
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Jul 11, 2008 Villanueva, Jaime, 1766-1824; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain); Villanueva, Joaquín Lorenzo, 1757-1837
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Jul 11, 2008 Villanueva, Jaime, 1766-1824; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain); Villanueva, Joaquín Lorenzo, 1757-1837
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Topics: Spain -- Civilization, Spain -- Church history
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Jul 11, 2008 Villanueva, Jaime, 1766-1824; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain); Villanueva, Joaquín Lorenzo, 1757-1837
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Jul 10, 2008 Villanueva, Jaime, 1766-1824; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain); Villanueva, Joaquín Lorenzo, 1757-1837
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Jul 10, 2008 Leon (Kingdom). Cortes; Castile, Spain. Cortes; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Law -- Leon (Kingdom), Law -- Spain Castile, Leon (Kingdom) -- Politics and government, Leon...
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Jul 10, 2008 Leon (Kingdom). Cortes; Castile, Spain. Cortes; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Law -- Leon (Kingdom), Law -- Spain Castile, Leon (Kingdom) -- Politics and government, Leon...
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Jul 10, 2008 Colmeiro, Manuel, 1818-1894; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain); Leon (Kingdom). Cortes. Cortes de los antiguos reinos de León y de Castilla
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Topics: Leon (Kingdom). Cortes, Castile (Kingdom). Cortes
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Jul 10, 2008 Leon (Kingdom). Cortes; Castile, Spain. Cortes; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Jul 9, 2008 Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Spain -- History Sources, Spain -- History Collections
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Jul 9, 2008 Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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