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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 Montalvo, Juan, 1832-1889
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Vol. 1. De la nobleza; De la belleza en el genero humano; Réplica a un sofista seudocatolico.- Vol. 2. Del genio; Los héroes de la emancipacion de la raza hispano-americana; Los banquetes de los filosofos; El buscapié, prologo de un libro inedito, titulado Ensayo de imitacion, de un libro inimitable o Capitulos que se le olvidaron á Cervantes
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by Cotarelo Valledor, Armando, 1880-1950
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Bazán Monterde, Tomás
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Proverbs, Spanish
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by Báig Baños, Aurelio, 1873-
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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by Pérez Pastor, Cristóbal, 1833-1908
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by Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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by Suñé Benages, Juan, ca. 1865-1938; Suñé Fonbuena, Juan
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by Barrera y Leirado, Cayetano Alberto de la, 1815-1872
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Topics: Castro, Adolfo de, 1823-1898, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943; Academia Española
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Topics: Avellaneda, Alonzo Fernandez de, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Léon Máinez, Ramón, 1846-1917
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At head of title: Primera edición del Quijote en Jerez
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Topics: Fernandez de Castro Andrade y Portugal, Pedro, conde de Lemos y marques de Sarriá, ca. 1560-ca....
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by Montalvo, Juan, 1832-1889
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Vol. 1. De la nobleza; De la belleza en el genero humano; Réplica a un sofista seudocatolico.- Vol. 2. Del genio; Los héroes de la emancipacion de la raza hispano-americana; Los banquetes de los filosofos; El buscapié, prologo de un libro inedito, titulado Ensayo de imitacion, de un libro inimitable o Capitulos que se le olvidaron á Cervantes
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by Bonilla y San Martín, Adolfo, 1875-1926
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by Lafuente, Federico, 1857-
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by Léon Máinez, Ramón, 1846-1917
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At head of title: Primera edición del Quijote en Jerez
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"Obra premiada con mención honorífica por la Real academia española."
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by Guiñon, Joaquin Gil
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5 folded facsimile illustrations
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by Apráiz, Julián de, 1848-1910
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by Navarro y Ledesma, Francisco, 1869-1905
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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An extract from "Homenaje a Menédez y Pelayo", 1899, vol. 2
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by Asensio y Toledo, José María, 1829-1905
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Leonardo de Argensola, Bartolomé Juan, 1562-1631,...
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Basques in literature
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by Lara, Justo de, 1866-1919
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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by Gerchunoff, Alberto, 1883-1950
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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by Apráiz, Julián de, 1848-1910
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Topics: Isunza family, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, genealogy
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Paper cover has date: 1899
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Pérez-Rubín, Luis
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by Icaza, Francisco A. de, 1863-1925
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by Asensio y Toledo, José María, 1829-1905
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Adolfo de Castro probably the real author of the work
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de,...
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by Cortacero y Velasco, Miguel
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by Torres y Galeote, Francisco de
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Topics: Avellaneda, Alonzo Fernandez de, 1547-1616, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Givanel Y Más, Juan, 1868-1946
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Aliaga, Luis, 1560-1630