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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 Larrazabal, Felipe, 1816-1873; Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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Topics: Nahuatl language, Names, Geographical, Indians of Mexico
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Indians of South America -- Religion and mythology, Indians of South America -- Social life and...
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Topic: Indians of the West Indies
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Batres Jáuregui, Antonio, 1847-
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Topic: Indians of Central America
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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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Topics: Nahuatl language, Names, Geographical, Indians of Mexico
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Orozco y Berra, Manuel, 1816-1881
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Atlas has no t.-p
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Picture-writing
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by Batres Jáuregui, Antonio, 1847-
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Topic: Indians of Central America
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology
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Topics: Indians of Mexico, Treatment of, Slavery and slave-trade
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by Batres Jáuregui, Antonio, 1847-
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Topic: Indians of Central America
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by Pimentel, Francisco, conde de Heras, 1832-1893; Pimentel y Fagoaga, Fernando; Pimentel y Fagoaga, Jacinto
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"Vida y escritos de don Francisco Pimentel", by Francisco Sosa: v. 1, p. [v]-cx
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Mexican literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by O'Leary, Daniel Florencio, 1800-1854; O'Leary, Simón B. (Simón Bolívar)
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Vol. 3. bears title: "Últimos años de la vida pública de Bolivar"
Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Monsalve, José Dolores, 1864-1935
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Vol. 1. 1783-1824.- Vol. 2. 1825-1830
Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hunt, Richard James, 1874-; Lehmann-Nitsche, Robert, 1872-1938. Grupo lingüístico tschon de los territorios magallánicos
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Mataco Indians, Tehuelche Indians, Tzoneca language, Vejoz language
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by Pimentel, Francisco, conde de Heras, 1832-1893; Pimentel y Fagoaga, Fernando; Pimentel y Fagoaga, Jacinto
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"Vida y escritos de don Francisco Pimentel", by Francisco Sosa: v. 1, p. [v]-cx
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Mexican literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Orozco y Berra, Manuel, 1816-1881
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Topics: Indians of Mexico, Picture-writing
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Orozco y Berra, Manuel, 1816-1881
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favorite 3
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Atlas has no t.-p
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Picture-writing
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by O'Leary, Daniel Florencio, 1800-1854; O'Leary, Simón B. (Simón Bolívar)
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Vol. 3. bears title: "Últimos años de la vida pública de Bolivar"
Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rubio, Darío, 1878-1952
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At head of title, author's pseud., Ricardo del Castillo. (Estudios lexicográficos)
Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language, Indians of Mexico
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by O'Leary, Daniel Florencio, 1800-1854; O'Leary, Simón B. (Simón Bolívar)
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Vol. 3. bears title: "Últimos años de la vida pública de Bolivar"
Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Orozco y Berra, Manuel, 1816-1881
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Atlas has no t.-p
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Picture-writing
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Funes, Gregorio, 1749-1829, Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bunge, Carlos O. (Carlos Octavio), 1875-1918
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Includes bibliogphies
Topics: Law -- Argentina History and criticism, Indians of South America -- Law and legislation, Law --...
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Topics: Columbus, Christopher, Colón, Fernando, 1488-1539, Indians of the West Indies
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Quevedo y Zubieta, Salvador, 1859-
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Topic: Indians of Mexico
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pimentel, Francisco, conde de Heras, 1832-1893; Pimentel y Fagoaga, Fernando; Pimentel y Fagoaga, Jacinto
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"Vida y escritos de don Francisco Pimentel", by Francisco Sosa: v. 1, p. [v]-cx
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Mexican literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hunt, Richard James, 1874-; Lehmann-Nitsche, Robert, 1872-1938. Grupo lingüístico tschon de los territorios magallánicos
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Mataco Indians, Tehuelche Indians, Tzoneca language, Vejoz language
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Lorente, Sebastián, 1813-1884
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Topics: Indians of South America, Ethnology
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by Larrazabal, Felipe, 1816-1873; Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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by Radin, Paul, 1883-1959; Espinosa, Aurelio Macedonio, 1880-
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Topics: Indians of Mexico -- Mythology, Oaxaca (Mexico)
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Topics: Piritu, Venezuela, Cumana Indians, Palenque Indians, Franciscans in Venezuela, Franciscans, Cumana...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bayo, Ciro, 1860-1939
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Francisco Miranda. Simón Bolívar. Santiago Nariño. José de San Martín
Topics: Miranda, Francisco de, 1750-1816, Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830, Nariño, Antonio, 1760-1823, San...
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bunge, Carlos O. (Carlos Octavio), 1875-1918
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Includes bibliogphies
Topics: Law -- Argentina History and criticism, Indians of South America -- Law and legislation, Law --...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Guastavino, Juan Estevan, 1868-
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Topics: San Martín, José de, 1778-1850, Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gallardo, Carlos R
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Title on spine: Los Onas
Topic: Ona Indians
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by Mansilla, Lucio Victorio, 1831-1913
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Topic: Ranqueles Indians
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by Orozco y Berra, Manuel, 1816-1881
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Atlas has no t.-p
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Picture-writing
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Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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Topics: Montalvo, Juan, 1832-1889, Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830, Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Monsalve, José Dolores, 1864-1935
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Vol. 1. 1783-1824.- Vol. 2. 1825-1830
Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pimentel, Francisco, conde de Heras, 1832-1893; Pimentel y Fagoaga, Fernando; Pimentel y Fagoaga, Jacinto
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"Vida y escritos de don Francisco Pimentel", by Francisco Sosa: v. 1, p. [v]-cx
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Mexican literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, 16th cent
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Topics: Narvaþez, Paþnfilo, d. 1528, Indians of North America
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Topics: Columbus, Christopher, Colón, Fernando, 1488-1539, Indians of the West Indies
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Samper, José María, 1828-1888
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Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pimentel, Francisco, conde de Heras, 1832-1893; Pimentel y Fagoaga, Fernando; Pimentel y Fagoaga, Jacinto
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"Vida y escritos de don Francisco Pimentel", by Francisco Sosa: v. 1, p. [v]-cx
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Mexican literature
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Topic: Indians of Mexico
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Topics: Guaicaipuro, fl. 1565, Indians, Treatment of
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, 16th cent
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Topics: Narvaþez, Paþnfilo, d. 1528, Indians of North America
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Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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Topics: Indians, Lost tribes of Israel, Indians of North America, Comets
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Mansilla, Lucio Victorio, 1831-1913
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Topic: Ranqueles Indians
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by Rojas, marqués de
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Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1539-1616; Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795; Juan, Jorge, 1713-1773
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Topics: Incas, Indians of South America
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Topics: Jesuits, Jesuits, Chiquito Indians, Guarani Indians
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rojas, Arístides, 1826-1894; World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
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[Introducción]- La primera colonia en aguas de Venezuela, 1498-1550.- El estandarte de Pizarro. La espada de Bolivar.- Washington en el centenario de Bolivar
Topics: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830, Pizarro, Francisco, ca. 1475-1541, Washington, George, 1732-1799
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Manasseh ben Israel, 1604-1657
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Topics: Indians, Lost tribes of Israel
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Monsalve, José Dolores, 1864-1935
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Vol. 1. 1783-1824.- Vol. 2. 1825-1830
Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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by Oliveira Cézar, Filiberto de, 1856-1910
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Topics: Quechua Indians, Indians of North America
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Mansilla, Lucio Victorio, 1831-1913
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Topic: Ranqueles Indians
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Topics: Jesuits, Jesuits, Chiquito Indians, Guarani Indians
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Acuña, Cristóbal de, b. 1597
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Topic: Indians of South America
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Topics: Indians, Lost tribes of Israel, Indians of North America, Comets
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by Cabrera, Pablo; Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
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Topics: Ethnology, Lule Indians
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by González, Joaquín Víctor, 1863-1923
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Topic: Indians of South America
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by Palafox y Mendoza, Juan de, 1600-1659
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Topics: Indians of Mexico, Indians, Treatment of
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by Rojas, Arístides, 1826-1894
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Added t.-p.: Ofrenda al Libertador en su primer centenario, impresa por disposicion del ilustre americano, regenerador, pacificador y presidente de los Estados Unidos de Venezuela, general Guzman Blanco, 24 de julio de 1883
Topics: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830, Washington, George, 1732-1799