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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: Spanish poetry, Songs, Spanish
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by Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929
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Topics: Spanish ballads and songs, Spanish poetry -- Early to 1500
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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by Milá y Fontanals, Manuel, 1818-1884; Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish poetry, Catalan literature, Catalan poetry (Collections), Troubadours
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Topics: Carols, Spanish poetry
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by Aguilar y Tejera, Agustín
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Topics: Spanish poetry, Religious poetry, Spanish
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by Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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by Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929
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Topics: Spanish ballads and songs, Spanish poetry -- Early to 1500
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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by Castillo, Hernando del; Balenchana, José Antonio de; Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles
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Edited by José A. de Balenchana
Topic: Spanish poetry
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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by Díaz Cassou, Pedro; López Almagro, Antonio, 1839-; García López, Mariano
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by Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Vol. 1, 7, 8, 16-19. Historia de los heteridoxos españoles. 7 vol.- Vol. 2-3. Hisoria de la poesía hispano-Americana. 2 vol.- Vol. 4 6. Historia de la poesía castellana en la edad media. 3 vol.- Vol. 7-8. See Vol. 1.- Vol. 9. Ensayos de crítica filosófica.- Vol. 10-15. Estudios sobre el teatro de Lope de Vega. 6 vol.- Vol. 16-19. See Vol. 1.- Vol. 20-21. La ciencia española. 2 vol
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by Baena, Juan Alfonso de; Michel, Francisque, 1809-1887
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by Baena, Juan Alfonso de; Michel, Francisque, 1809-1887
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by Sánchez, Tomás Antonio, 1732-1798; Ochoa y Ronna, Eugenio de, 1815-1872
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by Sánchez, Tomás Antonio, 1732-1798
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by Gómez-Bravo, Vicente, 1874-
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"Advertencia preliminar" dated Nov. 13, 1910; "P.S.," Jan. 20, 1911
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by Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish poetry
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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by Viñaza, Cipriano Muñoz y Manzano, conde de la, 1862-1933
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by Walsh, Thomas, 1875-1928
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Topic: Spanish poetry -- Collections
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by Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Vol. 1, 7, 8, 16-19. Historia de los heteridoxos españoles. 7 vol.- Vol. 2-3. Hisoria de la poesía hispano-Americana. 2 vol.- Vol. 4 6. Historia de la poesía castellana en la edad media. 3 vol.- Vol. 7-8. See Vol. 1.- Vol. 9. Ensayos de crítica filosófica.- Vol. 10-15. Estudios sobre el teatro de Lope de Vega. 6 vol.- Vol. 16-19. See Vol. 1.- Vol. 20-21. La ciencia española. 2 vol
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by Milá y Fontanals, Manuel, 1818-1884; Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish poetry, Catalan literature, Catalan poetry (Collections), Troubadours
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by Gibson, James Young, 1826-1886; Gibson, Margaret Dunlop, 1843-1920
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Topics: Cid, The, Spanish poetry, German poetry
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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by Lasso de la Vega y Argüelles, Angel, 1831-1899
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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by Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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by Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Topics: Portuguese poetry, Spanish poetry
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by Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1503-1536; Wiffen, Jeremiah Holmes, 1792-1836
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Topic: Spanish poetry -- History and criticism
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by Sánchez, Tomás Antonio, 1732-1798
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by Cueto, Leopoldo Augusto de, marqués de Valmar, 1815-1901
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by Goyri, María
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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Topics: Folk songs, Spanish, Spanish poetry
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by Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Vol. 1, 7, 8, 16-19. Historia de los heteridoxos españoles. 7 vol.- Vol. 2-3. Hisoria de la poesía hispano-Americana. 2 vol.- Vol. 4 6. Historia de la poesía castellana en la edad media. 3 vol.- Vol. 7-8. See Vol. 1.- Vol. 9. Ensayos de crítica filosófica.- Vol. 10-15. Estudios sobre el teatro de Lope de Vega. 6 vol.- Vol. 16-19. See Vol. 1.- Vol. 20-21. La ciencia española. 2 vol
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by Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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by Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Vol. 1, 7, 8, 16-19. Historia de los heteridoxos españoles. 7 vol.- Vol. 2-3. Hisoria de la poesía hispano-Americana. 2 vol.- Vol. 4 6. Historia de la poesía castellana en la edad media. 3 vol.- Vol. 7-8. See Vol. 1.- Vol. 9. Ensayos de crítica filosófica.- Vol. 10-15. Estudios sobre el teatro de Lope de Vega. 6 vol.- Vol. 16-19. See Vol. 1.- Vol. 20-21. La ciencia española. 2 vol
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by Sablonara, Claudio de la
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Topics: Songs, Spanish, Spanish poetry
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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by Sánchez, Tomás Antonio, 1732-1798
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Topics: Guevara, Miguel de, Spanish poetry, Spanish poetry, Sonnets