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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 Palau, Melchor de
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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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Topic: Spanish poetry
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Topics: Carols, Spanish poetry
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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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Topic: Spanish poetry
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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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Topic: Spanish poetry
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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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by Akademiia nauk SSSR. Otdelenie russkogo iazyka i slovesnosti
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Title varies: vols. 1-7, Sbornik statei, chitannykh v Otdelenii russkago iazyka i slovesnosti
Topics: Russian philology -- Societies, etc, Russian literature -- Societies, etc
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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by Lvov-Rogachevski, V. (Vasili), 1874-1930
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Bibliography: p. 299-323
Topic: Russian literature
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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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Topic: Spanish poetry
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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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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Topics: Songs, Spanish, Spanish poetry
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by Porfir'ev, Ivan IAkovlevich, 1823-1890
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Topics: Russian literature, Ukrainian literature
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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
Topics: Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635, Catholic Church, Learning and scholarship, Philosophy, Spanish,...
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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 Akademiia nauk SSSR. Otdelenie russkogo iazyka i slovesnosti
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by Sánchez, Tomás Antonio, 1732-1798; Ochoa y Ronna, Eugenio de, 1815-1872
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by Polevo, P. (Petr), 1839-1902
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Topic: Russian literature
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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by Akademiia nauk SSSR. Otdelenie russkogo iazyka i slovesnosti
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by Veselovsk, A. N. (Aleksandr Nikolaevich), 1838-1906
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Topics: Literature, Italian literature, Russian literature
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Topic: 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
Topics: Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635, Catholic Church, Learning and scholarship, Philosophy, Spanish,...
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by Moscow. Gosudarstvenny istoricheski muze; Bakhrushin, Alekse Petrovich, 1853-1904
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Topic: Russian literature
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by Sánchez, Tomás Antonio, 1732-1798
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by Sakulin, Pavel Nikitich, 1868-1930
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Russian literature, Socialism
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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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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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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 Suvorin (A.S.) (Firm) Leningrad
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Topics: Russian literature, Literature, Catalogs, Booksellers'
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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
Topics: Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635, Catholic Church, Learning and scholarship, Philosophy, Spanish,...
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by Akademiia nauk SSSR. Otdelenie russkogo iazyka i slovesnosti
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by Akademiia nauk SSSR. Otdelenie russkogo iazyka i slovesnosti
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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
Topics: Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635, Catholic Church, Learning and scholarship, Philosophy, Spanish,...
Contains music
Topics: Songs, Spanish poetry
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish poetry
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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by Moscow. Gosudarstvenny istoricheski muze; Bakhrushin, Alekse Petrovich, 1853-1904
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Topic: Russian literature
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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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Speech given upon his reception into the Real Academia Española
Topics: Pidal y Mon, Alejandro, Spanish poetry
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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by Sakulin, Pavel Nikitich, 1868-1930
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Topic: Russian literature
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by Brodski, N. L. (Nikola Leontevich), 1881-1951; Mendel'son, Nikola Mikhalovich, 1872-; Sidorov, N. P. (Nikola Pavlovich)
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Topic: Russian literature (Collections)
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by Smirnov, Aleksandr Ivanovich, 1842-1905
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Topics: Russian literature, Ukrainian literature, Belarusian literature
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Topic: Spanish poetry