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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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Topic: Spanish poetry
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by Palau, Melchor de
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Topics: Spanish poetry, Songs, Spanish
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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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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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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Topics: Carols, Spanish poetry
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by Cotarelo Valledor, Armando, 1880-1950
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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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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Topic: 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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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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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 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 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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Topic: Spanish poetry
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by Báig Baños, Aurelio, 1873-
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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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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Topic: Spanish poetry
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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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 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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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 Pérez Pastor, Cristóbal, 1833-1908
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by Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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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 Suñé Benages, Juan, ca. 1865-1938; Suñé Fonbuena, Juan
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Includes index
Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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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 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 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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Topics: Avellaneda, Alonzo Fernandez de, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943; Academia Española
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Contains music
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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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Speech given upon his reception into the Real Academia Española
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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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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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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