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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 Gagini, Carlos, 1865-1925
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Costa Rica
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Navarro Tomás, Tomás, 1884-; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topic: Spanish language -- Pronunciation
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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 Guarnerio, Pier Enea, 1854-1919
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Topics: Romance languages, Romance languages, Romance languages
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Topic: Bibliography
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Topic: Spanish language -- Gallicisms
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by Archivo Histórico Nacional (Spain); Menéndez Pidal, Juan, 1861-1915; Fuentes Isla, Benito
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Bibliography: p. [308]-322
Topic: Seals (Numismatics) -- Spain Catalogs
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by Bassi, I; Cabrini, Pietro
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Vol. 2. is Ed. 2, rev. [1916]
Topic: Latin literature
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by Cappelletti, Licurgo, 1842-1921
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Bibliography: p. [443]-451
Topics: Leopoldo II, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, 1797-1870, Tuscany (Italy) -- History, Tuscany (Italy) --...
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by Bassi, I; Cabrini, Pietro
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Topic: Latin literature
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by Brenna, Paulo G, 1881-
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Topic: Italy -- Emigration and immigration
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Topic: Bibliography
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by Hazañas y la Rúa, Joaquín, 1862-1934
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Topic: Vázquez de Leca, Mateo, 1573-1649
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology
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by Caro, Miguel Antonio, 1843-1909; Caro, Victor Eduardo, 1885-; Gomez Restrepo, Antonio, 1869-
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t. 1. Flos pechrum, el cinco de mayo, de manzioni.--t. 2. Estudios literarios, primera serie
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by Seta, Alessandro della, 1879-; Villa Giulia
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Topic: Art
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Covers dated 1930
Topics: Early maps, Islands
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America, history and life
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America, history and life
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by Flórez, Enrique, 1702-1773. España sagrada ... 1747-1879; Risco, Manuel, 1735-1801; González Palencia, Ángel, 1889-1949; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography, Ecclesiastical geography
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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America, history and life
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by Zaccagnini, Guido, 1868-
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Topic: Cino da Pistoia, 1270-1337
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America, history and life
"Ridete et flete"
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by Quesada, Vicente Gregorio, 1830-1913; Quesada, Ernesto, 1858-1934; Ramírez, Carlos María, 1848-1898
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Vol. 1 has imprint: Buenos Aires, "La Cultura argentina," 1918
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America, history and life
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by Barrenechea, Mariano Antonio, 1884-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Music, Music
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by Bunge, Carlos O. (Carlos Octavio), 1875-1918
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Topics: Rosas, Juan Manuel José Domingo Ortiz de, 1793-1877, García Moreno, Gabriel, 1821-1875, Díaz,...
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by Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944; Corra, Bruno
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by Romagnoli, Ettore, 1871-1938
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Topic: Greek drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism
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Topics: Funes, Gregorio, 1749-1829, Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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by Arniches y Barrera, Carlos, 1866-1943
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by Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze
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Issues for 1901-57 called also n. 1-680
Topic: Italian literature
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by Toro, Michel de
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374; Scherillo, Michele, 1860-1930; Rigutini, Giuseppe, 1829-1903
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by Costa, Emilio, 1866-1926
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Roman law, Civil law
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by Molins, Wenceslao Jaime
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Topic: La Pama, Argentine Republic (Province)
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Topic: English poetry
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by Spoerri, Theophil, 1890-
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Topic: Jiménez de Cisneros, Francisco, 1436?-1517
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Topics: Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad de Valladolid, Lawyers, Theologians, Spanish, Physicians
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by Caro, Miguel Antonio, 1843-1909; Caro, Victor Eduardo, 1885-; Gomez Restrepo, Antonio, 1869-
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t. 1. Flos pechrum, el cinco de mayo, de manzioni.--t. 2. Estudios literarios, primera serie
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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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Topic: Literature
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Topic: Epigrams
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by González Castillo, José, 1885-1937; Hernández, José, 1834-1886
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by Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology
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by Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837; Gentile, Giovanni, 1875-1944
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by Díaz Mirón, Salvador, 1853-1928
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by Mascarenhas, Jeronymo de, d. 1671; Dornellas, Alfonso de; Academia das sciencias de Lisboa. Comissão dos centenários de Ceuta e Albuquerque
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Topic: genealogy
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by Torrente, Maríano, 1792-1856
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by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Guerri, Domenico, 1880-1934
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Papini, Giovanni, 1881-1956
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1. Ludovici Ariosto.- 2. Olindo Guerrini.- 3. Carolina Invernizio.- 4. Giovanni Bertacchi.- 5. Corrado Govoni.- 6. Giovanni Boine.- 7. Guiseppe Ungaretti.- 8. Cammillo Cavour.- 9. Alfredo Oriani.- 10. Vilfredo Pareto.- 11. Mario.- Missiroli.- 12. Nicola II.- 13. Alo-Eddin.- 14. Guglielmo Tell.- 15. Don Chisciotte.- 16. Don Ferrante.- 17. Ciang-tse.- 18. Pedro Calderon.- 19. Gottfried Herder.- 20. Edgar Poe.- 21. Maurice Maeterlinck.- 22. Pall Fort.- 23. Lo Scrittore.- 24. Giovanni Papini
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by Ponte, Lorenzo da, 1749-1838; Nicolini, Fausto, 1879-1965; Gambarin, Giovanni
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by Ferrigni, Pietro Francesco Leopoldo Coccoluto, 1836-1895
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At head of title: Yorick figlio di Yorick (Avv. P.C. Ferrigni)
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Topic: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907
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by García Calderón, Francisco, 1883-1953
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"Esto libro reúne artículos publicados en La Nacion, de Buenos-Aires, El Fígaro, de La Habana, y La Revista de Ameica, de Paris."
Topics: History, Modern, Literature, Ideology
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by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Guerri, Domenico, 1880-1934
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Guerri, Domenico, 1880-1934
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topic: Piano music
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Spanish literature
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A revival of the periodical Antologia, pub. in Florence, 1821-32
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by Gutiérrez, Juan María, 1809-1878; Cané, Miguel, 1851-1905
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Half-title: Estudio sobre las obras y la persona del literato y publicista argentino Don Juan de la Cruz Varela
Topic: Varela, Juan de la Cruz, 1794-1839
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by Juan, Jorge, 1713-1773; Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795
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Topics: Portuguese poetry, Spanish poetry
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by Sorbelli, Albano, 1875-1944
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Topics: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907, Oberdan, Guglielmo, 1858-1882, Revolutionaries
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by Reynolds, Gregorio, 1882-1948
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by Becerra, Ricardo, 1836-1905
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"General de los ejércitos de la primera República francesa y generalísimo de los de Venezuela"
Topic: Miranda, Francisco de, 1750-1816
At head of title: Junta para ampliación de estudios e investigaciones científicas. Centro de estudios históricos
Topic: Las Infantas, Fernando de, b. 1534?
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by Antón del Olmet, Luis
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Topic: Morocco -- Description and travel