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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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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 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 Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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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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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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by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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Includes bibliographical references
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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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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 Toro, Michel de
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: English poetry
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by Molins, Wenceslao Jaime
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Topic: La Pama, Argentine Republic (Province)
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by Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861
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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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by Doroshenko, Volodymyr Viktorovych, 1879-1963
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Topic: Franko, Ivan, 1856-1916
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Topic: Literature
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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 Bagale, Dmitri Ivanovich, 1857-1932
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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 Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861; Lepky, Bohdan, 1872-1941
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Donated by The Ukrainian Branch No. 360, Canadian Legion B.E.S.L., Toronto, Ontario
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by Doroshenko, Volodymyr Viktorovych, 1879-1963
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Topic: Ukrainian literature
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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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Topic: Piano music
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Spanish literature
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by Juan, Jorge, 1713-1773; Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795
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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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Topics: Portuguese poetry, Spanish poetry
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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
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by Antón del Olmet, Luis
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Topic: Morocco -- Description and travel
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 Almafuerte, 1854-1917; Palacios, Alfredo L. (Alfredo Lorenzo), 1878-1965
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by Kostomarov, Mykola, 1817-1885; Gogol, Nikola Vasilevich, 1809-1852. Taras Bulba. Ukrainian; Hrinchenko, Borys, 1863-1910; Vil, St
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Gift of Mrs. Hlynka
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by Bourget, Paul, 1852-1935; Gómez de la Mata, Germán, 1887-
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by Gomez de Baquero, Eduardo, 1866-
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Galdos, Baroja, Valle-Inclan, Ricardo León, Unamuno, Pérez de Ayala, Condesa de Pardo Bazan
Topics: Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956, Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920, León, Ricardo, 1877-1943, Pardo...
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by Kostomarov, Mykola, 1817-1885; Barvinsʹkyĭ, Oleksander, 1847-1927.
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Gift of Olga Kowal
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by Castro, Avelino.*
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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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Topic: Hernández, José, 1834-1886
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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
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by García Moreno, Melchor
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Topics: Proverbs, Spanish literature
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by Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Topic: Llull, Ramon, 1232?-1316
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by Kropyvnyt͡sʹkyĭ, Marko Lukych, 1840-1910.
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"Napysav v 1863 r. v p. Bobrynt͡sï"--T.p.
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by Juan, Jorge, 1713-1773; Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795
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by Franko, Ivan, 1856-1916
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by Kuzelia, Zenon, 1882-1952
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Topics: Press, Publishers and publishing, Libraries
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On leaf preceding t.p.: Hebrew and Babylonian creation legends
Topics: Creation, Cosmogony
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by Oliver, Miguel Santos, 1864-1919
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v. 1. De Mallorca.--v. 2. Revisiones y centenarios.--v. 3. La herencia de Rousseau.--v. 4. Comentarios de politica y patriotismo.--v. 5. Historias de los tiempos terribles.--v. 6. Algunos ensayos
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by Alcalá Galiano, Alvaro, 1886-1936
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El jardín encantado: Nocturno: La duda del Rey Omar: La Sirena: La noche de Reyes: El antifaz de Arlequín: El Diablo azul