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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 language
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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
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by Almafuerte, 1854-1917; Palacios, Alfredo L. (Alfredo Lorenzo), 1878-1965
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Topic: Llull, Ramon, 1232?-1316
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology
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by Amezúa y Mayo, Agustín G. de (Agustín González), d. 1956
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Topic: Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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by Andes, conde de los
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Topics: Debts, External -- Spain, Monetary policy -- Spain
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by Andreiev, N
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Bound with Cunow, H. IAk povstala religiia i viruvannia v bohiv? Kyïv, 1922
Topics: Religion, Religion
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by Andreyev, Leonid, 1871-1919
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From the library of John Luczkiw
From the library of John Luczkiw
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by Antón del Olmet, Luis
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Topic: Morocco -- Description and travel
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by Antón del Olmet, Luis
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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 Arniches y Barrera, Carlos, 1866-1943
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by Artigas, Miguel, 1887-; Biblioteca Menéndez y Pelayo. Boletin
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Issued with t.4 of Revista Critica Hispano-Americana, as Boletin de la Biblioteca Menéndez y Pelayo, pliegos 1-3, (cf. Library of Congress card catalogue entry under Santander Spain. Biblioteca Menéndez y Pelayo - Boletin ... footnote)
Topic: Mila y Fontanals, Manuel, 1818-1884
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by Bagale, Dmitri Ivanovich, 1857-1932
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Spanish language -- Gallicisms
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Barrenechea, Mariano Antonio, 1884-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Music, Music
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Cover title
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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 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 Beltrán, Wáshington
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Topic: Uruguay -- Constitutional history
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by Benavente, Jacinto, 1866-1954
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by Benavente, Jacinto, 1866-1954
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by Betes, Salvador.
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by Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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Includes bibliography
Topics: Nationalism, State, The, World War, 1914-1918
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by Bourget, Paul, 1852-1935; Gómez de la Mata, Germán, 1887-
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by Budzynovsky, Viacheslav, 1868-1935
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From the library of John Luczkiw
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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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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Camba, Francisco
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by Cané, Miguel, 1851-1905
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by Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907; Sanchez Rojas, José, 1885-1931
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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 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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Topic: Spanish language
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by Castro, Avelino.*
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by Cavestanny, Genaro
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by Cavestanny, Genaro
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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by Cherkasenko, Spyrydon, 1876-
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Topic: Luis, de Granada, 1504-1588
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by Doroshenko, Volodymyr Viktorovych, 1879-1963
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Topic: Ukrainian literature
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by Doroshenko, Volodymyr Viktorovych, 1879-1963
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Topic: Franko, Ivan, 1856-1916
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by Díaz Mirón, Salvador, 1853-1928
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Bound with his Mariana, 1906
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by Echegaray, José, 1832-1916
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Bound with his Mariana, 1906
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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 Franko, Ivan, 1856-1916
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From the library of John Luczkiw
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On leaf preceding t.p.: Hebrew and Babylonian creation legends
Topics: Creation, Cosmogony
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by Franko, Ivan, 1856-1916
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Gabriel y Galán, José María, 1870-1905
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by Gagini, Carlos, 1865-1925
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Costa Rica
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by Ganivet, Angel, 1865-1898; Pérez, Modesto
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Topic: Ganivet, Angel, 1865-1898
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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 García Moreno, Melchor
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Topics: Proverbs, Spanish literature
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by García Villada, Zacarías, 1879-1936
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by Gerchunoff, Alberto, 1883-1950
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Topic: Irigoyen, Hipólito, 1852-1933