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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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1976 Casal, Julián del, 1863-1893; Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928-
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3 volumes (XX-287 p)(XX-466 p)(XVII-491 p) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Topic: Casal, Julián del 1863-1893
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1976 Casal, Julián del, 1863-1893; Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928-
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1918 Mom, Arturo S
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1918 Benavente, Jacinto, 1866-1954
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1918 Juan, Jorge, 1713-1773; Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795
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1918 Andes, conde de los
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Topics: Debts, External -- Spain, Monetary policy -- Spain
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1918 Ipuche, Pedro Leandro, 1889-1976
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1918 Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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"De la Revista de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, t. 38, p. 527."
Topics: Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681, Farinelli, Arturo
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1918 Vázquez Cey, Arturo, 1888-
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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1918 Senador Gómez, Julio
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Topic: Luis, de Granada, 1504-1588
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1918 Mas, José, 1885-1940
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1918 Barrenechea, Mariano Antonio, 1884-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Music, Music
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1918 Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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1918 Silva, Victor Domingo, 1882-
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1918 Cavestanny, Genaro
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America, history and life
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Funes, Gregorio, 1749-1829, Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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1918 Gagini, Carlos, 1865-1925
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Costa Rica
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1918 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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1918 Rodó, José Enrique, 1871-1917
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1918 Arniches y Barrera, Carlos, 1866-1943
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1918 Sánchez Galarraga, Gustavo, 1892? - 1934
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Vol. 1. La verdad de la vida; La máscara de anoche; La vida falsa.- Vol. 2. El heroe; el mundo los muñecos; la princesa buena.- Vol. 3. El buen camino; compuesta, y sin novio, conferencia contra el hombre.- Vol. 4. La ultima corrida, carmen, dos de Mayo.- Vol. 5. El ultimo areito; el filibustero; Sangre mambisa.- Vol. 6. La sacrificada; Los que traen los reyes; Los hijos de Herakles.- Vol. 8. José de Carmen; Soy inocente. La expulsad.- Vol. 9. Un medico improvisado; Libertad de corazon; Un...
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1918 González Castillo, José, 1885-1937; Hernández, José, 1834-1886
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1918 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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1918 Linares Rivas, Manuel, 1867-1938
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1918 Betes, Salvador.
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1918 Reyna Almandos, Luis, 1874-
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Topic: Basque language -- Study and teaching
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1918 Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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Topic: English poetry
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1918 Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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1918 Larra, Mariano José de, 1809-1837
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1918 Larra, Mariano José de, 1809-1837
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Bound with his Mariana, 1906
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1918 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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Topic: Spanish drama
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: Piano music
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1918 Torrente, Maríano, 1792-1856
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1918 Grau, Jacinto, 1877-
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America, history and life
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1918 Navarro Tomás, Tomás, 1884-; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topic: Spanish language -- Pronunciation
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1918 Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Topic: Spanish language
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1918 Sanguily, Manuel, 1848-1925
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Topic: Tacna-Arica question
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1918 Melgar, Ramón
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1918 Benavente, Jacinto, 1866-1954
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1918 Pruneda, Alfonso, 1879-; Mexico. Economía Nacional, Secretaría de la; Congreso Nacional de Industriales. 1st, Mexico, 1917
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Topic: Occupations
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1918 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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1918 Bourget, Paul, 1852-1935; Gómez de la Mata, Germán, 1887-
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1918 Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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1918 Sánchez Galarraga, Gustavo, 1892? - 1934
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Vol. 1. La verdad de la vida; La máscara de anoche; La vida falsa.- Vol. 2. El heroe; el mundo los muñecos; la princesa buena.- Vol. 3. El buen camino; compuesta, y sin novio, conferencia contra el hombre.- Vol. 4. La ultima corrida, carmen, dos de Mayo.- Vol. 5. El ultimo areito; el filibustero; Sangre mambisa.- Vol. 6. La sacrificada; Los que traen los reyes; Los hijos de Herakles.- Vol. 8. José de Carmen; Soy inocente. La expulsad.- Vol. 9. Un medico improvisado; Libertad de corazon; Un...
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1918 Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Topic: Góngora y Argote, Luis de, 1561-1627
At head of title: Vicente A. Salaverri. "Anton Martín Saavedra."
Topic: Spanish American prose
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1918 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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1918 Rodó, José Enrique, 1871-1917
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1918 Antón del Olmet, Luis
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Topic: Morocco -- Description and travel
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1918 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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1918 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: Spanish language -- Gallicisms
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1918 Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Topic: Llull, Ramon, 1232?-1316
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1918 Gutiérrez Gili, Juan, 1894-1939
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1918 Mitre, Bartolomé, 1821-1906; Barreda Lynch, Julio
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Topics: Rivadavia, Bernardino, 1780-1845, Printing
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1918 Amezúa y Mayo, Agustín G. de (Agustín González), d. 1956
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Topic: Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912