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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 Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907; Sanchez Rojas, José, 1885-1931
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Pocaterra, José Rafael, 1890-1955
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by Cané, Miguel, 1851-1905
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by Andes, conde de los
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Topics: Debts, External -- Spain, Monetary policy -- Spain
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Topic: Spanish drama
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by Melgar, Ramón
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Sanguily, Manuel, 1848-1925
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by Mitre, Bartolomé, 1821-1906; Barreda Lynch, Julio
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Topics: Rivadavia, Bernardino, 1780-1845, Printing
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by Pascoaes, Teixeira de, 1877-1952
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Pérez de Ayala, Ramón, 1880-1962
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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At head of title: Vicente A. Salaverri. "Anton Martín Saavedra."
Topic: Spanish American prose
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Gerchunoff, Alberto, 1883-1950
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Topic: Irigoyen, Hipólito, 1852-1933
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by Antón del Olmet, Luis
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Topic: Luis, de Granada, 1504-1588
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Ipuche, Pedro Leandro, 1889-1976
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by Cavestanny, Genaro
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by Cavestanny, Genaro
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by Gracián y Morales, Baltasar, 1601-1658; Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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Topic: Civilization, Spanish American
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by Icaza, Francisco A. de, 1863-1925
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877
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by Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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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 Larra, Mariano José de, 1809-1837
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Camba, Francisco
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by Roxlo, Carlos, d. 1926
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by Rodriguez de la Peña, José
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El Capitan Contreras; Alvar-Nunez Cabeza de Vaca; Bernal diaz del Castillo y otros capitanes
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by Benavente, Jacinto, 1866-1954
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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by Rodó, José Enrique, 1871-1917
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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
Pub. en la Revista "Nostros" Año XII. No. 113 y 115
Topic: Thebussem, doctor, 1828-1918
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by Ruzo, Alejandro
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Topics: Labor laws and legislation, Labor laws and legislation
Bound with his Mariana, 1906
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by Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920
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At head of title: Antonio Rey Soto
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by Laiglesia Auset, Francisco de, 1850-
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by Rohde, Jorge Max, 1893-
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by Laiglesia Auset, Francisco de, 1850-
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by 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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by Echegaray, José, 1832-1916
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by Larra, Mariano José de, 1809-1837
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by 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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by Gil Mariscal, Fernando Luis, 1886-
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by Vega Inclán, Benigno Vega Inclán y Flaquer, marqués de la, 1858-1942
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Casa de Cervantes (Literary landmark)
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by Tapia, Luis de, 1871-
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by Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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by Vázquez Cey, Arturo, 1888-
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by Gutiérrez Gili, Juan, 1894-1939
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by Betes, Salvador.
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by Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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by Gabriel y Galán, José María, 1870-1905
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by Salaverría, José María, 1873-1940
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by Benavente, Jacinto, 1866-1954
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by Marasso, Arturo, 1890-
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by Mom, Arturo S
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Topic: Góngora y Argote, Luis de, 1561-1627
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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 Linares Rivas, Manuel, 1867-1938
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by Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1503-1536
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