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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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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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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 Chabas, Roque; Llobregat, Enrique A
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Facsimile reproduction. Originally published: Denia : Imprenta de Pedro Botella, 1886-
Topic: Spanish literature
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by Chabas, Roque; Llobregat, Enrique A
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Rodó, José Enrique, 1871-1917
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Petrus, Jan
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by Dyk, Viktor, 1877-1931
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by Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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by Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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by Rohde, Jorge Max, 1893-
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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 García Moreno, Melchor
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Topics: Proverbs, Spanish literature
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by Tapia, Luis de, 1871-
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by García Villada, Zacarías, 1879-1936
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Topic: Spanish language
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At head of title: Antonio Rey Soto
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by Linares Rivas, Manuel, 1867-1938
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by Majerová, Marie, 1882-
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Topic: Spanish drama
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by Gagini, Carlos, 1865-1925
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Costa Rica
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Topic: Spanish language -- Gallicisms
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by Sanguily, Manuel, 1848-1925
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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 Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Topic: Jiménez de Cisneros, Francisco, 1436?-1517
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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 Camba, Francisco
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by Rodó, José Enrique, 1871-1917
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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by Reynolds, Gregorio, 1882-1948
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Topic: Tacna-Arica question
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by Mom, Arturo S
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by Pocaterra, José Rafael, 1890-1955
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Pub. en la Revista "Nostros" Año XII. No. 113 y 115
Topic: Thebussem, doctor, 1828-1918
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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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Topics: Funes, Gregorio, 1749-1829, Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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by Roxlo, Carlos, d. 1926
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by Gerchunoff, Alberto, 1883-1950
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Topic: Irigoyen, Hipólito, 1852-1933
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by Castro, Avelino.*
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Topic: Hernández, José, 1834-1886
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by Vázquez Cey, Arturo, 1888-
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by Beltrán, Wáshington
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Topic: Uruguay -- Constitutional history
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by Ipuche, Pedro Leandro, 1889-1976
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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 Gabriel y Galán, José María, 1870-1905
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Topic: Czech poetry (Collections)
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by Holeek, Josef, 1853-1929
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Topic: Nobility -- Czech Republic Bohemia History
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by Procházka, Frantiek Serafinský, 1861-1939
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Topic: Czech poetry (Collections)
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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 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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Topic: Basque language -- Study and teaching
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by Laiglesia Auset, Francisco de, 1850-
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by Laiglesia Auset, Francisco de, 1850-
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by Laiglesia Auset, Francisco de, 1850-
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by Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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Topic: alda, Frantiek Xaver, 1867-1937
At head of title: Vicente A. Salaverri. "Anton Martín Saavedra."
Topic: Spanish American prose
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by Traub, Hugo
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Topic: Rieger, Fr. Lad. (Frantiek Ladislav), 1818-1903
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Topic: Luis, de Granada, 1504-1588
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by Melgar, Ramón
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by Antón del Olmet, Luis
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Topics: Serbian poetry, Czech poetry
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by Torrente, Maríano, 1792-1856
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Topics: Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad de Valladolid, Lawyers, Theologians, Spanish, Physicians
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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 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 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 Barrenechea, Mariano Antonio, 1884-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Music, Music
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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 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 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