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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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Nov 18, 2014 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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Sep 22, 2014 Laiglesia Auset, Francisco de, 1850-
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Sep 22, 2014 Laiglesia Auset, Francisco de, 1850-
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Sep 22, 2014 Laiglesia Auset, Francisco de, 1850-
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Feb 13, 2014 Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1503-1536
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Feb 13, 2014 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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Feb 10, 2014 Tapia, Luis de, 1871-
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Feb 10, 2014 Senador Gómez, Julio
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Jan 13, 2014 Salaverría, José María, 1873-1940
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Jan 13, 2014 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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Jan 13, 2014 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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Jan 13, 2014 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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Jan 13, 2014 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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Jan 9, 2014 Rodó, José Enrique, 1871-1917
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Jan 8, 2014 Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920
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Jan 6, 2014 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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Dec 18, 2013 Pérez de Ayala, Ramón, 1880-1962
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Dec 13, 2013 Mas, José, 1885-1940
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Dec 13, 2013 Marquina, Eduardo, 1879-1946
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At head of title: Eduardo Marquina
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Dec 13, 2013 Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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Dec 13, 2013 Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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Dec 2, 2013 Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Pub. en la Revista "Nostros" Año XII. No. 113 y 115
Topic: Thebussem, doctor, 1828-1918
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Nov 18, 2013 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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Nov 13, 2013 Linares Rivas, Manuel, 1867-1938
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Nov 13, 2013 Marasso, Arturo, 1890-
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Nov 8, 2013 Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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Nov 8, 2013 Salaverría, José María, 1873-1940
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Topic: Hernández, José, 1834-1886
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Nov 8, 2013 Grau, Jacinto, 1877-
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Nov 8, 2013 Gracián y Morales, Baltasar, 1601-1658; Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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Topic: Góngora y Argote, Luis de, 1561-1627
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Nov 4, 2013 Gil Mariscal, Fernando Luis, 1886-
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Nov 4, 2013 Ganivet, Angel, 1865-1898; Pérez, Modesto
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Topic: Ganivet, Angel, 1865-1898
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Nov 4, 2013 Gabriel y Galán, José María, 1870-1905
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Sep 30, 2011 Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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Sep 28, 2011 Echegaray, José, 1832-1916
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Bound with his Mariana, 1906
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Sep 28, 2011 Echegaray, José, 1832-1916
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Bound with his Mariana, 1906
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Sep 26, 2011 Cavestanny, Genaro
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Sep 26, 2011 Cavestanny, Genaro
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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Sep 20, 2011 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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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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Topic: Spanish language
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Sep 20, 2011 Camba, Francisco
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Sep 19, 2011 Edwards Bello, Joaquín, 1888-1968
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Sep 19, 2011 Díaz Mirón, Salvador, 1853-1928
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Aug 11, 2011 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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Aug 11, 2011 Arniches y Barrera, Carlos, 1866-1943
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Aug 11, 2011 Benavente, Jacinto, 1866-1954
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Aug 10, 2011 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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Aug 10, 2011 Benavente, Jacinto, 1866-1954
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Aug 10, 2011 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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Aug 10, 2011 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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Aug 10, 2011 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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May 24, 2011 Cané, Miguel, 1851-1905
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May 10, 2011 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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Apr 1, 2011 Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907; Sanchez Rojas, José, 1885-1931
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Mar 31, 2011 Gerchunoff, Alberto, 1883-1950
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Topic: Irigoyen, Hipólito, 1852-1933
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Topic: Luis, de Granada, 1504-1588
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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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Mar 3, 2011 Mitre, Bartolomé, 1821-1906; Barreda Lynch, Julio
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Topics: Rivadavia, Bernardino, 1780-1845, Printing
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Mar 2, 2011 Santa Cruz, Alonso de, 1505-1567
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Covers dated 1930
Topics: Early maps, Islands
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Topic: Tacna-Arica question
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Jan 27, 2011 Alvarez, Agustín, 1857-1914; Mota, Arturo E. de la
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Dec 16, 2010 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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Dec 15, 2010 Icaza, Francisco A. de, 1863-1925
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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Nov 29, 2010 Ruzo, Alejandro
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Topics: Labor laws and legislation, Labor laws and legislation
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Topics: Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad de Valladolid, Lawyers, Theologians, Spanish, Physicians
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Nov 25, 2010 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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Nov 25, 2010 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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Nov 10, 2010 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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Nov 10, 2010 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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Nov 10, 2010 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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Nov 4, 2010 Ameghino, Florentino, 1853-1911; Torcelli, Alfredo J; Ameghino, Carlos
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Indians, Geology