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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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Spanish and Italian
Topic: Italians
Concepto de la derivación.--Derivación nominal directa.--Derivación verbal.--Derivación inversa.--La composición y la parasintesis
Topics: Spanish language -- Word formation, Spanish language -- Suffixes and prefixes
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Topics: Spanish literature -- Bibliography, Spain -- Bibliography
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by Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929; Barrau-Dihigo, Louis, 1876-1931; Hispanic Society of America
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Topics: Printing, Spanish literature
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Topics: Indians of South America -- Religion and mythology, Indians of South America -- Social life and...
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919; Barrios, Eduardo, 1884-1963; Meza Fuentes, Roberto, 1899-
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Ecuador
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by Congreso de Estudios Vascos (2nd : 1920 : Pamplona, Spain); Sociedad de Estudios Vascos (San Sebastián, Spain)
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Education -- Spain País Vasco Congresses, País Vasco (Spain) -- Economic conditions Congresses
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Topic: Etiquette
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by Kronfuss, Juan
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Bibliography: p. 203
Topic: Architecture -- Argentina
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by Bobadilla, Emilio, 1862-1921
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Topic: Mysticism
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Topic: Nobility
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Topic: White, Joseph Blanco, 1775-1841
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Topics: Balboa, Vasco Núñez de, 1475-1519, Magalhães, Fernão de, d. 1521
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by Juan Manuel, Infante of Castile, 1282-1347; Sánchez Cantón, F. J. (Francisco Javier), 1891-1971
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by López, Vicente Fidel, 1815-1903; Ibarguren, Carlos, 1877-1956
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At head of title : La cultura argentina
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Topic: Carlota Joaquina, Queen, consort of John VI, King of Portugal, 1775-1830
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by Reynal O'Connor, Arturo
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Topic: Agricultural colonies -- Argentina
At head of title: "La cultura argentina"
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by Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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Dos madres; El marqués de Lumbria; Nada menos que todo un hombre
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Catholic Church, Spain -- Colonies America, Latin America -- Politics and government To 1830
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by Viana, Javier de, 1868-1926
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by Silva, Victor Domingo, 1882-
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Topic: Plagiarism
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by Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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by Trigo, Felipe, 1864-1916
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With: La de los ojos color de uva. [5a ed.] [Madrid? : Renacimiento?, 1930?]
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Topics: Valencia, Spanish literature, Historians, Valencian
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by Franco Rodríguez, José, 1862-1931
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Topics: Women -- Spain, Women in politics, Women -- Social conditions, Women -- Suffrage Spain
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by García Mercadal, José, 1883-
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Vol. 1. Relaciones de viajeros desde la edad más remota hasta el siglo XVI.- Vol. 2. Relaciones de viajeros y embajadores (siglo XVI)
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by Ingenieros, José, 1877-1925
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Topic: Costa Rican poetry (Collections)
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by Pastells, Pablo, 1846-1932; Bayle, Constantino
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by Zurita, Marciano, 1887-1929
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Topics: Spanish literature -- History and criticism, Spanish drama -- History and criticism, Theater --...
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Topic: Genius
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Topic: Morillo y Morillo, Páblo, marqués de la Puerta, 1778-1837
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Sarmiento en Montevideo; Juan Zorrilla de San Martin; Vistas parisienses; Viaje de noche; Mar del Plata en 1887; Hacia el Iguazú; A la terre de feu; De punta arenas a Mendoza; El congreso de Tucumán; Bouchard y Buchardo; Años climatéricos; refranos castellanos
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by Storni, Alfonsina, 1892-1938
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by Lozoya, Juan Contreras y Lopez de Ayala, marqués de, 1893-
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Topic: Contreras, Rodrigo de, 1502-1558
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by Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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Madame Lucrecia, último amor de don Alfonso el Magnánimo.- Dos centenarios: Cisneros, Lutero.- Antonio de Nebrija.- Chateaubriand en América.- Américo Vespucio.- Fray Servando Teresa de Mier.- Fortunas de Apolonio de Tiro.- Don Rodrigo Calderón.- Gracián y la guerra.- Felipe IV y los deportes.- Napoléon I, orador y periodista.- Un abate francés del siglo XVIII.- El obispo de Orense.- En la casa de Garcilaso.- Francisco Codera y Zaidín
Topic: Biography
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by Quiroga, Horacio, 1879-1937
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At head of title: R. Monner Sans
Topics: Argentine literature, Spanish literature
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by Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916; Rodó, José Enrique, 1871-1917
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by Peers, E. Allison (Edgar Allison), 1891-1952
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language
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by García Mercadal, José, 1883-
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Vol. 1. Relaciones de viajeros desde la edad más remota hasta el siglo XVI.- Vol. 2. Relaciones de viajeros y embajadores (siglo XVI)
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Topic: Morillo y Morillo, Páblo, marqués de la Puerta, 1778-1837
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by Vernández Moreno, Baldomero, 1886-1950
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Topic: Guerrero, Maria
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by Sassone, Felipe, 1884-
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Pastells, Pablo, 1846-1932; Bayle, Constantino
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by Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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by Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916
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by Posadas, Gervasio Antonio de, 1757-1832; Espinosa, José Maria, 1796-1883. Memorias de un abanderado
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At head of title: ... Gervasio Antonio Posadas.--Jose Maria Espinosa
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by Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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by Pereyra, Carlos, 1871-
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by Academia Española
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Vargas Vila, José María, 1860-1933
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Topic: Aesthetics
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by Maura y Gamazo, Gabriel, 1879-
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Topics: Charles II, King of Spain, 1661-1700, Magic, Superstition
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by Henríquez Ureña, Pedro, 1884-1946
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Topic: Spanish literature -- Outlines, syllabi, etc
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by Loveira, Carlos, 1882-1928
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by Pereyra, Carlos, 1871-1942
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v. 1. Descubrimiento y exploración del Nuevo Mundo.- v. 2. El Imperio español.- v. 3. Mejico.- v. 4. Las republicas del Plata.- v.5. Los países antillanos y la América central.- v. 6. Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador.- v. 7. Perú y Bolivia.- v. 8. Chile
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by Pérez de Ayala, Ramón, 1880-1962
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Ibarguren, Carlos, 1877-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature and the war, Literature, Modern -- 19th century History and...
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Topics: Calligraphers, Penmanship
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Topic: Arenales, Juan Antonio alvarez de, 1770-1831
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Topics: Montalvo, Juan, 1832-1889, Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830, Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916
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Topic: Spanish language