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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 Berceo, Gonzalo de, 13th cent; Solalinde, Antonio G. (Antonio García), 1892-1937
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Vol. 1. Milagros de Nuestra Señora
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by Belda, Joaquín
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by Jiménez Rueda, Julio, 1896-1960
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by Ortega y Gasset, José, 1883-1955
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by Carrizo, César
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by Bauer y Landauer, Ignacio
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by Madariaga, Salvador de, 1886-1978
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by Alonso Cortés, Narciso, 1875-
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Gerchunoff, Alberto, 1883-1950
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Echagüe, Pedro, 1821-1889; Chirapozu, José
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[Biografía de] Pedro Echagüe.--Prólogo.--Rosas.--Un Beso.--Padre hermano y tío padre.--De mal en peor.--Primero es la patria
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by Bauer y Landauer, Ignacio
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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by Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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by Bauer y Landauer, Ignacio
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Topic: Spanish language
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by [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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by Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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by Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888
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Topic: Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731
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Topics: Jurisprudence, Law, Justice
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by Escalante y Prieto, Amós de, 1831-1902; León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by Bauer y Landauer, Ignacio
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Schevill, Rudolph, 1874-1946
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Castillo Solórzano, Alonso de, 1584-1648?; Ruiz Morcuende, Federico, 1890-
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by Fernández Ardavín, Luis, 1891-1962
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by Fitzmaurice-Kelly, Julia
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Topic: Pérez, Antonio, d. 1611
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by Torres Bodet, Jaime, 1902-1974
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Prologue by Arturo Torres Rioseco
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by Artucio Ferreira, Antonia
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Topic: Uruguayan poetry (Collections)
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by Valle, Rafael Heliodoro, 1891-1959
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by [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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by [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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by Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888
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by Báig Baños, Aurelio, 1873-
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topic: Mitre, Bartolomé, 1821-1906
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by Bauer y Landauer, Ignacio
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by Espronceda, José de, 1808-1842
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by Amunátegui, Miguel Luis, 1828-1888; Amunátegui Aldunate, Gregorio Víctor, 1830-1899
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by Gómez de la Serna, Ramón, 1888-1963
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Topic: Ingenieros, José, 1877-1925
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by Pereda, José María de, 1833-1906
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Pachín González; De patricio rigüelta; Agosto; El óbolo de un pobre; Cutres; Por lo que valga; El reo de P...La lima de los deseos; Va de cuento; Esbozo; De mis recuerdos; Homenaje a Menéndez y Pelayo; Biografía de Pereda
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Topics: Jurisprudence, Law, Justice
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Topic: Gauchos
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by Vargas Vila, José María, 1860-1933
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by Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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by Watson, Foster, 1860-1929
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Topic: Vives, Juan Luis, 1492-1540
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by Alonso Cortés, Narciso, 1875-
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by [Fernández López, Ventura, 1866-]
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Martínez y Martínez, Francisco, 1866-
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Folklore
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by Ibarbourou, Juana de, 1895?-1979
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by Pagano, José León, 1875-1964
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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La gitanilla; La ilustre fregona; Historia de los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda; Novela y coloquio que pasó entre Cipión y Berganza; El retablo de las maravillas; El cerco de Numancia; Pedro de Urdemalas.
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by Mármol, José, 1818-1871; Oyuela, Calixto, 1857-
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by Valle, Aristóbulo del
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by Cosío Villegas, Daniel, 1898-1976
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by Gamboa, Federico, 1864-1939
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by Gómez de la Serna, Ramón, 1888-1963
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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"Estrenado en el Teatro del Centro el 6 de Mayo de 1922."
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by Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888
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by Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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by Mom, Arturo S
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by Arévalo Martínez, Rafael, 1884-1975
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by Monasterio de Alonso-Martínez, Antonia de
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by Chaytor, H. J. (Henry John), 1871-1954
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