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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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Mar 31, 2014 Endara, Julio
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Topic: Ingenieros, José, 1877-1925
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Feb 14, 2014 Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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Feb 14, 2014 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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Feb 14, 2014 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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Feb 14, 2014 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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Feb 12, 2014 Selva, Salomón de la, 1893-
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Feb 11, 2014 Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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Feb 10, 2014 Torres Bodet, Jaime, 1902-1974
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Prologue by Arturo Torres Rioseco
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Jan 13, 2014 Ruiz de Alarcón, Juan, 1580?-1639
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Jan 13, 2014 González de la Calle, Pedro Urbano, 1879-
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Topic: Sanchez de la Brozas, Francisco
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Jan 9, 2014 Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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Jan 8, 2014 Dendariena, Guillermo
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Topic: Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920
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Topic: Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920
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Dec 18, 2013 Pereda Valdés, Ildefonso, 1899-1996
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Dec 18, 2013 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
Topic: Quintanilla, José María
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Dec 17, 2013 Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920; Álvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Álvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Dec 13, 2013 Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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Dec 13, 2013 Cansinos-Asséns, Rafael, 1883-1964
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Topic: Mas, José, 1885-1940
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Dec 13, 2013 Mata, Pedro, 1875-1946
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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 6, 2013 Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Topic: Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Dec 6, 2013 Monasterio de Alonso-Martínez, Antonia de
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Dec 6, 2013 Molina, Tirso de, 1571?-1648; Gili Gaya, Samuel
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El condenado por desconfiado; La prudencia en la mujer; El vergonzoso en palacio; La Lealtad contra la envidia
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Dec 2, 2013 Molina, Tirso de, 1571?-1648
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Vol. 1. El Vergonzoso en Palacio; El Burlador de Sevilla
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Dec 2, 2013 Ortega y Gasset, José, 1883-1955
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Dec 2, 2013 Ors, Eugenio d', 1882-1955
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Half-title: Poussin y el Greco y otras notas de estética
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Dec 2, 2013 Ors, Eugenio d', 1882-1955
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Nov 13, 2013 Chaytor, H. J. (Henry John), 1871-1954
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Nov 13, 2013 Madariaga, Salvador de, 1886-1978
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Nov 13, 2013 Marechal, Leopoldo, 1900-
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Nov 8, 2013 Heras, Antonio
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Nov 8, 2013 Guzmán, Diego Rafael de, 1848-1920; Gómez Restrepo, Antonio, 1869-
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Don Diego Rafael de Guzmán, por Antonio Gómez Restrepo.- Resignación.- La cruz de mayo.- Importancia del espíritu español en las letras colombianas.- De la educación mental.- De la novela.- Carta madrileña.- Nochebuena en el mar.- Memoria del centenario.- Memoria de 1912.- Memoria de 1914.- Actas
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Nov 7, 2013 Gómez de la Serna, Ramón, 1888-1963
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Nov 7, 2013 Hernández Catá, Alfonso, 1885-1940
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Nov 7, 2013 Ibarbourou, Juana de, 1895?-1979
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Nov 7, 2013 Hernández Catá, Alfonso, 1885-1940
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Nov 7, 2013 Hernández Catá, Alfonso, 1885-1940
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Nov 5, 2013 Hogar, José del
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Nov 4, 2013 Gamboa, Federico, 1864-1939
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Nov 4, 2013 Gálvez, Manuel, 1882-1962
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Nov 1, 2013 Francés, José, 1883-1964
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Nov 1, 2013 Fernández Moreno, Baldomero, 1886-1950
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Nov 1, 2013 Giner de los Ríos, Francisco, 1839-1915
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Oct 3, 2011 Bodria y Roig, Joseph; Martínez y Martínez, Francisco, 1866-
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Sep 30, 2011 Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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Sep 30, 2011 Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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Sep 28, 2011 Caballero, Fernán, 1796-1877
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Sep 26, 2011 Cávia, Mariano de, 1855-1920
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Sep 26, 2011 Castillo Solórzano, Alonso de, 1584-1648?; Ruiz Morcuende, Federico, 1890-
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Sep 23, 2011 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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Sep 22, 2011 Martínez y Martínez, Francisco, 1866-
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Folklore
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Sep 21, 2011 [Fernández López, Ventura, 1866-]
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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Sep 20, 2011 [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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Sep 20, 2011 [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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Sep 20, 2011 Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Lomba y Pedraja, José Ramón, 1868-
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Sep 20, 2011 [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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Sep 20, 2011 [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Sep 20, 2011 Cappon, Abraham A
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Vol. 1. - Versificacion de los proverbios de Salomo.- Vol. 2. - Doemas compuestos á medida y cadencia por el desarrollo de los talentos y de las facultades intelectuales de la Juventud
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Sep 20, 2011 Espronceda, José de, 1808-1842
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Sep 19, 2011 Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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Sep 19, 2011 Delgado, Juan Bautista, 1868-1929
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Sep 15, 2011 Cosío Villegas, Daniel, 1898-1976
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Aug 11, 2011 Arévalo Martínez, Rafael, 1884-1975
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Aug 11, 2011 Arteaga y Pereira, Fernando de
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Aug 11, 2011 Belda, Joaquín
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Aug 11, 2011 Arévalo Martínez, Rafael, 1884-1975
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Aug 11, 2011 Arniches y Barrera, Carlos, 1866-1943
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Aug 10, 2011 Belda, Joaquín
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Aug 10, 2011 Belda, Joaquín
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Aug 10, 2011 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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Aug 10, 2011 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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