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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 Pereda Valdés, Ildefonso, 1899-1996
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by Giner de los Ríos, Francisco, 1839-1915
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Topic: Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920
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by 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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by Pombo, José Exequiel
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by Heras, Antonio
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by Fernández Moreno, Baldomero, 1886-1950
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by Castro, Alfonso, 1878-1943
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by Dendariena, Guillermo
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Topic: Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920
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by Hernández Catá, Alfonso, 1885-1940
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by Grünberg, Carlos M
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At head of title: Eduardo Marquina
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by Arteaga y Pereira, Fernando de
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by Hernández Catá, Alfonso, 1885-1940
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by Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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by Ruiz de Alarcón, Juan, 1580?-1639
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by Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Topic: Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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by Mata, Pedro, 1875-1946
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by Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920; Álvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Álvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Garet Mas, Julio
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by Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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by 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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by Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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by Palma, Rios
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by Bodria y Roig, Joseph; Martínez y Martínez, Francisco, 1866-
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by Francés, José, 1883-1964
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by Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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by Hernández Catá, Alfonso, 1885-1940
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On cover: Edición definitiva
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by Gálvez, Manuel, 1882-1962
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by Bernárdez, Manuel, 1868-
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by Venini, Antonio Alejandro
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by Pereda Valdés, Ildefonso, 1899-
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by Cansinos-Asséns, Rafael, 1883-1964
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Topic: Mas, José, 1885-1940
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by Ors, Eugenio d', 1882-1955
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by Maciel, Santiago, 1863-1931
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by Gallardo de Salazar Pringles, Beatriz Justa
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by Arévalo Martínez, Rafael, 1884-1975
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by Andrade Coello, Alejandro, 1886-
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by Galíndez, Bartolomé, 1897-
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by Roldán, Belisario, 1873-1922
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Rozas--El rosal de las ruinas--El señor corregidor
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by Granada, José María de, 1893-
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by García, Juan Agustín, 1862-1923
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by Marechal, Leopoldo, 1900-
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by Juliá Martínez, Eduardo
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Topic: Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 1515-1582
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by Castro, Américo, 1885-1972
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Topic: Spanish language and literature
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by Ipuche, Pedro Leandro, 1889-1976
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by Delgado, Juan Bautista, 1868-1929
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by González de la Calle, Pedro Urbano, 1879-
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Topic: Sanchez de la Brozas, Francisco
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by Molina, Tirso de, 1571?-1648
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Vol. 1. El Vergonzoso en Palacio; El Burlador de Sevilla
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by Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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by Amezúa y Mayo, Agustín G. de (Agustín González), d. 1956
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Ors, Eugenio d', 1882-1955
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Half-title: Poussin y el Greco y otras notas de estética
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by 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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by Cávia, Mariano de, 1855-1920
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by Belda, Joaquín
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by Chaytor, H. J. (Henry John), 1871-1954
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by Monasterio de Alonso-Martínez, Antonia de
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by Arévalo Martínez, Rafael, 1884-1975
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by Mom, Arturo S
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by Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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by Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888
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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 Gamboa, Federico, 1864-1939
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by Gómez de la Serna, Ramón, 1888-1963
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