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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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Topic: Spanish language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Spanish literature -- Bibliography, Spain -- Bibliography
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Vol. 1. ABC y suplemento aestas tres letras.- Vol. 2. Ch-F.- Vol. 3. G.-M.- Vol. 4. N-Q.- Vol. 5. R-Z
Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language in America
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by Cuevas, Mariano, 1879-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Catholic Church, Mexico -- Church history
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Topic: Valencia
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by Salvá y Mallen, Pedro, d. 1870; Salvá y Pérez, Vicente, 1780-1849
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Collection formed by Vicente Salvá y Pérez who also began the preparation of the catalog before his death in 1849
Topics: Salvá y Mallen, Pedro, d. 1870, Spanish literature, Rare books
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by Borao, Gerónimo, 1821-1878; Sancho y Gil, Faustino, 1850-1896; Coll y Altabás, Benito; López Puyoles, Luis V; Valenzuela La Rosa, José, 1878-
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Topic: Spanish language -- Dialects Spain Aragon
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Topic: Spanish language -- Dictionaries
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by Bover, Joaquín Maria, d. 1865
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Topics: Spanish literature, Catalan literature
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by Mexico. Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Historia y Etnografía
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Suspended 1915-1921
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by Centro de Estudios Históricos (Spain); Instituto Antonio de Nebrija; Instituto "Miguel de Cervantes"
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Topics: Spanish philology -- Periodicals, Spanish philology -- Bibliography Periodicals
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Vol. 1. - A - G.- Vol. 2. - H - S.- Vol. 3. - T - Z; Apéndix
Topic: Catalan language
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by Centro de Estudios Históricos (Spain); Instituto Antonio de Nebrija; Instituto "Miguel de Cervantes"
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Topics: Spanish philology -- Periodicals, Spanish philology -- Bibliography Periodicals
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by Commelerán y Gómez, Francisco Andrés, 1848-1919
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Topics: Spanish language -- Grammar, Comparative Latin, Latin language -- Grammar, Comparative Spanish
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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America, history and life
Topics: Real Academia de la Historia (Spain), Spain -- History Periodicals
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by Cejador y Frauca, Julio, 1864-1927
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish language, Spanish-American literature, Basque language
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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by Calandrelli, Matías; López, Vicente Fidel, 1815-1903
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Vol. 1-5 published 1880-82; v. 6-12, 1907-1916
Topics: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Spanish language
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Topic: Tarascan language
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by Centro de Estudios Históricos (Spain); Instituto Antonio de Nebrija; Instituto "Miguel de Cervantes"
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Topics: Spanish philology -- Periodicals, Spanish philology -- Bibliography Periodicals
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by Cejador y Frauca, Julio, 1864-1927
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish language, Spanish-American literature, Basque language
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Real Academia de la Historia (Spain), Spain -- History Periodicals
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Topic: Spanish language -- Dialects Spain Santander (Province)
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by Centro de Estudios Históricos (Spain); Instituto Antonio de Nebrija; Instituto "Miguel de Cervantes"
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Topics: Spanish philology -- Periodicals, Spanish philology -- Bibliography Periodicals
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Topic: Inquisition
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Cejador y Frauca, Julio, 1864-1927
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by Bayo, Ciro, 1860-1939
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Topics: Spanish language in America, Spanish language
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by Colombia. Comisión de Historia Nacional; Academia de Historia Nacional (Colombia); Academia Nacional de Historia (Colombia); Academia Colombiana de Historia
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by Cejador y Frauca, Julio, 1864-1927
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish language, Spanish-American literature, Basque language
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by Isaza, Emiliano, 1850-
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Madrid (Spain). Museo Nacional de Pintura y Esculptura; Madrazo y Kuntz, Pedro de, 1816-1898
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Topic: Painting -- Spain Madrid Catalogs
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language
Vol. 1. Accio - Ciceron
Topics: Spanish literature -- Bibliography, Latin literature -- Bibliography
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by Academia Española, Madrid
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Publication suspended Dec. 1936-Dec. 1944 inclusive
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Navarro Tomás, Tomás, 1884-; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topic: Spanish language -- Pronunciation
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by Madrid. Biblioteca Municipal; Cambronero, Carlos, 1849-1913
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Topics: Spanish drama -- Bibliography, Madrid (Spain) -- Bibliography
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by Señan y Velazquez, Joseph; Spain. Ministerio de Hacienda
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Topics: Housing -- Spain, Spain -- Social conditions
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by Granada, Daniel, 1847-1929; Magariños Cervantes, Alejandro, 1825-1893; Valera, Juan, 1824-1905
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Topics: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Argentina, Spanish language -- Dictionaries
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by Cejador y Frauca, Julio, 1864-1927
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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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by Larrazabal, Felipe, 1816-1873; Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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Topic: Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
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by Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ravignani"
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At head of title: v. 1-14, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras; v. 15- , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; v. , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ragignani"
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Topics: Nahuatl language, Names, Geographical, Indians of Mexico
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Topics: Slavery -- Cuba, Blacks -- Cuba, Slave trade -- Cuba
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by Centro de Estudios Históricos (Spain); Instituto Antonio de Nebrija; Instituto "Miguel de Cervantes"
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Topics: Spanish philology -- Periodicals, Spanish philology -- Bibliography Periodicals
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Topic: Spanish language -- Dictionaries
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by Palau, Melchor de
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Topics: Spanish poetry, Songs, Spanish
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by Cejador y Frauca, Julio, 1864-1927
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish language, Spanish-American literature, Basque language
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by Murillo, M., firm, booksellers, Madrid
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"Obras antiguas y modernas."
Topic: Spanish literature
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by Academia Española, Madrid
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Publication suspended Dec. 1936-Dec. 1944 inclusive
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Topic: Primitive societies
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by Murillo, M., firm, booksellers, Madrid
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"Obras antiguas y modernas."
Topic: Spanish literature
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Bibliography: p. [xiii]-xvi
Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms, Spanish
Cover dated 1908
Topic: Spanish language
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by Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ravignani"
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At head of title: v. 1-14, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras; v. 15- , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas; v. , Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Historia Argentina "Doctor Emilio Ragignani"
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Topic: Manuscripts
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by Murillo, M., firm, booksellers, Madrid
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"Obras antiguas y modernas."
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by Academia Española, Madrid
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Publication suspended Dec. 1936-Dec. 1944 inclusive
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by Centro de Estudios Históricos (Spain); Instituto Antonio de Nebrija; Instituto "Miguel de Cervantes"
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Topics: Spanish philology -- Periodicals, Spanish philology -- Bibliography Periodicals
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by Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos de, 1645-1700; Hennepin, Louis, 17th cent; Fernández de Medrano, Sebastian, 1646-1705; Vindal, Pedro, 1865-1921
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Topics: Ramírez, Alonso, 17th cent, Voyages and travels, Pirates -- Fiction, New France -- Discovery and...
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by Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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by Viñaza, Cipriano Muñoz y Manzano, conde de la, 1862-1933
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Topic: Indian languages (of America)
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Topic: Mexico
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