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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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Oct 31, 2018 Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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Feb 13, 2018 Verdaguer, Jacint, 1845-1902, author; Cedillo, Jerónimo López de Ayala, conde de, 1862-1934, translator
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Apr 12, 2017 Plato
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Spanish translation
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Dec 14, 2016 Pérez y Curis, Manuel
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Oct 17, 2016 Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928- author; Canadian Academy of the Arts, issuing body
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"A textbook for 3rd and 4th year university students of Spanish. Consists of ten lessons concerning human relations, careers, science, sports, and techniques of literary analysis, plus specialized vocabulary listings on a wide variety of everyday subjects."--
Topic: Spanish language
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Mar 23, 2016 Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro
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Official organ of the Federación Española de Productores, Comerciantes y Amigos del Libro (called 1901-Feb. 1918 Asociación de la Librería de España)
Topic: Spanish literature
Includes index
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Nov 25, 2015 Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928-; Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928-; Canadian Academy of the Arts
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70 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Topic: Diplomatic relations
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Nov 25, 2015 Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928-; Canadian Academy of the Arts
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xxxvi, 187 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 21 cm
Topics: Women, Feminism, Women in literature, Femmes, Féminisme, Femmes dans la littérature, Feminism,...
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Nov 25, 2015 Casal, Julián del, 1863-1893; Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928-
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3 volumes (XX-287 p)(XX-466 p)(XVII-491 p) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Topic: Casal, Julián del 1863-1893
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Nov 25, 2015 Casal, Julián del, 1863-1893; Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928-
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3 volumes (XX-287 p)(XX-466 p)(XVII-491 p) : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Oct 15, 2015 Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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"Colección de documentos, opúsculos y antigüedades que publica la Real Academia de la Historia."
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Topics: Philip III, King of Spain, 1578-1621, Spanish literature
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Aug 11, 2015 Biblioteca Cientifica y Literaria
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Jul 30, 2015 Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Description based on: T. 192, cuaderno 3 (set.-dic. 1995); title from cover
Topic: Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Jul 30, 2015 Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Jul 30, 2015 Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Jul 30, 2015 Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Jun 8, 2015 Scribe, Eugène, 1791-1861; Larra, Mariano José de, 1809-1837; Herdler, Alexander William
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Translation of his La famille Riquebourg
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May 19, 2015 Zubiaur, J.B
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Topic: Cid, The
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Apr 20, 2015 Casasus, Joaquin Demetrio, 1858-1916; Simonds, Louis C.; Mexico. Comisión Monétaria
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The Spanish text is followed by English translation with separate title page: Currency reform in Mexico ... tr. by Louis C. Simonds
Topic: Currency question
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Apr 6, 2015 Alcorta, Amancio, 1805-1862
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Don Amancio Alcorta, por N.A.- Bancos; de su utilidad en los pueblos de la Repu4blica argentina.- Quema de billetes.- La leyla espropriación.- Las onzas y el papel moneda.- Comercio de las provicnias.- Bolsa de comercio.- Cuestión monetaria.- Las Falsas ideas.- El rio Bermejo.- Artículos Jecrelójicos
Topics: Eminent domain, Currency question
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Feb 12, 2015 Peust, O
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Jan 21, 2015 Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Díaz de Benjumea, Nicolas, 1829-1884
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Jan 19, 2015 Geddes, Thomas Edward, 1844-1929
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Topic: Jesus Christ
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Dec 19, 2014 Casares, Julio, 1877-1964; Maura, Antonio, 1853-1925
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Speech given upon his reception into the Real Academia Española
Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Dec 18, 2014 Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801?; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? Poesias de Melchor Diaz de Toledo; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? San Felipe Neri al clero; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? El viage al cielo; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? Relacion de las fiestas; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? La riada; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? El precipitado
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Vol. 2. has title: El poeta filosofo; o, Continuacion de las poesias filosoficas
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Dec 18, 2014 Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801?; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? Poesias de Melchor Diaz de Toledo; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? San Felipe Neri al clero; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? El viage al cielo; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? Relacion de las fiestas; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? La riada; Trigueros, Cándido María, 1736-1801? El precipitado
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Vol. 2. has title: El poeta filosofo; o, Continuacion de las poesias filosoficas
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Nov 18, 2014 Pruneda, Alfonso, 1879-; Mexico. Economía Nacional, Secretaría de la; Congreso Nacional de Industriales. 1st, Mexico, 1917
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Topic: Occupations
"Suplemento de la revista Argentina 'La Reforma', Octubre 1912"
Topic: Hale de Pearson, Isabel
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Oct 20, 2014 Pitman, Isaac, Sir, 1813-1897; Maumejean, L. E
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Topic: Shorthand
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Oct 20, 2014 Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Speech given upon his reception into the real Academia de Bellas Artes
Topics: Avilés y Merino, Angel, Aesthetics
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Oct 16, 2014 Madrid. Archivo Municipal; Palacio, Timoteo Domingo, 1823-1891; Cambronero, Carlos, 1849-1913
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Topic: Archives
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Oct 16, 2014 Madrid. Archivo Municipal; Palacio, Timoteo Domingo, 1823-1891; Cambronero, Carlos, 1849-1913
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Topic: Archives
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Oct 16, 2014 Madrid. Archivo Municipal; Palacio, Timoteo Domingo, 1823-1891; Cambronero, Carlos, 1849-1913
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Topic: Archives
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Topics: Municipal ceremonial, Town laws, Medieval
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Topics: Municipal ceremonial, Town laws, Medieval
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Topics: Municipal ceremonial, Town laws, Medieval
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Imperfect: no. 37-42 and all paging after p. 492 lacking
Topic: Spain. Constitution
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Oct 9, 2014 Frers, Emilio, 1854-1923
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Pt. 1. Ministerio de obras publicas de la provincia de Buenos Aires: Primera memoria (1894): Segunda memoria (1898).- Pt. 2. Memoria del Ministerio de Agricultura de la nación
Topics: Buenos Aires (Argentina : Province). Ministerio de Obras Públicas, Agriculture
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Oct 9, 2014 Frers, Emilio, 1854-1923
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Pt. 1. Ministerio de obras publicas de la provincia de Buenos Aires: Primera memoria (1894): Segunda memoria (1898).- Pt. 2. Memoria del Ministerio de Agricultura de la nación
Topics: Buenos Aires (Argentina : Province). Ministerio de Obras Públicas, Agriculture
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Oct 2, 2014 Balaguer, Víctor, 1824-1901
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Oct 2, 2014 Balaguer, Víctor, 1824-1901
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Oct 2, 2014 Balaguer, Víctor, 1824-1901
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