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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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Jul 15, 2019 Rodriguez Villa, Antonio, 1843-1912
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Topics: Fernández de Córdova y Aguilar, Gonzalvo, called el Gran Capitán, 1453-1515, Italy -- History...
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Mar 6, 2019 Serrano y Sanz, Manuel, 1868-
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Aug 31, 2018
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Topic: Civil law
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Topics: Jews, Jews
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May 9, 2018 Lanario y Aragon, Francisco, duca di Carpignano, fl. 17th cent
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May 5, 2018 Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920; Alas, Leopoldo, 1852-1901
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Mar 3, 2018 Palencia, Alfonso Fernández de, 1423-1492; Paz y Méliz, Antonio
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Feb 21, 2018 Machado, Manuel, 1874-1947
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Topic: Geography
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Topics: Feijoo, Benito Jerónimo, 1676-1764, Martínez, Martín, 1684-1734, Torres, Diego de, 18th cent
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Jul 7, 2017 Gómez de la Serna, Ramón, 1888-1963
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May 30, 2017 Pereda, José María de, 1833-1906; Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Vol. 1. Los hombres de Pro.- Vol. 2. El Buey Suelto.- Vol. 3. Don Gonzalo Gonzales.- Vol. 4. De Tal Palo, Tal Astilla.- Vol. 5. Escenas Montanesas.- Vol. 6. Tipos y Paisajes.- Vol. 7. Esbozoz y Rasgunos.- Vol. 8. Bocetos al Temple. Tipos Trashumantes.- Vol. 9 Sotileza.- Vol. 10. El Sabor de la Tiepruca.- Vol. 11. La Puchera.- Vol. 12. La Montalvez.- Vol. 13. Pedro Sanchez.- Vol. 14. Nubes de Estio.- Vol. 15. Penas Arriba.- Vol. 16. Al Primer Vuelo.- Vol. 17. Pachin Gonzalez
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Mar 17, 2017 Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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La clavicula de Salomón -- Invocaciones, pactos y exorcismos -- El dragón rojo y la cabra infernal -- La gallina negra, escuela de sortilegios -- El gran grimorio o el pacto de sangre ; Candela Mágica para descubrir encantamientos -- Recopilación de la magia caldea y egipcia, filtros, encantamientos, hechicerías y sortilegios
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Topics: Occultism, Witchcraft
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Jan 3, 2017 Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
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Apr 24, 2016
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Reproductions of title-pages, portraits, initials, etc., from early Spanish books
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Topics: Spanish literature, Portraits, Title pages, Wood-engraving
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Apr 24, 2016 Covarrubias Orozco, Sebastián de, 1539-1613
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Topic: Spanish language
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Apr 1, 2015 Muammad ibn Hrith, Abu 'Abd Allh, al Khushani; Ribera, Julián, 1858-1934
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Topic: Arabic language
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Jan 29, 2015 Aguilera Patiño, Luisita V
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Latin America
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Nov 18, 2014 Arenal de García Carrasco, Concepción, 1820-1893
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Oct 14, 2014 Pereda, José María de, 1833-1906; Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Vol. 1. Los hombres de Pro.- Vol. 2. El Buey Suelto.- Vol. 3. Don Gonzalo Gonzales.- Vol. 4. De Tal Palo, Tal Astilla.- Vol. 5. Escenas Montanesas.- Vol. 6. Tipos y Paisajes.- Vol. 7. Esbozoz y Rasgunos.- Vol. 8. Bocetos al Temple. Tipos Trashumantes.- Vol. 9 Sotileza.- Vol. 10. El Sabor de la Tiepruca.- Vol. 11. La Puchera.- Vol. 12. La Montalvez.- Vol. 13. Pedro Sanchez.- Vol. 14. Nubes de Estio.- Vol. 15. Penas Arriba.- Vol. 16. Al Primer Vuelo.- Vol. 17. Pachin Gonzalez
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Jun 13, 2013
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America, history and life
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Topic: Peru -- Periodicals
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Feb 11, 2013 Feijoo, Benito Jerónimo, 1676-1764
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Topics: Commercial products -- Dictionaries, Spanish language -- Dictionaries
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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Jul 12, 2012 Riva Palacio, Vicente, 1832-1896
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Vol. 2 contains amplifications by Angel Pola
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Jul 12, 2012 Riva Palacio, Vicente, 1832-1896
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Vol. 2 contains amplifications by Angel Pola
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Dec 8, 2011 Mistral, Gabriela, 1889-1957
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish literature -- Collections
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Nov 14, 2011 Hume, Martin Andrew Sharp, 1847-1910; Caso, José de, 19th cent
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Translation of: The Spanish people, their origin, growth and influence
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Aug 24, 2011 Bertoni, Moisés Santiago, 1857-1929
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Pt. II published by Editorial Indoamericana, Asunción, Buenos Aires
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Feb 17, 2011 Valdés, Juan de, d. 1541
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Topic: genealogy
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Feb 17, 2011 Valdés, Juan de, d. 1541
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Topic: Religious education
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Nov 30, 2010 Institut d'Estudis Catalans
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Title varies: v. 1-24, Butlletí de dialectología catalana
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Topics: Spanish language -- Dialects Periodicals, Catalan language -- Periodicals
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"Obra publicada bajo los auspicios de la Comisión nacional del centenario."
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Topics: Spanish language in America, Spanish language
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Aug 15, 2010 Félix José de Augusta
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Topics: Mapuche language -- Dictionaries Spanish, Spanish language -- Dictionaries Araucanian
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Nov 4, 2009
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Weekly (1898-1939), monthly (1951-
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Nov 4, 2009
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Nov 4, 2009
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Nov 4, 2009
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Nov 4, 2009
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Nov 4, 2009
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Oct 10, 2009 Castile. Statutes; Spain. Statutes; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain); Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284
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Topics: Castile (Spain), Spain -- Law
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Aug 9, 2009 Ribera, Julián, 1858-1934; Asín Palacios, Miguel, 1871-1944
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Topic: Arabic literature
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Apr 26, 2009 Umaiya ibn Abu al-Salt'Abdal'azz al-Andalus, 1067-8-1134; González Palencia, Ángel, 1889-1949
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Text and translation of his Taqwm al-Dhihn
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Topic: Arabic language
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Mar 14, 2009 Abenbéder; Sánchez Pérez, José Augusto, 1882-
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Topics: Algebra, Arabic language
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- Mitre, Bartolomé, 1821-1906
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Includes bibliographical references
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- Lemoine, Joaquín de
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- Fernández y González, Manuel, 1821-1888
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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Topic: Barcelona. Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mar
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- Palacio Valdés, Armando, 1853-1938
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- Belda, Joaquín
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Bound with his Iris de paz, 1896
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- Echegaray, José, 1832-1916
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Bound with 10 others
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- Picatoste y Rodríguez, Felipe, 1834-1892
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- Mora, José Joaquín de, 1783-1864
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Partly in verse
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- Gómez de Arteche y Moro, José, 1821-1906; Ateneo Científico, Literario y Artístico de Madrid
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- Palavicini, Felix F., 1881-
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Pages 39-40 and 81-82 lacking
Topic: Monroe Doctrine
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- Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681
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In verse
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- Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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- Benavente, Jacinto, 1866-1954
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Bound with his Mariana, 1906
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- Martínez de la Rosa, Francisco, 1787-1862
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Law, Law
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Facsimile reprint
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- Tomás y Estruch, Francisco, 1862-1908
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Topic: Verney, Luis Antonio de
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Topic: Llorente, Juan Antonio, 1756-1823
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Topics: Brigands and robbers, Crime and criminals, Brigands and robbers in literature
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- Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635; Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635. Castigo sin venganza
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Bound with his El castigo sin venganza [n.d.]