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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: Gipsy language
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by Monasterio de Alonso-Martínez, Antonia de
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635; Pitollet, Camille, 1874-
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by Oyhanarte, Horacio B., 1885-1946
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"El capitulo Post-facto p. [341]-367 no aparece en las primeras ediciones."
Topic: Irigoyen, Hipólito, 1852-1933
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by Lafuente, Federico, 1857-
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Montoto y Rautenstrauch, Luis, 1851-1929
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by Báig Baños, Aurelio, 1873-
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Timoneda, Juan de, -1583; Garcia Boiza, Antonio, 1885-
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by Buenos Aires. Museo Mitre. Biblioteca; Argentina. Ministerio de Justicia é Instrucción Pública
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by Orrego Luco, Luis, 1866-1948
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Guevara, Antonio de, Bp., d. 1545?
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by Girondo, Oliverio, 1891-1967
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Cover title: Veinte poemas
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by Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920
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Topic: La Época
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Topics: Escorial, Libraries
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by Apráiz, Julián de, 1848-1910
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Topic: genealogy
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by Fernández Vallin, Acisclo
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Viñaza, Cipriano Muñoz y Manzano, conde de la, 1862-1933
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Speech given upon his reception into the Real Academia Española
Topics: Pidal y Mon, Alejandro, Spanish poetry
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Topic: Epigrams
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by Fernández-Guerra y Orbe, Aureliano, 1816-1894; Molíns, Mariano Roca de Togores, marqués de, 1812-1889
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Topic: Torre, Francisco de la, 1534?-1594
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Topic: Archives
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by Cavestany, Juan Antonio; Palacio, Manuel del
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Speech given upon his reception into the Real Academia Española
Topics: Ballads, Spanish poetry
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Topics: Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284, Saavedra y Moragas, Eduardo, 1829-1912
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635
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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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by Givanel Y Más, Juan, 1868-1946
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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Topic: Students
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Topics: Carols, Spanish poetry
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Topics: Carols, Spanish poetry
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by Hazañas y la Rúa, Joaquín, 1862-1934
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Topic: Alemán, Mateo, 1547-1614?
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by Torres Villarroel, Diego de, 1693?-1770
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Vol. 15 contains index
Topics: Alvarez de Toledo y Pellicer de Tovar, Gabriel Patricio, 1662-1714, Gregoria Francisca de Santa...
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by Núñez de Arce, Gaspar, 1834-1903
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Topic: Campoamor, Ramón de, 1817-1901
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Binder's title: Teatro. Editions vary
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Binder's title: Teatro. Editions vary
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Binder's title: Teatro. Editions vary
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Binder's title: Teatro. Editions vary
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by Palacio Valdés, Armando, 1853-1938
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by Sá de Miranda, Francisco de, 1481?-1558; Braga, Teófilo, 1843-1924
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Topic: Maria Egipciaca, Saint, 354-ca. 420
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by Sánchez Galarraga, Gustavo, 1892?-1934
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Bound with his Los rigidos [1889]
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by Peers, E. Allison (Edgar Allison), 1891-1952
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language
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by Muñoz Seca, Pedro, 1881-1936; Llano, J.M. del. Los novios; Arroyo Lamarca, Enrique. Cartas ..; Campoamor, Ramón de, 1817-1901. Como ..; Perez Capo, Felipe. Sistema ..; Millá, Luis. La cajita ..; Mundet Alvarez, A. Pescadores ..
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Preface signed Carlos López Rocha
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by Vega, Ventura de la, 1807-1865
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by Toda y Güell, Eduardo, 1852-
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by Aldao, Carlos A., 1860-
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Topic: Voyages and travels
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by Arrabal, Francisco M
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Pérez de Ayala, Ramón, 1880-1962
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by Caballero, Fermín, 1800-1876
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Hervás, Lorenzo, 1735-1809
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by Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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by González de Aguilar, German
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by Castro, Alfonso, 1878-1943
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by Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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by Amunátegui, Miguel Luis, 1828-1888
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Benavente, Jacinto, 1866-1954
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 1893
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by Castile (Kingdom). Cortes; Spain. Cortes. Congreso de los Diputados. Comisión de Gobierno Interior
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From "Libros de Córtes", que comprenden las actas de las de Castilla desde 1563 à 1713. cf. Nota preliminar
Topic: Law
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by Castile (Kingdom). Cortes; Spain. Cortes. Congreso de los Diputados. Comisión de Gobierno Interior
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From "Libros de Córtes", que comprenden las actas de las de Castilla desde 1563 à 1713. cf. Nota preliminar
Topic: Law
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by Castile (Kingdom). Cortes; Spain. Cortes. Congreso de los Diputados. Comisión de Gobierno Interior
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Topic: Law
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by Castile (Kingdom). Cortes; Spain. Cortes. Congreso de los Diputados. Comisión de Gobierno Interior
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Topic: Law
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by Castile (Kingdom). Cortes; Spain. Cortes. Congreso de los Diputados. Comisión de Gobierno Interior
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From "Libros de Córtes", que comprenden las actas de las de Castilla desde 1563 à 1713. cf. Nota preliminar
Topic: Law
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Topic: Barcelona (Spain). Seminario de Nobles
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by Cabildo de Buenos Aires; López, Vicente Fidel, 1815-1903; Archivo municipal de la capital
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libro I (1886) Años 1589-1591, 1605-1608.--libro II (1886) Años 1609-1614.--libro III (1887) Años 1615-1619.--libro IV (1888) Años 1620-1621, 1631-1632.--libro V (1889) Años 1633-1638.--libro VI (1891) Años 1639-1643
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by Pardo Bazán, Emilia, condesa de, 1852-1921
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