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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: Quotations
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by Aleramo, Sibilla, 1876-1960
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Topic: Decoration and ornament
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by Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze
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Issues for 1901-57 called also n. 1-680
Topic: Italian literature
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Topics: Naval art and science, Italian language, English language
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Topic: Italian drama
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by Facchinetti, Vittorino, 1883-
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Bibliography: p. [xi]-xxx
Topic: Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226
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Topic: Reformation
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Topics: Guarino, Veronese, 1374-1460, Authors, Italian, Ferrara (Italy) -- Intellectual life
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by Quintavalle, Ferruccio
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Vol. 1. Dal Congresso di Berlino (Luglio 1878) agli Armistizi (Novembre 1918)- Vol. 2. Dagli Armistizi (Novembre 1918) alla firma dell'ultimo trattato di pace (Novembre 1920)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Italian drama
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Topics: Don Juan (Legendary character), Literature, Comparative -- Themes, motives, Literature, Comparative...
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by Spampanato, Vincenzo, 1873-1928
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Topic: Bruno, Giordano, 1548-1600
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by D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
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Vol. 1. Il trecento ed il quattrocento.- Vol. 2. Il cinquecento
Topics: Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374, Virgil,...
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by Spampanato, Vincenzo, 1873-1928
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Topic: Bruno, Giordano, 1548-1600
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Topics: Catullus, Gaius Valerius, Horace
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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At head of title: Bruno Brunelli
Topics: Theater, Opera
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by Busetto, Natale, 1877-
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Topic: Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873
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Topics: Prohibited books, Prohibited books
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by Boine, Giovanni, 1887-1917; Boine, Giovanni, 1887-1917. Frantumi
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Topic: Renaissance -- Italy
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by Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837
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Topics: Italian drama, Theater
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Topic: Trevi, Italy (Perugia)
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by Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Titta Rosa, Giovanni, 1891-
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Albertazzi, Adolf. Le figurine; Bacchelli, Riccardo. Memorie del tempo presente; Baldini, Antonio. La penitenza d'Orlando: Numa Pompilio; Beltramelli, Antonio. La coronata; Bernasconi, Ugo. Un assassino; Bontempelli, Massimo. Florestano e le chiavi; Borgese, G.A. Bertino criminale; Buzzi, Paolo. La "Pigottona"; Calzini, Raffaele. Cristo e l'intruso; Cardarelli, Vincenzo. Il diluvio - La sera della partenza; Cecchi, Emilio. Le bestie sacre; Cicognani, Bruno. Culincénere; Guido da...
Topic: Italian prose
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by Galimberti, Alice, 1873-
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Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Alfieri, Vittorio, 1749-1803; Negri, Luigi
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by Quintavalle, Ferruccio
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Venice (Italy) -- History
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Ojetti, Ugo, 1871-1946
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Topic: Petrolini, Ettore, 1884-1936
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by Oriani, Alfredo, 1852-1909; Fumagalli, Giuseppe, 1863-1939; Malavasi, Achille
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Topic: Italy -- Politics and government
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by Schiaparelli, Attilio
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Topic: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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by Einaudi, Luigi, 1874-1961
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Topics: Economics, War
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by Ravà, Aldo.
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Serao, Matilde, 1856-1927
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Topic: Elegiac poetry, English (Old)
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by Padula, Antonio, b.1858
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Topics: Latini, Brunetto, 1220-1295, Latini, Brunetto, 1220-1295, Varchi, Benedetto, 1503-1565
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by Levi, Ezio, 1884-1941; Patecchio or Pateg, Gerardo; Ugo da Persico; Uguccione da Lodi
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Uguccione da Lodi; Gerardo Patecchio; Ugo da Persico; Il "Castigabricon"; Bibliografia
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by Cian, Vittorio, b. 1862
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Topic: Caro, Annibal, 1507-1566
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by Albertazzi, Adolfo, 1865-1924
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Topics: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907, Authors, Italian -- 19th century Biography, Authors, Italian -- 20th...
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by Russo, Luigi, 1892-1961
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Topic: Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782
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Topics: Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374, Virgil,...
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by Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837
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by Turati, Filippo, 1857-1932; Mondolfo, Rodolfo, 1877-1976
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Topic: Socialism -- Italy
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Topics: Actors, Italian, Theater -- Anecdotes
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by Taccetta, Graziella
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Topic: Chiabrera, Gabriello, 1552-1638
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by Deledda, Grazia, 1871-1936
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The 1st edition appeared under the title Pagine di storia fiorentina per la vita di Dante
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Lanino, Pietro
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Topic: Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527
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by R. Deputazione di Storia Patria per le Provincie di Romagna
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Ricci, Corrado - Dante e la Romagna: Zaccagnini, Guido - Guido Guinizelli e le origini bolognesi del "dolce stil novo": Gaddoni, P.S. - Il testamento di Maghinardo Pagano da Susinana: Filippini, Francesco - L'insegnamento di Dante in Ravenna: Traùzzi, Alberto - Il volgare eloquio di Bologna ai tempi di Dante: Massèra, F.A. - Un romagnolo imitatore del poema dantesco nel quattrocento (Benedetto da Cesena): Muratori, Santi - Un aneddoto per la storia della fortuna di Dante Catalano,...
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321; Steiner, Carlo
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Topic: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494
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by Livi, Giovanni, 1855-
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Sulla priorità ed antica preminenza bolognese nel di Dante; Alighierie Aldighieri, secondo documenti bolognesi ed altri, editi ed inediti; Di alcuni personaggi dell Divina Commedia
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Vivanti, Annie, 1868-1942
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by Virgil; Albini, Giuseppe, 1863-1933
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by Papini, Giovanni, 1881-1956
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by Pettazzoni, Raffaele, 1883-1959
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Extract from: Studi italiani di Filologia classica. N.S., 2, 1921
Topics: Aristotle, Aesthetics
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A revival of the periodical Antologia, pub. in Florence, 1821-32
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by Motzo Dentice di Accadia, Cecilia
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Bibliography: p. [229]-304
Topic: Campanella, Tommaso, 1568-1639
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Topics: Pythagoras and Pythagorean school, Philosophy, Ancient, Comparative literature, Comparative...
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321; Ricci, Corrado, 1858-1934
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Vol. 1. - Inferno.- Vol. 2. - Purgatorio.- Vol. 3. - Paradiso
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by Fenoglio, Giulio, 1885-
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Topic: Economics
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Topic: Poliziano, Angelo, 1454-1494
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by Sorbelli, Albano, 1875-1944
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Topic: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907
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by Meozzi, Antèro
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Topic: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907