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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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Topics: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Tabasco (Mexico), Spanish language -- Provincialisms Latin...
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish literature
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish literature
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by Gálvez, Manuel, 1882-1962
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by Homer
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by Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888
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First published in 1845 under title: Civilización barbarie
Topics: Quiroga, Juan Facundo, 1790-1835, Argentina -- History 1817-1860, Argentina -- Description and...
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by [Le Gouhir y Rodas, José]
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Topic: García Moreno, Gabriel, 1821-1875
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Topic: National characteristics, Peruvian
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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by Hurtado y Jiménez de la Serna, Juan, 1875-; González Palencia, Ángel, 1889-1949
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Huntington, Archer Milton
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Vol. 1. - Text.- Vol. 2. - Translation.- Vol. 3. - Notes
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish literature
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by Peru. Estado Mayor General; Peru. Estado Mayor General. Memorial de ejercito, numero extraordinario
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Topic: Peru. Ejército
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Includes biographies
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Latin America
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Topic: Bible
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Topics: Constitutional law -- Argentina, Argentina -- Economic policy
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by Fitzmaurice-Kelly, Julia
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Topic: Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1539-1616
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by Mexico (City) Universidad nacional
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Topic: Bible
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Vol. 1. Antecedentes históricos y Bibliográficos: el Memorial de D. Francisco de Toledo y las Relaciones del Marqués de Salininas del Marqués de Montesclaros y del Principe de Esquilache por Richardo Beltran y Rózpide.- Vol. 2. Relaciones del Marques de Guadalcázar, del Conde de Chinchón, del Mancera, del Conde de Salvatierra y del Conde de Alba de Liste, por Angel de Altolaguirre
Topic: Peru -- History
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by Cedillo, Jerónimo López de Ayala, conde de, 1862-1934; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topic: Jiménez de Cisneros, Francisco, 1436?-1517
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by Miró, Gabriel, 1879-1930
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The second part of this novel appears under the title "El obispo leproso"
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by Mexico (City) Universidad nacional
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by Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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Issued by the Archaeological Society of New Mexico; -Aug. 13, 1927 and by the Museum of New Mexico with other societies and institutions; Aug. 27, 1927- by the School of American Research with other societies and institutions
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language in America
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by Ortega y Gasset, José, 1883-1955
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Topic: Civilization, Spanish
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Topic: Toledo, Spain
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by Cejador y Frauca, Julio
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topics: Roman Catholic Church, Protestantism
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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by Bécker, Jerónimo, 1857-1925; Rivas Groot, José María, 1863-1923
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by Mata, Pedro, 1875-1946
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by Góngora y Argote, Luis de, 1561-1627; Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929
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by Plato
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Vol. 1. Apologia de Socrates: Eutifron; Criton; Fedon; Symposio; Fedro.- Vol. 2. Protagoras; Gorgias; Carmides; Ion; Lysis.- Vol. 3. Teetetes; Cratilo; Menon; Laques
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Nota preliminar; Medea; Hipólito; Las Troyanas; Las Bacantes; Ifigenia en Aulide; Ifigenia en Tauride; Hécuba Triste; Explicación de algunos nombres
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Topic: Bible
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by Góngora y Argote, Luis de, 1561-1627; Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929
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by Guimerá, Angel, 1845-1924; Guimerá, Angel, 1845-1924. Mar y cielo ..; Guimerá, Angel, 1845-1924. La Miralta ..; Guimerá, Angel, 1845-1924. Maria Rosa ..; Echegaray, José, 1832-1916
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Bound with 3 others
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"Arbol de los Briceños": p. [301]-365
Topic: Briceño family
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by González Trilla, Casimiro
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Topic: Santiago del Estero, Argentine Republic (Province)
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by Góngora y Argote, Luis de, 1561-1627; Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929
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Topics: Franciscans in Morroco, Franciscans
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by Homer
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Topic: Money -- Venezuela History
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by Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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Issued by the Archaeological Society of New Mexico; -Aug. 13, 1927 and by the Museum of New Mexico with other societies and institutions; Aug. 27, 1927- by the School of American Research with other societies and institutions
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by Mexico (City) Universidad nacional
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by Zum Felde, Alberto, 1888-
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Topic: Uruguayan literature
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by Plato
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Vol. 1. Apologia de Socrates: Eutifron; Criton; Fedon; Symposio; Fedro.- Vol. 2. Protagoras; Gorgias; Carmides; Ion; Lysis.- Vol. 3. Teetetes; Cratilo; Menon; Laques
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Escalante y Prieto, Amós de, 1831-1902
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Topic: Italy -- Description and travel
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topic: War of the Pacific, 1879-1884
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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"Noticia bibliográfica de las obras impresas y conocidas de don Bartolomé José Gallardo": p. 417-427
Topic: Gallardo, Bartolomé José, 1776-1852
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Topic: Meléndez Valdés, Juan, 1754-1817
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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by García Romero, Francisco; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain). Biblioteca
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Topic: Incunabula
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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by Bonilla y San Martín, Adolfo, 1875-1926
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Topics: Spanish drama, Theater
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Topics: Roman Catholic Church, Protestantism
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by Cárdenas y Echarte, Raúl de, 1884-
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1. pte. La expansion territorial.- 2. pte. La Doctrina de Monroe.- 3. pte. La preponderancia en el Caribe
Topic: Monroe doctrine
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by Ors, Eugenio d', 1882-1955
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by Beltroy, Manuel, 1890-
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Topic: Peruvian poetry (Collections)
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by Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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Issued by the Archaeological Society of New Mexico; -Aug. 13, 1927 and by the Museum of New Mexico with other societies and institutions; Aug. 27, 1927- by the School of American Research with other societies and institutions
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Vol. 1. Antecedentes históricos y Bibliográficos: el Memorial de D. Francisco de Toledo y las Relaciones del Marqués de Salininas del Marqués de Montesclaros y del Principe de Esquilache por Richardo Beltran y Rózpide.- Vol. 2. Relaciones del Marques de Guadalcázar, del Conde de Chinchón, del Mancera, del Conde de Salvatierra y del Conde de Alba de Liste, por Angel de Altolaguirre
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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by Mexico (City) Universidad nacional
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by Gómez de la Serna, Ramón, 1888-1963
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Topics: Catholic Church, Protestantism
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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Pt. 1. Las bases y el camino de nuestras relaciones con América.- Pt. 2. Americanismo práctico.- Pt. 3. Hispanismo y anti-hispanismo
Topic: Civilization, Spanish American