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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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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de, 1833-1891
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Ortiz de Montellano, Bernardo, 1899-
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Vargas Vila, José María, 1860-1933
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1921 Escalante y Prieto, Amós de, 1831-1902
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Topic: Italy -- Description and travel
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1921 Vergara y Martín, Gabriel María, 1869-1948
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Topic: Spanish language
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1921 Maestre, Estanislao, 1867-
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1921 Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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1921 Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Timoneda, Juan de, -1583; Garcia Boiza, Antonio, 1885-
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1539-1616; Fitzmaurice-Kelly, Julia
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1921 Díaz-Caneja,, Guillermo
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1921 Viana, Javier de, 1868-1926
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1921 Araquistáin, Luis, 1886-
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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Topic: National characteristics, Peruvian
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish literature
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1921 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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Topic: Money -- Venezuela History
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1921 Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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Topic: genealogy
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1921 Ors, Eugenio d', 1882-1955
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1921 Frers, Emilio, 1854-1923
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Topic: Mitre, Bartolomé, 1821-1906
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: War of the Pacific, 1879-1884
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1921 Mata, Pedro, 1875-1946
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1921 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Vargas Vila, José María, 1860-1933
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1921 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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Includes biographies
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1921 Góngora y Argote, Luis de, 1561-1627; Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929
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1921 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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1921 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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1921 Fitzmaurice-Kelly, Julia
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Topic: Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1539-1616
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1921 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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1921 Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888
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First published in 1845 under title: Civilización barbarie
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1921 Heras, Antonio
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1921 Fort, Paul, 1872-1960
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1921 Drago, Luis Maria, 1859-1921
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Topic: Criminal anthropology
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1921 Vicente, Gil, approximately 1470-approximately 1536; Bell, Aubrey F. G. (Aubrey Fitz Gerald), 1882-1950
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1921 González Martínez, Enrique, 1871-1952
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1921 Hernández Catá, Alfonso, 1885-1940
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1921 Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916; Jaimes Freyere, Ricardo
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Argañaras, Héctor D
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1921 Franco, Luis, 1898-1988
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Topics: Constitutional law -- Argentina, Argentina -- Economic policy
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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Topic: Spanish literature
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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1921 Curros Enríquez, Manuel, 1851-1908
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1921 Alonso Cortés, Narciso, 1875-
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