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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: Portuguese language, genealogy
"Extracto da Historia e memorias da Academia Real das sciencias de Lisboa, nov. ser., Classe de sciencias moraes, etc., tomo X-parte I., tomo XI-parte-I., tomo XIII-parte I."
Topics: Painters, Painting, genealogy
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by Rangel de Lima, Francisco, 1839-1909
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Topics: Arts -- Portugal Periodicals, Portuguese literature -- 19th century Periodicals, Graphic arts --...
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by Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Henry, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460, genealogy
Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by Macedo, José Agostinho de, 1761-1831
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Written by José Agostinho de Macedo
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Topic: genealogy
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by Assis Rodrigues, Francisco de, 1801-1877
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Topic: Art
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by Azevedo, Pedro Augusto de S. Bartholomeu de, d. 1928; Academia das sciencias de Lisboa. Comissão dos centenários de Ceuta e Albuquerque
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Topics: Portuguese, genealogy
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by Exposição retrospectiva de arte ornamental portugueza e hespanhola (1882 : Lisbon, Portugal)
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Topics: Art objects, Decorative arts, Decorative arts
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Chronology, Historical, genealogy
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by Sousa Coutinho, Francisco de, 1597?-1660; Prestage, Edgar, 1869-1951; Azevedo, Pedro Augusto de S. Bartholomeu de, d. 1928; Academia das Ciências de Lisboa
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Topic: genealogy
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by Cruz, Bernardo da, fl. 1586; Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877
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RBSC copy: Pages 1-65 (at end) wanting
Topics: Sebastião, King of Portugal, 1554-1578, genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Lima, Oliveira, 1867-1928
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church. Diocese of Guarda (Portugal), genealogy
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by Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topic: genealogy
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by Sisson, S. A. (Sebastião Augusto)
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"Retratos dos homens mais ilustres do Brasil, na política, ciencias e letras desde a guerra da independencia até os nossos dias, copiados do natural e litografados por S.A. sisson, acompanhados das sus respectivas biografias ... (pre. p. 5)
Topic: genealogy
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by Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Alvares Pereira, Nuno, 1360-1431, genealogy
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by Igreja de Santa Cruz do Castelo; Prestage, Edgar, 1869-1951; Azevedo, Pedro Augusto de S. Bartholomeu de, d. 1928
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Topics: Church records and registers, genealogy
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by Oliveira, Francisco Xavier de, 1702-1783; Ribeiro, Aquilino, 1885-1963
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Topics: Eighteenth century, genealogy
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by Barreto, João Franco, b. 1600; Roma du Bocage, Carlos; Prestage, Edgar, 1869-1951
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Topics: Mello, Francisco de, fl. 1640, Coelho de Carvalho, Antonio, fl. 1640, genealogy
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Topics: São Roque (Church), Lisbon. Capella de São João Baptista, genealogy
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
Topic: genealogy
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by Funchal, Agostinho de Sousa Coutinho, marques de, 1866-
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"Documentos": p. [181]-353
Topics: Linhares, Rodrigo Domingos Antonio de Sousa Coutinho, conde de, 1755-1832, genealogy
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by Vieira, António, 1608-1697; Almeida, Avelino de, 1873-; Santos Lourenço, M.
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At head of title: Avelino de Almeida e M. Santos Lourenço
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"Separado da 'Revista do Instituto Historico de S. Paulo, vol. XII, de 1907"
Topics: Revolutions, genealogy
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by Brandão, João, 1827-1880
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Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Holy Ghost Fathers, Missions, Missions, genealogy
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by Barros Lobo, Francisco
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Topics: Villa Nova de Gaia, Portugal, genealogy
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by Latino Coelho, José Maria, 1825-1891
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Topics: Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580, genealogy
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by Gama, Arnaldo de Sousa Dantas da, 1828-1869
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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, genealogy
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Topics: Caxias, Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duque de, 1803-1880, genealogy
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by Varnhagen, Francisco Adolfo de, Visconde de Porto Seguro, 1816-1878
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: genealogy
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by Corrêa, Antonio Augusto Mendes, 1888-
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Topic: Art and mental illness
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Topics: Silva, José Bonifacio de Andrada e, 1763-1838, Silva family, Santos, Brazil, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, genealogy
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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, genealogy
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by Oliveira, Adriano Casimiro Pereira e; Carvalho, Joaquim Martins Tixeira de; Santos, Reynaldo dos, 1880-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Portugal, genealogy
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by Oliveira Lima, Manoel de, 1865-1928
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At head of title: Universidade de Lisboa
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Topics: Peninsular War, 1807-1814, genealogy
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Topics: Portugal, genealogy
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Topics: Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580, genealogy
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by Teixeira de Sousa, Antonio, 1857-1917
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Topic: genealogy
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by Teixeira de Sousa, Antonio, 1857-1917
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Inquisition, genealogy
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by Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Almeida Garrett, João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, Visconde de, 1799-1854,...
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Martins, Rocha, 1879-1952; Sousa, Alberto de
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Topics: Isabel, Queen, consort of Dinis, King of Portugal, 1271-1336, genealogy
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by Taunay, Afonso de E. (Afonso de Escragnolle), 1876-1958
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Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Figueiredo, José de, 1871-1937
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Topics: Exposition universelle international de 1900 (Paris, France), Art, Portuguese
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by Gomes Coelho, Joaquim Guilherme, 1839-1871
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Topic: genealogy
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by Coelho, José Francisco Trindade, 1861-1908
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Topic: genealogy
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by Beckford, William, 1760-1844
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Topics: Maria I, Queen of Portugal, 1734-1816, genealogy
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by Barros Lobo, Francisco
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Topic: genealogy
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by Castilho Barreto e Noronha, Augusto Vidal de, 1841-1912
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Biographical sketch of the editor: v. 1. p. [v]-xxxv
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Topic: Art
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by Guimarães, Bernardo, 1825-1884
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A cabeça do Tira-Dentes; A Filha do Fazendeiro; Jupyra
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