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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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1923 Oliveira Lima, Manoel de, 1865-1928
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At head of title: Universidade de Lisboa
Topic: genealogy
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1922 Lima, Oliveira, 1867-1928
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Silva, José Bonifacio de Andrada e, 1763-1838, Silva family, Santos, Brazil, genealogy
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1922 Casimiro, Augusto
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Holy Ghost Fathers, Missions, Missions, genealogy
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1922 Oliveira, Adriano Casimiro Pereira e; Carvalho, Joaquim Martins Tixeira de; Santos, Reynaldo dos, 1880-
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Topic: genealogy
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
Topic: genealogy
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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1920 Taunay, Afonso de E. (Afonso de Escragnolle), 1876-1958
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Topic: genealogy
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1920 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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1918 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: Almeida Garrett, João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, Visconde de, 1799-1854,...
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Topics: Vilhena, Julio de, 1845-, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1915 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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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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1914 Sousa Pinto, Manoel de
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Topics: Molina, Tirso de, 1571?-1648, genealogy
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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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1913 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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Topic: genealogy
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1912 Teixeira de Sousa, Antonio, 1857-1917
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Topic: genealogy
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1912 Teixeira de Sousa, Antonio, 1857-1917
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Topic: genealogy
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1911 Oliveira, Antônio d'
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"Conferencia e proposta apresentadas à Aug. e Resp. Loj. Cap. "Rio Negro" ao Or. de Manáos, em 30 d'outubro de 1910 (e. v.)"
Topics: Freemasons. Brazil, genealogy
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1910 Coelho, José Francisco Trindade, 1861-1908
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Topic: genealogy
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1910 Ayres, Christovam; Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Academia das Sciências de Lisboa
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Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1908 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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"Separado da 'Revista do Instituto Historico de S. Paulo, vol. XII, de 1907"
Topics: Revolutions, genealogy
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1906 Barros Lobo, Francisco
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Topic: genealogy
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1906 Barros Lobo, Francisco
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"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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1903 Couto, Diogo do, 1542-1616; Barbosa Machado, Diôgo, 1682-1772; Pereira, Gabriel, d. 1911
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Topics: Lima Pereira, Paulo de, 1538-1589, Portuguese, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church. Diocese of Guarda (Portugal), genealogy
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1901 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877
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Topic: genealogy
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1901 Beckford, William, 1760-1844
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Topics: Maria I, Queen of Portugal, 1734-1816, genealogy
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1901 Jacinto de San Miguel, b. 1692; Fonseca, Martinho da, 1869-1934
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Bibliography: p. [121]-141
Topics: Santa Maria de Belem (Church), Lisbon, genealogy
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Topics: São Roque (Church), Lisbon. Capella de São João Baptista, genealogy
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1900 Garraio, Augusto, b. 1843
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Topic: genealogy
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1900 Oliveira, Francisco Xavier de, 1702-1783; Ribeiro, Aquilino, 1885-1963
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Topics: Eighteenth century, genealogy
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1900 Guimarães, Bernardo, 1825-1884
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A cabeça do Tira-Dentes; A Filha do Fazendeiro; Jupyra
Topic: genealogy
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1900 Gomes Coelho, Joaquim Guilherme, 1839-1871
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Topic: genealogy
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1899 Gama, Arnaldo de Sousa Dantas da, 1828-1869
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Topic: genealogy
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1897 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
Topic: genealogy
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1895 Cordeiro, Luciano, 1844-1900; Fernando I, King of Portugal, 1345-1383; Louis I, Duke of Anjou, 1360-1384
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Topics: Fernando I, King of Portugal, 1345-1383, Louis I, Duke of Anjou, 1360-1384, genealogy
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1895 Monteiro, José de Sousa
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Topic: genealogy
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1895 Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topic: genealogy
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1894 Castilho Barreto e Noronha, Augusto Vidal de, 1841-1912
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Biographical sketch of the editor: v. 1. p. [v]-xxxv
Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1894 Club militar naval (Lisbon); Eça, Vicente Almeida d', 1852-1929; Oliveira, João Braz de, 1851-; Silva Telles; Lopes de Mendonça, Henrique, 1856-1931
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Bibliography: p. [43]-47
Topics: Henry, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460, genealogy
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1893 Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Alvares Pereira, Nuno, 1360-1431, genealogy
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Topics: Portugal, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1891 Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Henry, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460, genealogy
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1891 Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topic: genealogy
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1887 Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Braamcamp, Anselmo José, 1817-1885, genealogy
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Topics: Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580, genealogy
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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, genealogy
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Topics: Villa Nova de Gaia, Portugal, genealogy
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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, genealogy
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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, genealogy
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Topics: Portugal, Agricultural colonies, genealogy
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1880 Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topic: genealogy
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1880 Latino Coelho, José Maria, 1825-1891
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Topics: Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580, genealogy
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Topics: Caxias, Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duque de, 1803-1880, genealogy
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1873 Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Portugal, genealogy