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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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1927 Ramírez de Villa-Urrutia, Wenceslao, marqués, 1850-1933
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La jornada del Condestable de Castilla a Inglaterra para las paces de 1604; La embajada de Lord Nottingham a España en 1605; Rubens diplomatico; Antonio Van Dyck; Francisco de Vitoria, precursor de Grocio; La literatura del derecho internacional en España durante el siglo XVII
Topics: Vitoria, Francisco de, 1486?-1546, Tarsis ó Tassis y Peralta, Juan de, Nottingham, Charles Howard,...
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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: Legends, genealogy
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Topics: Silva, José Bonifacio de Andrada e, 1763-1838, Silva family, Santos, Brazil, genealogy
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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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1921 Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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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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1921 Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina); Levillier, Roberto, 1881-; Archivo General de Indias; Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina). Colección de publicaciones históricas (Indexes)
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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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Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1918 Mascarenhas, Jeronymo de, d. 1671; Dornellas, Alfonso de; Academia das sciencias de Lisboa. Comissão dos centenários de Ceuta e Albuquerque
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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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Topics: Universidad de Barcelona, 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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1915 Fernández Santos, Saturnino Calleja
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Topic: genealogy
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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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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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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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1914 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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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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1913 Aldao, Martín, 1879-
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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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1911 Vallejo, José Joaquín, 1811?-1858; Edwards, Alberto, 1874-1932
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Topics: Vallejo, José Joaquín, 1811?-1858, 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 Aubín, José María
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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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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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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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Compilación de mis correspondencias aparecidas en La Nacion durante el primer viaje de la Sarmiente."
Topics: Sarmiento (Ship), Voyages around the world, 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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1900 Garraio, Augusto, b. 1843
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Topics: São Roque (Church), Lisbon. Capella de São João Baptista, 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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1899 Gama, Arnaldo de Sousa Dantas da, 1828-1869
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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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1897 Apráiz, Julián de, 1848-1910
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Topics: Isunza family, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, genealogy
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1896 García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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1896 García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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1896 García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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1896 García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
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1896 García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
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1896 García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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1896 García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
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1896 García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
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