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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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Topics: Legends, genealogy
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1921 Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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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: 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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Topics: Universidad de Barcelona, genealogy
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1915 Fernández Santos, Saturnino Calleja
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Topic: genealogy
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1913 Aldao, Martín, 1879-
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Topic: genealogy
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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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1910 Aubín, José María
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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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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
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
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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1890 Barra Lastarria, Eduardo de la, 1839-1900; Eliz Soto, Leonardo, 1861-
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Topic: genealogy
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1889 Apráiz, Julián de, 1848-1910
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Topic: genealogy
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1889 Hinojosa y Naveros, Eduardo de, 1852-1919; Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Followed by "Contestación del Marceline Menéndez y Pelayo"
Topics: Vitoria, Francisco de, 1486?-1546, genealogy
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1888 Walker Martínez, Carlos, 1842-
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Topics: Santa Maria, Domingo, Pres. Chile, 1825-1889, War of the Pacific, 1879-1884, genealogy
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Topics: Manresa, Spain, genealogy
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1880 Valdés, Juan de, d. 1541
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1878 Castro, Guillén de, 1569-1631; Foerster, Wendelin, 1844-1915
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Topic: genealogy
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Suspended 1911-35 inclusive
Topics: Catholic Church, Portugal -- Foreign relations, Portugal -- Foreign relations Catholic Church,...
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1807 Capmany y de Montpalau, Antonio de, 1742-1813
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Topics: Economic history, Military history, genealogy
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1758 Hermandad y Cofradia de las Benditas Animas del Purgatorio y Sr. San Onofre
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Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, genealogy
Suspended 1920?-26
Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
Suspended 1920?-26
Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy