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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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2016 Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928- author; Canadian Academy of the Arts, issuing body
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"A textbook for 3rd and 4th year university students of Spanish. Consists of ten lessons concerning human relations, careers, science, sports, and techniques of literary analysis, plus specialized vocabulary listings on a wide variety of everyday subjects."--
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...
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1949 Knox, John, ca. 1514-1572
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Topics: Reformation -- Scotland, genealogy
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1930 Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Solana, Ezequiel, 1863-
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Topic: Spanish language
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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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1926 Bowles, George F. S. (Frederic Stewart), 1877-
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Topics: Sea-power, Great Britain -- History, Naval, Great Britain -- Commerce, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Commerce and industries, England -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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1925 Ernle, Rowland Edmund Prothero, Baron, 1852-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply, England -- Agriculture, England -- Land, genealogy
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1923 Rawlinson, Alfred, Sir, 1867-1934
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, London...
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1923 Mackie, J. D. (John Duncan), b. 1887; Pryde, George S. (George Smith); Mill, Anna Jean
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Topics: Convention of Royal Burghs (Scotland), Scotland -- Politics and government 1371-1707, Scotland --...
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De Humanidades, tomo 6, páginas 15 a 31
Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language in America
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1923 Mathieson, William Law, 1868-
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Topics: Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history, genealogy
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Topics: Winchester (England) -- Politics and government, Winchester (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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1923 Tormay, Cecile, 1876-1937
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[Vol. 1] Revolution, with a foreword by the Duke of Northumberland.--[Vol. 2] The Commune
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Topics: Hungary -- History Revolution, 1918-1919, genealogy
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1923 Rope, Henry Edward George, 1880-
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Topic: genealogy
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1923 Mistral, Gabriela, 1889-1957
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish literature -- Collections
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1923 Simon, John Smith, 1843-1933
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Topics: Wesley, John, 1703-1791, Methodism, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1923 Page, William, 1861-1934
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Topics: London (England) -- History To 1600, genealogy
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1923 Pierce, William
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Bibliography: p. 487-494
Topics: Penry, John, 1559-1593, Marprelate controversy, Education -- England History, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Legends, genealogy
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1922 Castro, Américo, 1885-1972
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Topic: Spanish language and literature
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1922 Chancellor, E. Beresford (Edwin Beresford), 1868-1937
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Topics: Almack's, London, London (England) -- History, London (England) -- Streets St. James's Street,...
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1922 Lemos Ramírez, Gustavo, 1878-
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Ecuador
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Topics: Megillat Ta'anit, Jews -- History, genealogy
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1922 Power, Eileen Edna, 1889-1940
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Topics: Convents -- England, Monastic and religious life of women -- History, genealogy
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Includes index
Topics: England -- History Historiography, genealogy
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1922 Hills, Elijah Clarence, 1867-1932; Cano, Juan, 1890-
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Topics: Spanish language -- Readers, Spanish language -- Composition and exercises
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Topics: Ethnology -- Sudan, Arabs -- Sudan, Manuscripts -- Sudan, Sudan -- History Sources, Sudan --...
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Topics: Monroe doctrine, Great Britain -- Foreign relations 1820-1830, Great Britain -- Foreign relations...
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1922 Lemos R., Gustavo (Lemos Ramírez), 1878-1936
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"Autores consultados": p. [159]-160
Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: Spanish language -- Dialects Spain Santander (Province)
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Topic: Spanish language
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1922 Konta, Alexander
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Topics: Kossuth, Lajos, 1802-1894, genealogy
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1922 Lemos Ramírez, Gustavo, 1878-
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Ecuador
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1922 Quesada, Ernesto, 1858-
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Topics: Costa Álvarez, Arturo, 1870- Nuestra lengua, Spanish language -- Provincialisms Argentina, Spanish...
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1922 Elliott, Arthur Cozens
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Topic: Spanish language and Grammar
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Ecuador
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1921 Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, genealogy
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1921 Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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1921 Vergara y Martín, Gabriel María, 1869-1948
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1921 Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929
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v. 1. Appreciations: Robert Burns, Dr. Johnson, Thackeray, Cromwell, Frederick the Great, Burke, William Windham, The coming of Bonaparte, Sir Robert Peel, Dr. Chalmers, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph Churchill.--v. 2. Vignettes: The portraits of Burns, The love episode of William Pitt, Nelson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cecil Rhodes. Scottish history and character: Scottish history. The union of England and Scotland, The patriotism of a Scot, The formation of a Scottish character,...
Topic: genealogy
"Records and authorities": v. 1, p. [xiii]-lv
Topics: St. Bartholomew's Priory (London, England), St. Bartholomew-the-Great (Church : London, England),...
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1921 Bruton, Francis Archibald, 1860-; Woods, Albert
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- Description and travel, Lancashire (England) -- History, genealogy
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1921 Beardsley, Wilfred Attwood
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Topic: Spanish language -- Grammar
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1921 Mills, William Haslam, 1874-
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Topics: Guardian (Manchester, England), genealogy
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1921 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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1921 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, France -- History Bourbons, 1589-1789, genealogy
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Topics: De Clare family, genealogy
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1921 Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, genealogy
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Latin America
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Topics: Population, England -- Census, genealogy
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1921 Cejador y Frauca, Julio
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topics: England -- History Sources, England -- Politics and government, genealogy
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1921 Gray, Arthur B
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Topics: Cambridge (England) -- Description and travel, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
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1921 Welch, Charles, 1848-1924; London (England). Corporation. Court of Common Council. City Lands Committee
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Topics: Monument (London, England), genealogy
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1921 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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1921 Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865; Page, Frederick, 1879-
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Lays of the Scottish cavaliers, and other poems, 1849.--Bothwell: a poem in six parts 1856.--Poems from Blackwood, 1847-1852.--From 'The Bon Gaultier ballads,' 1845-1857.--The golden age.--Firmilian, 1854.--Miscellaneous poems printed in Sir Theodore Martin's Memoir of Aytoun, 1867.--Nuptial ode on the marriage of the Prince of Wales, 1863.--From 'Poems and ballads of Goethe,' 1859.--Other translations.--Poland, Homer, and other poems, 1832.--Appendixes: I. Appendix to 'Lays of the Scottish...
Topics: English poetry -- Translations, Scotland -- History Poetry, genealogy
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1921 Oman, Charles William Chadwick, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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1921 Surtees Society, Durham, Eng
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Durham (England : County) -- History Societies, etc,...
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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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Topics: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Tabasco (Mexico), Spanish language -- Provincialisms Latin...
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1921 Sunity Devee, Maharani of Cooch Behar, b. 1864
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Topics: India -- Social life and customs, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Foreign relations, United States -- Foreign relations, United States -- History,...
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1921 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language in America
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1921 Committee for the Survey of the Memorials of Greater London; Norman, Philip, 1842-1931
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Topics: East Acton Manor House (London, England), Acton (London, England) -- History, London (England) --...
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1921 Askenazy, Szymon, 1867-1935; Rose, William John, 1885-
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Translation of Danzig und Polen
Topics: Danzig (Germany), Poland -- History, genealogy
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1921 Tussaud, John Theodore, 1859-
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Topics: Tussaud, Marie, 1761-1850, Waxworks -- England London History, genealogy
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1920 Peers, E. Allison (Edgar Allison), 1891-1952
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language
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Topics: England -- Law History, genealogy
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1920 Treloar, William Purdie, Bart., (Sir) 1843-1923; Perry, Micaiah, 1695?-1753
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Topics: London (England) -- History, genealogy