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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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by Villa Maior, Julio Maximo de Oliveira Pimentel, visconde de, 1809-1884.Â
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Topic: genealogy
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by Janeiro, Francisco de Sousa.*; Magalhães, Jose Estevão Coelho de.*
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Topic: genealogy
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by Ayres, Christovam; Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Academia das Sciências de Lisboa
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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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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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Topic: genealogy
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by Sousa Pinto, Manoel de
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Topics: Molina, Tirso de, 1571?-1648, genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Fernando I, King of Portugal, 1345-1383, Louis I, Duke of Anjou, 1360-1384, genealogy
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Topics: Vilhena, Julio de, 1845-, genealogy
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Topics: Portugal, Agricultural colonies, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by 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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by Monteiro, José de Sousa
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Topic: genealogy
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by Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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"Offerecida à nação portugueza"
Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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by 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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by Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Moniz, Phebo, b. 1515, genealogy
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by 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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by 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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by Garraio, Augusto, b. 1843
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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: Braamcamp, Anselmo José, 1817-1885, genealogy
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by Guimarães, Bernardo, 1825-1884
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A cabeça do Tira-Dentes; A Filha do Fazendeiro; Jupyra
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
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 Coelho, José Francisco Trindade, 1861-1908
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by Gomes Coelho, Joaquim Guilherme, 1839-1871
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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by Taunay, Afonso de E. (Afonso de Escragnolle), 1876-1958
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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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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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by Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Inquisition, genealogy
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by Teixeira de Sousa, Antonio, 1857-1917
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by Teixeira de Sousa, Antonio, 1857-1917
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580, genealogy
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Topics: Portugal, genealogy
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Topics: Portuguese language, genealogy
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Topics: Peninsular War, 1807-1814, genealogy
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by Oliveira Lima, Manoel de, 1865-1928
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At head of title: Universidade de Lisboa
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 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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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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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, 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: Silva, José Bonifacio de Andrada e, 1763-1838, Silva family, Santos, Brazil, genealogy
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by Varnhagen, Francisco Adolfo de, Visconde de Porto Seguro, 1816-1878
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Topics: Caxias, Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duque de, 1803-1880, genealogy
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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, genealogy
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by Gama, Arnaldo de Sousa Dantas da, 1828-1869
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Topics: Villa Nova de Gaia, Portugal, genealogy
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by Barros Lobo, Francisco
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Topic: 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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Topics: Holy Ghost Fathers, Missions, Missions, genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877
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Topic: genealogy
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by Brandão, João, 1827-1880
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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 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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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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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
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Topics: São Roque (Church), Lisbon. Capella de São João Baptista, 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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by Oliveira, Francisco Xavier de, 1702-1783; Ribeiro, Aquilino, 1885-1963
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Topics: Eighteenth century, 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 Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Alvares Pereira, Nuno, 1360-1431, genealogy