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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 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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by Villa Maior, Julio Maximo de Oliveira Pimentel, visconde de, 1809-1884.Â
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by Janeiro, Francisco de Sousa.*; Magalhães, Jose Estevão Coelho de.*
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by Ayres, Christovam; Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Academia das Sciências de Lisboa
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by Hermandad y Cofradia de las Benditas Animas del Purgatorio y Sr. San Onofre
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by Aldao, Martín, 1879-
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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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by Castro, Guillén de, 1569-1631; Foerster, Wendelin, 1844-1915
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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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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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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 Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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by Monteiro, José de Sousa
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by Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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"Offerecida à nação portugueza"
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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 Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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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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Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, 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 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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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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Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, genealogy
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by Guimarães, Bernardo, 1825-1884
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A cabeça do Tira-Dentes; A Filha do Fazendeiro; Jupyra
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by Aubín, José María
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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
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by Barros Lobo, Francisco
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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 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 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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by Taunay, Afonso de E. (Afonso de Escragnolle), 1876-1958
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topics: Universidad de Barcelona, genealogy
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Topics: Almeida Garrett, João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, Visconde de, 1799-1854,...
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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by 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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by Barra Lastarria, Eduardo de la, 1839-1900; Eliz Soto, Leonardo, 1861-
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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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Topics: Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580, genealogy
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by 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: Portuguese language, genealogy
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Topics: Peninsular War, 1807-1814, genealogy
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by 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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by 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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by Oliveira Lima, Manoel de, 1865-1928
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At head of title: Universidade de Lisboa
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by 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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by 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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by Martins, J. P. Oliveira (Joaquim Pedro Oliveira), 1845-1894
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Topics: Portugal, genealogy
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by Apráiz, Julián de, 1848-1910
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Topics: Isunza family, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, 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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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, 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: Silva, José Bonifacio de Andrada e, 1763-1838, Silva family, Santos, Brazil, genealogy
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by 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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