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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 Stefani, Alessandro de, 1891-
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by Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931
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by Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Veneziani, Carlo
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Topic: Gandusio, Antonio, 1875-1951
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Zùccoli, Luciano, 1868-1929
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La Compagnia della Leggera; Storia di tre ombre; Loda il mar, ma tienti a terra; Le parallele; Pasquina e Pif; Gli occhi del cuore; La donna che sbadiglia, ossia E'elogio della pettegola; La fanciylla avveduta; Mattinata letteraria; C'è qualcuno nell'ombra; L'illustre sconosciuto
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Beltramelli, Antonio, 1879-1930
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by Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931
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by Butti, Enrico Annibale, 1868-1912
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by Rocca, Gino, 1891-1941
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by Provenzal, Dino, b. 1877
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Moscardelli, Nicola, 1894-
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Lanzalone, Giovanni, 1852-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War poetry, Italian
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by Ciafardini, Emanuele
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ojetti, Ugo, 1871-1946
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L'amore e suo figlio; Il sangue; Il segretario malinconico; Teta; Il riflesso; Per l'onore; Una madre; La fortuna di Peppino; Un viaggio; Gli occhi e il naso; Una buona azione; Cent'anni; Danari; E tuo marito; Un ladro; il ritratto rubato
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Mendilaharsu, Julio Raúl, 1887-
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by Moretti, Marino, 1885-1979
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by Bontempelli, Massimo, 1878-1960
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Topic: Melato, Maria, 1885-1950
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by Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540; Gherardi, Alessandro
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by Guglielminetti, Amalia, 1885-
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by Guglielminetti, Amalia, 1885-
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Morselli, Ercole Luigi, 1882-1921
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L'Osteria degli Scampoli; L'elefante; La Befana di Baciccia; Italien, Liebe, Blut ...! L'aeroplano; La donna-ragno; La vita è allegra. Il cavalier Allegoria
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by Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540; Gherardi, Alessandro
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by Benelli, Sem, 1877-1949
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by Borgese, Giuseppe Antonio, 1882-1952
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Topics: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, World War, 1914-1918
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by Thovez, Enrico, 1869-1925
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by D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
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by De Roberto, Federico, 1861-1927
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La Disdetta; Ragazzinaccio; San Placido; Il matrimonio di Figaro; Il "Reuzzo Nel Cortile; La Malanova; Rivolta
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by Jahier, Piero
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Insinga, Arturo
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Topic: Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
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Topics: Adriatic question, Europe -- Politics and government 1918-1933, Italy -- Foreign relations...
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Topics: Jansenists, Italian literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Serra, Renato, 1884-1915
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Vol. 1. Giovanni Pascoli. Antonio Betramelli. Carducci e Croce.- Vol. 2. Carducciana. Pascoliana
Topics: Beltramelli, Antonio, Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907, Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952, Pascoli, Giovanni,...
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by Benelli, Sem, 1877-1949
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Topics: Finance -- Italy, Taxation -- Italy
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by Di Giacomo, Salvatore, 1860-1934
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by Rovetta, Gerolamo, 1854-1910
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by Prezzolini, Giuseppe, 1882-
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Topic: Education
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by Tozzi, Federigo, 1883-1920
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by Oriani, Alfredo, 1852-1909
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Topic: Manso, Giovanni Battista, 1561-1645
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Topics: Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374, Humanism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Prato, Giuseppe, 1873-1928
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Land reform -- Italy, Land tenure -- Italy, Agriculture -- Economic aspects Italy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Papini, Giovanni, 1881-1956
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Topic: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907
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Topic: Italian literature
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by D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
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Topic: Treaty of Versailles (1919)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ricci, Corrado, 1858-1934
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Topics: Sforza, Ginevra, d. 1507, Borgia, Girolamo, fl. 1503-1547, Felicini, Giuseppe Maria, conte,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Scherillo, Michele, 1860-1930
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Topic: Italian literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Frattini, Angelo, 1896-
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Topic: Negri, Ada, 1870-1945
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by Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540; Gherardi, Alessandro
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by Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
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by Aloisio, Nicola d', 1885-
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Topic: Martini, Fausto Maria, 1886-1931
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Topic: Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837
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by Prezzolini, Giuseppe, 1882-
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A revival of the periodical Antologia, pub. in Florence, 1821-32
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by Vassallo, Luigi Arnaldo, 1852-1906
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A revival of the periodical Antologia, pub. in Florence, 1821-32
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by Sainati, Augusto
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Vol. 1. Il Pontano e Catullo; Michele Marullo poeta; La lirica Latina di Iacopo Sannazaro
Topic: Latin poetry, Mediaeval
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bongiovanni, Giannetto, 1890-; Castiglione, Baldassarre, conte, 1478-1529
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Topic: Castiglione, Baldassarre, conte, 1478-1529
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A revival of the periodical Antologia, pub. in Florence, 1821-32
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by Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873; Cojazzi, Antonio, b. 1880
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Topics: Catholic Church, Christian ethics
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by Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
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by Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873; Bertoldi, Alfonso, 1861-
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by Neera, 1846-1918
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by Beltrami, Luca, 1854-1933
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Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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by Locchi, Vittorio
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by Milanesi, Guido
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by Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
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Ser. 1 pt. 1-2. - Pagine di letteratura e di cultura.- Ser. 2. - Pagine sulla guerra.- Ser. 3. - Memorie, schizzi biografici e appunti storici
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Novelli, Ermete, 1851-1919
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Topic: Actors -- Italy Biography
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Virgil
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by Pascal, Carlo, 1866-1926
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Topics: Horace, Latin poetry -- History and criticism