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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 Díaz Rodríguez, Manuel, 1871-1927
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Topic: French language -- Slang Dictionaries
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: genealogy
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by Menéndez Pidal, Ramón, 1869-1968; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topic: Spanish language -- History
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Topic: Romance languages
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topics: Archives, Nièvre, France (Dept.)
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by Gómez-Moreno, Manuel, 1870-1970; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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v.1.Text. --v.2.Plates
Topics: Architecture, Mozarabic, Churches -- Spain
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Vol. 1. Les causes de la pénétration de étrangers en France; Les orientaux et les extra-européens dans la population française.- Vol. 2. Les Allemands, les Hollandais, les Scandinaves
Topic: France -- Population
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Québec (Province) -- History Sources,...
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by Périgny, Maurice, comte de, 1877-
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Topic: French
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Québec (Province) -- History Sources,...
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by Boileau Despréaux, Nicolas, 1636-1711; Smith, David Nichol, 1875-
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Topic: Poetry
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Topics: Ballads, Spanish American, Folk songs, Venezuelan
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by Foulet, Lucien, 1873-1958
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Topic: French language -- Syntax
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by Jijón y Caamaño, Jacinto, 1890-1950; Atienza, Lope de, 1537-1596?
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Supplemented by: Apéndices (1 v., 27 cm.) published: Quito, Ecuador, Escuela tipográfía salesiana, 1931- Call number: F3429.3.R3 J6 Apéndices
Topics: Indians of South America, Incas
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Topic: Palaeography, Spanish
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Vol. 1. Les causes de la pénétration de étrangers en France; Les orientaux et les extra-européens dans la population française.- Vol. 2. Les Allemands, les Hollandais, les Scandinaves
Topic: France -- Population
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by Navarro y Rodrigo, Carlos, 1833-1903; Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824
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"Este libro tiene dos partes: la una, Vida de Iturbide, escrita ... 1869 en Madrid por d. Carlos Navarro y Rodrigo ... la otra, Memoria, editada ... 1827 en México por Ontiveros." - Advertencia, p. [7] The Memoria originally published with title: Carrera militar y politica de don Agustin de Itúrbide
Topic: Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824
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Topic: Arabic language
Includes index
Topics: Gallieni, Joseph-Simon, 1849-1916, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France), World War, 1914-1918 -- France,...
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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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Topics: Italy -- Description and travel, Italy -- Social life and customs
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by Clément-Janin, Noël, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Engraving, Posters, French
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by Le Goffic, Charles, 1863-1932
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Topics: French literature -- 19th century History and criticism, French literature -- 20th century History...
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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t. 1. Du côté de chez Swann , pt 1-2 -- t. 2 A l'ombre des jeune filles en fleurs, pt. 1-2 -- t. 3. Le côté de Guermantes. ptie. 1 -- t. 4. Le côté de Guermantes. ptie. 2. Sodome et Gomorrhe. ptie. 1 -- t. 5. Sodome et Gomorrhe. ptie. 2 -- t. 6. La prisonnière (Sodome et Gomorrhe 3) -- t. 7 Albertine disparue, pt. 1-2 (in one volume) -- t. 8 Le temps tetruvé, pt. 1-2
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by Massé, Henri, 1886-1969
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Bibliography: p. [i]-lvii
Topic: Sad
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Topics: Italy -- Description and travel, Italy -- Social life and customs
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by Soria (Spain : Province). Laws, etc; Alcalá de Henares (Spain). Laws, etc; Centro de Estudios Históricos (Spain); Sánchez, Galo
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Topics: Law -- Spain Castile, Law -- Spain
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by Romains, Jules, 1885-1972
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Alas, Claudio de, 1886-1919; Soiza Reilly, Juan José de, 1880-1959
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Verse and prose
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by Ortega, Manuel L
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Topics: Jews, Jews, Hebrew literature
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Topics: French poetry -- 16th century History and criticism, War and literature, France -- History Wars of...
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by Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
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by García Villada, Zacarías, 1879-1936
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by León Pinelo, Antonio Rodríguez de, d. 1660; Molinari, Diego Luis, 1889-
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Topics: Geography -- Bibliography, East -- Bibliography, Latin America -- Bibliography
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: France -- Social life and customs
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Topic: France -- Colonies Administration
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Topic: Barcelona, Spain. Junta de Comercio
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by Asín Palacios, Miguel, 1871-1944; Ribera, Julián, 1858-1934
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At head of title: Real academia española
Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Mohammedans and Mohammedanism, Eschatology
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Journalism -- History, Newspapers -- History
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by Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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by Sneyders de Vogel, Kornelis, 1876-
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Topics: French language -- Syntax, French language -- History
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Topic: Opium abuse
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Topic: Heraldry
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Topics: Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921, Communism -- Russia
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by Duret, Théodore, 1838-1927
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Topic: Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890
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by Stein, Henri, 1862-1940
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Topics: Charles de France, duke of Berry, 1446-1472, France -- History Louis XI, 1461-1483
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by Gueneau, Louis; Gueneau, Louis. Conditions ..
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Bound with his Les conditions de la vie à Nevers (denrées, logements, salaires) à la fin de l'ancient régime, 1919)
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Topics: Helias, Saint, Coptic language -- Texts
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by Paz Soldán, Mariano Felipe, 1821-1886
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originally appeared as the "2. período" of a more extended work with same title, published Lima, 1868-74. cf. Biblioteca peruana, p. 1, p. 222
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by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topic: genealogy
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by Dautremer, Joseph, 1860-
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Topics: Japan -- Description and travel, Japan -- Economic conditions
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by Valéry, Paul, 1871-1945
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Topic: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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by Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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t. 1. Du côté de chez Swann , pt 1-2 -- t. 2 A l'ombre des jeune filles en fleurs, pt. 1-2 -- t. 3. Le côté de Guermantes. ptie. 1 -- t. 4. Le côté de Guermantes. ptie. 2. Sodome et Gomorrhe. ptie. 1 -- t. 5. Sodome et Gomorrhe. ptie. 2 -- t. 6. La prisonnière (Sodome et Gomorrhe 3) -- t. 7 Albertine disparue, pt. 1-2 (in one volume) -- t. 8 Le temps tetruvé, pt. 1-2
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Topics: Boullongne family, Painters, French
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by Chaptal de Chanteloup, Léonie, 1873-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Impressionism (Art), Painters, French
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by Fargue, Léon-Paul, 1876-1947
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Topic: Communism
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by Lapauze, Henry; Saint-Quentin, France (Aisne) Musée Lécuyer
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Topics: La Tour, Maurice Quentin de, 1704-1788, Portraits, Pastel drawing
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by Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
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by Isère, France (Dept.) Archives
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Topics: Archives, Isère, France (Dept.)
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by Halévy, Daniel, 1872-1962
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Topics: Péguy, Charles, 1873-1914, Cahiers de la quinzaine
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by Gauthier-Ferrières, Léon Adolphe, 1880-1915
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Topic: French poetry -- 20th century
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by Dugard, Henry
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Topic: Brazil -- Economic conditions
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Topic: Casanova, Giacomo, 1725-1798