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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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by Menéndez Pidal, Ramón, 1869-1968; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topic: Spanish language -- History
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Topic: Spanish language
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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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Topics: Ballads, Spanish American, Folk songs, Venezuelan
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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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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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by Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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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 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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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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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 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 Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
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Topic: Brazil -- Economic conditions
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Topic: Spanish American poetry
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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 Bunge, Carlos O. (Carlos Octavio), 1875-1918
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Topics: Philosophy, Psychology
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Topic: genealogy
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by Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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by Gálvez, Manuel, 1882-1962
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Topics: Argentine prose literature, Short stories, Argentine
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Medina, José Toribio, 1852-1930
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938. El corazon ..; Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938. Sábado sin sol ..; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944. El corazon ..; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944. Sábado sin sol ..; Áevarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Bound with their El corazon en la mano, 1919. and their Sábado sin sol, entremés con musica de Francisco Bravo, 1912
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by Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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by Gálvez, Manuel, 1882-1962
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Editions and publishers vary
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Topic: Spanish American poetry
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Topic: Spanish American poetry
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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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Topic: Madrid (Spain)
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by Hispanic Society of America; Shepherd, William R. (William Robert), 1871-1934; Corbacho, Jorge M
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Pt. 1. South American historical manuscripts by William R. Shepherd.- Pt. 2. Catalogue
Topics: South America -- History Bibliography, South America -- History Sources
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At head of title: ... Daniel Florencio O'Leary
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"Introduccion" signed: J.M. Quijano Otero
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by Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. César o nada; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. Mundo es ansí; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. Sensualidad pervertida
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Vol. 2: El mundo es ansí published in 1919
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by Cané, Miguel, 1851-1905
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by Caballero, Fernán, 1796-1877
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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t. I. Problema economico. Problema international--t. II-III. Problema social. Problema politico. Problema municipal. La ciudad
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t. I. Problema economico. Problema international--t. II-III. Problema social. Problema politico. Problema municipal. La ciudad
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by Gómez-Moreno, Manuel, 1870-1970; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topics: Architecture, Mozarabic, Churches -- Spain
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by Fernández-Flórez, Wenceslao
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by Romero de Terreros y Vinent, Manuel, marques de San Francisco, 1880-
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. César o nada; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. Mundo es ansí; Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956. Sensualidad pervertida
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Vol. 2: El mundo es ansí published in 1919
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919
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by Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919
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by Pérez Lugín, Alejandro, 1870-1926
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Thesis-Madrid
Topics: Petronius Arbiter, Apuleius, Fiction
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Topics: Guaicaipuro, fl. 1565, Indians, Treatment of
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by Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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by Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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Topic: Spanish American poetry
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by Barreda, Ernesto Mario, 1883-
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by Cané, Miguel, 1851-1905
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Topic: Spanish American poetry
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by Loveira, Carlos, 1882-1928
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by Alas, Leopoldo, 1852-1901
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El Señor; Adiós, Cordera; Cambio de luz; El Centauro; Rivales; Protesto; La yernocracia; Un viejo verde; Cuento futuro; Un jornalero; Benedictino; La Ronca; La rosa de oro
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Topic: Carib language
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Topic: Philosophy
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by Arrieta, Rafael Alberto, 1888-1968
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Topic: Socialism