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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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- Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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Conferencia pronunciada ante S.M. el Rey, el día 20 de agosto de 1919
Topics: Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912, Spanish literature
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- Andrade y Uribe, Benito Mariano, 1868-1934
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Topics: Maura, Antonio, 1853-1925, Partido Conservador (Spain)
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- Abregú Virreira, Carlos
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- Vicuña Fuentes, Carlos
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Topics: Infinite, Life
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- Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, genealogy
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- Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Vol. 1-5. Cronicas, Libro 1-5
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- Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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- León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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- Vélez Sársfield, Dalmacio, 1800-1875
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church and state
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- Castellanos Quinto, Erasmo
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Prologue by Luis G. Betancourt
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- Casal, Julio J., 1889-1954
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- Palavicini, Felix F., 1881-
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Topic: Monroe Doctrine
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- Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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- 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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- Romero de Terreros y Vinent, Manuel, marques de San Francisco, 1880-
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- Menéndez Pidal, Ramón, 1869-1968; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topic: Spanish language -- History
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- Ortega, Manuel L
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Topics: Jews, Jews, Hebrew literature
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- Gómez-Moreno, Manuel, 1870-1970; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topics: Architecture, Mozarabic, Churches -- Spain
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- 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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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: Spanish American poetry
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- Hartzenbusch, Juan Eugenio, 1806-1880; Geddes, James, 1858-
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- Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Vol. 1-5. Cronicas, Libro 1-5
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Topic: Madrid (Spain)
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- Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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De la "Revista de Derecho, Historia y Letras", nov. de 1919
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- Suarez, José Leon, 1872-1929; Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Topic: Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919
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- Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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- Giner de los Ríos, Francisco, 1839-1915
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- Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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Topics: Pottery, Flute, Honey
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- Herrera y Reissig, Julio, 1875-1910
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Topics: Guaicaipuro, fl. 1565, Indians, Treatment of
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- Fernández Ardavín, Luis, 1891-1962
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- Ruiz de Alarcón, Juan, 1580?-1639
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- Velasco Zazo, Antonio, 1884-
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- Rodó, José Enrique, 1871-1917
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- Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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- Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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- Arco y Garay, Ricardo del, b. 1888
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Topics: Agüero, Spain. Iglesia de Santiago, Agüero, Spain
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Includes bibliographical references
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- Arrieta, Rafael Alberto, 1888-1968
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- León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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- León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Topic: Spanish American poetry
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- Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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- Fernández-Flórez, Wenceslao
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Topic: Spanish American poetry
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- O'Leary, Daniel Florencio, 1800-1854; Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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- Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Topic: Tacna-Arica question
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- Mexico, Universidad Nacional de
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Topic: Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919
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Topic: Pereda, José María de, 1833-1906
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- Miró, Gabriel, 1879-1930
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- Barreda, Ernesto Mario, 1883-
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226
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Topic: Philosophy
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- Salaverri, Vicente A., 1887-
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- Valdés, Juan de, -1541
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- 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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Topic: Brazil -- Economic conditions
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- Herrera y Reissig, Julio, 1875-1910; Más, y Pí, Juan, d. 1916
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"Discurso en elogio de Alcides De Maria": p. [253]-267
Topic: De María, Alcides
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- Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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- García Gutiérrez, Jesús, 1875-
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Topics: Mexican poetry, Religious poetry, Mexican