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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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1919 Vélez Sársfield, Dalmacio, 1800-1875
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church and state
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1919 Casal, Julio J., 1889-1954
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1919 Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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1919 Rodríguez Marín, Francisco, 1855-1943
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1919 Andrade y Uribe, Benito Mariano, 1868-1934
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Topics: Maura, Antonio, 1853-1925, Partido Conservador (Spain)
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1919 Alba, Santiago, 1872-1949
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1919 Castellanos Quinto, Erasmo
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Prologue by Luis G. Betancourt
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1919 Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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1919 Palavicini, Felix F., 1881-
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Topic: Monroe Doctrine
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Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, genealogy
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1919 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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1919 Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Vol. 1-5. Cronicas, Libro 1-5
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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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1919 Vicuña Fuentes, Carlos
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1919 Romero de Terreros y Vinent, Manuel, marques de San Francisco, 1880-
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1919 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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1919 Menéndez Pidal, Ramón, 1869-1968; Madrid. Centro de Estudios Históricos
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Topic: Spanish language -- History
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1919 Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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1919 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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Topic: Spanish language
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1919 Ortega, Manuel L
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Topics: Jews, Jews, Hebrew literature
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1919 Ameghino, Florentino, 1853-1911
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Topics: Infinite, Life
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1919 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: Spanish American poetry
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1919 Abregú Virreira, Carlos
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1919 Suarez, José Leon, 1872-1929; Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Topic: Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919
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1919 Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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1919 Arrieta, Rafael Alberto, 1888-1968
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1919 Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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De la "Revista de Derecho, Historia y Letras", nov. de 1919
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1919 Herrera y Reissig, Julio, 1875-1910
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1919 Ruiz de Alarcón, Juan, 1580?-1639
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1919 Bello, Luis
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Topic: Madrid (Spain)
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1919 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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1919 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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1919 Velasco Zazo, Antonio, 1884-
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1919 Hartzenbusch, Juan Eugenio, 1806-1880; Geddes, James, 1858-
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1919 Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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Topics: Pottery, Flute, Honey
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1919 Arco y Garay, Ricardo del, b. 1888
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Topics: Agüero, Spain. Iglesia de Santiago, Agüero, Spain
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1919 Giner de los Ríos, Francisco, 1839-1915
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1919 Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Vol. 1-5. Cronicas, Libro 1-5
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1919 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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1919 Saldías, Adolfo, 1850-1914
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Includes bibliographical references
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1919 Fernández-Flórez, Wenceslao
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1919 O'Leary, Daniel Florencio, 1800-1854; Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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1919 Rodó, José Enrique, 1871-1917
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Topic: Spanish American poetry
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1919 Cané, Miguel, 1851-1905
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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1919 Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio, 1880-
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Vol. 3 pt. 1-3: 2. ed., 1948
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1919 Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919
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Topics: Guaicaipuro, fl. 1565, Indians, Treatment of
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1919 Fernández Ardavín, Luis, 1891-1962
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Topic: Spanish American poetry
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1919 Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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1919 Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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Topics: Pottery, Flute, Honey
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1919 Alvarado, Salvador, 1880-1924.Â
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1919 Miró, Gabriel, 1879-1930
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1919 Salaverri, Vicente A., 1887-
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1919 Valdés, Juan de, -1541
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Topic: Tacna-Arica question
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Topic: Socialism
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1919 García Gutiérrez, Jesús, 1875-
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Topics: Mexican poetry, Religious poetry, Mexican
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Topic: Philosophy
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1919 Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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Topic: Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916
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Topic: Brazil -- Economic conditions
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226
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1919 Barreda, Ernesto Mario, 1883-
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1919 Caballero, Fernán, 1796-1877
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1919 Gabriel y Galán, José María, 1870-1905; Blanco Cabeza, Casto
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1919 Mexico, Universidad Nacional de
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Topic: Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919