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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 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by O'Leary, Daniel Florencio, 1800-1854; Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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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 Saldías, Adolfo, 1850-1914
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Topic: Uruguayan literature
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by Vélez Sársfield, Dalmacio, 1800-1875
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church and state
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Topics: Infinite, Life
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by Mexico. Legación. Spain
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Topic: Spanish-American poetry
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Topic: Tacna-Arica question
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by Rodó, José Enrique, 1871-1917
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by Arco y Garay, Ricardo del, b. 1888
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Topics: Agüero, Spain. Iglesia de Santiago, Agüero, Spain
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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by Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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Topics: Cetina, Gutierre de, 1518?-1554?, Alemán, Mateo, 1547-1614?, Cueva, Juan de la, 1550?-1610?
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by Montagne, Edmundo, 1880-1941
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by Mexico, Universidad Nacional de
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Topic: Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919
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by Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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Topic: Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916
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by Abella Caprile, Margarita, 1901-
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by Ballesteros Curiel, Julio
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Henríquez Ureña, Pedro, 1884-1946
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by 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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Topics: Neutrality -- Chile, World War, 1914-1918 -- Chile
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by García Gutiérrez, Jesús, 1875-
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Topics: Mexican poetry, Religious poetry, Mexican
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by Insúa, Alberto, 1885-
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by Valero de Bernabé, Antonio; Fernández-Cancela, N. Luis
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Topic: Rey Soto, Antonio, 1879-
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by Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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Topic: Pereda, José María de, 1833-1906
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Topic: Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635
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by Vasseur, Álvaro Armando, 1878-
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Topic: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
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by Gabriel y Galán, José María, 1870-1905; Blanco Cabeza, Casto
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Topics: Church and social problems, Church and social problems
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by Casal, Julio J., 1889-1954
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by Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Vol. 1-5. Cronicas, Libro 1-5
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by Galindez, Bartolomé, 1897-
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by Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, genealogy
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226
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by Alessandri, Arturo, 1868-1950
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"En las sesiones de 23-28-29-30 de julio y 4 de agosto de 1919"
Topic: Education, Primary
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635
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Vol. 1. Peribáñez y el comendador de Ocaña; La estrella de Sevilla; El castigo sin venganza; La dama boba
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by Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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Topics: Pottery, Flute, Honey
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by Gil, Martín, 1868-
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by Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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Topics: Pottery, Flute, Honey
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by Rohde, Jorge Max, 1893-
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At head of title: Antonio Casero
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by Bianco, José, 1870-
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Topics: Political science, Political parties
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by Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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by Alvarado, Salvador, 1880-1924.Â
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by Zaldumbide, Gonzalo, 1885-
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Topics: Rodó, José Enrique, 1871-1917, Authors, Uruguayan
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by Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Topic: Palacio Valdés, Armando, 1853-1938
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by Alcalá Galiano, Alvaro, 1886-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Sáinz Rodríguez, Pedro, 1898-
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Herrera y Reissig, Julio, 1875-1910
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by Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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by Palavicini, Felix F., 1881-
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Topic: Monroe Doctrine
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by Pérez de Ayala, Ramón, 1880-1962
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Vol. 1. Galdos, Benavente, Linares, Rivas, Villaespesa, Morano.- Vol. 2. Lope de Vega, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Wilde, Don Juan
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by Vedia y Mitre, Mariano de, 1880-1958; Uruguay. Constitución
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by Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Vol. 1-5. Cronicas, Libro 1-5
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by Pérez de Ayala, Ramón, 1880-1962
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Vol. 1. Galdos, Benavente, Linares, Rivas, Villaespesa, Morano.- Vol. 2. Lope de Vega, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Wilde, Don Juan