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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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Aug 12, 2014 Castellanos Quinto, Erasmo
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Prologue by Luis G. Betancourt
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Aug 12, 2014 Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Cueva, Manuel de la
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Half title: El alma de Cervantes
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Jun 25, 2014 Cabrera, Luis, 1876-1954
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Lucas Ribera, pseud. of Luis Cabrera
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Mar 7, 2014 Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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Feb 14, 2014 Vicuña Fuentes, Carlos
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Feb 14, 2014 Velasco Zazo, Antonio, 1884-
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Feb 14, 2014 Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635
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Feb 14, 2014 Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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Feb 14, 2014 Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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Feb 11, 2014 Valdés, Juan de, -1541
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Jan 13, 2014 Ruiz de Alarcón, Juan, 1580?-1639
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Jan 9, 2014 Quevedo y Zubieta, Salvador, 1859-
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Jan 9, 2014 Pérez Lugín, Alejandro, 1870-1926
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Jan 7, 2014 Miró, Gabriel, 1879-1930
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Jan 6, 2014
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Topic: Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Dec 18, 2013 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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Dec 18, 2013 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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Topic: Pereda, José María de, 1833-1906
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Dec 13, 2013 Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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Dec 6, 2013 Suarez, José Leon, 1872-1929; Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Topic: Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919
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Topic: Palacio Valdés, Armando, 1853-1938
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Nov 18, 2013 Schevill, Rudolph, 1874-1946
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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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Nov 13, 2013 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Nov 13, 2013 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Nov 13, 2013 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Nov 13, 2013 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Nov 13, 2013 León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Nov 12, 2013 Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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Nov 12, 2013 Ganivet, Angel, 1865-1898
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Nov 8, 2013 Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958
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Nov 8, 2013 Hartzenbusch, Juan Eugenio, 1806-1880; Geddes, James, 1858-
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Nov 8, 2013 Grau, Jacinto, 1877-
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Nov 7, 2013 Insúa, Alberto, 1885-
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Nov 4, 2013 Ganivet, Angel, 1865-1898
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Nov 4, 2013 Gallardo, Bartolomé José, 1776-1852
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Nov 4, 2013 Gabriel y Galán, José María, 1870-1905; Blanco Cabeza, Casto
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Nov 1, 2013 Fernández-Flórez, Wenceslao
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Nov 1, 2013 Fernández Ardavín, Luis, 1891-1962
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Nov 1, 2013 Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Vol. 1-5. Cronicas, Libro 1-5
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Nov 1, 2013 Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Nov 1, 2013 Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Nov 1, 2013 Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Vol. 1-5. Cronicas, Libro 1-5
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Nov 1, 2013 Giner de los Ríos, Francisco, 1839-1915
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Sep 30, 2011 Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928
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Sep 28, 2011 Caballero, Fernán, 1796-1877
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Sep 28, 2011 Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226
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Sep 23, 2011 Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Medina, José Toribio, 1852-1930
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Sep 20, 2011 Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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Sep 19, 2011 Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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Sep 19, 2011 Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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Aug 11, 2011 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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Aug 11, 2011 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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Aug 10, 2011 Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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Aug 10, 2011 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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May 16, 2011 Palavicini, Felix F., 1881-
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Pages 39-40 and 81-82 lacking
Topic: Monroe Doctrine
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Apr 4, 2011 Loncán, Enrique, 1892-1940
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Apr 1, 2011 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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Topic: Urquiza, Justo José de, 1801-1870
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Feb 28, 2011 Bianco, José, 1870-
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Topics: Political science, Political parties
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Topic: Tacna-Arica question
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Feb 16, 2011 Freire Silvar, Jesús
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Feb 11, 2011 Ortega, Manuel L
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Topics: Jews, Jews, Hebrew literature
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Feb 7, 2011 Arco y Garay, Ricardo del, b. 1888
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Topics: Agüero, Spain. Iglesia de Santiago, Agüero, Spain
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Jan 27, 2011 O'Leary, Daniel Florencio, 1800-1854; Blanco-Fombona, Rufino, 1874-1944
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Jan 17, 2011 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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Dec 15, 2010 Andrade y Uribe, Benito Mariano, 1868-1934
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Topics: Maura, Antonio, 1853-1925, Partido Conservador (Spain)