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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 Gallardo, Bartolomé José, 1776-1852
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by Fernández Ardavín, Luis, 1891-1962
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by Grau, Jacinto, 1877-
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by Velasco Zazo, Antonio, 1884-
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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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by Lacroze, Alberto
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by Vicuña Fuentes, Carlos
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by Salaverri, Vicente A., 1887-
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by Ruiz de Alarcón, Juan, 1580?-1639
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by Loncán, Enrique, 1892-1940
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by Abregú Virreira, Carlos
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by Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by Chaquesien, Donato
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Topic: Political parties
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by Ortega Belgrano, Raúl
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by Giner de los Ríos, Francisco, 1839-1915
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by Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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De la "Revista de Derecho, Historia y Letras", nov. de 1919
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by Suarez, José Leon, 1872-1929; Monner Sans, Ricardo, 1853-1927
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Topic: Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919
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by Hartzenbusch, Juan Eugenio, 1806-1880; Geddes, James, 1858-
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by Cabrera, Luis, 1876-1954
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Lucas Ribera, pseud. of Luis Cabrera
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by Méndez, Delfor B
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by Ganivet, Angel, 1865-1898
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Cueva, Manuel de la
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Half title: El alma de Cervantes
Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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by Lugones, Leopoldo, 1874-1938
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by Castellanos Quinto, Erasmo
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Prologue by Luis G. Betancourt
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by Miró, Gabriel, 1879-1930
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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Topic: Urquiza, Justo José de, 1801-1870
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by Ganivet, Angel, 1865-1898
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by Valdés, Juan de, -1541
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by Andrade y Uribe, Benito Mariano, 1868-1934
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Topics: Maura, Antonio, 1853-1925, Partido Conservador (Spain)
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by Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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Includes index
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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 Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Vol. 1-5. Cronicas, Libro 1-5
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by Vedia y Mitre, Mariano de, 1880-1958; Uruguay. Constitución
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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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 Palavicini, Felix F., 1881-
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Topic: Monroe Doctrine
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by Wast, Hugo, 1883-1962
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by Herrera y Reissig, Julio, 1875-1910
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by Sáinz Rodríguez, Pedro, 1898-
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Topic: Spanish literature
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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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Topic: Palacio Valdés, Armando, 1853-1938
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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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 Alvarado, Salvador, 1880-1924.Â
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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 Bianco, José, 1870-
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Topics: Political science, Political parties
At head of title: Antonio Casero
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rohde, Jorge Max, 1893-
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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 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 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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Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226
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Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, genealogy
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by León, Ricardo, 1877-1943
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Espina, Concha, 1869-1955
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by Galindez, Bartolomé, 1897-
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by Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Vol. 1-5. Cronicas, Libro 1-5