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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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- Moretti, Marino, 1885-1979
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- Frattini, Angelo, 1896-
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Topic: Negri, Ada, 1870-1945
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- Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
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- Moscardelli, Nicola, 1894-
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- Thovez, Enrico, 1869-1925
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Topic: Homer
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- Veneziani, Carlo
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Topic: Gandusio, Antonio, 1875-1951
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- Bongiovanni, Giannetto, 1890-; Castiglione, Baldassarre, conte, 1478-1529
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Topic: Castiglione, Baldassarre, conte, 1478-1529
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Topic: Manso, Giovanni Battista, 1561-1645
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- Guglielminetti, Amalia, 1885-
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- Pascal, Carlo, 1866-1926
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Topics: Horace, Latin poetry -- History and criticism
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- Bertoni, Giulio, 1878-1942
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Topics: Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533, Renaissance -- Italy
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Topic: Italian literature
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- Di Giacomo, Salvatore, 1860-1934
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- Butti, Enrico Annibale, 1868-1912
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- Beltramelli, Antonio, 1879-1930
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- Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze
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Issues for 1901-57 called also n. 1-680
Topic: Italian literature
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Topics: Finance -- Italy, Taxation -- Italy
Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Jansenists, Italian literature
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A revival of the periodical Antologia, pub. in Florence, 1821-32
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- Serra, Renato, 1884-1915
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Vol. 1. Giovanni Pascoli. Antonio Betramelli. Carducci e Croce.- Vol. 2. Carducciana. Pascoliana
Topics: Beltramelli, Antonio, Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907, Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952, Pascoli, Giovanni,...
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- Guglielminetti, Amalia, 1885-
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- Locchi, Vittorio
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Topics: Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374, Humanism
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- Gariazzo, Piero Antonio, 1879-
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Topic: Motion pictures
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- Franceschini, P.G
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Topic: Fathers of the church
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- Rocca, Gino, 1891-1941
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- D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
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Topics: Frugoni, Carlo Innocenzo, 1692-1768, Parma (Italy) -- Intellectual life
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Topic: Tuccio, Stefano
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- Prezzolini, Giuseppe, 1882-
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- Prato, Giuseppe, 1873-1928
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Land reform -- Italy, Land tenure -- Italy, Agriculture -- Economic aspects Italy
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Topic: Italian language
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- Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931
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- Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931
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- Beltrami, Luca, 1854-1933
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Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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- Moretti, Marino, 1885-1979
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- Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540; Gherardi, Alessandro
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- Bottiglioni, Gino, 1887-
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Topics: Apis (The word), Alvearium (The word), Romance languages -- Etymology
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- Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Italian text, with accompanying English translation
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- Neera, 1846-1918
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- Zùccoli, Luciano, 1868-1929
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La Compagnia della Leggera; Storia di tre ombre; Loda il mar, ma tienti a terra; Le parallele; Pasquina e Pif; Gli occhi del cuore; La donna che sbadiglia, ossia E'elogio della pettegola; La fanciylla avveduta; Mattinata letteraria; C'è qualcuno nell'ombra; L'illustre sconosciuto
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- Bontempelli, Massimo, 1878-1960
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Topic: Melato, Maria, 1885-1950
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- Novelli, Ermete, 1851-1919
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Topic: Actors -- Italy Biography
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- Provenzal, Dino, b. 1877
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- Allason, Barbara, 1877-1968
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Schelling, Karoline Michaelis, 1763-1809, Romanticism -- Germany History
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Virgil
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- Pellizzari, Achille, 1882-
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"Bibliografia": p. [41]-95
Topics: Capuana, Luigi, 1839-1915, Capuana, Luigi, 1839-1915
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- Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837
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- Morselli, Ercole Luigi, 1882-1921
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L'Osteria degli Scampoli; L'elefante; La Befana di Baciccia; Italien, Liebe, Blut ...! L'aeroplano; La donna-ragno; La vita è allegra. Il cavalier Allegoria
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- Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
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Ser. 1 pt. 1-2. - Pagine di letteratura e di cultura.- Ser. 2. - Pagine sulla guerra.- Ser. 3. - Memorie, schizzi biografici e appunti storici
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- Catholic Church. Treaties, etc; Mercati, Angelo, 1870-1955
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Topics: Catholic Church, Concordats
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- Borgese, Giuseppe Antonio, 1882-1952
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Topics: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, World War, 1914-1918
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- Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540; Gherardi, Alessandro
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- Ricci, Corrado, 1858-1934
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7. migliaio
Topics: Sforza, Ginevra, d. 1507, Borgia, Girolamo, fl. 1503-1547, Felicini, Giuseppe Maria, conte,...
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- Testoni, Alfredo, 1859-1931
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- Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540; Gherardi, Alessandro
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- Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
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Topics: Frugoni, Carlo Innocenzo, 1692-1768, Parma (Italy) -- Intellectual life
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- Oriani, Alfredo, 1852-1909
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- Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Italian text, with accompanying English translation
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Vol. 1. Il Pontano e Catullo; Michele Marullo poeta; La lirica Latina di Iacopo Sannazaro
Topic: Latin poetry, Mediaeval
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topic: Economics
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- Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
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Topics: Italy. Esercito. 2. armata, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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- Aloisio, Nicola d', 1885-
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Topic: Martini, Fausto Maria, 1886-1931
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Topics: Adriatic question, Europe -- Politics and government 1918-1933, Italy -- Foreign relations...
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- Papini, Giovanni, 1881-1956
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Topic: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907
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Topic: Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837
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- D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
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- Lanzalone, Giovanni, 1852-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War poetry, Italian
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- Ciafardini, Emanuele
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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