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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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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by Guyot, Yves, 1843-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by University of Aberdeen; Allardyce, Mabel Desborough
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Registers, lists, etc
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by Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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by Sandwell, B. K. (Bernard Keble), 1876-1954
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Quebec (Province) Montreal, World War, 1914-1918 -- Registers, lists, etc
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Eastern Front, World War, 1914-1918 -- Soviet Union, Soviet Union...
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by Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine -- Great Britain History
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by Komitee "Jüdisches Kreigsarchiv"
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews, Jews -- Austria, Jews -- Hungary
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by Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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by Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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Canadian edition has title: A sunny subaltern, Billy's letters from Flanders. Toronto, McClelland, [1916]
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928; Boraston, J. H. (John Herbert), 1885-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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by Ponsonby, Frederick Edward Grey, Baron Sysonby, 1867-1935
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Grenadier Guards, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: French language -- Slang, World War, 1914-1918 -- Language (New words, slang, etc.), Words, New --...
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by Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul Emil von, 1870-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- History, Africa, East
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Topics: Canada. Army. Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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Topics: South Africa. Army. Infantry Cape Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories South Africa...
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Topics: Military art and science, French language -- Slang, French language -- Dictionaries, World War,...
Bibliographical footnotes
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Topics: Canada. Army. Nova Scotia Highlanders, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada Nova...
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by Thomas, Lowell Jackson, 1892-
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Topics: Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935, World War, 1914-1918 -- Arabian Peninsula
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by Zentralstelle für Erforschung der Kriegsursachen (Berlin, Germany)
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Published by the Zentralstelle für Erforschung der Kriegsursachen, 1923-May 1932
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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by Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Italy. Esercito. Reggimento fanteria, 13p0s, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Bowley, A. L. (Arthur Lyon), Sir, 1869-1957
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, Prices, Wages -- England
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
On Spine: The complete despatches of Lord French, 1914-1916
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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by Vincennes, France. Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine et musée de la grande guerre; Dubois, Jean; Appuhn, Charles, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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by Serjeant-Major, R.A.M.C
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
Title varies: pts. 64-273, The Times history and encyclopaedia of the war
Topics: Times history of the war, Times history and encyclopaedia of the war, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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by Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-; Mitchell, Thomas John, 1882-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
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by Ponsonby, Frederick Edward Grey, Baron Sysonby, 1867-1935
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Grenadier Guards, World War, 1914-1918
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by Jones, John Price, 1877-; Hollister, Paul Merrick
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Secret service Germany
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by Bochkareva, Mariia Leontievna Frolkova, 1889-; Levine, Isaac Don, 1892-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Russian, Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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Topics: United States. Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Registers of dead United States
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Bibliography, Catalogs, Subject, Subject headings -- World War, 1914-1918
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by Great Britain. War Office
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia Archangel, Soviet Union -- History Revolution, 1917-1921, Great...
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by Maurois, André, 1885-1967; Wake, Thurfrida; Jackson, Wilfrid, (Mrs.)
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, Aeronautics, Military,...
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Glenconner, Pamela, 1871-1928
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Topics: Tennant, Edward Wyndham, 1897-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine -- Great Britain History
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by Repington, Charles à Court, 1858-1925
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Kuhl, Hermann Joseph von, 1856-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front, Marne, 1st Battle of the, France, 1914
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by Gurdon, J. E. (John Everard), 1898-; Neumann, Georg Paul, 1878-
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"The original work, Die deutschen Luftstreitkräfte im Weltkriege, is approximately three times the size of this English version ... I have been obliged to recast the work." -- Translator's note
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, Aeronautics, Military, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Newfoundland Regiment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories...
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
"Verwendete literatur": p. [782]-796
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions, Yugoslavs
Series 1. Nos. 1-5, g-i in 1 vol. L'explosion vue de la Frontière de l'Est, 1914-1916.- Series 2. Les Pourparlers diplomatiques. 6 vol.- Series 3. Les Communiqués officiels, 5 août-déc. 1918. 7 vol.- Series 5. A l'ordre du jour. 2 vol.- Series 6. Pangermanisme. 1 vol.- Series 7. L'indignation du monde civilisé. 2 vol.- Series 8. La guerre et la presse mondiale. 1914-1916. 4 vol.- Series 9. Pendant la guerre. 3 vol.- Series 10. Les opérations militaires. 5 vol.- Series ll. Les arméments....
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Hamilton, Ian, Sir, 1853-1947
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, Atlases
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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by Mann, Arthur James; Wood, William Thomas, 1877-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Balkan Peninsula
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Topics: French language -- Slang, World War, 1914-1918 -- Language (New words, slang, etc.)
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, World War,...
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by Chatterton, E. Keble (Edward Keble), 1878-1944
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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by Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Vols. 4-5 by Henry Newbolt
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Vols. 2-6 by H.A. Jones
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
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by Davis, H. W. Carless (Henry William Carless), 1874-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front