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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 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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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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Eastern Front, World War, 1914-1918 -- Soviet Union, Soviet Union...
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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 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 Serjeant-Major, R.A.M.C
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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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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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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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 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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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Newfoundland Regiment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, World War,...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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by Reed, John, 1887-1920; Robinson, Boardman, 1876-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Davies, Gerald S. (Gerald Stanley), 1845-1927
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Topics: Charterhouse (London, England), World War, 1914-1918 -- Registers, lists, etc
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by Mackinnon, Albert Glenthorne, 1871-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs Malta, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals,...
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Topics: English literature -- Collections, World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature
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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 Toynbee, Arnold Joseph, 1889-1975; Great Britain. Foreign office
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Topics: Armenians, Armenian question, World War, 1914-1918 -- Refugees, World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Balkan Peninsula, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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by Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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by Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs, Medicine, Military,...
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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
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Bibliography
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by Duncan-Clark, S. J. (Samuel John), b. 1875; Plewman, W. R. (William Rothwell), 1880-; Wallace, W. Stewart (William Stewart), 1884-1970
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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Topics: Gillespie, Alexander Douglas, d. 1915, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Owen, Wilfred, 1893-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by French, John Denton Pinkstone, 1st Earl of Ypres
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Despatches
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Adcock, Arthur St. John, 1864-1930
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry, Poets, English, English poetry -- 20th century History and criticism
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by Thomson, Basil, 1861-1939
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Secret service Germany, Crime and criminals -- Great Britain
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by Bordeaux, Henry, 1870-1963; Cohn, Paul Victor
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Vaux, Fort
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by Oxenham, John, 1852-1941
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Topics: Canada. Army. 2d Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
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v. I. Le origini remote (Da Campoformio alla Triplice alleanza)--v. II. L'Italia incatenata (33 anni di Triplice alleanza)--v. III. La nebbia sulla nazione (La neutralità)--v. IV. L'incubo (I pericoli della neutralità)--v. V. I veggenti (I orientazione dei partiti)--v. VI. Un popolo sfidato (Le provocazioni austriache)--v. VII. Gli intellettuali (Verso l'intervento)--v. VIII. Le nostre terre (Dal Brennero alla Dalmazia)--v. IX. Il mare nostro (Il dominio dell'Adriatico)--v. X. La calata dei...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Italy, Italy -- Politics and government 1870-1918
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by Hall, Leonard Joseph; Hughes, Robert Herbert Wilfrid, 1872-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal engineers. Inland water transport, World War, 1914-1918
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by Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, British
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by Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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Vol. 1. Antwerpen, 1914, bearb. von Erich v. Tschischwitz.- Vol. 2. Die Kämpfe um Baranowitschi, Summer, 1916 bearb. von Walther Vogel.- Vol. 3. Herbstschlacht in Macedonien-Cernabogen 1916, von Georg Strutz, bearb. von Curt Liebmann.- Vol. 4. Die Eroberung von Nowo Georgiewsk, bearb. von Franz Bettag.- Vol. 5. "Jildirim". Deutsche Streiter auf heiligem Boden, bearb. von Dr. Steuber.- Vol. 6. Von Nancy bis zum Camp des Romains, 1914, bearb. von Ludwig von Gebsattel.- Vol. 7a-7b Die...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Battles
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by Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Pares, Bernard, Sir, 1867-1949
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Topics: Russia. Armiia, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Iraq -- Description and travel
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by Vassal, Joseph Marguerite Jean
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey and...
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by Keeling, Frederic Hillersdon, 1886-1916; Townshend, Mrs. (Emily), 1849-1934
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Bishop, William Avery, 1894-1956
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Haigh, Richard, 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Rawlinson, Alfred, Sir, 1867-1934
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, London...
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Topics: Spiritualism, Future life, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: Spiritualism, Future life, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Great Britain. Army Indian Division, 6th, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, World War,...
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Topics: Black race, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, Indigenous peoples -- Great Britain Colonies
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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
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by Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topics: Commission for Relief in Belgium, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Belgium -- History...
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by Hilditch, A. Neville
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Berry, James, 1860-
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Topics: Anglo-Serbian Hospital, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care Serbia
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French
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by Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Wilson-Green, Arthur; Nadaud, Marcel, 1889-; Riou, Gaston, 1883-; Renaud, Jean; Henriot, Emile, 1889-1961; Canudo, Ricciotto, 1879-1923
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by McKinley, Albert Edward, 1870-1936
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Topics: History -- Study and teaching, World War, 1914-1918 -- Bibliography