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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 Weber, Max, 1864-1920
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Topics: Economics, Sociology
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Topic: 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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Canada. Army. Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Bibliography, Catalogs, Subject, Subject headings -- World War, 1914-1918
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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 Chatterton, E. Keble (Edward Keble), 1878-1944
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Great Britain Committee of Imperial Defence; Skinner, Henry Terence; Stacke, Harry Fitz Maurice
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"Compiled mainly by H.T. Skinner, and H. Fitz M. Stacke."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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
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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 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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Germany, 1882-1951
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany -- Court and courtiers
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by Blacker, Latham Valentine Stewart, 1887-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Asia, Central, Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921, Asia, Central --...
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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 Gontaut-Biron, Roger de, comte, 1884-
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Topics: French -- Syria, Eastern question, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Middle East, Syria -- Politics...
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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 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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Topics: China -- Civilization, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Grondijs, Lodewijk Hermen, 1878-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia, World War, 1914-1918 -- Siberia, Russia -- History Revolution,...
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by Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918
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by Mowat, R. B. (Robert Balmain), 1883-1941
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World politics, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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by Strutynsky, Mykola
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Topic: 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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Ghnim, Jürj Rmi
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by Amsterdam. Openbare Leeszaal en Bibliotheek. Handels-Economische Bibliotheek
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At head of title: Openbare Leeszaal en bLbliotheek
Topics: Commerce, Economics, Political science
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Topics: Spiritualism, Future life, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Kirkwood, W. A. (William Alexander), 1873-1960; Young, A. H. (Archibald Hope), 1863-1936
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Trinity Library copy 2: gift of Isobel M. Cork, 2005. The death of her uncle James Philip Crawford in Sept. 1918 is recorded on p. 80-81
Topics: Trinity College (Toronto, Ont.), World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada Registers
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war, Kiau-Chau
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by Villari, Luigi, 1876-
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Bibliography: p. 277
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Balkan Peninsula
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by Diehl, Karl, 1864-
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Topic: Economics
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Topics: Knights of Columbus. Canada. Canadian Army Kuts, World War, 1914-1918 -- War work Knights of...
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by Cemal Paa, 1872-1922
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Armenian question
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Buday, László, 1873-1925
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Hungary, Hungary, Hungary -- Economic conditions...
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by Alexandra, Empress, consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1872-1918; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; Nabokov, Vladimir, 1869-1922
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Text of letters in Russian and English
Topics: Rasputin, Grigori Efimovich, ca. 1870-1916, World War, 1914-1918
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by Paine, Ralph Delahaye, 1871-1925
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Topics: Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, China...
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by Alexandra, Empress, consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1872-1918; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; Nabokov, Vladimir, 1869-1922
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Topics: Rasputin, Grigori Efimovich, ca. 1870-1916, World War, 1914-1918
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by Diehl, Karl, 1864-
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Topic: Economics
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects Great Britain Bibliography, Labor and laboring classes --...
Topic: Economics -- Psychological aspects
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by Hartzler, Jonas Smucker, 1857-; Mennonite Church. General Conference
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Topics: Mennonites in Canada, Mennonites in the U.S, World War, 1914-1918 -- Mennonites
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Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), World War, 1914-1918
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by Casimiro, Augusto
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Reichert, Jacob, 1885-
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Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations
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by Dewar, George A. B. (George Albemarle Bertie), 1862-1934; Boraston, J. H. (John Herbert), 1885-
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Topics: Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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by Bernhardi, Friedrich von, 1849-1930
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Includes indexes
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- United States 1914-, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects United...
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by Douglas, C. H. (Clifford Hugh), 1879-1952
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Topics: Economics, Industry -- Organization, control, etc, Great Britain -- Economic conditions 1918-1945
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by Müller, Adam Heinrich, Ritter von Nitterdorf, 1779-1829; Baxa, Jakob, 1895-
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At head of title: Adam H. Müller
Topics: Political science, Law, Economics
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations
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by Dewar, George A. B. (George Albemarle Bertie), 1862-1934; Boraston, J. H. (John Herbert), 1885-
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Topics: Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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Bd. 1. Das Kreuzergeschwader.--Bd. 2. Die Tätigkeit der kleinen Kreuzer "Emden", "Konigsberg" und Karlsruhe".--Bd. 3. Die deutschen Hilfskreuzer
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Palamenghi-Crispi, Tommaso, 1861-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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by Raymond, E. T., 1872-1928
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Topics: Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Politics...
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Bd. 1. Das Kreuzergeschwader.--Bd. 2. Die Tätigkeit der kleinen Kreuzer "Emden", "Konigsberg" und Karlsruhe".--Bd. 3. Die deutschen Hilfskreuzer
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Lane, Franklin Knight, 1864-1921; Lane, Anne Wintermute; Wall, Louise Herricks, 1866-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, United States -- Politics and government 1913-1921
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Topics: Young Men's Christian Associations, World War, 1914-1918
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by Zimmern, Alfred Eckhard, Sir, 1879-1957
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Reconstruction (1914-1939) -- Europe, Europe -- Politics and government...
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by Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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At head of title: Confidential. For official information only
Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Young Men's Christian Associations, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Index numbers (economics)
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by William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Germany -- Politics and government 1888-1918
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by Wilhelm 2, German emperor, 1859-1941
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Germany -- Politics and government 1888-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
Bd. 1. Das Kreuzergeschwader.--Bd. 2. Die Tätigkeit der kleinen Kreuzer "Emden", "Konigsberg" und Karlsruhe".--Bd. 3. Die deutschen Hilfskreuzer
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Hobson, J. A. (John Atkinson), 1858-1940
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Topics: Consumption (economics), Economic conditions, Unemployed
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Baxter, Garrett
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Topic: Economics
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns, World War, 1914-1918 -- Austria
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by Masterman, Charles F. G. (Charles Frederick Gurney), 1873-1927
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
The honoured dead -- Military honours -- Roll of service -- Returned men who have qualified as teachers since they were discharged from military service
Topics: Teachers, World War, 1914-1918
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by Abbott, G. F. (George Frederick)
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Greece, Greece -- Foreign relations, Greece -- Politics and government 1913-