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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: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, World War,...
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Topics: French language -- Slang, World War, 1914-1918 -- Language (New words, slang, etc.)
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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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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
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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
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by Garner, James Wilford, 1871-1938
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War (International law)
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by Hildebrand, Bruno, 1812-1878; Conrad, J. (Johannes), 1839-1915; Loening, Edgar, 1843-1919; Elster, Ludwig, b. 1856; Lexis, Wilhelm Hector Richard Albrecht, 1837-1914; Waentig, Heinrich, 1870-
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Vols. 35-55, 1880-90, called also neue Folge 1.-21. Bd.; Vols. 56-139, 1891-1933, called also 3. Folge 1.-84. Bd
Topics: Economics, Statistics, Economics -- Germany (West), Statistics -- Germany (West)
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by Gesellschaft Österreichischer Volkswirte
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Title varies: 1892-1918, Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft, Sozialpolitik und Verwaltung (varies slightly)
Topics: Economics -- Periodicals, Social sciences -- Periodicals
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by Gullett, Henry Somer, 1878-; Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921); Australian War Memorial
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Topics: Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921), World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Hildebrand, Bruno, 1812-1878; Conrad, J. (Johannes), 1839-1915; Loening, Edgar, 1843-1919; Elster, Ludwig, b. 1856; Lexis, Wilhelm Hector Richard Albrecht, 1837-1914; Waentig, Heinrich, 1870-
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Vols. 35-55, 1880-90, called also neue Folge 1.-21. Bd.; Vols. 56-139, 1891-1933, called also 3. Folge 1.-84. Bd
Topics: Economics, Statistics, Economics -- Germany (West), Statistics -- Germany (West)
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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."
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by Aristotle; Forster, E. S. (Edward Seymour), 1879-1950
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Topic: Economics
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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by Erzberger, Matthias, 1875-1921
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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by Hildebrand, Bruno, 1812-1878; Conrad, J. (Johannes), 1839-1915; Loening, Edgar, 1843-1919; Elster, Ludwig, b. 1856; Lexis, Wilhelm Hector Richard Albrecht, 1837-1914; Waentig, Heinrich, 1870-
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Vols. 35-55, 1880-90, called also neue Folge 1.-21. Bd.; Vols. 56-139, 1891-1933, called also 3. Folge 1.-84. Bd
Topics: Economics, Statistics, Economics -- Germany (West), Statistics -- Germany (West)
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by Smith, Adam, 1723-1790; Prager, Robert
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Translation of: An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations
Topic: Economics
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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 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 Waite, Frederick, 1885-1952
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula, World War, 1914-1918 -- New Zealand
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Topics: Times history of the war, Times history and encyclopaedia of the war, 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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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 Hildebrand, Bruno, 1812-1878; Conrad, J. (Johannes), 1839-1915; Loening, Edgar, 1843-1919; Elster, Ludwig, b. 1856; Lexis, Wilhelm Hector Richard Albrecht, 1837-1914; Waentig, Heinrich, 1870-
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Vols. 35-55, 1880-90, called also neue Folge 1.-21. Bd.; Vols. 56-139, 1891-1933, called also 3. Folge 1.-84. Bd
Topics: Economics, Statistics, Economics -- Germany (West), Statistics -- Germany (West)
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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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Topics: Times history of the war, Times history and encyclopaedia of the war, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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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 -- History
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Originally published under the title: Statement of some new principles on the subject of political economy, exposing the fallacies of the system of free trade, and of some other doctrines maintained in the "Wealth of nations."
Topics: Smith, Adam, 1723-1790, Economics, Free trade and protection -- Protection
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by Marx, Karl, 1818-1883; Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895
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Vol. 2
Topics: Capital, Economics, Socialism
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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Topics: Capitalism, Industries, Economic history, Economics
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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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by Mackinnon, Albert Glenthorne, 1871-
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by Quintavalle, Ferruccio
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Vol. 1. Dal Congresso di Berlino (Luglio 1878) agli Armistizi (Novembre 1918)- Vol. 2. Dagli Armistizi (Novembre 1918) alla firma dell'ultimo trattato di pace (Novembre 1920)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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by Laffan, R. G. D. (Robert George Dalrymple), 1887-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia -- History 1804-1918
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by American Economic Association; American Economic Association. Bulletin of the American Economic Association; American Economic Association. Meeting. Papers and proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association
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Topic: Economics
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Paris (France) -- Social life and customs
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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by Clifford, Hugh Charles, Sir, 1866-1941
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Gold Coast Regiment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Great Britain
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Topics: Canadian Patriotic Fund, World War, 1914-1918 -- Relief measures
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by Hildebrand, Bruno, 1812-1878; Conrad, J. (Johannes), 1839-1915; Loening, Edgar, 1843-1919; Elster, Ludwig, b. 1856; Lexis, Wilhelm Hector Richard Albrecht, 1837-1914; Waentig, Heinrich, 1870-
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Vols. 35-55, 1880-90, called also neue Folge 1.-21. Bd.; Vols. 56-139, 1891-1933, called also 3. Folge 1.-84. Bd
Topics: Economics, Statistics, Economics -- Germany (West), Statistics -- Germany (West)
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Topic: Economics
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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by Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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by Hindenburg, Paul von, 1847-1934; Holt, Frederic Appleby, 1888-
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Topics: Hindenburg, Paul von, 1847-1934, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, German
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Topics: Gallieni, Joseph-Simon, 1849-1916, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France), World War, 1914-1918 -- France,...
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by Mun, Thomas, 1571-1641
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Reprint of the 1664 edition
Topics: Balance of trade, Economics, Mercantile system, England -- Commercial policy, England -- Commerce...
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topic: Economics
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Topics: English literature -- Collections, World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature
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Topics: Times history of the war, Times history and encyclopaedia of the war, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Bagiski, Henryk, 1888-; Wojskowy Instytut Naukowo-Wydawniczy, Warsaw
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At head of title: Wojskowy Instytut Naukowo-Wydawniczy
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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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 -- Periodicals
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Hildebrand, Bruno, 1812-1878; Conrad, J. (Johannes), 1839-1915; Loening, Edgar, 1843-1919; Elster, Ludwig, b. 1856; Lexis, Wilhelm Hector Richard Albrecht, 1837-1914; Waentig, Heinrich, 1870-
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Vols. 35-55, 1880-90, called also neue Folge 1.-21. Bd.; Vols. 56-139, 1891-1933, called also 3. Folge 1.-84. Bd
Topics: Economics, Statistics, Economics -- Germany (West), Statistics -- Germany (West)
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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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by Hildebrand, Bruno, 1812-1878; Conrad, J. (Johannes), 1839-1915; Loening, Edgar, 1843-1919; Elster, Ludwig, b. 1856; Lexis, Wilhelm Hector Richard Albrecht, 1837-1914; Waentig, Heinrich, 1870-
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Vols. 35-55, 1880-90, called also neue Folge 1.-21. Bd.; Vols. 56-139, 1891-1933, called also 3. Folge 1.-84. Bd
Topics: Economics, Statistics, Economics -- Germany (West), Statistics -- Germany (West)
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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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 --...