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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 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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by Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919
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Topic: Economics
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
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Includes index
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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by Smith, Adam, 1723-1790
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Everyman Library edition. Volume Two of two volumes.
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Topic: Economics
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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 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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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: 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 Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topics: 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
On Spine: The complete despatches of Lord French, 1914-1916
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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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
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
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Topic: Economics -- Bibliography
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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 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 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 Pigou, A. C. (Arthur Cecil), 1877-1959
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"This volume was originally conceived as a rewritten and revised edition of my Wealth and welfare published in 1912. But the work has grown to such an extent and has come to cover so much more ground that, though considerable sections of Wealth and welfare are incorporated in it, it is essentially an independent book." - Pref
Topics: Economics, Wealth, Labor and laboring classes, Finance
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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: 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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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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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 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 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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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 Aristotle; Forster, E. S. (Edward Seymour), 1879-1950
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Topic: Economics
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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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 Waite, Frederick, 1885-1952
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula, World War, 1914-1918 -- New Zealand
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 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
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 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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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