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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 Guyot, Yves, 1843-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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Topics: French language -- Slang, World War, 1914-1918 -- Language (New words, slang, etc.), Words, New --...
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Topics: Military art and science, French language -- Slang, French language -- Dictionaries, World War,...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Vincennes, France. Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine et musée de la grande guerre; Dubois, Jean; Appuhn, Charles, 1862-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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Topics: French language -- Slang, World War, 1914-1918 -- Language (New words, slang, etc.)
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Paris (France) -- Social life and customs
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Topics: Gallieni, Joseph-Simon, 1849-1916, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France), World War, 1914-1918 -- France,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Dorgelès, Roland, 1886-1973
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Clément-Janin, Noël, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Engraving, Posters, French
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Mandelstam, André N. (André Nicolayévitch), 1869-1949
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Topics: Ittihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti, Eastern question (Balkan), Armenian question, World War, 1914-1918 --...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Romains, Jules, 1885-1972
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rousset, Léonce, 1850-
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Vol. 1. Août 1914 - Avril 1915.- Vol. 2. Avril à Décembre 1915.- Vol. 3. Janvier à Septembre 1916.- Vol. 4. Septembre 1916 - Juin 1917.- Vol. 5. Juin 1917 - Mai 1918.- Vol. 6. Juin 1918 au 28 Juin 1919
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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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Topics: Artists, French, Musicians, French, Actors, French, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Moulin, Alfred
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Africa, Africa -- History
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Armenian question, Armenians -- Turkey, World War, 1914-1918 -- Armenia
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Huberich, Charles Henry, 1877-; Nicol-Speyer, Alexander
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Chack, Paul, 1876-1945
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gide, Charles, 1847-1932; Rist, Charles, 1874-1955
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Topic: Economics -- History
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cibrario, Luigi, conte, 1802-1870; Barneaud, François Aimé
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Topic: Economics
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sarrail, Maurice Paul Emannuel
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Chaptal de Chanteloup, Léonie, 1873-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Aicard, Jean François Victor, 1848-1921; Gunning, Margaret; Lallici, M. S.
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Blanche, Jacques-Emile, 1861-1942
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French
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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by Huberich, Charles Henry, 1877-; Nicol-Speyer, Alexander
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by Huberich, Charles Henry, 1877-; Nicol-Speyer, Alexander
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France
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....
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Société de l'histoire de la guerre, Paris
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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Topics: Pangermanism, World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Civilization, German, Civilization, French
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Blanche, Jacques-Emile, 1861-1942
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rousset, Léonce, 1850-
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Vol. 1. Août 1914 - Avril 1915.- Vol. 2. Avril à Décembre 1915.- Vol. 3. Janvier à Septembre 1916.- Vol. 4. Septembre 1916 - Juin 1917.- Vol. 5. Juin 1917 - Mai 1918.- Vol. 6. Juin 1918 au 28 Juin 1919
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Huberich, Charles Henry, 1877-; Nicol-Speyer, Alexander
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by Marx, Karl, 1818-1883; Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895
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Topics: Proudhon, P.-J. (Pierre-Joseph), 1809-1865, Economics
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by Huberich, Charles Henry, 1877-; Nicol-Speyer, Alexander
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by Toudouze, Georges-G. (Georges-Gustave), b. 1877
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
Topics: Economics -- Periodicals, Social sciences -- Periodicals
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Huberich, Charles Henry, 1877-; Nicol-Speyer, Alexander
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Blanqui, Louis Auguste, 1805-1881; Rossi, Pellegrino, 1787-1848; Buret, Eugène
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Topics: Economics, Labor and laboring classes -- England, Labor and laboring classes -- France
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cibrario, Luigi, conte, 1802-1870; Barneaud, François Aimé
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Topic: Economics
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Barbusse, Henri, 1873-1935
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Leroy-Beaulieu, Paul, 1843-1916
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Topic: Economics
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Grelling, Richard, 1853-1929
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bordeaux, Henry, 1870-1963
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Huberich, Charles Henry, 1877-; Nicol-Speyer, Alexander
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Tardieu, André, 1876-1945
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Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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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Topic: Economics
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918