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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Pangermanism, World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Civilization, German, Civilization, French
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Germany -- Civilization
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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 Muret, Maurice, b. 1870
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Topics: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Zévaès, Alexandre, 1873-1953
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Topics: International Socialist Congress, World War, 1914-1918, Socialism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Nothomb, Pierre, 1887-1966
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Vol. 1. Batailles et champs de Bataille; Avec les Allemands; L'Année religieuse au frong; Episodes.- Vol. 2. Images de la grande guerre; De Bruxelles a Salonique
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Laveleye, Émile de, 1822-1892
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Vol. 1. Première série, 1861-1875. Le dictionnaire rationnel de De Potter. Le mouvement littéraire en France depuis 1830. Les beaux-arts à l'exposition universelle de Paris en 1867. La liberté de l'enseignement supérieur en Belgique. De l'avenir de la France. Encore la question flamande. Le régime parlementsire et l'absence des partis en Italie. La nouvelle politique russe. La revanche de la France. La crise politique de 1871 en Belgique. Le parti clérical en Belgique. La crise de 1873...
Topics: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881, Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873, French literature --...
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by Baudrillart, Alfred, 1859-1942; Comité catholique de propagande française à l'étranger
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Topics: Catholic Church, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cammaerts, Emile, 1878-1953
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Laskine, Edmond, 1890-
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Topics: International Socialist Congress, World War, 1914-1918, Pangermanism, Socialism
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by Huberich, Charles Henry, 1877-; Nicol-Speyer, Alexander
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Grimauty, Fernand Hubert
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Belgium -- History 20th century
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by Grandmaison, Léonce de, 1868-1927
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Vol. 1. Batailles et champs de Bataille; Avec les Allemands; L'Année religieuse au frong; Episodes.- Vol. 2. Images de la grande guerre; De Bruxelles a Salonique
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Aleksinski, Grigori Alekseevich, 1879-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Laveleye, Émile de, 1822-1892
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Vol. 1. Première série, 1861-1875. Le dictionnaire rationnel de De Potter. Le mouvement littéraire en France depuis 1830. Les beaux-arts à l'exposition universelle de Paris en 1867. La liberté de l'enseignement supérieur en Belgique. De l'avenir de la France. Encore la question flamande. Le régime parlementsire et l'absence des partis en Italie. La nouvelle politique russe. La revanche de la France. La crise politique de 1871 en Belgique. Le parti clérical en Belgique. La crise de 1873...
Topics: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881, Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873, French literature --...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Baudrillart, Henri Joseph Léon, 1821-1892
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Topic: Economics
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by Huberich, Charles Henry, 1877-; Nicol-Speyer, Alexander
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955
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by Vandervelde, Emile, 1866-1938
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Socialism
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Insurance, Insurance law
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by Huberich, Charles Henry, 1877-; Nicol-Speyer, Alexander
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Lévy, Raphaël Georges, 1853-
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Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Henriot, Emile, 1889-1961
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by Bédier, Joseph, 1864-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Andler, Charles Philippe Théodore, 1866-1933
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Topics: Socialism -- Germany History, Economics -- History Germany, genealogy
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by Baudrillart, Alfred, 1859-1942; Comité catholique de propagande française à l'étranger
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Topics: Catholic Church, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Desjardins, Arthur, 1835-1901
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Topics: Proudhon, P.-J. (Pierre-Joseph), 1809-1865, Economics
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by Baudrillart, Henri Joseph Leon, 1821-1892
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Arthur Young et la France de 1789; Royer-Collard; J. De Maistre; Maine de Biran; Adam Smith; Beccaria; J. Bodin; Bacon; Th. Morus et la communisme moderne; Louis Blanc; Proudhon; P. Rossi; John Stuart Mill
Topics: Economics, Economics
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Sharp, William Graves, 1859-1922; Hanotaux, Gabriel, 1853-1944
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Topics: Secours Americain en France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medicine and nursing
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by Le Gros, Henri Nicolas Prosper
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Marne, 1st Battle of the, France, 1914
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by Chevrillon, André, 1864-1957
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Riesser, Jacob, 1853-1932; Sayous, André-E. (André-Emile), b. 1873
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Topic: 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....
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Loti, Pierre, 1850-1923
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Topics: Albert I, King of the Belgians, 1875-1934, Elisabeth, Queen, consort of Albert I, King of the...
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by Desjardins, Louis Georges, 1849-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, Imperialism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Baudrillart, Alfred, 1859-1942; Comité catholique de propagande française à l'étranger
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Album has title: Documents photographiques illustrant la conduite respective des armées allemande et française à l'égard de l'Église catholique
Topics: Catholic Church, World War, 1914-1918
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by Desjardins, Arthur, 1835-1901
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Topics: Proudhon, P.-J. (Pierre-Joseph), 1809-1865, Economics
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Golovin, Ivan, b. 1816
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Topic: Economics
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany -- History 1806-1918, genealogy
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by Jollivet, Gaston, 1842-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Desjardins, Louis Georges, 1849-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, Imperialism
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Neutrality
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Richepin, Jean, 1849-1926
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Family allowances
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Funck-Brentano, Théophile, 1830-1906
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Topic: Economics