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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, Germany -- Civilization
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Paris (France) -- Social life and customs
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by Ivoi, Paul d', 1856-1915
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Insurance, Insurance law
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Family allowances
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by About, Edmond, 1828-1885
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Topic: Economics
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by Nordmann, Charles
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by Cammaerts, Emile, 1878-1953
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by Giraudoux, Jean, 1882-1944
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French
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by Richepin, Jean, 1849-1926; Onfroy de Bréville, Jacques Marie Gaston, 1858-1931
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Benjamin, René, 1885-1948
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by Société d'économie politique, Paris; Courtois, Alphonse Charles, 1825-1899
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by Société d'économie politique, Paris; Courtois, Alphonse Charles, 1825-1899
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by Société d'économie politique, Paris; Courtois, Alphonse Charles, 1825-1899
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by Société d'économie politique, Paris; Courtois, Alphonse Charles, 1825-1899
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by Société d'économie politique, Paris; Courtois, Alphonse Charles, 1825-1899
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by Société d'économie politique, Paris; Courtois, Alphonse Charles, 1825-1899
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Transportation
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Topics: Armenian question, Armenians -- Turkey, World War, 1914-1918 -- Armenia
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Le Roux, Hugues, 1860-1925
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Topics: Le Roux, Robert Hugues, d. 1914, World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature
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by Lafont, Bernard
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Verdun
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by Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944
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by Bazin, René, 1853-1932
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by Hennebois, Charles A
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At head of title: Journal d'un blessé
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Topics: Péguy, Charles, 1873-1914, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Grelling, Richard, 1853-1929
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(In Wissen und Leben, Heft 6 [und] 7, 15. Dez. 1916 [und] 1. Januar 1917, 10. Jahrg.)
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by Grelling, Richard, 1853-1929
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(In Wissen und Leben, Heft 6 [und] 7, 15. Dez. 1916 [und] 1. Januar 1917, 10. Jahrg.)
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by Frapié, Léon, 1863-1949
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by Des Vignes Rouges, Jean, pseud
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Suarès, André, 1868-1948
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Cop. 1: "Justification du tirage, no. 467."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Blanche, Jacques-Emile, 1861-1942
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French
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by Blanche, Jacques-Emile, 1861-1942
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French
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by Henriot, Emile, 1889-1961
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by Brunel de Pérard, Jacques
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Vol. 1.- Aout-Septembre 1914- Vol. 2.- Octobre-Novembre-Decembre, 1914.- En Argonne- Sur l'Yser- En Artois
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Vol. 1.- Aout-Septembre 1914- Vol. 2.- Octobre-Novembre-Decembre, 1914.- En Argonne- Sur l'Yser- En Artois
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Vol. 1.- Aout-Septembre 1914- Vol. 2.- Octobre-Novembre-Decembre, 1914.- En Argonne- Sur l'Yser- En Artois
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Un officier saxon - Un sous-officier posnanien - Un réserviste saxon
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Derennes, Charles, 1882-1930
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by Geneva. Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
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by Vincennes, France. Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine et musée de la grande guerre; Dubois, Jean; Appuhn, Charles, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Economics
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by France, Anatole, 1844-1924; Naudin, Bernard, 1876-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Rolin, Jeanne
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Boutet, Frédéric, 1874-
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by Vildrac, Charles, 1882-1971
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Hélot, Jules
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At head of title: L'occupation allemande a Cambrai et dans le Cambrésis
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Clemenceau, Georges, 1841-1929, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities, Belgium -- History 20th century
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Margueritte, Paul, 1860-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
At head of title, vol. [1]: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918; vol. [2] (Suite): Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918-19
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
At head of title: Royaume de Belgique. Ministère des colonies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Zaire
Translation of "Correspondence respecting the European crisis", issued by the Foreign Office as Miscellaneous report, no. 6
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Economics
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by Gide, Charles, 1847-1932
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Economics