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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 Serjeant-Major, R.A.M.C
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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by Surtees Society, Durham, Eng
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Durham (England : County) -- History Societies, etc,...
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Topics: Christian saints -- Ireland, Ireland -- Genealogy, Ireland -- Kings and rulers
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Topics: Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), genealogy
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Topics: Kokoschka, Oskar, 1886-1980, genealogy
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by Keeling, Frederic Hillersdon, 1886-1916; Townshend, Mrs. (Emily), 1849-1934
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Bishop, William Avery, 1894-1956
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Haigh, Richard, 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topics: United States. Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations Submarine, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Mascarenhas, Jeronymo de, d. 1671; Dornellas, Alfonso de; Academia das sciencias de Lisboa. Comissão dos centenários de Ceuta e Albuquerque
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Latin language, Vulgar -- Readers, genealogy
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by Barreto, João Franco, b. 1600; Roma du Bocage, Carlos; Prestage, Edgar, 1869-1951
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Topics: Mello, Francisco de, fl. 1640, Coelho de Carvalho, Antonio, fl. 1640, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
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United States, by W.F. Russell; Germany, by I.L. Kandel; England, by Peter Sandiford; France, by Arthur H. Hope; Canada, by Peter Sandiford; Denmark, by Harold W. Foght
Topics: Education -- History, Canada -- Education, England -- Education, France -- Education, Germany --...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Middle East,...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: Canada. Army. Nova Scotia Highlanders, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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by Knyvett, R. Hugh, d. 1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: German prose literature -- History and criticism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany --...
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by MacDonald, Frank Cecil, 1890-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
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by Hewett, Stephen H. (Stephen Henry), 1893-1916
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Topic: genealogy
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by Hall, James Norman, 1887-1951
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
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by Auld, S. J. M. (Samuel Johnson Mason), b. 1884
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous -- War use, Chemical...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, Democracy
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by Rutledge, Stanley A. (Stanley Arthur), d. 1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, United States -- Foreign relations Germany, Germany --...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Brazil, Brazil -- Foreign...
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by Crawshay-Williams, Eliot, 1879-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, Egypt -- Description and travel
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by White, William Allen, 1868-1944
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Bonn, Moritz Julius, 1873-
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Topics: Irish question, Land tenure, genealogy
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by Shel'king, Evgeny Nikolaevich, 1858-
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Published in New York with title: Recollections of a diplomat and in England anonymously under title: The game of diplomacy by a European diplomat
Topics: Russia -- History 1796-1917, genealogy
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by Grant, Marjorie
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, charities, etc
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by Spitz, Charlotte, 1893-
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Topics: Lotti, Antonio, d. 1740, genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Bureau für Statistik der Juden (Berlin, Germany)
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Topics: Jews, Jewish question, genealogy
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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 Holmes, Robert Derby
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Münsterberg, Hugo, 1863-1916
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"Unveränderter Abdruck der 1. Aufl."
Topics: Psychology, genealogy
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by Howard, Frederick Thomas Rowland, 1887-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Simmons, Mervin C; McClung, Nellie L., 1873-1951
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
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Topics: Jesus Christ, genealogy
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by L. R. A; Ray, Anna Chapin, 1865-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
Bibliography: p. [7]-8
Topics: Catholic Church. Byzantine rite (Ukrainian), Catholic Church, Russia, Orthodox Eastern Church,...
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by Farnol, Jeffery, 1878-1952
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Rimbaud, Isabelle, 1860-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Gerard, James Watson, 1867-
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Topics: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, Germany -- Politics and government 1888-1918, genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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Die Zeichnungen des Kindes und die zeichnende Kunst der Naturvölker, von Wilhelm Wundt.- Das Tragisché und die Dialektik des Handelns, von Jonas Cohn.- Wahrheit und Richtigkeit, von Bruno Bauch.- Von der critischen Dichtung zur Hamburgischen Dramaturgie, von Albert Köster.- Das Tragische als Grundgesetz des Lebens und der Kunst, im Anschlusz an Hebbels Denken und Dichtung, von Georg Witkowski.- Von unanschaulichen Wissen, von Hermann Schwarz.- Gotteserlebnis und Welterkenntnis, von...
Topics: Philosophy, genealogy
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by Malherbe, Henry, 1886-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Hay, Ian
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Whitehair, Charles W. (Charles Wesley), 1887-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- War work Y.M.C.A
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by Abbey, Edwin Austin, d. 1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Redier, Antoine, 1878-
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Translation of: Méditations dans la tranchée
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topics: Vaughan Family, genealogy
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by Gregory, Marion
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Lassalle, Ferdinand Johann Gottlieb, 1825-1864
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Bound with the author's Intime Briefe Ferdinand Lassalles an Eltern und Schwester. Berlin 1905
Topic: genealogy
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by Lavell, Cecil Fairfield, 1872-1948; Payne, Charles Edward
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Topics: Great Britain -- Colonies History, genealogy
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Photocopy. Basel, Haus der Bücher, 1968
Topics: Orthodox Eastern Church, Bulgarian, genealogy
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by Flake, Otto, 1880-1963
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Topic: genealogy
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by Sabina, Karel, 1813-1877
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Topic: genealogy
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by Massey, William Thomas; McBey, James, 1883-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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"Sonderabdruck aus dem Evangel. Missions-Magazin 1918, Nr. 2-6."
Topics: Christianity, genealogy
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by Bernheim, Bertram Moses, 1880-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Deser, Rudolph
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Topic: genealogy