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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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Jun 10, 2019 Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine
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Apr 26, 2019 Paszkowski, Edward, 1863-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial...
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Apr 26, 2019 Dnistrians'kyǐ, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions --...
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Aug 11, 2015 Landrieux
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 11, 2015 MacDonald, Arthur, 1856-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 11, 2015 Hunter-Weston, Aylmer, Sir, 1864-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 4, 2015 Lepsius, Johannes, 1858-1926
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Armenian question, World War, 1914-1918
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Apr 2, 2015 Kutrzeba, Stanisław, 1876-1946
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Issued also in French as: Droits de la Russie sur la Lithuanie et sur la Ruthénie-Blanche
Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Mar 4, 2015 Bank of Commerce in New-York; United States. War Revenue Law of 1918
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"February, 1919."
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War, Cost of
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Oct 29, 2014 Heyse, Théodore, 1884-
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Topics: Ghent. Université, World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 23, 2014 Chéradame, André, 1871-
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"Containing not only all of the material of the first edition ... but also articles from later issues of the Atlantic monthly and two chapters never before published."
Topics: Pangermanism, World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 24, 2014 Silcox, Claris Edwin, 1888-
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Sep 24, 2014 Schwink, Otto
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Sep 24, 2014 Reuss, Friedrich Wilhelm Carl, called Fritz Reuss
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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On cover: "Dr. Mühlon's evidence ..."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 24, 2014 Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Ekaterina Konstantinovna (Verigo) 1844-1934
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Sep 24, 2014 Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Ekaterina Konstantinovna (Verigo) 1844-1934
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What is Bolshevism? What we are fighting for. Russia and the allies; Russia and the League of Nations; Russia will emerge free, strong and united
Topics: Bolshevism, World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 24, 2014 Nippold, Otfried, 1864-
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"A translation of part I of Das erwachen des deutschen volkes und die rolle der Schweiz (Art. institut Orell Füssli in Zürich, 1917) by Dr. Otfried Nippold."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 24, 2014 Silvagni, Umberto
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Topics: Peace Conference, Paris, 1919, World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 23, 2014 Tamaro, Attilio
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Topics: London, Treaty of, 1915, World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 23, 2014 Trenholme, Norman Maclaren
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Sep 23, 2014 Zimmern, Alfred, 1879-1957
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 23, 2014
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Sep 23, 2014 Ward, Herbert D
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Sep 23, 2014
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Sep 23, 2014
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Sep 23, 2014 Wetterlé, E. (Emile), b. 1861
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Sep 23, 2014 Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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Sep 22, 2014 Stephanove, Constantine
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Sep 22, 2014 Reclus, Onésime
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Sep 22, 2014 Archer, William, 1856-1924
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Sep 10, 2014 Lichnowsky, Karl Max, Fürst von, 1860-1928
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Sep 10, 2014 Lichnowsky, Karl Max, Fürst von, 1860-1928
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Sep 10, 2014 McCurdy, Charles Albert, 1870-
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Sep 10, 2014 McCurdy, Charles Albert, 1870-
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Sep 10, 2014 Lutosawski, Wincenty, 1863-
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At head of title: Polish commission of work preparatory to the Conference of peace
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 10, 2014 Montague, C. E. (Charles Edward), 1867-1928
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Sep 2, 2014 Hazelton, Henry I
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Sep 2, 2014 Iorga, Nicolae, 1871-1940
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At head of title: N. Jorga
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 2, 2014 Holman, William Arthur, 1871-1934; War Literature Society
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At head of title: War Literature Society
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 2, 2014 Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943; National Security League. Committee on Patriotism through Education
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Sep 2, 2014 Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Sep 2, 2014 Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Aug 28, 2014 Lang, Cosmo Gordon, Archbp., 1864-1946
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An address delivered at the Mansion House of the city of London, on July 19, 1918
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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At head of title: War Literature Society
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 20, 2014 Ehrhardt, Paul
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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
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Aug 20, 2014 Allied Powers, 1914-; Great Britain. Foreign Office
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(Cmd. 258)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 20, 2014 Dutcher, George Matthew, 1874-
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At head of title: War supplement to the History teacher's magazine, March, 1918. War reprint, no. 3
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 20, 2014 Browne, Spencer, 1856-
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Aug 20, 2014 Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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Aug 20, 2014 Geneva. Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
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Aug 20, 2014 Fox, Frank, 1874-1960
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Oct 29, 2013 Becker, Willi
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Topics: Lusitania (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 24, 2013 Bacon, Reginald Hugh Spencer, Sir, 1863-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 24, 2013 Bingham, Barry, 1881-1939
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 23, 2013 Pollen, Arthur Joseph Hungerford, 1866-1937
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American edition has title: The British navy in battle
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918
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Jul 18, 2013 Galocsy, Arpad de
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Nationalism
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Mar 5, 2013 Trounce, H. D. (Harry Davis), 1885-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Mines (Military explosives)
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Mar 5, 2013 McCombe, John; Menzies, A. F
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, Medicine, Military
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Mar 5, 2013 Jellicoe, John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl, 1859-1935
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Four folded plans in pocket at end
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Jutland, Battle of, 1916, World War, 1914-1918
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Mar 5, 2013 Gill, Charles Clifford, 1885-
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Mar 4, 2013 Shahbaz, Yonan Hoormuz
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Topics: Urumiah, Christians, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918, Medicine, Military