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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 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: genealogy
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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 Wylie, James Hamilton, 1844-1914; Waughn, William Templeton, 1884-1932
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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by Bochkareva, Mariia Leontievna Frolkova, 1889-; Levine, Isaac Don, 1892-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Russian, Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921...
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Topics: Great Britain -- History To 1066, genealogy
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by Glenconner, Pamela, 1871-1928
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Topics: Tennant, Edward Wyndham, 1897-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: Gallieni, Joseph-Simon, 1849-1916, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France), World War, 1914-1918 -- France,...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Balkan Peninsula, 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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by Delabarre, Edmund Burke, b. 1863; Colonial Society of Massachusetts
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Topics: Dighton Rock, genealogy
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Topics: Wendic language -- Grammar, genealogy
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by Schmidt, Carl, 1868-1938; Lacau, Pierre, 1873-1963; Wajnberg, Isaak, 1878-
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Vorwort.- Einleitung I. Die handschriftliche Überlieferung. II. Übersetzung des äthiopischen und koptischen Textes.- Untersuchungen.- Exkurs I. Der gnostiker Kerinth. Die Aloger.- Exkurs II. Der Descensus ad inferos in der alten Kirche.- Exkurs III. Die Passahfeier in der kleinasiastischen Kirche.- Anhang zu Exkurs I.- Koptischer Text. Indices.- Apokalyptische Rede Jesu an seine Jünger in Galiläa.- Namen- und Wortregister.- Berichtigungen
Topics: Coptic language, Ethiopic language, genealogy
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Topics: Christian saints -- Ireland, Ireland -- Genealogy, Ireland -- Kings and rulers
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by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), genealogy
Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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by Powell, Joseph; Gribble, Francis Henry, 1862-1946
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Topics: Ruhleben (Concentration camp), World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Keith, Arthur Berriedale, 1879-1944
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Conference of Berlin (1884-1885), Zaire -- History To 1908, genealogy
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by Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Iraq -- Description and travel
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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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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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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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by Mowat, R. B. (Robert Balmain), 1883-1941
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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by Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932; Wilson-Green, Arthur
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Topics: Nomads, Roads -- England, Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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Topics: United States. Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations Submarine, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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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, Lille
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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by Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topics: Transportation -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc, Tariff -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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by Vickers, Kenneth Hotham, 1881-
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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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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Bibliography: p. 313-316
Topics: Munich (Germany), Munich (Germany) -- History, genealogy
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by Rosenberger, G; Auerbach, Carl
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Added title page in German
Topics: German language, Swedish language, genealogy
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Topics: Punch (London, England), World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc, World War, 1914-1918,...
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Topics: Inscriptions, Italic, genealogy
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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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Topics: German prose literature -- History and criticism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany --...
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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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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 Carrel, Frank, 1870-1940
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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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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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, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
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Bound with Mendelssohn, Moses. Jerusalem; oder, Über religiöse Macht und Judentum. Berlin, 1919
Topics: Jews, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, Democracy
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by Villiers, Algernon Hyde, 1886-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: Brest-Litovsk Peace Conference (1917-1918), Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1918 Mar. 3), Treaty of...
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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: Germany -- History Revolution, 1918, genealogy
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by Bairnsfather, Bruce, 1887-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Europe -- History 1789-1900, genealogy
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by Dawson, Coningsby, 1883-1959; Dawson, Muriel
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Mennonites -- Poland Gdansk, genealogy
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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by Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Translation of : Wie ich es sehe
Topic: genealogy
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by Bareilles, Bertrand
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Topics: Congress of Berlin (1878), Treaty of Berlin (1878), genealogy
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by Bell, Walter George, 1867-1942
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Topics: London (England) -- Antiquities, London (England) -- Description and travel, Great Britain --...