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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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1919 Broun, Heywood, 1888-1939
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1919 Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949
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1919 Glenconner, Pamela, 1871-1928
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1919 Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
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1919 Rawlinson, James H
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian, Blind -- Rehabilitation
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1919 Villiers, Algernon Hyde, 1886-1917
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1919 Callwell, C. E. (Charles Edward), Sir, 1859-1928
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1919 Birmingham, George A., 1865-1950
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1919 Fox, Henry Landell, 1872-
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1919 Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Iraq -- Description and travel
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1919 Bairnsfather, Bruce, 1887-
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1919 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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1919 Shears, Edward Hornby, 1890-1917
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Topics: Shears, Edward Hornby, 1890-1917, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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1919 Bochkareva, Mariia Leontievna Frolkova, 1889-; Levine, Isaac Don, 1892-
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1919 Fidelis, a Fanna, Pater, 1838-1881
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French
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1919 Lock, Henry Osmond
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1919 Hornung, E. W. (Ernest William), 1866-1921
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1919 Carrel, Frank, 1870-1940
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1919 Macnaughtan, Sarah, d. 1916
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1919 Gaines, Ruth Louise, 1877-; Smith college relief unit
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1919 Maurice, Frederick, Sir, 1871-1951
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1919 Dawson, Coningsby, 1883-1959; Dawson, Muriel
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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1919 Graham, Stephen, 1884-
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1919 Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey and the Near East Iraq, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal...
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1918 Rutledge, Stanley A. (Stanley Arthur), d. 1917
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1918 Crawshay-Williams, Eliot, 1879-
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1918 Whitaker, Herman, 1867-1919
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1918 Haigh, Richard, 1895-
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1918 Abbey, Edwin Austin, d. 1917
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1918 Serjeant-Major, R.A.M.C
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1918 Keeling, Frederic Hillersdon, 1886-1916; Townshend, Mrs. (Emily), 1849-1934
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1918 Howard, Frederick Thomas Rowland, 1887-
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1918 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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1918 Schreiner, George Abel
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1918 Knyvett, R. Hugh, d. 1918
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1918 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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1918 L. R. A; Ray, Anna Chapin, 1865-
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1918 Simmons, Mervin C; McClung, Nellie L., 1873-1951
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1918 Bishop, William Avery, 1894-1956
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1918 Gregory, Marion
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1918 Redier, Antoine, 1878-
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Translation of: Méditations dans la tranchée
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1918 Holmes, Robert Derby
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1918 Rimbaud, Isabelle, 1860-1917
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1918 MacDonald, Frank Cecil, 1890-
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1918 Nobbs, Gilbert
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1918 Bernheim, Bertram Moses, 1880-
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1918 Farnol, Jeffery, 1878-1952
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1918 Lafont, Bernard
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Verdun
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1918 Whitehair, Charles W. (Charles Wesley), 1887-
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1918 Hay, Ian
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Topics: Canada. Army. Nova Scotia Highlanders, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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1918 Hewett, Stephen H. (Stephen Henry), 1893-1916
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1918 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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1918 Malherbe, Henry, 1886-
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1918 Grant, Marjorie
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1918 Plewman, W. R. (William Rothwell), 1880-
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