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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: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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by Jones, John Price, 1877-; Hollister, Paul Merrick
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by Laffan, R. G. D. (Robert George Dalrymple), 1887-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia -- History 1804-1918
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by Nevinson, Henry Woodd, 1856-1941
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Bibliography: p. xiii-xiv
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, Canada -- History, Military
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Chronology
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by O'Dwyer, Michael Francis, (Sir) 1864-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Punjab
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by Adcock, Arthur St. John, 1864-1930
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry, Poets, English, English poetry -- 20th century History and criticism
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by Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topics: Submarines (Ships), World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations Submarine
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by Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
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Topics: Reconstruction (1914-1939) -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects United...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, Canada -- History, Military
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by Holme, Charles, 1848-1923
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Armenia
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by Campbell, Edwin
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
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by Haigh, Richard, 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Bacon, Reginald Hugh Spencer, Sir, 1863-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918
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by Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey, Turkey -- Foreign relations Germany, Germany -- Foreign relations...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
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by O'Neill, H. C. (Herbert Charles), 1879-1953
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Australia. Army. Royal Australian Medical Corps, Australia. Australian Army, World War, 1914-1918...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Chronology
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by Hamon, Augustin, 1862-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: United States. Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations Submarine, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Adami, J. George (John George), 1862-1926
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
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by Price, George Ward, 1886-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Balkan Peninsula
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, Canada -- History, Military
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by Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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by Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by McKinley, Albert Edward, 1870-1936
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Topics: History -- Study and teaching, World War, 1914-1918 -- Bibliography
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by Mackintosh, E. A. (Ewart Alan), 1893-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-1956; Allison, James Murray, 1877-1929 comp
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--I. The first twelve months of war.--II. The second twelve months of war.--III. The third twelve months of war
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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Topics: Women -- Employment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Women's work
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by Gordon, Winifred; Maria, Queen consort of Ferdinand I, King of Romania, 1875-
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Topics: Eastern question (Balkan), World War, 1914-1918 -- Romania, Romania
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Food question Germany, World War, 1914-1918 -- Food question Austria, World...
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by Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey, Armenian question, Turkey -- Foreign relations Germany, Germany --...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medals, badges, decorations, etc
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Romania, Romania
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Canadian War Records Office; Roberts, Theodore Goodridge, 1877-1953; Martin, Stuart; Richards, Robin
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army, Canada. Canadian Army, Victoria Cross, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, World...
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Topics: Canada. Army. Nova Scotia Highlanders, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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by Paine, Ralph Delahaye, 1871-1925
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Topics: United States. Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Torpedo-boats
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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 Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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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 McKenzie, Frederick Arthur, 1869-1931
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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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 McKenzie, Frederick Arthur, 1869-1931
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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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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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-1956; Allison, James Murray, 1877-1929 comp
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--I. The first twelve months of war.--II. The second twelve months of war.--III. The third twelve months of war
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by Krunich, Milutin, 1893-; Bruce, Leah Marie
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics [and] finance, Economic conditions, France -- Economic...
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by Holman, Carrie Ellen
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Breton, Willy, 1877-
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"The illustrations are from photographs taken by the Photographic Service of the Belgian Army Command."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Belgium
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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-1956; Allison, James Murray, 1877-1929 comp
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--I. The first twelve months of war.--II. The second twelve months of war.--III. The third twelve months of war
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, United States -- Foreign relations Germany, Germany --...
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by Aston, George Grey, Sir, 1861-1938
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval and military, Belgium -- History...
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by Cornford, L. Cope (Leslie Cope), 1867-1927
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Brazil, Brazil -- Foreign...
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by Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Democracy