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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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1918 Dawson, Coningsby, 1883-1959
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1918 McCurdy, Charles Albert, 1870-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: National characteristics, English, World War, 1914-1918
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1918 Johnstone, G. Murray
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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1918 Crawshay-Williams, Eliot, 1879-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, Egypt -- Description and travel
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1918 Lichnowsky, Karl Max, Fürst von, 1860-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1918 Curzon, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquis of, 1859-1925
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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1918 Caunter, J.A.L. (John Alan Lyde), 1889-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
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1918 Lichnowsky, Karl Max, Fürst von, 1860-1928; Dernburg, Bernhard, 1865-. 1915
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Bound with Dernburg, Bernhard. Search-lights on the war, 1915
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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1918 Hamon, Augustin, 1862-
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Includes index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1918 Escouflaire, Rodolphe C
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Topics: Irish question, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland, Ireland -- History
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1918 McCombe, John; Menzies, A. F
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, Medicine, Military
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Transportation
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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1918 Dower, William H., b. 1866; Temple of the People (Halcyon, Calif.)
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Topics: Bible, Second Advent, Avatars (Religion)
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1918 Stalker, James, 1848-1927
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Bibliography: p. 251-254
Topics: Bible, Bible as literature
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1918 Boutet, Frédéric, 1874-
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1918 Trenholme, Norman Maclaren
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1918 Bacon, Reginald Hugh Spencer, Sir, 1863-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918
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1918 Cooke, George Albert, 1865-
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Topic: Bible
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1918 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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1918 Powers, H. H. (Harry Huntington), 1859-1936
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Topics: World politics, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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1918 Vernède, Robert Ernest, 1875-1917; Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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1918 Hess, Moses, 1812-1875; Waxman, Meyer, 1887-1969
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Topics: Jews, Jews, Jews
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1918 Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959
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Introductory. The case for national guilds. The reorganization o f trade unionism. Abolition of the wage system. The nature of the state. State ownership and control. Freedom in the guild. National guilds and the consumer. Appendices A. Genesis of syndicalism in France. B. Labour policy after the war
Topics: Industrial policy -- England, Guild socialism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, Labor...
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1918 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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1918 Murray, John Lovell, 1875-1955
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Missions
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1918 Durkin, Douglas Leader, 1884-1968
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Poems
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1918 Thirlmere, Rowland
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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1918 Oyerbakh, Mosheh, 1881-1976
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Topic: Jews
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1918 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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1918 Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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1918 Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Reprinted, in part, from various periodicals
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1918 Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941; Frye, Northrop
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Vol. 3
Topics: Bible, Religions, Jews, Judaism -- Customs and practices
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1918 Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941; Frye, Northrop. Marginalia
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Victoria University Library has Northrop Frye's copy with his annotations
Topics: Bible, Religions, Jews, Judaism
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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1918 Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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1918 Carton de Wiart, Henry, Comte, 1869-1951
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
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1918 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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1918 Boylesve, René, 1867-1926
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1918 Whitaker, Herman, 1867-1919
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Topics: United States. Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations Submarine, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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1918 Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919; Scott, James Brown, 1866-1943
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia, United States -- Politics...
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1918 Bateson, Hartley; Huchown, of the Awle Ryale, 14th century; Strode, Ralph, fl. 1350-1400
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Topic: Bible
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1918 Rutledge, Stanley A. (Stanley Arthur), d. 1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topics: Socialism, World War, 1914-1918
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1918 Bochkovsky, Olgerd Ippolit, 1884-1939
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Includes bibliography
Topics: Nationalism, State, The, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1918 Cornford, L. Cope (Leslie Cope), 1867-1927
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine
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1918 Pinkerton, Robert Douglas
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Facsimiles on lining-papers
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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1918 Haigh, Richard, 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Public buildings, Castles
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1918 Bryce, James, 1838-1922
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Neutral nations and the war; The attitude of Great Britain in the present war; The War State, its mind and its methods; War and human progress; Presidental address delivered to the British Academy, June 30, 1915; Presidental address delivered to the British Academy, July 14, 1916; The principle of nationality and its application; Concerning a Peace League; Appendix
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Philosophy
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Bibliography: p. 29-31
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda, Press
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1918 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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1918 McCurdy, Charles Albert, 1870-
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1918 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
Cover title
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1918 Lyon, Percy Hugh Beverley, 1893-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topics: Democracy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence
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1918 Rhys, Ernest, 1859-1946
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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1918 L. R. A; Ray, Anna Chapin, 1865-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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1918 Newton, Arthur Percival, 1873-1942
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects Great Britain, Great Britain -- Economic conditions
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1918 Howard, Frederick Thomas Rowland, 1887-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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1918 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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1918 Knyvett, R. Hugh, d. 1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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1918 Sanders, William Stephen
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"Reprinted from 'The New age.'"
Topics: Socialism -- Germany, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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1918 Masefield, John, 1878-1967
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1918 Latzko, Adolf Andreas, 1876-
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Off to war.--Baptism of fire.--The victor.--My comrade.--A hero's death.--Home again
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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1918 Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926
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Chosen peoples, being the first "Arthur Davis Memorial Lecture" delivered before the Jewish Historical Society at University College on Easter-Passover Sunday 1918/5678
Topics: Jews, Germans, Nationalism