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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 [Fowler, Robert Ludlow] 1849-1936. [from old catalog]
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, United States -- Foreign relations
"Verwendete literatur": p. [782]-796
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions, Yugoslavs
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by Abbey, Edwin Austin, d. 1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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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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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Public buildings, Castles
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Topics: International cooperation, World War, 1914-1918
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by Archer, William, 1856-1924
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Ashley, Roscoe Lewis, 1872-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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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 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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Topic: Bible
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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 Bacon, Reginald Hugh Spencer, Sir, 1863-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918
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by Badè, William Frederic, 1871-1936
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Topic: Bible
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by Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics [and] finance, Economic conditions, France -- Economic...
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Topics: Australia. Army. Royal Australian Medical Corps, Australia. Australian Army, World War, 1914-1918...
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by Bateson, Hartley; Huchown, of the Awle Ryale, 14th century; Strode, Ralph, fl. 1350-1400
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Topic: Bible
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Prussia (Germany) -- Politics and government
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Benjamin, René, 1885-1948
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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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by Bernheim, Bertram Moses, 1880-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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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 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Topics: Nationalism, State, The, World War, 1914-1918
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by Bourassa, Henri, 1868-1952
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Topics: Benedict XV, Pope, 1854-1922, World War, 1914-1918
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by Boutet, Frédéric, 1874-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Bower, John Graham, 1886-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Boylesve, René, 1867-1926
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by Brausewetter, Max Georg, 1867-1916
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Brazil, Brazil -- Foreign...
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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 Brown, Demetra (Vaka) 1877-
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Topics: Constantine I, King of the Hellenes, 1868-1923, World War, 1914-1918 -- Greece
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by Browne, Spencer, 1856-
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by 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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by Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
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by Butts, Marie, comp
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Cababé, Michael, b. 1855
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Topics: Freedom of the seas, Contraband of war, World War, 1914-1918 -- Blockades, Maritime law -- Great...
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by Cable, Boyd, 1878-1943
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
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by Cahn, Herman
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Topics: Socialism, Capitalism, Money -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance
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Topics: Bible, Lindisfarne Gospels, English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 Syntax, English language...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
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by Cammaerts, Emile, 1878-1953
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Campbell, Edwin
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medals, badges, decorations, etc
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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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by Carton de Wiart, Henry, Comte, 1869-1951
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
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by 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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Topics: National characteristics, English, World War, 1914-1918
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by Chevrillon, André, 1864-1957
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La France qui s'est levée; Au front d'Argonne et de Champagne; Au front anglais; Les champs de bataille de l'Ancre; Furor teutonicus
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- History
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, Democracy
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by Chéradame, André, 1871-
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Topics: Pangermanism, World War, 1914-1918
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by Chéradame, André, 1871-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Public opinion, World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Pangermanism
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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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by Clark, John Maurice, 1884-; Hamilton, Walton Hale, 1881-1958; Moulton, Harold Glenn, 1883-1965
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, War -- Economic aspects, War, Cost of
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by Clemenceau, Georges, 1841-1929
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by 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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by Connolly, James Brendan, 1868-
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Topics: United States. Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, American
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Topic: Bible
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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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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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by Crowe, John Henry Verinder, 1862-
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Topics: Smuts, Jan Christiaan, 1870-1950, World War, 1914-1918
At head of title: War Literature Society
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Curtin, Daniel Thomas, 1886-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Curzon, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquis of, 1859-1925
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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Topics: Women -- Employment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Women's work
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Topics: French language -- Slang, World War, 1914-1918 -- Language (New words, slang, etc.), Words, New --...
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by Dawson, Coningsby, 1883-1959
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