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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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Mar 11, 2018 Jones, John Price, 1877-; Hollister, Paul Merrick
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- McCurdy, Charles Albert, 1870-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Public buildings, Castles
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- Haigh, Richard, 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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- McCombe, John; Menzies, A. F
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, Medicine, Military
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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- Carton de Wiart, Henry, Comte, 1869-1951
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
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- 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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- 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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia, United States -- Politics...
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- Hamon, Augustin, 1862-
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Includes index
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- 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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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- Cornford, L. Cope (Leslie Cope), 1867-1927
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine
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- Lichnowsky, Karl Max, Fürst von, 1860-1928
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- Dawson, Coningsby, 1883-1959
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- Boylesve, René, 1867-1926
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- 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 -- Poetry
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- Curzon, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquis of, 1859-1925
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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Topics: Nationalism, State, The, World War, 1914-1918
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- Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, Canada -- History, Military
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- Powers, H. H. (Harry Huntington), 1859-1936
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Topics: World politics, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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- Durkin, Douglas Leader, 1884-1968
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Poems
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- Thirlmere, Rowland
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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- Boutet, Frédéric, 1874-
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- Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Transportation
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- Escouflaire, Rodolphe C
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Topics: Irish question, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland, Ireland -- History
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- 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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- Vernède, Robert Ernest, 1875-1917; Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
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- 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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- Pinkerton, Robert Douglas
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Facsimiles on lining-papers
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- 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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- Murray, John Lovell, 1875-1955
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Missions
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- Bacon, Reginald Hugh Spencer, Sir, 1863-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918
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- 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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Topics: National characteristics, English, World War, 1914-1918
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- Crawshay-Williams, Eliot, 1879-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, Egypt -- Description and travel
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- Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Reprinted, in part, from various periodicals
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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, American
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- 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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- 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."
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- Gregory, Marion
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- 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
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, German poetry
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An address delivered at the Mansion House of the city of London, on July 19, 1918
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Topics: International law, Political ethics, World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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- 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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- Iorga, Nicolae, 1871-1940
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At head of title: N. Jorga
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- Howard, Frederick Thomas Rowland, 1887-
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- Sanders, William Stephen
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"Reprinted from 'The New age.'"
Topics: Socialism -- Germany, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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- Crowe, John Henry Verinder, 1862-
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Topics: Smuts, Jan Christiaan, 1870-1950, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: International cooperation, World War, 1914-1918
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- Masefield, John, 1878-1967
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- Régnier, Henri de, 1864-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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- Weston, Frank, 1871-1924; Smuts, Jan Christiaan, 1870-1950
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany -- Colonies
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- Lyon, Percy Hugh Beverley, 1893-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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- Cahn, Herman
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Topics: Socialism, Capitalism, Money -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance