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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 Landrieux
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by Ward, Herbert D
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by Zimmern, Alfred, 1879-1957
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At head of title: War Literature Society
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by Lang, Cosmo Gordon, Archbp., 1864-1946
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An address delivered at the Mansion House of the city of London, on July 19, 1918
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by Archer, William, 1856-1924
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by Lichnowsky, Karl Max, Fürst von, 1860-1928
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At head of title: War Literature Society
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by Wetterlé, E. (Emile), b. 1861
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by 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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by McCurdy, Charles Albert, 1870-
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On cover: "Dr. Mühlon's evidence ..."
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by Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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by Trenholme, Norman Maclaren
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by McCurdy, Charles Albert, 1870-
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by Ehrhardt, Paul
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At head of title: War supplement to the History teacher's magazine, March, 1918. War reprint, no. 3
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by Browne, Spencer, 1856-
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by Montague, C. E. (Charles Edward), 1867-1928
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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 Lichnowsky, Karl Max, Fürst von, 1860-1928
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by Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943; National Security League. Committee on Patriotism through Education
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by Silcox, Claris Edwin, 1888-
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by Iorga, Nicolae, 1871-1940
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by Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937
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by McCombe, John; Menzies, A. F
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, Medicine, Military
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by Durkin, Douglas Leader, 1884-1968
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Poems
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Topics: London, Treaty of, 1915, World War, 1914-1918
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by Stoll, Oswald, Sir, 1866-1942
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First draft of an industrial loans bill.- Explanatory comments on the industrial loans bill.- The menace of the money trust.- Daiserism in finance.- Mr. Stoll's evidence before the Banking amalgamations committee at the House of lords in committee room "A" on April 8th, 1918.- Money, credit and the bank act.- An open letter to Lord Milner.- 5[pound sterling] 15s. for 3[pound sterling] 17s. 10 1/2d.- Appendix: Six points of an economic war policy, including a financial as distinct from...
Topics: Credit, World War, 1914-1918
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by Gauvain, Auguste, 1861-
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Topics: Yugoslavs, World War, 1914-1918
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by Bernheim, Bertram Moses, 1880-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topics: Waxweiler, Émile, 1867-1916, Neutrality, World War, 1914-1918
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by Macara, Charles Wright, Sir, 1845-
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Topics: Cotton manufacture, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, England -- Economic conditions...
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by Boylesve, René, 1867-1926
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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 Massey, William Thomas; McBey, James, 1883-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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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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Topics: National characteristics, English, World War, 1914-1918
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by Trounce, H. D. (Harry Davis), 1885-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Mines (Military explosives)
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by Havard de la Montagne, Madeleine
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
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by Jastrow, Morris, 1861-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Peace
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by Gauvain, Auguste, 1861-
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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 Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
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by Zmrhal, Karel, b. 1888
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Topics: Zmrhal, Karel, b. 1888, World War, 1914-1918
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by Iancovici, D
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Topics: Romania. 1918 May 7, World War, 1914-1918
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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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by Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957
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by Heyse, Théodore, 1884-
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Topics: Ghent. Université, World War, 1914-1918
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by Gill, Charles Clifford, 1885-
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by Marburg, Theodore, 1862-1946
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Topics: Arbitration, International, World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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by Johnstone, G. Murray
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Masefield, John, 1878-1967
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by Franconi, Gabriel Tristan
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by Gaduk, Moise I
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Topics: Russia. Russki zagotovitel'ny komitet v Amerike, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda, Press
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by Ferrero, Guglielmo, 1871-1942
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Latin peoples, Italy -- Foreign relations...