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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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1921 Hourticq, Louis, 1875-1944
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Topic: Art
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1921 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939
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Topics: Art, Literature
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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v. 4, 10., verb. und erw. Aufl
Topic: Art
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1921 Maspero, G. (Gaston), 1846-1916
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Topics: Art -- Egypt, Egypt -- Antiquities
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1921 Esher, Reginald Baliol Brett, Viscount, 1852-1930
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Topics: Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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1921 Hantos, Elemér, 1881-
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Topics: Money, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects
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1921 Robertson, William Robert, bart., (Sir), 1860-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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1921 Hyde, Walter Woodburn
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Topics: Sculpture, Greece -- Art
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Topics: Pierrefeu, Jean de Plutarque a menti, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Allen, E. P. S
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919. 116th Battalion, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Some vols. in reprint edition
Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law
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"The documents have been selected chiefly from John V.A. MacMurray's Treaties and agreements with and concerning China."
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- China, Shandong Sheng (China)
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1921 Paléologue, Maurice, 1859-1944
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At head of title: Maurice Paléologue
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Some vols. in reprint edition
Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Deuticke, Wilhelm
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Prussia, East (Province), World War, 1914-1918 --...
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1921 Luschin von Ebengreuth, Arnold, 1841-1932
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Trend, John Brande, 1887-
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Topics: Music -- History and criticism, Spanish literature -- History and criticism, Catalan literature --...
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1921 Nowak, Karl Friedrich, 1882-1932
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Vol. 1. Antwerpen, 1914, bearb. von Erich v. Tschischwitz.- Vol. 2. Die Kämpfe um Baranowitschi, Summer, 1916 bearb. von Walther Vogel.- Vol. 3. Herbstschlacht in Macedonien-Cernabogen 1916, von Georg Strutz, bearb. von Curt Liebmann.- Vol. 4. Die Eroberung von Nowo Georgiewsk, bearb. von Franz Bettag.- Vol. 5. "Jildirim". Deutsche Streiter auf heiligem Boden, bearb. von Dr. Steuber.- Vol. 6. Von Nancy bis zum Camp des Romains, 1914, bearb. von Ludwig von Gebsattel.- Vol. 7a-7b Die...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Battles
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Vol. 1. Antwerpen, 1914, bearb. von Erich v. Tschischwitz.- Vol. 2. Die Kämpfe um Baranowitschi, Summer, 1916 bearb. von Walther Vogel.- Vol. 3. Herbstschlacht in Macedonien-Cernabogen 1916, von Georg Strutz, bearb. von Curt Liebmann.- Vol. 4. Die Eroberung von Nowo Georgiewsk, bearb. von Franz Bettag.- Vol. 5. "Jildirim". Deutsche Streiter auf heiligem Boden, bearb. von Dr. Steuber.- Vol. 6. Von Nancy bis zum Camp des Romains, 1914, bearb. von Ludwig von Gebsattel.- Vol. 7a-7b Die...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Battles
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-; Mitchell, Thomas John, 1882-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-; Mitchell, Thomas John, 1882-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 O'Ryan, John F. (John Francis), 1874-
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Topics: United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. Division, 27th, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Hezzelwood, Oliver, 1861-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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1921 Sen, Jaminikanta
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Topic: Symbolism in art
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1921 Davies, Gerald S. (Gerald Stanley), 1845-1927
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Topics: Charterhouse (London, England), World War, 1914-1918 -- Registers, lists, etc
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1921 British Museum. Dept. of British and Mediaeval Antiquities; Dalton, O. M. (Ormonde Maddock), 1866-1945
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Topics: Art -- England London Catalogs, Art, Byzantine, Christian art and symbolism, Christian antiquities
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1921 Manteyer, Georges de, 1867-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Sixte, Prince of Bourbon-Parma, 1886-1934, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Vincennes, France. Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine et musée de la grande guerre; Dubois, Jean; Appuhn, Charles, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Dumur, Louis, 1860-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
1921 Vesni, Milenko Radomir, 1863-1921
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Ure, P. N. (Percy Neville), 1879-1950
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Topics: Greek literature -- History, Art -- Greece, Greece -- History, Greece -- Civilization
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1921 vec, Josef Jií, 1883-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Bound with three others
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Debts, Public
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Plebiscite
Bibliography: p. [45]-46
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Grief
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Topics: Pierrefeu, Jean de Plutarque a menti, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Includes index
Topics: Art -- Italy Florence, Florence (Italy) -- Description and travel
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Some vols. in reprint edition
Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Hussey, Arthur Herbert, 1863-
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Includes index
Topics: Great Britain. Army Division, 5th, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Milne, Archibald Berkeley, Sir, 1855-
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Topics: Goeben (Cruiser), Breslau (Cruiser), World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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1921 Bourgeois, Emile, 1857-1934; Pagès, Georges, 1867-1939
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, Germany -- Foreign...
Issued also in German
Topics: Art, Illumination (of MSS. and books), Manuscripts
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1921 Vesnic, Milenko Radomir, 1863-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Focillon, Henri, 1881-1943
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Topic: Art, Buddhist
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1921 Dewar, George A. B. (George Albemarle Bertie), 1862-1934
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Topics: Munitions, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects Great...
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1921 Wyrall, Everard, 1878-1933
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Division, 2nd, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France
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1921 Toudouze, Georges-G. (Georges-Gustave), b. 1877
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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1921 O'Ryan, John F. (John Francis), 1874-
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Topics: United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. Division, 27th, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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v. 4, 10., verb. und erw. Aufl
Topic: Art
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1921 Keith, Arthur Berriedale, 1879-1944
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Bibliography: p. [333]-341
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Political history British Empire, Great Britain -- Colonies Administration
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Pelizaeus Museum; Ippel, Albert, 1885-; Roeder, Günther, 1881-1966
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Topics: Art, Egyptian, Art, Greco-Roman, Egypt -- Antiquities
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Andrássy, Gyula, gróf, 1860-1929
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Kuhl, Hermann Joseph von, 1856-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front, Marne, 1st Battle of the, France, 1914
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1921 Signac, Paul, 1863-1935
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Topics: Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863, Painting -- History 19th century, Impressionism (Art)
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1921 Quintavalle, Ferruccio
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Vol. 1. Dal Congresso di Berlino (Luglio 1878) agli Armistizi (Novembre 1918)- Vol. 2. Dagli Armistizi (Novembre 1918) alla firma dell'ultimo trattato di pace (Novembre 1920)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Canada. Army. 2d Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
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1921 Levinger, Lee J. (Lee Joseph), 1890-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
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1921 Crowell, Benedict, 1869-; Wilson, Robert Forrest, 1883-
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Topics: United States. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Military geography
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1921 Foerster, Wolfgang
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Vol. 1. Die deutsche Westoffensive 1914 bis zur Marneschlacht.- Vol. 2. Die Ostoffensive 1915 in Galizien und Ruszland. Betrachtungen über die Heerführung des Generals v. Falkenhayn.- Vol. 3. Verdun 1916. Der Feldherr Ludendorff. Die grosze Schlacht in Frankreich vom 21. März bis 4. April 1918
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Cover-title: Cancellation of inter-allied indebtedness
Topics: Debts, Public, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Petraycka-Tomicka, Jadwiga
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Topics: Polish literature, Art
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1921 Wright, Peter E
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Topics: Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920). Supreme War Council, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Pigou, A. C. (Arthur Cecil), 1877-1959
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Topics: War -- Economic aspects, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great...
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1921 Régamey, Frédéric, comp. and ed
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
1. - France, Syria and the Arabs. 2. - May 1st. 3. - Mr. Keynes once more. 4. - Poor Germany. 5. - The upper Silesian problem. 6. - France and peace. 7. - The post-War policy of France. 8. - The payment of the German indemnity
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace