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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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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...
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1949 Knox, John, ca. 1514-1572
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Topics: Reformation -- Scotland, genealogy
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1945 Angell, Norman, 1874-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Ludwig Tieck, Der blonde Eckbert; Wilhelm Wackenroder, Ehrengedächtnis unseres ehrwürdigen Ahnherrn Albrecht Dürers; Friedrich von Schlegel, Treue und Scherz; Novalis, Klingsohrs Märchen; Clemens Brentano, Geschichte vom braven Kasperl und dem schönen Annerl; Jean Paul, (a) Das Glück eines schwedischen Pfarrers, (b) Die Doppeltgänger, (c) Der Traum im Traum; Achim von Arnim, Der tolle Invalide auf dem Fort Ratonneau; E.T.A. Hoffmann, Rat Krespel; Joseph von Eichendorff, Aus dem Leben...
Topics: German prose, genealogy
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1937 Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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1937 Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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1934 Chevrillon, André, 1864-1957
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda
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1928 Richmond, Herbert W. (Herbert William), Sir, 1871-1946
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Topics: Naval history, Sea-power, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Great Britain -- History
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1927 Ramírez de Villa-Urrutia, Wenceslao, marqués, 1850-1933
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La jornada del Condestable de Castilla a Inglaterra para las paces de 1604; La embajada de Lord Nottingham a España en 1605; Rubens diplomatico; Antonio Van Dyck; Francisco de Vitoria, precursor de Grocio; La literatura del derecho internacional en España durante el siglo XVII
Topics: Vitoria, Francisco de, 1486?-1546, Tarsis ó Tassis y Peralta, Juan de, Nottingham, Charles Howard,...
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1926 Bowles, George F. S. (Frederic Stewart), 1877-
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Topics: Sea-power, Great Britain -- History, Naval, Great Britain -- Commerce, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Commerce and industries, England -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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1925 Renouvin, Pierre, 1893-
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At head of title: L'organisation gouvernementale française pendant la guerre
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply, Food supply -- France
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1925 Swinton, E. D. (Ernest Dunlop), 1868-1951
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Reprinted from "The Strand Magazine"
Topics: Tanks (Military science), World War, 1914-1918
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1925 Ernle, Rowland Edmund Prothero, Baron, 1852-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply, England -- Agriculture, England -- Land, genealogy
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1924 Withers, Hartley, 1867-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, England -- Finance and taxation, England -- Banks...
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1924 Aristotle; Hengstenberg, E. W. (Ernst Wilhelm), 1802-1869; Brandis, Christian August, 1790-1867
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Topic: genealogy
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1924 Pierrefeu, Jean de, 1883-
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Topics: France. Armée. Etat-Major, World War, 1914-1918 -- France
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1924 Montague, C. E. (Charles Edward), 1867-1928
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1923 Mackie, J. D. (John Duncan), b. 1887; Pryde, George S. (George Smith); Mill, Anna Jean
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Topics: Convention of Royal Burghs (Scotland), Scotland -- Politics and government 1371-1707, Scotland --...
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1923 Rawlinson, Alfred, Sir, 1867-1934
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, London...
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1923 Baum, Julius, b. 1882
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Topics: Art -- Germany Swabia, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia
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1923 Gullett, Henry Somer, 1878-; Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921); Australian War Memorial
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Topics: Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921), World War, 1914-1918 --...
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1923 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Volbach, Wolfgang Fritz, 1892-1988
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Topics: Ivories -- Catalogs, Sculpture -- Berlin Catalogs, genealogy
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1923 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects France, France -- Economic conditions 1918-1945
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1923 Mathieson, William Law, 1868-
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Topics: Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history, genealogy
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1923 Lugard, F. D. (Frederick Dealtry), Sir, 1858-1945
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Topics: Indigenous peoples -- Africa, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Africa, Great...
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1923 Scheffler, Karl, 1869-1951
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Topics: Artists -- Germany, Art -- Germany History, genealogy
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1923 Bausman, Frederick, 1861-1931
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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1923 Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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Topics: Statesmen -- Ukraine -- Biography, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Autonomy...
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1923 Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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Topics: Statesmen -- Ukraine -- Biography, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Autonomy...
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1923 Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940
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Topics: Defense industries -- Employees, Weapons industry -- Employees, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics...
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1923 Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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1923 Flier, M. J. van der (Marius Jacobus van der), b. 1880
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Continued as The Netherlands and the world war, q.v
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance Netherlands, Finance -- Netherlands, Netherlands -- Economic...
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Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, genealogy
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Topics: Winchester (England) -- Politics and government, Winchester (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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1923 Tormay, Cecile, 1876-1937
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[Vol. 1] Revolution, with a foreword by the Duke of Northumberland.--[Vol. 2] The Commune
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Topics: Hungary -- History Revolution, 1918-1919, genealogy
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1923 Oliveira Lima, Manoel de, 1865-1928
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At head of title: Universidade de Lisboa
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Madhvas, genealogy
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1923 Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-; Leishman, William Boog, (Sir) 1865-1926; Cummins, Stevenson Lyle, 1873-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1923 Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959
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Topics: Employees' representation in management, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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1923 Kellermann, Bernhard, 1879-
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Topic: genealogy
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1923 Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1923 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
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1923 Rope, Henry Edward George, 1880-
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Topic: genealogy
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1923 Simon, John Smith, 1843-1933
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Topics: Wesley, John, 1703-1791, Methodism, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1923 Pierce, William
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Bibliography: p. 487-494
Topics: Penry, John, 1559-1593, Marprelate controversy, Education -- England History, Great Britain --...
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1923 Nippold, Otfried, b. 1864; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law; Hershey, Amos Shartle, 1867-1933
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Topics: International law and relations, World War, 1914-1918, Chicago (Ill.) -- City planning
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1923 Page, William, 1861-1934
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Topics: London (England) -- History To 1600, genealogy
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1923 Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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Topics: Hungary -- History Joseph II, 1780-1790, Prussia (Germany) -- History Frederick William II,...
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1923 Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959
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Topics: Weapons industry -- Employees, Labor unions -- Great Britain, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic...
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1923 Dickinson, G. Lowes (Goldsworthy Lowes), 1862-1932
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Topics: War, World War, 1914-1918, International cooperation, Disarmament
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics [and] finance
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Topics: Catholic Church, Reformation -- Germany, Meissen (Saxony, Germany) -- History, Wurzen (Germany) --...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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1922 Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Delemer, Adolphe
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Topics: Government monopolies, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, France -- Finance and...
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1922 Hübner, Oskar
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Topics: Education -- Germany, Germany -- History Study and teaching, genealogy
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1922 Fayolle, Marie Émile, 1852-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Cemal Paa, 1872-1922
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Armenian question
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1922 Wilhelm 2, German emperor, 1859-1941
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Germany -- Politics and government 1888-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Bibliography, Catalogs, Subject, Subject headings -- World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Knights of Columbus. Canada. Canadian Army Kuts, World War, 1914-1918 -- War work Knights of...
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1922 Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Includes index
Topics: Reconstruction (1914-1939), World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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1922 Lima, Oliveira, 1867-1928
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war, Kiau-Chau