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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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For VIII, see Reparation Commission. Reports of the Expert Committees (Cmd. 2105); XIV, see its The Experts' plan for reparation payments; XX, see its Report of the Committee of Experts on reparations (Cmd. 3343)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Yzdanie Pri͡ashevskaho Eparkh. pravytelʹstva
Topic: Catholic Church
For VIII, see Reparation Commission. Reports of the Expert Committees (Cmd. 2105); XIV, see its The Experts' plan for reparation payments; XX, see its Report of the Committee of Experts on reparations (Cmd. 3343)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
by Dukhnovych, O. V. (Oleksandr Vasylʹovych), 1803-1865; Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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"Dli͡a uhorskykhʺ rusynovʺ na hodʺ."
Topics: Catholic Church, Almanacs
For VIII, see Reparation Commission. Reports of the Expert Committees (Cmd. 2105); XIV, see its The Experts' plan for reparation payments; XX, see its Report of the Committee of Experts on reparations (Cmd. 3343)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
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"V Cleveland, Ohio, 10. Nov., 1922."
Topic: Catholic Church
"Vʺ upotreblenie T͡Serkovnŷkhʺ Shkolʺ vʺSoedynennŷkhʺ Derz͡havakhʺ Sîvernoĭ Ameryky."
Topics: Catholic Church, Catechisms
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sabourin, Joseph Adonais
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church and education, French language in Manitoba
Carpatho-Rusyn and English in parallel columns
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wutte, Martin, 1876-
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Includes index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Konta, Alexander
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Topics: Kossuth, Lajos, 1802-1894, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Henderson, Hubert D. (Hubert Douglas), Sir, 1890-1952
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Topics: Great Britain. Cotton Control Board, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics [and] finance
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Vita
Topics: Prices, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Schmoller, Gustav von, 1838-1917
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Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: Cities and towns, Medieval, Municipal government, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gwatkin-Williams, R. S. (Rupert Stanley)
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
by Kyzakʺ, Ioannʺ
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"Na hodʺ ... ymîi͡ushchiĭ 365 dneĭ."
Topics: Catholic Church, Carpatho-Rusyns
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Nogaro, Bertrand, 1880-1950
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Debts, Public, Finance
Part of the author's thesis - Göttingen
Topics: Friesland, East, Reformation, Friesland, East, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover, 1629-1698, Catholic Church, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hannecart, Édouard
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Drama
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Dbrowski, Stefan, b. 1876
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Includes index
Topics: England -- History Historiography, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Schlaf, Johannes, 1862-1941
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Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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At head of title: Confidential. For official information only
Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Reinsch, Paul Samuel, 1869-1923
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Topics: Yüan, Shih-k'ai, 1859-1916, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wister, Owen, 1860-1938
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, France -- Description and travel
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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v. 1. Koenig Philipp II. von Spanien. Im England der Elisabeth. Gaspard von Coligny. Coligny und die Ermordung Franz von Guises. Von den Staetten der Hugenottengeschichte. Ludwig XIV. und Strassburg. Der juengere Pitt und seine Zeit. Ostdeutschland in der deutschen Geschichte. Luther und Deutschland. Das Koenigtum der grossen Hohenzollerny Die Nachwirkung Friedrichs des Grossen. 1813. Ideen und Kraefte der deutschen Erhebung. 1818. Kaiser Wilhelm I. Albrecht von Roon. Wettiner und Hohenzollern....
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wutte, Martin, 1876-
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Includes index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance, Finance -- United States, Europe -- Economic conditions
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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At head of title: Confidential. For official information only
Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ukrainisches Religionskomitee in Wien
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From the library of John Luczkiw
Topics: Catholic Church, Ukrainians
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Forsh, Olga, 1873-1961
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Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Treaties, World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
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Topics: Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous, World War, 1914-1918, Interessengemeinschaft der deutschen...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Viereck, Paul, 1865-1944
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Microfiche(pos.)
Topics: Ostraka, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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At head of title: Confidential. For official information only
Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Schoen, Wilhelm Eduard, Freiherr von, 1851-1933; Vesey, Constance
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Germany -- Foreign relations
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Topics: Catholic Church, Reformation -- Germany, Meissen (Saxony, Germany) -- History, Wurzen (Germany) --...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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v. 1. Koenig Philipp II. von Spanien. Im England der Elisabeth. Gaspard von Coligny. Coligny und die Ermordung Franz von Guises. Von den Staetten der Hugenottengeschichte. Ludwig XIV. und Strassburg. Der juengere Pitt und seine Zeit. Ostdeutschland in der deutschen Geschichte. Luther und Deutschland. Das Koenigtum der grossen Hohenzollerny Die Nachwirkung Friedrichs des Grossen. 1813. Ideen und Kraefte der deutschen Erhebung. 1818. Kaiser Wilhelm I. Albrecht von Roon. Wettiner und Hohenzollern....
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Delemer, Adolphe
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Topics: Government monopolies, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, France -- Finance and...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Herrington, Walter S. (Walter Stevens), 1860-1947; Lennox and Addington Historical Society
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- War memorials and Rolls of honour, World War, 1914-1918 -- War work, Lennox...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ukrainian National Council of Eastern Galicia
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Cover title
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Ukrainians
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Holt, Frederic Appleby, 1888-
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Topics: World politics, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, Europe...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hübner, Oskar
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Topics: Education -- Germany, Germany -- History Study and teaching, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Premerstein, Anton, Ritter von, 1869-1935
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Sonderabdruck aus der Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte [43, Rom. Abt., 1922] p. 45-152
Topics: Caesar, Julius, Roman law, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Monroe doctrine, Great Britain -- Foreign relations 1820-1830, Great Britain -- Foreign relations...
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Topics: Hungarians in Romania, Minorities, genealogy
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Topics: Young Men's Christian Associations, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Turner, John Kenneth
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Includes index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Angas, Lawrence Lee Bazley, 1893-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations, Foreign exchange, Europe -- Economic conditions
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by [Lyon, Laurance, 1875-1932]
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Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), World War, 1914-1918, England -- Politics and government 1900-1945,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Brandenburg, Erich, 1868-1946
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Topics: Germany -- History 1815-1866, Germany -- History 1866-1871, Germany -- Politics and government,...
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Topic: genealogy
Includes index
Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Engineers, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
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Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
texts
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Includes index
Topics: Reconstruction (1914-1939), World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Mowrer, Edgar Ansel, 1892-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Reconstruction (1914-1939)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Abbott, G. F. (George Frederick)
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Greece, Greece -- Foreign relations, Greece -- Politics and government 1913-
The honoured dead -- Military honours -- Roll of service -- Returned men who have qualified as teachers since they were discharged from military service
Topics: Teachers, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Masterman, Charles F. G. (Charles Frederick Gurney), 1873-1927
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns, World War, 1914-1918 -- Austria
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bezold, Friedrich von, 1848-1928
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Middle Ages, Christianity and other religions, Mythology, Classical, Humanism, genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Bd. 1. Das Kreuzergeschwader.--Bd. 2. Die Tätigkeit der kleinen Kreuzer "Emden", "Konigsberg" und Karlsruhe".--Bd. 3. Die deutschen Hilfskreuzer
Topic: World War, 1914-1918