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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: French language -- Slang, World War, 1914-1918 -- Language (New words, slang, etc.), Words, New --...
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by Jones, John Price, 1877-; Hollister, Paul Merrick
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"Verwendete literatur": p. [782]-796
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions, Yugoslavs
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by Laffan, R. G. D. (Robert George Dalrymple), 1887-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia -- History 1804-1918
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by Nevinson, Henry Woodd, 1856-1941
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Bibliography: p. xiii-xiv
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, Canada -- History, Military
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Chronology
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by O'Dwyer, Michael Francis, (Sir) 1864-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Punjab
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by Adcock, Arthur St. John, 1864-1930
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry, Poets, English, English poetry -- 20th century History and criticism
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by Harden, Maximilian, 1861-1927
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by Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topics: Submarines (Ships), World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations Submarine
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by Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
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Topics: Reconstruction (1914-1939) -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects United...
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by Holme, Charles, 1848-1923
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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by Keeling, Frederic Hillersdon, 1886-1916; Townshend, Mrs. (Emily), 1849-1934
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Armenia
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by Bishop, William Avery, 1894-1956
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Campbell, Edwin
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
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by Haigh, Richard, 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Wolff, Theodor, 1868-1943
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, World War, 1914-1918
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by Bacon, Reginald Hugh Spencer, Sir, 1863-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918
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by Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey, Turkey -- Foreign relations Germany, Germany -- Foreign relations...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by O'Neill, H. C. (Herbert Charles), 1879-1953
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Topics: Australia. Army. Royal Australian Medical Corps, Australia. Australian Army, World War, 1914-1918...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Chronology
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by Hamon, Augustin, 1862-
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Topics: United States. Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations Submarine, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by 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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
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by Price, George Ward, 1886-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Balkan Peninsula
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by Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, Canada -- History, Military
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by Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by McKinley, Albert Edward, 1870-1936
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Topics: History -- Study and teaching, World War, 1914-1918 -- Bibliography
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by Mackintosh, E. A. (Ewart Alan), 1893-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-1956; Allison, James Murray, 1877-1929 comp
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--I. The first twelve months of war.--II. The second twelve months of war.--III. The third twelve months of war
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by Stolper, Gustav, 1888-1947
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, Germany -- Economic conditions, Austria -- Economic...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topics: Women -- Employment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Women's work
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by Gordon, Winifred; Maria, Queen consort of Ferdinand I, King of Romania, 1875-
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Topics: Eastern question (Balkan), World War, 1914-1918 -- Romania, Romania
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Middle East,...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Food question Germany, World War, 1914-1918 -- Food question Austria, World...
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by 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: World War, 1914-1918 -- Romania, Romania
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Butts, Marie, comp
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medals, badges, decorations, etc
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by 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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by Graux, Lucien, 1878-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Public opinion
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Topics: Canada. Army. Nova Scotia Highlanders, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topics: German prose literature -- History and criticism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany --...
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by Paine, Ralph Delahaye, 1871-1925
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Topics: United States. Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Torpedo-boats
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by Knyvett, R. Hugh, d. 1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by MacDonald, Frank Cecil, 1890-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
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by Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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by 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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by Hewett, Stephen H. (Stephen Henry), 1893-1916
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Cammaerts, Emile, 1878-1953
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Hall, James Norman, 1887-1951
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
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by McKenzie, Frederick Arthur, 1869-1931
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by Auld, S. J. M. (Samuel Johnson Mason), b. 1884
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous -- War use, Chemical...