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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 Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928; Boraston, J. H. (John Herbert), 1885-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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Topics: French language -- Slang, World War, 1914-1918 -- Language (New words, slang, etc.), Words, New --...
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by Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Serjeant-Major, R.A.M.C
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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by Bochkareva, Mariia Leontievna Frolkova, 1889-; Levine, Isaac Don, 1892-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Russian, Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921...
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by Jones, John Price, 1877-; Hollister, Paul Merrick
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Secret service Germany
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by Glenconner, Pamela, 1871-1928
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Topics: Tennant, Edward Wyndham, 1897-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
"Verwendete literatur": p. [782]-796
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions, Yugoslavs
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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 Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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Topics: Gallieni, Joseph-Simon, 1849-1916, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France), World War, 1914-1918 -- France,...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Balkan Peninsula, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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by Clément-Janin, Noël, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Engraving, Posters, French
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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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Topics: Canada. Army. 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada...
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Topics: Canada. Army. 102d Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canada. Army. 102d Canadian Infantry Battalion,...
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by Romains, Jules, 1885-1972
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Chronology
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by Pack, Charles Lathrop, 1857-1937
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Topics: Vegetable gardening, World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Topics: Selous, Frederick Courtenay, 1851-1917, World War, 1914-1918 -- Africa
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Spies, World War, 1914-1918
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities, World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia -- History
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by Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Borodino (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918 -- Supplies
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by Kuhne, Victor
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Bulgaria, National characteristics, Bulgarian, Bulgaria -- Foreign relations
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Germany Prussia, West, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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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
Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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by Ayres, Leonard Porter, 1879-1946
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States Statistics
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by Falkenhayn, Erich von, 1861-1922
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
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Topics: Italy. Esercito. 2. armata, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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by Simonds, Frank Herbert, 1878-1936
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v. 1. The attack on France.--v. 2. The making of middle Europe.--v. 3. Verdun and the Somme.--v. 4. America and Russia.--v. 5. The victory of armistice
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Powell, Joseph; Gribble, Francis Henry, 1862-1946
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Topics: Ruhleben (Concentration camp), World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Art and the war
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by Theilhaber, Felix Aaron, 1884-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
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by Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
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by Tirpitz, Alfred Peter Friedrich von, 1849-1930
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Topics: Germany. Kriegsmarine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations,...
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Topics: Zeebrugge-Ostend raids, 1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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Topics: Reconstruction (1914-1939) -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects United...
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by Chaptal de Chanteloup, Léonie, 1873-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, Canada -- History, Military
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, Canada -- History, Military
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by Hopkins, J. Castell (John Castell), 1864-1923; Renison, Robert John, Bishop, 1875-1957
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by Seton-Watson, R. W. (Robert William), 1879-1951
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions, Europe -- Politics and...
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by Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Iraq -- Description and travel
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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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by French, John Denton Pinkstone, Earl of Ypres, 1852-1925; Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Armenia
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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 Campbell, Edwin
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
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by Turner, Charles Cyril, 1870-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
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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 Donohoe, Martin Henry, 1869-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Iran, Iran -- Description and travel
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Simonds, Frank Herbert, 1878-1936
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v. 1. The attack on France.--v. 2. The making of middle Europe.--v. 3. Verdun and the Somme.--v. 4. America and Russia.--v. 5. The victory of armistice
Topic: 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