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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 Dnistrians'kyǐ, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions --...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine
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by Paszkowski, Edward, 1863-
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by Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Ekaterina Konstantinovna (Verigo) 1844-1934
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Bank of Commerce in New-York; United States. War Revenue Law of 1918
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"February, 1919."
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War, Cost of
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by MacDonald, Arthur, 1856-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Peace Conference, Paris, 1919, World War, 1914-1918
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by Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Galocsy, Arpad de
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Nationalism
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by Hazelton, Henry I
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Reclus, Onésime
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
by Kutrzeba, Stanisław, 1876-1946
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Issued also in French as: Droits de la Russie sur la Lithuanie et sur la Ruthénie-Blanche
Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Ekaterina Konstantinovna (Verigo) 1844-1934
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What is Bolshevism? What we are fighting for. Russia and the allies; Russia and the League of Nations; Russia will emerge free, strong and united
Topics: Bolshevism, World War, 1914-1918
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by Reuss, Friedrich Wilhelm Carl, called Fritz Reuss
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At head of title, vol. [1]: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918; vol. [2] (Suite): Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918-19
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Lusitania (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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Topics: Citizenship, World War, 1914-1918, Panslavism
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by Ward, Mary Augusta (Arnold) 1851-1920
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Délégation égyptienne à la Conférence de la Paix, Paris, 1919; Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919
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Issued also in English under title: the Egyptian national claims
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Saint-René Taillandier, Madeleine Marie Louise, 1875-
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Topics: Red Cross and Red Crescent, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Lutosawski, Wincenty, 1863-
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At head of title: Polish commission of work preparatory to the Conference of peace
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Daniels, Josephus, 1862-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
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Topics: Wages, World War, 1914-1918, Women
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by Pollen, Arthur Joseph Hungerford, 1866-1937
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American edition has title: The British navy in battle
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918
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by Stephanove, Constantine
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Canada. Ministry, Overseas Military Forces
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Armed Forces, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Watson, William, Sir, 1858-1935
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Bingham, Barry, 1881-1939
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: ibert, Ivan Avgust, World War, 1914-1918
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by Connor, Ralph, 1860-1937
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Topics: Commerce, Reconstruction (1914-1939), World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects United States,...
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by Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by American Academy of Arts and Letters
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
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Topics: Economic conditions, World War, 1914-1918, War
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by Sutcliffe, Richard Joseph
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Topics: Excess profits tax, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918, Medicine, Military
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, Reconstruction (1914-1939), Commercial policy,...
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by Benjamin, René, 1885-1948
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by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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by Alcalá Galiano, Alvaro, 1886-1936
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by Garton Foundation, London
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- England, England -- Economic conditions 20th century
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Field Artillery. 18th Battery, World War, 1914-1918
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by Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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by Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Lanzalone, Giovanni, 1852-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War poetry, Italian
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by Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Geneva. Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
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by Stein, Hermann Christlieb Matthäus von, 1854-1927
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Jellicoe, John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl, 1859-1935
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Four folded plans in pocket at end
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Jutland, Battle of, 1916, World War, 1914-1918
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by Pröhle, Guillaume; Hungarian Territorial Integrity League
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Hungary
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by Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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by Richepin, Jean, 1849-1926
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by Svedstrup, Alexander, 1864-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War and religion
At head of title: Royaume de Belgique. Ministère des colonies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Zaire
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by Escouflaire, Rodolphe C
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Irish question, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland, Ireland -- History
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by Warren, Gretchen (Osgood)
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