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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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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 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 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 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 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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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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by Pack, Charles Lathrop, 1857-1937
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Topics: Vegetable gardening, World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply
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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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Topics: Spies, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: 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 -- Atrocities, World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia -- History
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Germany Prussia, West, 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 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 Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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 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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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 Ayres, Leonard Porter, 1879-1946
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States Statistics
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Art and the war
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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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by Chaptal de Chanteloup, Léonie, 1873-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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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Topics: Zeebrugge-Ostend raids, 1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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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 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 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 Turner, Charles Cyril, 1870-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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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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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 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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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 Loreburn, Robert Threshie Reid, 1st earl, 1846-; Grey of Fallodon, Edward Grey, Viscount, 1862-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920). Commission on the Responsibility of the Authors of the War and on Enforcement of Penalties
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities, War (International law), World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by March, Francis Andrew, 1863-1928; Beamish, Richard Joseph, 1879-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Law (emergency legislation), War (International law), World War, 1939-1945...
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by Wyllie, William Lionel, 1851-; Owen, Charles; Kirkpatrick, W.D
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Jutland, Battle of, 1916
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: Great Britain. Army Indian Division, 6th, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, World War,...
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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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Topics: Canada. Army. 55th Battery, C.F.A, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada 55th...
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by Logio, George Clenton
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Bulgaria, Eastern question (Balkan), Bulgaria -- Politics and government
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Topics: Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921, World War, 1914-1918, World politics, Germany -- Foreign...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Lille
v. 1. The days of adversity.--v. 2. The tide of victory
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey
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Topics: Nivelle, Robert Georges, 1858-1924, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France, Chemin des dames
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by Ypres, John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st earl of, 1852-1925
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada
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 Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Hazen, Charles Downer, 1868-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- History 1789-1900
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by Wetterlé, E. (Emile), b. 1861
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- France Alsace
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by Wilson-Green, Arthur; Nadaud, Marcel, 1889-; Riou, Gaston, 1883-; Renaud, Jean; Henriot, Emile, 1889-1961; Canudo, Ricciotto, 1879-1923
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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 Zurlinden, Emile Auguste, 1837-1929
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Vol. 1. La préparation; Les opérations jusqu'en juin 1916.- Vol. 2. Les opérations de juin 1916 à la fin de la guerre; Dernières réflexions
Topic: World War, 1914-1918