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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Yugoslavia
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Topics: Bolshevism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Siberia
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by Alcalá Galiano, Alvaro, 1886-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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by Altenburger, Julius
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Hungary
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by American Academy of Arts and Letters
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Reconstruction (1914-1939) -- Great Britain, Reconstruction...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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 Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Bairnsfather, Bruce, 1887-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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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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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918, Medicine, Military
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by Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Drama
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by Barron, Clarence Walker, 1855-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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by Barrès, Maurice, 1862-1923
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- France Alsace, World War, 1914-1918 -- France Lorraine
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Topics: Spies, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
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Topics: Lusitania (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918
At head of title: Royaume de Belgique. Ministère des colonies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Zaire
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Topics: War (International law), World War, 1914-1918
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by Benjamin, René, 1885-1948
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Zeebrugge-Ostend raids, 1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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by Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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by Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Birmingham, George A., 1865-1950
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Bibliography: p. [x]-xxii
Topics: Labor and laboring classes, Syndicalism, Management -- Employee participation
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by Bloomfield, Meyer, 1878-
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"The main text of this book is made up of articles written for the 'Saturday evening post.'"- Pref
Topics: Reconstruction (1914-1939), Labor and laboring classes, Employees' representation in management
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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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields, Cities and towns -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bone, David W. (David William), 1874-1959
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine -- Great Britain
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by Bordeaux, Henry, 1870-1963
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Topics: Guynemer, Georges Marie Ludovic Jules, World War, 1914-1918
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by Borgese, Giuseppe Antonio, 1882-1952
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Topics: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, 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 Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Ekaterina Konstantinovna (Verigo) 1844-1934
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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by Brooke, Tucker, 1883-1946; Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Broun, Heywood, 1888-1939
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and...
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Topics: Cost and standard of living -- Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Labor and laboring classes --...
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by Buxton, Noel, 1869-1948; Leese, Charles Leonard, 1895-
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Topics: Eastern question (Balkan), World War, 1914-1918 -- Balkan Peninsula, Balkan Peninsula -- History
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by Byles, C. E. (Charles Edward), b. 1873
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Topics: Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915, World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Béland, Henri, 1869-1935
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Béland, Henri, 1869-1935
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war
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by Callwell, C. E. (Charles Edward), Sir, 1859-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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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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by Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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 Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Carrel, Frank, 1870-1940
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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by Central organization for a durable peace, The Hague
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Topics: Peace, Arbitration, International, World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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by Chaptal de Chanteloup, Léonie, 1873-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Chasanowich, Leon; Motzkin, Leo, 1867-1933
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Einleitung.--Die jüdische Volksbewegung.--Die Stellung der internationalen Demokratie.--Regierungserklärungen, Gesetze, internationale Verträge
Topics: Jewish question, Zionism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
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Topics: Citizenship, World War, 1914-1918, Panslavism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Clark, Neil McCullough, 1890-
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Bibliography: p. 213-217, [1]
Topics: Labor and laboring classes, Employees' representation in management
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955; O'Brien, Edward Joseph Harrington, 1890-1941
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Art and the war
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Clément-Janin, Noël, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Engraving, Posters, French
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Connolly, James, 1868-1916
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Later incorporated as first part of his Labour in Ireland
Topics: Socialism -- Ireland, Labor and laboring classes -- Ireland, Ireland -- Social conditions
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by Connor, Ralph, 1860-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Canada. Army. 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada...
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Topics: Intellectuals, Social psychology, Labor and laboring classes
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, Reconstruction (1914-1939), Commercial policy,...
Includes index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918