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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 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 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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Balkan Peninsula, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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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 Pack, Charles Lathrop, 1857-1937
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Topics: Vegetable gardening, World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply
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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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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 Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, 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 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 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 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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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: World War, 1914-1918 -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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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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Bibliographical footnotes
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 Donohoe, Martin Henry, 1869-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Iran, Iran -- Description and travel
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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 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
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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: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
v. 1. The days of adversity.--v. 2. The tide of victory
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey
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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
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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 Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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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 Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Ottokar Theobald Otto Maria, Graf, 1872-1932
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Austria -- Politics and government 1867-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history
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Topics: Ypres, 1st Battle of, 1914, World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
Includes bibliography
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, Patriotism
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by Spencer-Cooper, H. (Henry Edmund Harvey), 1884
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Falkland Islands, Battle of the, 1914
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Johnston, M. A. B. (Maurice Andrew Brackenreed), 1892-; Yearsley, K.D. (Kenneth Darlaston), 1891-
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Lettered on cover: 450 miles to freedom: the adventure of eight British officers in their escape from the Turks
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Punch (London, England), World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc, World War, 1914-1918,...
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by Nicholson, Ivor; Lloyd-Williams, Trevor
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Wales, Eng
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Duncan-Clark, S. J. (Samuel John), b. 1875; Plewman, W. R. (William Rothwell), 1880-; Wallace, W. Stewart (William Stewart), 1884-1970
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On cover : Canada's valorous achievements
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Beyens, Eugène-Napoléon, baron, 1855-1934, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918...
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by Hopkins, J. Castell (John Castell), 1864-1923
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Ontario, Ontario -- History, Ontario -- Politics and government
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by Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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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 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 Freeman, Robert Massie, 1866-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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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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by Herbert, A. P. (Alan Patrick), Sir, 1890-1971
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations Submarine
Includes index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields, Cities and towns -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great...
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by Pollen, Arthur Joseph Hungerford, 1866-1937
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
Vol. 1. Text.- Vol. 2. Maps
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Villiers, Algernon Hyde, 1886-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English