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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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1919 Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Laughlin, Clara Elizabeth, 1873-1941
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Topics: Cities and towns -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- France
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1919 Oman, Charles William Chadwick, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- England, National characteristics, English
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1919 Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Social problems, Great Britain -- Politics and government 1910-1936
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1919 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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1919 Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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1919 Moore, T. Sturge (Thomas Sturge), 1870-1944
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry, English poetry -- 20th century History and criticism
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Topics: Economic conditions, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, War -- Economic aspects
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1919 Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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1919 Freeman, Lewis R. (Lewis Ransome), 1878-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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1919 Dnistrians'kyi, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Ukraine
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1919 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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1919 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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1919 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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1919 Broun, Heywood, 1888-1939
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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1919 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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1919 Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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1919 Nicholson, Ivor; Lloyd-Williams, Trevor
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Wales, Eng
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1919 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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1919 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 -- Atrocities, World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia -- History
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Borodino (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918 -- Supplies
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1919 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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1919 Viczián, Edward; Hungarian Territorial Integrity League
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Bibliography: p. [13-14]
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Hungary, Waterways -- Hungary
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history
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1919 King, Basil, 1859-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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1919 Garstin, Crosbie, 1887-1930
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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1919 Sutcliffe, Richard Joseph
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Topics: Excess profits tax, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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1919 Ward, Mary Augusta (Arnold) 1851-1920
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Aristophanes, World War, 1914-1918, Greece -- History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Documents, etc., sources, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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1919 Birmingham, George A., 1865-1950
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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1919 Kelman, John, 1864-1929
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Topics: Preaching, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Religious aspects
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1919 Warren, Gretchen (Osgood)
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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1919 Escouflaire, Rodolphe C
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Topics: Irish question, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland, Ireland -- History
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1919 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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1919 Rawlinson, James H
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian, Blind -- Rehabilitation
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1919 Connor, Ralph, 1860-1937
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1919 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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1919 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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1919 Villiers, Algernon Hyde, 1886-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields
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1919 Fox, Henry Landell, 1872-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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1919 Downes, Walter Douglas, 1884-
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"This account deals entirely with the Nigeria regiment [of the West African Frontier Force]" p. 1, Introd
Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal West African Frontier Force. Nigeria Regiment, World War, 1914-1918,...
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(Cmd. 258)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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1919 Dawson, William Harbutt, 1860-1948
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, Germany -- Politics and...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Europe -- History 1789-1900, genealogy
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1919 Cooper, John A. (John Alexander), b. 1868
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Topics: Canada. Army. 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada...
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1919 Zimmern, Alfred Eckhard, Sir, 1879-1957
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Nationalism, Working class -- Great Britain, Education, Reconstruction...
Vol. 1. Text.- Vol. 2. Maps
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Usher, Roland G. (Roland Greene), b. 1880
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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1919 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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1919 Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields, Cities and towns -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great...
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1919 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: Great Britain. Army Indian Division, 6th, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, World War,...
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1919 Wetherell, J. E. (James Elgin), 1851-1940
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Topics: War poetry, English, World War, 1914-1918
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1919 Callwell, C. E. (Charles Edward), Sir, 1859-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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1919 Falkenhayn, Erich von, 1861-1922
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
Organization.- Men of the empire.- Industries of England and France in times of war.- In the wake of war.- Westward bound.- Personal impressions.- Appendix
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- England, World War, 1914-1918 -- France
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1919 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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1919 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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1919 Wilson, Theodore Percival Cameron, 1888-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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1919 American Academy of Arts and Letters
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
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1919 Altenburger, Julius
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Hungary
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1919 MacArthur, D.C
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Topics: Canada. Army. 55th Battery, C.F.A, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada 55th...
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1919 Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Iraq -- Description and travel
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1919 Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961
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