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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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Feb 2, 2017 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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Sep 20, 2016 Macnaughtan, Sarah, d. 1916
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Apr 3, 2016 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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Jul 20, 2015 Freeman, Robert Massie, 1866-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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Dec 16, 2014 Wilson, Theodore Percival Cameron, 1888-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Oct 3, 2008 Garstin, Crosbie, 1887-1930
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Apr 12, 2007 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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- 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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- England, National characteristics, English
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- 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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- 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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- 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 -- Prisoners and prisons, German, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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- 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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- Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Borodino (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918 -- Supplies
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- 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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- 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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- 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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- 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- 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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Topics: Economic conditions, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, War -- Economic aspects
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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- Laughlin, Clara Elizabeth, 1873-1941
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Topics: Cities and towns -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- France
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- Freeman, Lewis R. (Lewis Ransome), 1878-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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- Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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- Nicholson, Ivor; Lloyd-Williams, Trevor
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Wales, Eng
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- 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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- Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities, World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia -- History
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- Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields
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- Warren, Gretchen (Osgood)
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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- Connor, Ralph, 1860-1937
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- Rawlinson, James H
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian, Blind -- Rehabilitation
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- 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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- 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
Vol. 1. Text.- Vol. 2. Maps
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Kelman, John, 1864-1929
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Topics: Preaching, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Religious aspects
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- 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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- Sutcliffe, Richard Joseph
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Topics: Excess profits tax, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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- King, Basil, 1859-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Topics: Aristophanes, World War, 1914-1918, Greece -- History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C
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- 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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- Villiers, Algernon Hyde, 1886-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: Canada. Army. 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada...
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- Wetherell, J. E. (James Elgin), 1851-1940
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Topics: War poetry, English, World War, 1914-1918
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- Birmingham, George A., 1865-1950
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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- 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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Topic: 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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- Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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- Fox, Henry Landell, 1872-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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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 -- Fiction
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- Callwell, C. E. (Charles Edward), Sir, 1859-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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- Ward, Mary Augusta (Arnold) 1851-1920
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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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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- Escouflaire, Rodolphe C
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Topics: Irish question, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland, Ireland -- History
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- Zimmern, Alfred Eckhard, Sir, 1879-1957
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Nationalism, Working class -- Great Britain, Education, Reconstruction...
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- 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 -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Europe -- History 1789-1900, genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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- Falkenhayn, Erich von, 1861-1922
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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- 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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- 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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- 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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- Usher, Roland G. (Roland Greene), b. 1880
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- American Academy of Arts and Letters
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
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Topics: Punch (London, England), World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc, World War, 1914-1918,...
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- Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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