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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
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by Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Ekaterina Konstantinovna (Verigo) 1844-1934
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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: Peace Conference, Paris, 1919, World War, 1914-1918
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by Hazelton, Henry I
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
by 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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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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(Cmd. 258)
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 Ward, Mary Augusta (Arnold) 1851-1920
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by 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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Daniels, Josephus, 1862-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
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Topics: Wages, World War, 1914-1918, Women
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by 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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Stephanove, Constantine
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Watson, William, Sir, 1858-1935
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bingham, Barry, 1881-1939
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Connor, Ralph, 1860-1937
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Topics: Commerce, Reconstruction (1914-1939), World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects United States,...
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by Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by American Academy of Arts and Letters
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
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by Sutcliffe, Richard Joseph
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Topics: Excess profits tax, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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Topics: Economic conditions, World War, 1914-1918, War
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918, Medicine, Military
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, Reconstruction (1914-1939), Commercial policy,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Garton Foundation, London
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- England, England -- Economic conditions 20th century
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Field Artillery. 18th Battery, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Jellicoe, John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl, 1859-1935
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Four folded plans in pocket at end
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Jutland, Battle of, 1916, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Escouflaire, Rodolphe C
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Topics: Irish question, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland, Ireland -- History
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Warren, Gretchen (Osgood)
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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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by Kawakami, Kiyoshi Karl, 1875-1949
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Topics: League of Nations, Eastern question (Far East), World War, 1914-1918 -- Japan, Japan -- Foreign...
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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 Macnaughtan, Sarah, d. 1916
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Lock, Henry Osmond
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Masefield, John, 1878-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hoffman, Frederick L. (Frederick Ludwig), 1865-1946
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Insurance, Health -- Germany, Social security -- Germany
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wlassics, Gyula, 1852-; Hungarian Territorial Integrity League
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Hungary
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Social problems, Great Britain -- Politics and government 1910-1936
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hornung, E. W. (Ernest William), 1866-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- War work Y.M.C.A, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gaines, Ruth Louise, 1877-; Smith college relief unit
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, charities, etc
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by Rawlinson, James H
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian, Blind -- Rehabilitation
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Barron, Clarence Walker, 1855-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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by Kelman, John, 1864-1929
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Topics: Preaching, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Religious aspects
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by King, Basil, 1859-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Freeman, Lewis R. (Lewis Ransome), 1878-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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Topics: Representative government and representation, Nationalism and nationality, World War, 1914-1918,...
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Topics: Bolshevism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Yugoslavia
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Jonescu, Take
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- England, National characteristics, English
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Vanderlip, Frank Arthur, 1864-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance, Reconstruction...
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Fidelis, a Fanna, Pater, 1838-1881
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French
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by Ogg, Frederic Austin, 1878-1951; Beard, Charles Austin, 1874-1948
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Includes index
Topics: Political science, World War, 1914-1918, United States -- Politics and government, Great Britain --...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by 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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by Tolnay, Cornel de; Hungarian Territorial Integrity League
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Hungary, Railroads -- Hungary
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by Altenburger, Julius
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Hungary
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918