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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 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: genealogy
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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 Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Wylie, James Hamilton, 1844-1914; Waughn, William Templeton, 1884-1932
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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: Great Britain -- History To 1066, genealogy
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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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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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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Topics: Gallieni, Joseph-Simon, 1849-1916, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France), World War, 1914-1918 -- France,...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Balkan Peninsula, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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by Clément-Janin, Noël, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Engraving, Posters, French
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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 Romains, Jules, 1885-1972
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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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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by Delabarre, Edmund Burke, b. 1863; Colonial Society of Massachusetts
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Topics: Dighton Rock, genealogy
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Topics: Wendic language -- Grammar, genealogy
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by Schmidt, Carl, 1868-1938; Lacau, Pierre, 1873-1963; Wajnberg, Isaak, 1878-
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Vorwort.- Einleitung I. Die handschriftliche Überlieferung. II. Übersetzung des äthiopischen und koptischen Textes.- Untersuchungen.- Exkurs I. Der gnostiker Kerinth. Die Aloger.- Exkurs II. Der Descensus ad inferos in der alten Kirche.- Exkurs III. Die Passahfeier in der kleinasiastischen Kirche.- Anhang zu Exkurs I.- Koptischer Text. Indices.- Apokalyptische Rede Jesu an seine Jünger in Galiläa.- Namen- und Wortregister.- Berichtigungen
Topics: Coptic language, Ethiopic language, genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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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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Topic: 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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by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Germany Prussia, West, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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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 Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
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Topics: Italy. Esercito. 2. armata, World War, 1914-1918, 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
Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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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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by Theilhaber, Felix Aaron, 1884-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
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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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by Chaptal de Chanteloup, Léonie, 1873-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Keith, Arthur Berriedale, 1879-1944
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Conference of Berlin (1884-1885), Zaire -- History To 1908, genealogy
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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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Topic: genealogy
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by Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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...
Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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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by Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932; Wilson-Green, Arthur
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Topics: Nomads, Roads -- England, Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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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 Mowat, R. B. (Robert Balmain), 1883-1941
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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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: Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921, World War, 1914-1918, World politics, Germany -- Foreign...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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