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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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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 Zurlinden, Emile Auguste, 1837-1929
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Vol. 1. La préparation; Les opérations jusqu'en juin 1916.- Vol. 2. Les opérations de juin 1916 à la fin de la guerre; Dernières réflexions
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gaillard, Gaston
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Baltic States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Scandinavia, Pangermanism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Ypres, 1st Battle of, 1914, World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Slavs
Includes bibliography
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, Patriotism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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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Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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
Includes index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Schwertfeger, Bernhard, b. 1868; Köhler, Wilhelm; Doren, Alfred
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Vol. 1. 1897-1904: Zweibund englisch-deutsch Gegensatz; bearb von Wilhelm Köhler.- Vol. 2. 1905-1907: Marokkokrisis, König Eduard VII; bearb. von Bernhard Schwertfeger.- Vol. 3. 1908-1911; Bosnische Krise, Agadir, Albanien; bearb von Alfred Doren.- Vol. 4. 1912-1914: Kriegstreibereien und Kriegsrüstungen; bearb. von Alfred Doren.- Vol. 5. Revanche-Idee und Panslawismus, Belgische Gesandtsberichte zur Entstehungsgeschichte des Zweibundes; bearb. von Wilhelm Köhler
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Punch (London, England), World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc, World War, 1914-1918,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Nicholson, Ivor; Lloyd-Williams, Trevor
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Wales, Eng
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Chasanowich, Leon; Motzkin, Leo, 1867-1933
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Einleitung.--Die jüdische Volksbewegung.--Die Stellung der internationalen Demokratie.--Regierungserklärungen, Gesetze, internationale Verträge
Topics: Jewish question, Zionism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Beyens, Eugène-Napoléon, baron, 1855-1934, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hopkins, J. Castell (John Castell), 1864-1923
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Ontario, Ontario -- History, Ontario -- Politics and government
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bordeaux, Henry, 1870-1963
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Topics: Guynemer, Georges Marie Ludovic Jules, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Schwertfeger, Bernhard, b. 1868; Köhler, Wilhelm; Doren, Alfred
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Vol. 1. 1897-1904: Zweibund englisch-deutsch Gegensatz; bearb von Wilhelm Köhler.- Vol. 2. 1905-1907: Marokkokrisis, König Eduard VII; bearb. von Bernhard Schwertfeger.- Vol. 3. 1908-1911; Bosnische Krise, Agadir, Albanien; bearb von Alfred Doren.- Vol. 4. 1912-1914: Kriegstreibereien und Kriegsrüstungen; bearb. von Alfred Doren.- Vol. 5. Revanche-Idee und Panslawismus, Belgische Gesandtsberichte zur Entstehungsgeschichte des Zweibundes; bearb. von Wilhelm Köhler
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Djuvara, Mircea, 1886-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Carrel, Frank, 1870-1940
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Freeman, Robert Massie, 1866-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Byles, C. E. (Charles Edward), b. 1873
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Topics: Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915, World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Herbert, A. P. (Alan Patrick), Sir, 1890-1971
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
Includes index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields, Cities and towns -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey, Turkey -- Foreign relations Germany, Germany -- Foreign relations...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations Submarine
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Vol. 1. Text.- Vol. 2. Maps
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Ottokar Theobald Otto Maria, Graf, 1872-1932
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pollen, Arthur Joseph Hungerford, 1866-1937
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by 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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Villiers, Algernon Hyde, 1886-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Graves, Robert, 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Soviet Union, Soviet Union -- History Revolution, 1917-1921
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: League of Nations, Reconstruction (1914-1939), World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, World War, 1914-1918...
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Topics: Canada. Army. Royal 22e Régiment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada Royal 22e...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bairnsfather, Bruce, 1887-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Brooke, Tucker, 1883-1946; Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Nowak, Karl Friedrich, 1882-1932; Conrad von Hötzendorf, Franz, Graf, 1852-1925
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Garstin, Crosbie, 1887-1930
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bone, David W. (David William), 1874-1959
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine -- Great Britain
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by 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,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Dawson, Coningsby, 1883-1959; Dawson, Muriel
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Europe -- History 1789-1900, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Still, John
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topics: Aristophanes, World War, 1914-1918, Greece -- History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
v. 1. The days of adversity.--v. 2. The tide of victory
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Grelling, Richard, 1853-1929; Beyens, Eugène-Napoléon, baron, 1855-1934
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Döring, Christian
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Barrès, Maurice, 1862-1923
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- France Alsace, World War, 1914-1918 -- France Lorraine
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Yeats-Brown, F. (Francis Charles Claypon) 1886-1944
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, Turkish
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Ostend Raid, Zeebrugge Raid
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wilson, Theodore Percival Cameron, 1888-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hazen, Charles Downer, 1868-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- History 1871-1918
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
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Includes indexes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Armenian question, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955; O'Brien, Edward Joseph Harrington, 1890-1941
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Usher, Roland G. (Roland Greene), b. 1880
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Includes index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Dawson, William Harbutt, 1860-1948
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, Germany -- Politics and...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wieser, Friedrich von, 1851-1926
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Das alte Österreich.- Die Tragödie des Nationalstaates.- Der Sieg der Übermacht.- Die sozial Revolution in Ruszland und in Deutschland.- Die soziale und die nationale Revolution in Österreich-Ungarn
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Callwell, C. E. (Charles Edward), Sir, 1859-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by 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: World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topics: Clemenceau, Georges, 1841-1929, World War, 1914-1918