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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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Nov 19, 2011 Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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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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Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- England, National characteristics, English
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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At head of title: L'occupation allemande a Cambrai et dans le Cambrésis
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Gleichen-Ruszwurm, Raimund von; Zurborn, Ernst
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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
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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- 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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada
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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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- 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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- 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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- Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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- Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: 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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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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- Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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- Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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- Freeman, Lewis R. (Lewis Ransome), 1878-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, 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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- 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Gaillard, Gaston
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Baltic States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Scandinavia, Pangermanism
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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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- Grappin, Henri, 1881-1959
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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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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- Laughlin, Clara Elizabeth, 1873-1941
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Topics: Cities and towns -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- France
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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 -- Atrocities, World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia -- History
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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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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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Borodino (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918 -- Supplies
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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- Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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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- Nicholson, Ivor; Lloyd-Williams, Trevor
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Wales, Eng
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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: Nivelle, Robert Georges, 1858-1924, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France, Chemin des dames
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Europe -- History 1789-1900, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic 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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- King, Basil, 1859-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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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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- Falkenhayn, Erich von, 1861-1922
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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- Deschanel, Paul Eugene Louis, 1856-1922
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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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- 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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- Dnistrians'kyǐ, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions --...
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- Döring, Christian
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Ukraine
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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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Topic: 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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- Svedstrup, Alexander, 1864-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War and religion