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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 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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by French, John Denton Pinkstone, Earl of Ypres, 1852-1925; Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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by Freeman, Robert Massie, 1866-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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by Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Ekaterina Konstantinovna (Verigo) 1844-1934
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Palestine, Palestine -- Description and travel
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by Graham, Stephen, 1884-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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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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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918, Medicine, Military
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Shears, Edward Hornby, 1890-1917
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Topics: Shears, Edward Hornby, 1890-1917, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey, Turkey -- Foreign relations Germany, Germany -- Foreign relations...
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Topics: Commerce, Reconstruction (1914-1939), World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects United States,...
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
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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Topics: Aristophanes, World War, 1914-1918, Greece -- History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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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
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by Kay, H. R. (Hugh Reid), 1890-1917; Magee, George, d. 1918; MacLennan, F. A
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army. Field Artillery Brigade. Battery, 43rd, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Topics: Beyens, Eugène-Napoléon, baron, 1855-1934, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, 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 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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Topics: Bolshevism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia
v. 1. The days of adversity.--v. 2. The tide of victory
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey
v. 1. The days of adversity.--v. 2. The tide of victory
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey
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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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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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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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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by Geneva. Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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: Spies, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Wages, World War, 1914-1918, Women
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by Hélot, Jules
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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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by Duhamel, Georges, 1884-1966
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Topics: Clemenceau, Georges, 1841-1929, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, Reconstruction (1914-1939), Commercial policy,...
At head of title, vol. [1]: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918; vol. [2] (Suite): Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918-19
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
At head of title: Royaume de Belgique. Ministère des colonies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Zaire
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by Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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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
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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Topics: Citizenship, World War, 1914-1918, Panslavism
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Topics: Lusitania (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918
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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
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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 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 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 Holstein, Bent, greve, 1881-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
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Includes indexes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Armenian question, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Döring, Christian
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Communism
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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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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
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 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
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921, World War, 1914-1918, World politics, Germany -- Foreign...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Gleichen-Ruszwurm, Raimund von; Zurborn, Ernst
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Documents, etc., sources, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World...
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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
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by Kutrzeba, Stanisaw, 1876-1946; Poland. Commission des travaux préparatoires á la conférence de la paix
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Issued also in English as: The rights of Russia to Lithuania and White-Ruthenia
Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Lithuania, World...
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by Lozynsky, Mykhalo, 1880-; Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920). Supreme Council
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Drama