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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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Topics: Gallieni, Joseph-Simon, 1849-1916, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France), World War, 1914-1918 -- France,...
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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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by Romains, Jules, 1885-1972
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Chaptal de Chanteloup, Léonie, 1873-
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by Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Lille
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Topics: Nivelle, Robert Georges, 1858-1924, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France, Chemin des dames
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by Wetterlé, E. (Emile), b. 1861
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- France Alsace
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by Wilson-Green, Arthur; Nadaud, Marcel, 1889-; Riou, Gaston, 1883-; Renaud, Jean; Henriot, Emile, 1889-1961; Canudo, Ricciotto, 1879-1923
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Gaillard, Gaston
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Baltic States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Scandinavia, Pangermanism
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by Bordeaux, Henry, 1870-1963
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Topics: Guynemer, Georges Marie Ludovic Jules, World War, 1914-1918
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by Djuvara, Mircea, 1886-
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Topics: Canada. Army. Royal 22e Régiment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada Royal 22e...
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by Barrès, Maurice, 1862-1923
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- France Alsace, World War, 1914-1918 -- France Lorraine
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Topics: Clemenceau, Georges, 1841-1929, World War, 1914-1918
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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 Deschanel, Paul Eugene Louis, 1856-1922
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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 Lalescu, Traian, 1882-1929
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At head of title: Trajan Lalesco
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Guyau, Augustin, 1883-1917; Janet, Paul André Marie, 1863-1937
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Topics: Guyau, Augustin, 1883-1917, World War, 1914-1918
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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
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Drama
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by Béland, Henri, 1869-1935
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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 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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Topics: Macedonian question, Bulgarians, World War, 1914-1918
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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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by Grappin, Henri, 1881-1959
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Le Gros, Henri Nicolas Prosper
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Marne, 1st Battle of the, France, 1914
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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Topics: Armenian question, 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 Richepin, Jean, 1849-1926
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by Pröhle, Guillaume; Hungarian Territorial Integrity League
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Hungary
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Geneva. Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Benjamin, René, 1885-1948
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by Saint-René Taillandier, Madeleine Marie Louise, 1875-
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Topics: Red Cross and Red Crescent, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Délégation égyptienne à la Conférence de la Paix, Paris, 1919; Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919
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Issued also in English under title: the Egyptian national claims
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Citizenship, World War, 1914-1918, Panslavism
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
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by Reclus, Onésime
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by Galocsy, Arpad de
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Nationalism
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by Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine
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by Dnistrians'kyǐ, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions --...