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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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Jun 10, 2019 Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine
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Apr 26, 2019 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 22, 2014 Reclus, Onésime
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 2, 2014 Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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Aug 20, 2014 Geneva. Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Jul 18, 2013 Galocsy, Arpad de
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Nationalism
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Feb 5, 2013 Lalescu, Traian, 1882-1929
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At head of title: Trajan Lalesco
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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Topics: Citizenship, World War, 1914-1918, Panslavism
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Topics: Macedonian question, Bulgarians, World War, 1914-1918
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Feb 25, 2010 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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Feb 12, 2010 Clément-Janin, Noël, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Engraving, Posters, French
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Feb 11, 2010 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Feb 2, 2010 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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Feb 1, 2010 Benjamin, René, 1885-1948
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Feb 1, 2010 Grappin, Henri, 1881-1959
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Feb 1, 2010 Grappin, Henri, 1881-1959
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Jan 29, 2010 Duhamel, Georges, 1884-1966
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Jan 29, 2010 Djuvara, Mircea, 1886-
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Jan 29, 2010 Poincaré, Raymond, 1860-1934
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Dec 23, 2009 Deschanel, Paul Eugene Louis, 1856-1922
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Dec 9, 2009 Gérard, Auguste, 1852-1922
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Nov 5, 2009 Lozynsky, Mykhalo, 1880-; Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920). Supreme Council
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 22, 2009 Bordeaux, Henry, 1870-1963
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Topics: Guynemer, Georges Marie Ludovic Jules, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Armenian question, World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 26, 2009 Geffroy, Gustave, 1855-1926; Lumet, Louis, 1872-1923
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Topics: Clemenceau, Georges, 1841-1929, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Lille
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Dec 1, 2008 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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Nov 28, 2008 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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Nov 27, 2008 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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Nov 27, 2008 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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Nov 26, 2008 Chaptal de Chanteloup, Léonie, 1873-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Nov 26, 2008 Béland, Henri, 1869-1935
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Nov 19, 2008 Wilson-Green, Arthur; Nadaud, Marcel, 1889-; Riou, Gaston, 1883-; Renaud, Jean; Henriot, Emile, 1889-1961; Canudo, Ricciotto, 1879-1923
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Nov 1, 2008 Richepin, Jean, 1849-1926
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Sep 26, 2008 Wetterlé, E. (Emile), b. 1861
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- France Alsace
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Sep 9, 2008 Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Sep 9, 2008 Romains, Jules, 1885-1972
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Drama
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Jun 24, 2008 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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May 28, 2008 Barrès, Maurice, 1862-1923
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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May 28, 2008 Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920). Ukraine
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Ukraine
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May 28, 2008 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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May 28, 2008 Pröhle, Guillaume; Hungarian Territorial Integrity League
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Hungary
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Topics: Canada. Army. Royal 22e Régiment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada Royal 22e...
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May 28, 2008 Pierrefeu, Jean de, 1883-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Nivelle, Robert Georges, 1858-1924, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France, Chemin des dames
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May 28, 2008 Lapointe, A. J. (Arthur Joseph), 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
Includes index
Topics: Gallieni, Joseph-Simon, 1849-1916, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France), World War, 1914-1918 -- France,...
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May 27, 2008 Gaillard, Gaston
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Baltic States, World War, 1914-1918 -- Scandinavia, Pangermanism