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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 Bochkareva, Mariia Leontievna Frolkova, 1889-; Levine, Isaac Don, 1892-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Russian, Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921...
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by 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: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Balkan Peninsula, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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Topics: Architecture, Domestic -- England, Interior decoration -- England
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by Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Iraq -- Description and travel
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by Ryan, Desmond
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Topic: Pearse, Padraic, 1879-1916
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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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by Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topic: India. Army
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by Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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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
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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
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by Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Villiers, Algernon Hyde, 1886-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Graves, Robert, 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Soviet Union, Soviet Union -- History Revolution, 1917-1921
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by Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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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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by Leverhulme, William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount, 1851-1925; Unwin, Stanley, Sir, 1884-1968
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The six-hour day; Co-partnership; Housing and social welfare; Education and business; Some industrial questions
Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- Dwellings, Hours of labour, World War, 1914-1918 -- Reconstruction,...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography, Poets, English
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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 -- Prisoners and prisons, German, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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by Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Duhamel, Georges, 1884-1966
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961
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Topics: Education, England -- Education
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by Rawlinson, James H
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian, Blind -- Rehabilitation
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by Bottome, Phyllis, 1884-1963
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by Lock, Henry Osmond
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by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
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by Macnaughtan, Sarah, d. 1916
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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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by Hood, Jack
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Topics: Endowed public schools (Great Britain), England -- Education
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Gollancz, Victor, 1893-1967
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Topics: Education, England -- Education
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by Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Connor, Ralph, 1860-1937
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