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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Yugoslavia
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Topics: Bolshevism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Siberia
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Altenburger, Julius
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Hungary
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by American Academy of Arts and Letters
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Ayres, Leonard Porter, 1879-1946
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States Statistics
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by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Bairnsfather, Bruce, 1887-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bank of Commerce in New-York; United States. War Revenue Law of 1918
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"February, 1919."
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War, Cost of
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918, Medicine, Military
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by Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Drama
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by Barron, Clarence Walker, 1855-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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Topics: Spies, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
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Topics: Zeebrugge-Ostend raids, 1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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by Bingham, Barry, 1881-1939
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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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 -- Press and propaganda, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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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...
Includes index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields, Cities and towns -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by 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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by Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Ekaterina Konstantinovna (Verigo) 1844-1934
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What is Bolshevism? What we are fighting for. Russia and the allies; Russia and the League of Nations; Russia will emerge free, strong and united
Topics: Bolshevism, World War, 1914-1918
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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by Brooke, Tucker, 1883-1946; Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Broun, Heywood, 1888-1939
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and...
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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 Byles, C. E. (Charles Edward), b. 1873
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Topics: Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915, World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Béland, Henri, 1869-1935
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war
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by Callwell, C. E. (Charles Edward), Sir, 1859-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Canada. Ministry, Overseas Military Forces
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Armed Forces, World War, 1914-1918
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by Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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 Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Carrel, Frank, 1870-1940
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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by Central organization for a durable peace, The Hague
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Topics: Peace, Arbitration, International, World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955; O'Brien, Edward Joseph Harrington, 1890-1941
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Art and the war
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by Connor, Ralph, 1860-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Canada. Army. 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, Reconstruction (1914-1939), Commercial policy,...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Ottokar Theobald Otto Maria, Graf, 1872-1932
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Austria -- Politics and government 1867-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Daniels, Josephus, 1862-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc
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by Dawson, Coningsby, 1883-1959; Dawson, Muriel
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by 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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by Deland, Margaret Wade (Campbell) 1857-1945
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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 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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Donohoe, Martin Henry, 1869-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Iran, Iran -- Description and travel
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by Downes, Walter Douglas, 1884-
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"This account deals entirely with the Nigeria regiment [of the West African Frontier Force]" p. 1, Introd
Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal West African Frontier Force. Nigeria Regiment, World War, 1914-1918,...
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by Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
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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 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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Escouflaire, Rodolphe C
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Irish question, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland, Ireland -- History
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Falkenhayn, Erich von, 1861-1922
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Europe -- History 1789-1900, genealogy
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by Fidelis, a Fanna, Pater, 1838-1881
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Palestine, Palestine -- Description and travel
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by Fox, Henry Landell, 1872-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Freeman, Lewis R. (Lewis Ransome), 1878-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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by Freeman, Robert Massie, 1866-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by French, John Denton Pinkstone, Earl of Ypres, 1852-1925; Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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