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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
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by [Bagshaw, M. E.]
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by [Fowler, Robert Ludlow] 1849-1936. [from old catalog]
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, United States -- Foreign relations
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Canadian edition has title: A sunny subaltern, Billy's letters from Flanders. Toronto, McClelland, [1916]
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by [Hainsselin, Montagu Thomas]
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, England -- Navy
"Originally appeared under the title of Albert King of the Belgians"
Topics: Albert I, King of the Belgians, 1875-1934, World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by [Lyon, Laurance, 1875-1932]
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Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), World War, 1914-1918, England -- Politics and government 1900-1945,...
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by [Meynell, Wilfrid, 1852-]
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Yugoslavia
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by [Sanders, William Stephen]
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Socialism -- Germany
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by [Velimirovic, Nicolaj]
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Aaronsohn, Alexander
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Palestine, Turks -- Palestine, Palestine -- History 1799-1917
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Abbey, Edwin Austin, d. 1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Abbott, G. F. (George Frederick)
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Greece, Greece -- Foreign relations, Greece -- Politics and government 1913-
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by Abraham, James Johnston, 1876-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, charities, etc, World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia and Montenegro...
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by Ackerman, Carl William, 1890-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Topics: Bolshevism, World War, 1914-1918 -- Siberia
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Adam, George Jefferys, 1883-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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by Adami, J. George (John George), 1862-1926
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey and the Near East, Great Britain -- Colonies New Zealand,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Adcock, Arthur St. John, 1864-1930
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry, Poets, English, English poetry -- 20th century History and criticism
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by Adcock, Arthur St. John, 1864-1930
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Adcock, Arthur St. John, 1864-1930
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The baptism of fire.- The four days' battle near Mons.- The destruction of Louvain.- The fight in the North Sea.- From Mons to the walls of Paris.- The spirit of victory
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Addison, Christopher Addison, Viscount, 1869-1951
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"A speech delivered in the House of Commons on the work of the Ministry of Munitions, June 28, 1917" --p. [5]
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ajtay, Jozsef, 1876-; Joncsó, Benedek, 1854-1930; Kovács, Alajos, 1877-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Transylvania
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance United States
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Alexinsky, Gregor, 1879-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Soviet Union -- Foreign relations, Soviet Union -- Politics and...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Allen, E. P. S
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919. 116th Battalion, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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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by American Association for International Conciliation
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International Conciliation: special bulletin
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by American Jewish Committee
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
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by Ames, Herbert Brown, Sir, 1863-1954
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Topics: Canadian Patriotic Fund, World War, 1914-1918 -- Relief measures
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by An officer, pseud
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Signed L.L
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Anderson, R. Wherry
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Introduction signed A. Piatt Andrew, Inspector of the Field Service
Topics: American Field Service, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Andrássy, Gyula, gróf, 1860-1929; Reece, J. Holroyd
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, Hungary --...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Angas, Lawrence Lee Bazley, 1893-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations, Foreign exchange, Europe -- Economic conditions
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by Angell, Norman, 1874-1967
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Topics: International cooperation, World War, 1914-1918
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by Angell, Norman, Sir, 1874-1967
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Topics: Economic history -- 1918-, World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence and results
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, New Zealand
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Archer, William, 1856-1924
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes and issues
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Archer, William, 1856-1924
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Archer, William, 1856-1924
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Arthur, George, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topics: Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, Great...
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by Arthur, George, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topics: Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, Great...
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by Arthur, George, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topics: Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, Great...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ashley, Roscoe Lewis, 1872-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ashmead-Bartlett, Ellis, 1881-1931
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Ashton, Harold
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Ashton, Harold
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Ashton, Henry Allen
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928
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Published by Authority
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Asquith, Herbert, 1881-1947
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Aston, George Grey, Sir, 1861-1938
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval and military, Belgium -- History...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948
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French women in war time.--Feminism in peace and war
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Women's work, Women -- France, Women -- Social conditions, Women -- United...
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by Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948
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Topics: Bienêtre du blessé, société franco-américaine pour nos combattants, World War, 1914-1918 --...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Auld, S. J. M. (Samuel Johnson Mason), b. 1884
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous -- War use, Chemical...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Austin, Lorimer John
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Konsulat, New York; Apponyi, Albert, gróf, 1846-1933; Hengelmüller von Hengervár, Ladislaus, Freiherr, 1845-1917; Dumba, Konstantin Theodor, 1856-; Nuber von Pereked, Alexander
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes