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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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Canadian edition has title: A sunny subaltern, Billy's letters from Flanders. Toronto, McClelland, [1916]
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen, 1842-1927; Groth, Catherine D
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Philosophy
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by France. Ministère des affaires étrangères; Great Britain. Foreign Office
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history
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by Gaillard, Gaston
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Turkey, Sèvres,...
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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
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by Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Gardiner, A. G. (Alfred George), 1865-1946
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography
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by Garner, James Wilford, 1871-1938
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War (International law)
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by Garner, James Wilford, 1871-1938
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War (International law)
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by Garstin, Crosbie, 1887-1930
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by Garton Foundation, London
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- England, England -- Economic conditions 20th century
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Topics: League of Nations, Reconstruction (1914-1939), World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, World War, 1914-1918...
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by Garvin, John William, 1859-1935
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Author's autograph presentation copy
Topics: Canadian poetry, Poets, Canadian, World War, 1914-1918
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by Gay, Harry Nelson, 1870-1932
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Edited by H. Nelson Gay, T. Sillani and A Hodnig
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Topics: English ballads and songs, American ballads and songs, World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Gerard, James Watson, 1867-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, United States -- Foreign relations Germany, Germany -- Foreign...
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by Germanistic Society of Chicago
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1. Germany and the peace of Europe, by Ferdinand Schevill. 2. The causes of the European Conflict, by John W. Burgess. 3. How Germany was forced into war, by Raymond E. Swing. 4. The session of the German Reichstag on Aug. 4th, 1914, by Bethmann Hollweg and others. II. Russian diplomacy and the war, by James Westfall Thompson. 12. German "War-Makers", a critical study, by Noel Sargent. 13. Nationalism in Europe, by Franz Boas. 14. By their works ye shall know them, by Alfres Hoyt...
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1. Germany and the peace of Europe, by Ferdinand Schevill. 2. The causes of the European Conflict, by John W. Burgess. 3. How Germany was forced into war, by Raymond E. Swing. 4. The session of the German Reichstag on Aug. 4th, 1914, by Bethmann Hollweg and others. II. Russian diplomacy and the war, by James Westfall Thompson. 12. German "War-Makers", a critical study, by Noel Sargent. 13. Nationalism in Europe, by Franz Boas. 14. By their works ye shall know them, by Alfres Hoyt...
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1. Germany and the peace of Europe, by Ferdinand Schevill. 2. The causes of the European Conflict, by John W. Burgess. 3. How Germany was forced into war, by Raymond E. Swing. 4. The session of the German Reichstag on Aug. 4th, 1914, by Bethmann Hollweg and others. II. Russian diplomacy and the war, by James Westfall Thompson. 12. German "War-Makers", a critical study, by Noel Sargent. 13. Nationalism in Europe, by Franz Boas. 14. By their works ye shall know them, by Alfres Hoyt...
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by Germanistic Society of Chicago
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1. Germany and the peace of Europe, by Ferdinand Schevill. 2. The causes of the European Conflict, by John W. Burgess. 3. How Germany was forced into war, by Raymond E. Swing. 4. The session of the German Reichstag on Aug. 4th, 1914, by Bethmann Hollweg and others. II. Russian diplomacy and the war, by James Westfall Thompson. 12. German "War-Makers", a critical study, by Noel Sargent. 13. Nationalism in Europe, by Franz Boas. 14. By their works ye shall know them, by Alfres Hoyt...
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by Germanistic Society of Chicago
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1. Germany and the peace of Europe, by Ferdinand Schevill. 2. The causes of the European Conflict, by John W. Burgess. 3. How Germany was forced into war, by Raymond E. Swing. 4. The session of the German Reichstag on Aug. 4th, 1914, by Bethmann Hollweg and others. II. Russian diplomacy and the war, by James Westfall Thompson. 12. German "War-Makers", a critical study, by Noel Sargent. 13. Nationalism in Europe, by Franz Boas. 14. By their works ye shall know them, by Alfres Hoyt...
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1. Germany and the peace of Europe, by Ferdinand Schevill. 2. The causes of the European Conflict, by John W. Burgess. 3. How Germany was forced into war, by Raymond E. Swing. 4. The session of the German Reichstag on Aug. 4th, 1914, by Bethmann Hollweg and others. II. Russian diplomacy and the war, by James Westfall Thompson. 12. German "War-Makers", a critical study, by Noel Sargent. 13. Nationalism in Europe, by Franz Boas. 14. By their works ye shall know them, by Alfres Hoyt...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives,...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Competition, International, Eastern question (Balkan), Europe --...
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by Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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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 Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Reprinted, in part, from various periodicals
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by Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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by Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, World War, 1914-1918
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by Gibson, George Herbert Rae, 1881-1932
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects France, France -- Economic conditions 1918-1945
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by Gill, Charles Clifford, 1885-
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Topics: Commercial policy, Competition, International, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, War -- Economic...
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Topics: Gillespie, Alexander Douglas, d. 1915, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war
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by Ginsburg, Benedict William, 1859-
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by Giraud, Victor, 1868-1953
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, France -- Civilization
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by Girling, T.A
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Gleason, Arthur, 1878-1923
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Social conditions
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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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by Goodchild, George, b. 1888
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Topics: War poetry, English poetry, World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Goodchild, George, b. 1888
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Topics: St. Dunstan's for Men and Women Blinded on War Service, World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature,...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Gordon, George Stuart, 1881-1942
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London edition (Constable) published in 1918 under title: Mons and the retreat
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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by Gordon, Winifred; Maria, Queen consort of Ferdinand I, King of Romania, 1875-
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Topics: Eastern question (Balkan), World War, 1914-1918 -- Romania, Romania
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Includes index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Gore, Charles, 1853-1932
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Dominant ideas.- The correctives of dominant ideas.- Religious education - proposals for reconstruction.- Religious teaching in public schools.- The lordship of Jesus and the mission of the spirit.- The ten commandments and the Christian church.- Attempts to hold intercourse with the dead
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Sermons, addresses, etc, Religious education
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Topics: Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August, 1834-1919, Carus, Paul, 1852-1919, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Austria -- Foreign relations, Germany -- Foreign relations
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by Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
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Topics: La Rochefoucauld, François, duc de, 1613-1680, La Bruyère, Jean de, 1645-1696, Vauvenargues, Luc...
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by Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, 1870
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by Gould, Gerald, 1885-1936
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Topics: Canada. Army. 102d Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canada. Army. 102d Canadian Infantry Battalion,...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia, Russia -- Description and travel
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by Graham, Stephen, 1884-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Grant, Marjorie
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, charities, etc
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by Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Includes index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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by Graves, Robert, 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Gray, Howard Alexander, 1870-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects Great Britain, Industrial policy -- Great Britain
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by Great Britain Committee of Imperial Defence; Skinner, Henry Terence; Stacke, Harry Fitz Maurice
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"Compiled mainly by H.T. Skinner, and H. Fitz M. Stacke."
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by Great Britain. Committee on Alleged German Outrages; Bryce, James, 1838-1922
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Chronology
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Chronology
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by Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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At head of title: Confidential. For official information only
Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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by Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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by Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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by Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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by Great Britain. War Office
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia Archangel, Soviet Union -- History Revolution, 1917-1921, Great...
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