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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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, England -- Navy
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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
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Topics: Imperial federation, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, World War, 1914-1918
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by Clark, John Maurice, 1884-; Hamilton, Walton Hale, 1881-1958; Moulton, Harold Glenn, 1883-1965
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, War -- Economic aspects, War, Cost of
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by Guyot, Yves, 1843-1928; Holt, Frederic Appleby, 1888-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Armenia, Armenian question
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by Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928; Boraston, J. H. (John Herbert), 1885-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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by Haigh, Richard, 1895-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Haldane, R. B. Haldane (Richard Burdon Haldane), Viscount, 1856-1928
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918, Germany -- Foreign relations Great Britain, Great...
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by Hall, James Norman, 1887-1951
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Hall, Leonard Joseph; Hughes, Robert Herbert Wilfrid, 1872-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal engineers. Inland water transport, World War, 1914-1918
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by Hall, William H; Barton, James L. (James Levi), 1855-1936
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Topics: Missions -- Middle East, World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence and results, Middle East
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by Halliday, Wilfrid J. (Wilfrid Joseph), 1889-
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Topics: Patriotic poetry, English poetry, World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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Topic: 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 Halsey, Francis Whiting, 1851-1919; Viviani, René, 1863-1925; Joffre, Joseph Jacques Césaire, 1852-1931; Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1848-1930
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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by Hamilton, Ian, 1853-1947
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Hamilton, Ian, Sir, 1853-1947
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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by Hamon, Augustin, 1862-
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by Hankey, Donald William Alers, 1884-1916
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects, Soldiers' writings, English -- Great...
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by Hankey, Donald William Alers, 1884-1916
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects, Soldiers' writings, English -- Great...
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by Hankey, Donald William Alers, 1884-1916
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Hardie, Martin, 1875-1952; Sabin, Arthur K. (Arthur Knowles), 1879-1959
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Topics: Posters, World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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by Hardy, E. J. (Edward John), 1849-1920
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Harris, Frank, 1855-1931
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Great Britain -- Social conditions, Germany -- Social conditions
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by Harrison, Austin
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923
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by Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Social problems, Great Britain -- Politics and government 1910-1936
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by Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943; National Security League. Committee on Patriotism through Education
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by Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943; National Security League. Committee on Patriotism through Education
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by Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Hartzler, Jonas Smucker, 1857-; Mennonite Church. General Conference
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Topics: Mennonites in Canada, Mennonites in the U.S, World War, 1914-1918 -- Mennonites
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by Haskins, Charles Homer, 1870-1937; Lord, Robert Howard, 1885-1954
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Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, Germany -- Economic policy 1888-1918, Germany -- Economic...
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From the Bulletin of the Société d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale for May-June, 1915
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Hay, Ian
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Hay, Ian
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Philosophy
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by Hay, Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian), b. 1881
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and...
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by Hayes, Carlton Joseph Huntley, 1882-1964
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by Hazelton, Henry I
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by Hazen, Charles Downer, 1868-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- History 1871-1918
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by Hazen, Charles Downer, 1868-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- History 1789-1900
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by Headlam, James Wycliffe, 1863-1929
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by Headlam, James Wycliffe, 1863-1929
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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by Headlam, James Wycliffe, 1863-1929
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by Headlam, James Wycliffe, 1863-1929
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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by Helmer, Paul Albert
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918