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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 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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by Brown, Frank S. d. 1915; Jackson, Holbrook, 1874-1948
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, Atlases
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by Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939; James, Herbert Cyril
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by James, Henry, 1843-1916
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Jane, Lionel Cecil, 1879-1932
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government
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by Jastrow, Morris, 1861-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Peace
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by Jefferson, Charles Edward
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Jellicoe, John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl, 1859-1935
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations Submarine
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by Jellicoe, John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl, 1859-1935
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Jutland, Battle of, 1916, World War, 1914-1918
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by Jephson, Harriet Julia, Lady
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany --...
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by Johnson, Douglas Wilson, 1878-1944
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns, Military geography -- Europe
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Public opinion, Germany -- Civilization
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Military geography
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by Johnson, Douglas Wilson, 1878-1944
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Germany -- Civilization, Germany -- Politics and government 1871-
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by Johnson, Thomas Costello
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland, Irish question, Ireland -- History
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Topics: Black race, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, Indigenous peoples -- Great Britain Colonies
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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 Johnstone, G. Murray
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Jones, C. Sheridan (Charles Sheridan), 1876-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, National characteristics, Prussian
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Serbia, World War, 1914-1918 -- Refugees, Serbia
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by Jones, John Price, 1877-; Hollister, Paul Merrick
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Secret service Germany
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by Jonescu, Take
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography
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by Judge, Mark Hayler
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Borodino (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918 -- Supplies
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by Maurois, André, 1885-1967; Wake, Thurfrida; Jackson, Wilfrid, (Mrs.)
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Northcliffe, Alfred Harmsworth, Viscount, 1865-1922; Cadorna, Luigi; Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928; Joffre, Joseph Jacques Césaire, 1852-1931
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
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by Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
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by Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
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by Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
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by Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, Aeronautics, Military,...
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by Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
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by Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
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by Recouly, Raymond, 1876-1950; Jones, Mary Cadwalader
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Topics: Foch, Ferdinand, 1851-1929, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France
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by Warnod, André, 1885-; Jourdain, M.
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war