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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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"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
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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 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 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...
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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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Refugees, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, charities, etc, World War,...
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Topics: Canada. Army. 2d Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
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by Haskins, Charles Homer, 1870-1937; Lord, Robert Howard, 1885-1954
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Includes bibliography
Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), World War, 1914-1918
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by Herrington, Walter S. (Walter Stevens), 1860-1947; Lennox and Addington Historical Society
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- War memorials and Rolls of honour, World War, 1914-1918 -- War work, Lennox...
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Topics: Imperial federation, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, Great Britain -- Colonies, Great...
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by Imperial War Conference, London, 1918; Long, Walter Hume Long, Viscount, 1854-1924
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Topics: Imperial federation, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects Great Britain, Reconstruction...
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by L. R. A; Ray, Anna Chapin, 1865-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Laffan, R. G. D. (Robert George Dalrymple), 1887-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia -- History 1804-1918
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by Lake, Harold
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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by Lane, Franklin Knight, 1864-1921; Lane, Anne Wintermute; Wall, Louise Herricks, 1866-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, United States -- Politics and government 1913-1921
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by Lang, Cosmo Gordon, Archbp., 1864-1946
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An address delivered at the Mansion House of the city of London, on July 19, 1918
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Lanux, Pierre Combret de, 1887-
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Includes index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, France -- Relations United...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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by Lardner, Ring Wilmer, 1885-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Larrouy, Maurice, 1882-1939; Norton, Grace Fallow, 1876-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Latzko, Adolf Andreas, 1876-
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Off to war.--Baptism of fire.--The victor.--My comrade.--A hero's death.--Home again
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- United States 1914-, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects United...
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by Lauder, Harry, Sir, 1870-1950
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Topics: Lauder, Harry, Sir, 1870-1950, Singers, World War, 1914-1918
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by Laughlin, Clara Elizabeth, 1873-1941
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Topics: Cities and towns -- France, World War, 1914-1918 -- France
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by Lavery, Felix; Redmond, John Edward, 1856-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland, Ireland -- Biography
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by Lavisse, Ernest, 1842-1922; Andler, Charles, 1866-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Lawson, John Cuthbert
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval and military, World War, 1914-1918 -- Greece, Greece -- History,...
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by Lawson, W. R. (William Ramage)
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, England -- Finance and taxation
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by Le Bon, Gustave, 1841-1931
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Social psychology, World politics
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by Le Queux, William, 1864-1927
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Italy
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by Le Queux, William, 1864-1927
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"First published in 1915; reprinted March 30, 1915; reprinted April 19, 1915; reprinted April 20, 1915."
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda, World War, 1914-1918 -- Secret service and espionage
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by Le Queux, William, 1864-1927
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous, World War, 1914-1918, Interessengemeinschaft der deutschen...
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by Leighton, John Langdon
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval and military
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by Lensch, Paul
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Topics: Socialism -- History, World War, 1914-1918 -- Socialism [and] the War
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by Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul Emil von, 1870-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- History, Africa, East
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by Leverhulme, William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount, 1851-1925; Unwin, Stanley, Sir, 1884-1968
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The six-hour day; Co-partnership; Housing and social welfare; Education and business; Some industrial questions
Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- Dwellings, Hours of labour, World War, 1914-1918 -- Reconstruction,...
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by Levinger, Lee J. (Lee Joseph), 1890-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
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Bibliography: p. 29-31
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda, Press
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Topics: Canada. Army. Nova Scotia Highlanders, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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by Libert de Flemalle, Gabriel de
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Belgium -- History 20th century
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by Library of Congress. Division of Bibliography; Meyer, Herman Henry Bernard, 1864-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Library of Congress. Division of Bibliography; Meyer, Herman Henry Bernard, 1864-1937
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At head of title: Library of Congress
Topics: Blockade and embargo, World War, 1914-1918
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by Library of Congress. Division of Bibliography; Meyer, Herman Henry Bernard, 1864-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Bibliography, Europe -- Politics and government. Bibliography
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by Library of Congress. Division of Bibliography; Meyer, Herman Henry Bernard, 1864-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Bibliography, Europe -- Politics and government. Bibliography
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by Lichnowsky, Karl Max, Fürst von, 1860-1928; Dernburg, Bernhard, 1865-. 1915
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Bound with Dernburg, Bernhard. Search-lights on the war, 1915
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Lichnowsky, Karl Max, Fürst von, 1860-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Liddell, Robert Scotland
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities
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by Liveing, Edward G. D. (Edward George Downing), 1895-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916 --...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada
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by Livingston, St. Clair; Steen-Hansen, Ingeborg
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Lock, Henry Osmond
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Locke, William John, 1863-1930
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, United States -- Politics and government 1913-1921
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Topics: Spiritualism, Future life, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Includes index
Topics: Spiritualism, Future life, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Logio, George Clenton
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Bulgaria, Eastern question (Balkan), Bulgaria -- Politics and government
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by Long, R. E. C. (Robert Edward Crozier), b. 1872
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"Some of the matter here appeared in the London Westminster gasette and the London Fortnighttly review ; some in American journals ; but the book is not a reprint of articiea."--Pref
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Loreburn, Robert Threshie Reid, 1st earl, 1846-; Grey of Fallodon, Edward Grey, Viscount, 1862-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Loti, Pierre, 1850-1923; Laurie, Marjorie
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Low, A. Maurice (Alfred Maurice), 1860-1929; Mavor, James, 1854-1925 (autpgraph)
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Cover title
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Low, Sidney, Sir, 1857-1932
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Loyson, Paul Hyacinthe, 1873-; Frazer, Lilly Grove, Lady, d. 1941
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Topics: Rolland, Romain, World War, 1914-1918 -- History
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by Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918