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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 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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by Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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by Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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by Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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by Gurdon, J. E. (John Everard), 1898-; Neumann, Georg Paul, 1878-
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"The original work, Die deutschen Luftstreitkräfte im Weltkriege, is approximately three times the size of this English version ... I have been obliged to recast the work." -- Translator's note
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, Aeronautics, Military, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Chapters I-VII and IX published in a Swedish edition in 1914
Topics: War, Women -- Social and moral questions, World War, 1914-1918
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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 Nasmith, George Gallie, 1877-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
On cover: Catalogue of war portraits by American artists, under the auspices of Yale University and by courtesy of the American Federation of Arts, New Haven Public Library 16-30 June 1921
Topics: Art, World War, 1914-1918
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by National Security League
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by Naumann, Friedrich, 1860-1919
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Bibliography: p. 328-345
Topics: Pangermanism, World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Romania, Romania
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by Nevinson, Henry Woodd, 1856-1941
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Bibliography: p. xiii-xiv
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula
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by Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Juvenile literature
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by Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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by Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topics: Submarines (Ships), World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations Submarine
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by Newton, Arthur Percival, 1873-1942
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects Great Britain, Great Britain -- Economic conditions
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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by Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Nicholson, Ivor; Lloyd-Williams, Trevor
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Wales, Eng
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by Nicholson, J. Shield (Joseph Shield), 1850-1927
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Topics: Neutrality, World War, 1914-1918
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by Nicolas, René, Lieutenant
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, French, Soldiers -- France Biography
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by Nippold, Otfried, 1864-
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"A translation of part I of Das erwachen des deutschen volkes und die rolle der Schweiz (Art. institut Orell Füssli in Zürich, 1917) by Dr. Otfried Nippold."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Nippold, Otfried, b. 1864; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law; Hershey, Amos Shartle, 1867-1933
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Topics: International law and relations, World War, 1914-1918, Chicago (Ill.) -- City planning
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by Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Treaties, World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations
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by Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Treaties, World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations
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by Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Treaties, World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations
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by Nobbs, Gilbert
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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by Norris, Armine
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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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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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovakia -- History
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by Noyes, Alexander Dana, 1862-1945
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics [and] finance
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by Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval [and] military
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Drama
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by Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, charities, etc
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by Nyström, Anton Kristen, 1842-1931
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Roberts, George Evan, 1857-1948; National City Bank of New York
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"An address before the Michigan bankers' association, Flint, Michigan, June 13, 1916."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Speare, Morris Edmund, 1884-; Norris, Walter Blake, 1879-
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Bibliography: p. 453-461
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Political science, National characteristics, American, United States --...
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by Swinton, Ernest Dunlop, 1868-1951; Northumberland, Alan Ian Percy, Duke of, 1880-1930
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A continuation was issued in 1916 under title: A year ago; eye-witness's narrative of the war from March 30th to July 18th, 1915
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- History
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by Vanderlip, Frank Arthur, 1864-1937; National City Bank of New York
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On cover: The National city bank of New York
Topic: World War, 1914-1918