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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 Andrássy, Gyula, gróf, 1860-1929; Reece, J. Holroyd
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, Hungary --...
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by Boutroux, Emile, 1845-1921; Rothwell, Fred, 1869-
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German science. Certitude and truth. The evolution of German thought. War and sophistry. Patriotism and war. France: a fortress. The spirit of France. After the war. The French conception of nationality
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, National characteristics, German, National characteristics, French, War...
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by Cammaerts, Emile, 1878-1953; Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-
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by Canadian War Records Office; Roberts, Theodore Goodridge, 1877-1953; Martin, Stuart; Richards, Robin
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army, Canada. Canadian Army, Victoria Cross, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada, World...
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by Crile, George Washington, 1864-1943; Rowland, Amy Farley, 1872- ed
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Introduction.--The phenomena of war.--A biologic interpretation of war.--A mechanistic view of German kultur.--A mechanistic view of the vivisection of Belgium.--Evolution toward peace
Topics: War, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, Food supply, Wheat trade
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by Hopkins, J. Castell (John Castell), 1864-1923; Renison, Robert John, Bishop, 1875-1957
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Kerr, S. Parnell; Redmond, John Edward, 1856-1918
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
by Kohanik, Peter G., 1880-1969; Russian Orthodox Catholic Mutual Aid Society
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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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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by Lavery, Felix; Redmond, John Edward, 1856-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland, Ireland -- Biography
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Lugaro, Ernesto, 1870-; Robinson, W. N. (William Newman)
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Topics: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, National characteristics,...
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by R., R.S
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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Cartoons, paintings, etc
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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-1956; Allison, James Murray, 1877-1929 comp
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--I. The first twelve months of war.--II. The second twelve months of war.--III. The third twelve months of war
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-1956; Allison, James Murray, 1877-1929 comp
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--I. The first twelve months of war.--II. The second twelve months of war.--III. The third twelve months of war
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-1956
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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-1956; Allison, James Murray, 1877-1929 comp
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--I. The first twelve months of war.--II. The second twelve months of war.--III. The third twelve months of war
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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by Raemaekers, Louis, 1869-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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by Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Vols. 2-6 by H.A. Jones
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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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Vols. 2-6 by H.A. Jones
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Vols. 2-6 by H.A. Jones
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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Vols. 2-6 by H.A. Jones
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rawlinson, Alfred, Sir, 1867-1934
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, London...
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by Rawlinson, James H
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian, Blind -- Rehabilitation
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by Raymond, E. T., 1872-1928
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Topics: Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Politics...
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by Rayner, W.S; O'Shaughnessy, W.W; Weinthal, Leo, 1865-
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Contains advertising matter
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- History 20th century
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Recouly, Raymond, 1876-1950; Jones, Mary Cadwalader
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Topics: Foch, Ferdinand, 1851-1929, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Redier, Antoine, 1878-
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Translation of: Méditations dans la tranchée
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topics: Hindenburg, Paul von, 1847-1934, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great...
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by Reed, John, 1887-1920; Robinson, Boardman, 1876-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Rees, James Frederick, 1883-
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Topics: Finance, World War, 1914-1918
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by Rees, Joseph Aubrey, 1871-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Armies, Armies
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by Reinsch, Paul Samuel, 1869-1923
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Topics: Yüan, Shih-k'ai, 1859-1916, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities, World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia -- History
For VIII, see Reparation Commission. Reports of the Expert Committees (Cmd. 2105); XIV, see its The Experts' plan for reparation payments; XX, see its Report of the Committee of Experts on reparations (Cmd. 3343)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
For VIII, see Reparation Commission. Reports of the Expert Committees (Cmd. 2105); XIV, see its The Experts' plan for reparation payments; XX, see its Report of the Committee of Experts on reparations (Cmd. 3343)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
For VIII, see Reparation Commission. Reports of the Expert Committees (Cmd. 2105); XIV, see its The Experts' plan for reparation payments; XX, see its Report of the Committee of Experts on reparations (Cmd. 3343)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Repington, Charles à Court, 1858-1925
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Repington, Charles à Court, 1858-1925
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Rew, Sir Robert Henry, 1858-1929
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Topics: Food supply -- England, World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply, England -- Agriculture
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Vol. 8: "Canadian edition."
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Vol. 8: "Canadian edition."
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Vol. 8: "Canadian edition."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Vol. 8: "Canadian edition."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Rhys, Ernest, 1859-1946
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Battles
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by Richmond, Herbert W. (Herbert William), Sir, 1871-1946
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Topics: Naval history, Sea-power, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Great Britain -- History
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rimbaud, Isabelle, 1860-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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by Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ritchie, Moore (Eric Moore)
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Topics: Botha, Louis, 1862-1919, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Namibia
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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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Topics: Lost tribes of Israel, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Oliver, Frederick Scott, 1864-1934, World War, 1914-1918, Military service, Compulsory, Great...
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Slater, John;
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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by Robertson, William Robert, bart., (Sir), 1860-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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by Robinson, Harry Perry, Sir, 1859-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960
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Topics: Labor and laboring classes, World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rogers, Lindsay, 1891-
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Includes bibliographical refences and index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States, United States -- Foreign relations Germany, Germany --...
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Topics: Jews -- Politics and government, World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews, Jews -- Social conditions
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: World War, 1914-1918