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Architecture Research during COVID-19 : Get started

About this research guide

Here is a list of electronic resources to assist architecture students and faculty with research through the COVID-19 pandemic when access to University of Waterloo's physical libraries, including the Musagetes Architecture Library, is not possible. All resources have been reviewed and compiled by the Architecture Librarian, Evan Schilling. Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions or need help.

We are all in this together!

Facade of a historic building with signage stating 'Everything is canceled' under a blue sky

Image credit: Jeffrey Czum, White Concrete Building Under Blue Sky, 2018, Pexels, accessed April 28, 2020, Creative Commons License (CC0), Cropped from original.

Book Pick-up and Returns for graduate students and faculty

Pick-up and returns of print materials are now available Musagetes Library! At this time this service is only available for graduate students (and faculty). 

Please visit Musagetes Book Item Request and Returns for procedures and to book your time slot. You are required to wear a mask.

Pick-up is for Musagetes Library book and periodical stacks only. Items located in Musagetes Rare Books and Periodicals Room are not included in the print pick-up service, and are not accessible at this time for consultation. Users may request up to 10 items per week. Requests close at 8:00AM each Wednesday for pick-up on Thursday between noon and 2pm

Musagetes Library items can be returned to Atrium in the School of Architecture on Thursdays. There are limited bins available each week, so please sign up for a returns slot using this Bookings Calendar, and include an estimate of the number of items you plan to return. Please note, items will remain on your library account for 1-2 weeks after you have physically returned them to the building.

For access to items in the Porter and Davis collections, please go to Book Pickup @ Porter.

Other print return options

If you you an undergraduate student, or need to return materials on loan from a main campus library there are 2 book return bins on main campus:

  1. BC Matthews Hall, close to the Columbia Street entrance to campus
  2. South Campus Hall, close to the University Avenue entrance to campus (in the parking loop between SCH and the Douglas Wright Engineering Building)

Alternatively, you can mail them to the following department. Please also include a note inside your package with your name, library barcode number, and indicating these are items to be returned.

Circulation Department
Dana Porter Library
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

Map of the University of Waterloo's main campus with two red stars indicating book bin locations

Get assistance

Evan Schilling, the librarian for Architecture, is on leave. During their leave, please contact

for assistance.

Library Associate

If you are off-campus, use this service to connect to online resources

"Get access from anywhere" link.

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