About Musagetes Architecture Library
Founded in September 2004 as a branch library in the University of Waterloo Library system, Musagetes houses more than 40,000 volumes and over 80 current print and electronic journals.
Subjects covered by the library's collection include architectural design, theory, history and criticism, historic preservation, building technology, industrial design, landscape architecture, interior design and urban design. A separate, environmentally controlled Rare Book Room houses one of Canada's most outstanding collections of rare books on architecture and design.
The Musagetes Architecture Library is part of the TriUniversity Group (TUG) of libraries (Waterloo, Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier). Faculty, students and staff have borrowing privileges across all three library systems and have access to research databases, digital mapping, and electronic texts on a wide variety of subjects.
The Library takes its name from the Musagetes Foundation, created by local philanthropists Louise MacCallum and Michael Barnstijn, which provided funding for the renovation and furnishing of the space. In classical mythology "Musagetes" is a term attached to the god Apollo in his role as protector and promoter of the muses and, as such, reflects the couple's activities as patrons of the arts. Musagetes is pronounced "Muse-a-get-ease".
Musagetes Architecture Library
UW School of Architecture
7 Melville Street South
Canada N1S 2H4
(519) 888-4567 ext. 27607
For Reference Assistance contact the Architecture Librarian, or the Library Associate,
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Branch Head and Liaison Librarian for Architecture
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 27620
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 27648
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 27649