August 2, 2013

Edible wild plant walk

Learn about edible wild plants with the Riverbed Homestead in downtown Galt.

Sunday, August 18th @ 10 am

Start in the garden exploring nutritious weeds and from there wander towards the river and through a riverside park.

All welcome. Samples included!
Donations gladly accepted, but not required.

For more information and directions email:

February 6, 2013

Cute as a (library) button

Last spring we asked you to design the next round of library buttons.  We had a great response and choosing the top 10 was no easy task.

You can find a different winning design available in the library each week, so make sure you drop by to complete your collection (and maybe even learn something).

March 30, 2012

March 29, 2012

Catch that Bunny...

...before he devours all our books!

March 28, 2012

Bunny on the loose!

In a brazen violation of the Library's 'no food' policy, a GIANT chocolate Bunny has broken into our Library!

Can you help us find him?

If you can figure out where he's hiding, you may be able to take him home with you!  That's right, all 2lbs, 3ozs of his Lindt chocolate goodness could be yours!

For the next week the Bunny will be giving us daily clues about where he's hiding.  If you think you know, you can fill out a ballot in the Library to win him!

Clues will appear daily at the Musagetes Architecture Library circulation desk, on our blog and on our Twitter feed.

Here's your first clue: "Brrr... it's a good thing I have fur, it's COLD in here!"

Quick! Catch that Bunny!

March 8, 2012

Design the next Library button!

Don't you just LOVE those cute little buttons they hand out at all the uWaterloo Libraries?

One of your designs could be featured on the newest edition buttons!

We'll pick the top 10 designs to produce for distribution at all library locations starting in September.  The #1 button design will win $250! Cash!

Every entrant will get 5 buttons made of their design... just for entering!

Visit the contest webpage for all the rules and more information about how to enter.

January 19, 2012

Winter Workshops

Discover what your Library has to offer (which is a lot more than just books!) at one of our workshops.

Don't see what you're looking for?  Drop by for one-on-one research help with Michele, or email me to request additional workshops here in Cambridge.  Check out the full list of Library workshops and get registered here.

Introduction to GIS for Architecture:
Maps are an eye-catching and dynamic way to support your research and design work.  GIS software and data allow you to create easy-to-understand, thematic maps that highlight the importance of place in the field of Architecture.  By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
  • access a variety of GIS resources available at the School of Architecture
  • find online data resources and mapping applications
  • create basic topographic and demographic maps using ArcMap 10
  • insert standard map elements and export your finished product
Held in the Seminar Room, Musagetes Architecture Library
Thursday January 26, 2012      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all Waterloo students, faculty, and staff.  By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
  • create a RefWorks account
  • import references from databases, the Library’s catalogue, and other sources
  • navigate RefWorks and edit your citations
  • create and format bibliographies in a variety of citation styles
  • identify options within RefWorks for reference sharing
  • access your account and citations from anywhere
  • and more! 
Held in the Seminar Room, Musagetes Architecture Library
Thursday February 2, 2012      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

November 22, 2011

Book our Seminar Room online!

You can now reserve the Library's Seminar Room all by yourself!

Simply click on the Study Room Booking link found on the library's webpage and log in with your WatIAM account.

All bookings must adhere to the Booking Terms:
  • 3 hours per booking
  • 2 bookings per day
  • 10 hours within the current 7 day period (including today)
  • Room must be left in good condition
  • No-show Rule: After 15 minutes the room will be available to others
  • Disputes and complaints should be referred to staff at the Service Desk.
Questions? Ask us!

October 28, 2011

Building Green

The Library has set up a trial for the BuildingGreen suite, an online resource providing current, authoritative information on sustainable design and construction.

The suite is composed of 3 integrated databases:

- 200 case studies of high performance buildings, including energy data and project details
- all content from Environmental Building News, the premier journal on sustainable building practices and products, published since 1992
- a complete directory of environmentally preferable building products

The trial will run until mid-November.  Please give it a try and send any questions or feedback to Michele Laing, the Architecture Librarian here at Musagetes.

October 25, 2011

Library Day 2011

Wednesday October 26th is Library Day!

The staff at Musagetes Architecture Library want to show our appreciation for all the students, faculty, staff and community members that make our job worth doing.

Please drop by the library for some refreshments and other goodies... all day long!

Confirm your name release status with us (yes OR no) and you will be entered into a draw to win great prizes from the Melville and Grand Cafes!