While Windsor-Essex remains in the Grey "Lockdown" level of the COVID-19 response framework the library will operate on a limited basis and will continue to offer Contactless Pickup and Digital Delivery services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The library encourages patrons to remain patient as some delivery delays may occur during the transition.

Remote hours of operation are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday. Please refer to our homepage and Frequently Asked Questions for the latest updates on our remote services, accessing the library building, and hours of operation. Be sure to login to your account to access all of our resources from off-campus.

Research Help Desk

Research help is on the main floor of the main building of the Leddy Library at the Information Desk between circulation and IT help.

The Research Help Desk is staffed with librarians and library assistants to help you with your questions. We can help you to use the library, find material online, refine your search so that you find more items on your topic, help you locate items in the building—and more. No question is too big or too small.

Alternatively, reach us by phone at or chat with a librarian using our real-time online reference service. For in-depth research assistance, you can contact the subject-specialist librarian for your area of study and set up an appointment for a research consultation.

Hours of Research Help Desk

Fall and Winter

Monday - Thursday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday, closed


Monday - Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday, closed

519-253-3000 ext. 3190