Covid-19: Library Services During Disruption

As the University continues to operate under an essential services model the health and safety of the library and university community is of primary concern.? We are currently working with the University to develop protocols, processes, and resources needed to ensure health and safety to resume those services that require on-site access.
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The Library is developing a phased plan to gradually restart service. Due to the nature of the environment and the need for processes and equipment, we are unable at this time to provide a calendar of dates for when services will begin.
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We will continue to update this page as these services develop.?
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All librarians and staff are working remotely. Our remote hours of operation are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday.
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Frequently Asked Questions?

General FAQ:

Is the Leddy Library building open?

No, our building is closed in alignment with provincial public health directives during?the COVID pandemic. All services and centres located in the Leddy Library including the?Academic Data Center,?Research Data Center, the?Center for Digital Scholarship, the?Archives and Special Collections,?Learning Annex, and?Writing Support Desk?continue to offer services remotely.

Can I access library material?

You?can access our online resources?including articles, books, and videos from home using?Omni?along with?other research collections. If you need assistance finding the right resources for your needs, please connect with?your liaison librarian.

You can also request Digital Delivery and Contactless Pickup of physical library resources. To learn more about?these services please visit our contactless pickup and digital delivery webpage.

Please contact?leddylibrary@uwindsor.ca?with if you have any questions.

Do I need to return my borrowed material?

Now that print pickup and digital delivery are available to the campus, users who are able to borrow?physical items held by Leddy Library should attempt to return them to the library and follow library notices and loan policies.?

Items eligible for renewal can be renewed online at?

If you are unable to return items you've borrowed at this time and are having trouble renewing online?please contact us at leddylibrary@uwindsor.ca for help.

If you need to return your books, you can do so using?the book return box located outside Leddy Library’s entrance.

Interlibrary loans?are available for?e-resources?only and we cannot process returns of interlibrary loan materials at this time.?

Are there additional e-resources available at this time?

Yes. Some publishers and content providers have temporarily granted access to resources. Please visit our COVID-19 resource?page as we compile these resources. It’s important to note that some of these resources will not stay openly accessible forever.

Can I access specialized software remotely through Leddy Library?

Yes, during the pandemic free, temporary access to some software is available.

  • SPSS 26 is available to access off campus. Instructions from ITS are available?here.
  • Until August 31, Leddy Library is able to provide temporary free access Stata/SE 16. To obtain a license key, please contact?libdata@uwindsor.ca.?

I need to consult with a librarian, how can I do this?

If you have a general question, you can always chat with a librarian via the LiveChat service on the library’s website. If chat isn’t available, you can send an email to leddy@uwindsor.ca. Alternatively, can consult with the subject expert librarian for your faculty.??

I’m having trouble accessing a resource, who can assist???

If you cannot access a resource that is available from our library, please send an email to elecprod@uwindsor.ca and a member of our team will look into the problem promptly.

Can I get help from the Academic Data Center?

Yes. The Academic Data Centre is continuing to offer services remotely. Please email your request to libdata@uwindsor.ca

Can I order an interlibrary loan to receive material from another library?

Interlibrary Loan is currently available for electronic journal articles as well e-book chapters. You can request an interlibrary loan online.?Print materials are not currently available through interlibrary loan.?

Faculty FAQ:

How can librarians support my online course development?

Resources:

  • Librarians can help you identify available resources to include as course readings or viewings.
  • Librarians can facilitate transitioning your face-to-face resource list to an online environment using Course Resource Lists, which can be integrated directly into your Blackboard course site.
  • Librarians can help develop guides, supporting materials and assignments for your courses.

Instruction:

  • Librarians can provide virtual library and information literacy instruction for your classes.
  • Librarians can continue to provide instructional support online via the Blackboard Virtual Classroom or MS Teams. (Book early if possible, to ensure availability!)

Research help:

  • Librarians can offer remote one-to-one research support for you and your students via MS Teams and by email.
  • Librarians can assist with sourcing materials for your course, and help you navigate fair dealing and copyright questions.

Download our accessing remote services guide to save for quick reference.

Can I place items on course reserve?

Yes. Please follow the instructions available on our website to submit your course resource requests and connect them to your Blackboard course. Our staff are available to help with any questions at courseresources@uwindsor.ca.

Will?the Library digitize print materials?

Faculty members can request Digital Delivery of scanned physical materials.? For more information please visit our contactless pickup and digital delivery webpage.If you need assistance finding the right resources for your needs, please connect with your liaison librarian.?

Will the Library offer curb side pickup?

Contactless Pickup of physical library resources is now available at Leddy Library.?For all the information?please visit our Contactless?Pickup and Digital Delivery webpage.

Can the Library purchase new resources?

Yes. Please contact your subject librarian to discuss what resources you need. Alternatively, requests for new material can be submitted online. While ebooks may be purchased and made readily accessible as part of the library’s collection, print materials will not be immediately available.
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Will the Library purchase commercial textbooks for course reserves?

Unfortunately, many commercial textbook publishers do not offer e-textbook versions for the library to purchase. Librarians and staff are working to provide alternative access to our print course reserve items for courses as well as working with faculty members to identify commercial textbook alternatives.

We are working with instructors to explore and identify viable textbook alternatives, including:

  • Using an existing e-book in the relevant subject area from the library’s e-book collection or requesting that the library purchase one. There are many academic e-books that aren’t considered textbooks, and are therefore available for the library to purchase.
  • Adopting an open educational resource (OER). OERs are freely available educational materials that are openly licensed to allow for re-use and modification by instructors. (Contact your librarian)
  • Creating an online Course Resource Lists (http://www.nnwanx.icu/course-resources-faculty)
  • Posting individual articles, book chapters, or excerpts and scanned copies of print content, subject to copyright limitations (http://www.nnwanx.icu/fair-dealing-copying-guidelines-faculty-staff). Copyright permission will be sought where feasible in cases where the excerpt falls outside of fair dealing guidelines.
  • Linking to content from the library’s existing collection of electronic resources (e-books, journal articles, streaming videos, and other digital materials) or acquiring new content whenever possible.

I have questions about copyright and sharing materials with my students in Blackboard. Can the library provide any guidance?

Yes. The library maintains information about campus copyright and fair-dealing policies on our website. If you’d like to talk to someone you can always email copyright@uwindsor.ca with the specifics of your question.

How can the Library support my research?

Contact?your librarian?to discuss further services and supports.

Digital Initiatives such as?Scholarship at UWindsor?and?Open Journal Systems?services remain available.??

Can I order an interlibrary loan to receive material from another library?

Yes. Interlibrary Loan services is currently available for electronic journal articles as well e-book chapters (10% or one chapter whichever is greater). Print journals and books are not available for Interlibrary Loan Services at this?time. You can?request an interlibrary loan online.

Student FAQ:

Building:?

Can I come to the library?

No, our building is closed in alignment with provincial public health directives during?the COVID pandemic. All services and centres located in the Leddy Library including the?Academic Data Center,?Research Data Center, the?Center for Digital Scholarship, the?Archives and Special Collections,?Learning Annex, and?Writing Support Desk?continue to offer services remotely.

When will the Leddy Library re-open?

We are aligning with provincial and institutional regulations around when our University and its services will be safe to re-open. As we move through the provincial phases, we will update and expand our services accordingly. Please check our website for updates.

Can I access the books and physical resources?

You?can access our online resources?including articles, books, and videos from home using?Omni?along with?other research collections. If you need assistance finding the right resources for your needs, please connect with?your liaison librarian.

You can also request Digital Delivery and Contactless Pickup of physical library resources. To learn more about?these services please visit our contactless pickup and digital delivery webpage.

Please contact?leddylibrary@uwindsor.ca?with if you have any questions.

Do I need to return my borrowed material?

There is no need to return or renew your books?at this time.?All loans will be extended, and no late fee will be charged.?Please ignore system notices.

If you wish?to return your books, you can do so using?the book return box located outside Leddy Library’s entrance.

Interlibrary loans?are available for?e-resources?only. Due dates for print Interlibrary Loan items have been extended.

Can I use the printers?

No, printing is not currently available at the library.

Can I use the computers?

Unfortunately, access to computers is unavailable at this time. We know this is a hardship for students. Please check our website for updates on when this service will be available again.

Services:?

Can I get help from the Academic Data Center?

Yes. The Academic Data Centre is continuing to offer services remotely. Please email your request to?libdata@uwindsor.ca

Can I get items from Archives and Special Collections?

No. Unfortunately, access to the physical items are not available at this time. However, we encourage you to visit archive@uwindsor.ca for more information on your query. Some items may be available online.

Can I get help with making my work Open Access?

Yes. If you are interested in publishing your work on https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/ please email for more information at scholarship@uwindsor.ca? ?

Can I visit the Writing Support desk?

The Writing Support Desk at Leddy Library is current closed, however services continue to be offered online. Visit the Student Success and Leadership Centre webpage for details on how to book appointments.

Assistance and Research Help:

I need to consult with a librarian, how can I do this?

If you have a general question, you can always chat with a librarian via the LiveChat service on the library’s website. If chat isn’t available, you can send an email to leddy@uwindsor.ca. Alternatively, can consult with the subject expert librarian for your faculty. ?

I’m having trouble accessing a resource, who can assist??????

If you cannot access a resource that is available from our library, please send an email to elecprod@uwindsor.ca and a member of our team will look into the problem promptly.

Graduate Student Services:

I have a graduate study room - how can I return the key?

Please place the key in an envelope and put your name and student number on the front of the envelope. Drop it off in the book return bins located at the library entrance. The bins are emptied regularly, and we will contact you when we receive your key. ?

I am on a waiting list for a graduate study room, will I still be considered when the library re-opens?

Any graduate students currently on the wait list will have their spot held in line. When the rooms become available, we will contact you.

I have personal belongings and library materials in my graduate study carrel - how can I retrieve my things?

Right now, there is no access to contents of study rooms. Once the library reopens, we will contact you to set up how you can retrieve your items.

Community/Alumni FAQ:

As an Alumni, I usually come into the library to access the electronic resources. Now that the library is closed to the public, do I have other options for access?

Yes! There are many e-resources that can still be accessed from off campus. There are also Open Access items available that may interest you.

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