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Lucy Formicuccia recognized with award for Excellence in Health and Safety

Congratulations to our own Lucy Formicuccia, administrative assistant to the dean of the library, for winning the Excellence in Health and Safety Award! Everyone at Leddy is lucky to have you here.


Submit a Proposal to UWill Discover!

The organizers of UWill Discover—the first annual University of Windsor Undergraduate Research Conference—have issued a call for proposals from undergraduate students in all disciplines.

An opportunity to showcase work in a professional setting before peers, faculty, and the community, the conference will take place over one day in March 2015. It will operate fully digitally, saving the costs of printing materials, and enabling work to be connected with interested readers around the world.

Check out Routledge Handbooks Online 60 Day Trial

The University of Windsor's 60 day free trial to Routledge Handbooks Online is now active providing complete access to the platform at your institution until 12th March 2015. Visit https://www.routledgehandbooks.com to gain access.

Leddy says goodbye to long time Librarian and friend

We were sad to hear that Bill Jackson passed away on New Years Eve. Many of us have wonderful memories of Bill and will treasure them always. His obituary in the Windsor star can be found at the link below.


Leddy Research Question Competition - We have our Winners!

Thanks again for everyone who participated and voted! We now have our winners.

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Keep your eyes open for a chance to participate in the UWill Discover conference this spring!

Take a break and enjoy Leddy Cats!

The exam period can be a gruelling time of year. Our cats want to help. Take a break and enjoy Leddy Cats and feel free to share your own.



Food for Fines is Back from Dec 1st - 14th

Food For Fines

From Dec-1st - Dec 14th you can pay your library fines with canned goods!

Help support the University of Windsor Student Food Bank and reduce your library fines by donating non-perishable, UNEXPIRED canned goods at Leddy Library's Circulation Desk. For each item that you donate, you'll receive $2 off your fines, up to $50 per person!

Vote for the Best Entry in the Leddy Library Research Question Competition for a chance to win!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a question to the competition. We had a lot of excellent questions, and some tough decisions to make!

The top 30 research questions have now been chosen and you can view them here in the Scholarship at UWindsor repository.

Scholarship at UWindsor Annual Report

Another year has come and gone and the Scholarship at UWindsor institutional repository continues to grow, showcasing and providing open access to the research and creative activity from faculty members, graduates and undergraduates from around our campus. Take a look at our annual report to see the impact Windsor research is having around the world.

Open Access Week 2014 is here!

International Open Access Week (October 20-26th is) is a global event in its eighth year which draws attention to the benefits of Open Access to research and seeks to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. To borrow from Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication , "Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.