COVID - Law Library Remote Services Information

There is no physical access to the Paul Martin Law Library at this time.

The Library is online! Visit our website to access materials, chat with us, and find materials.

During the renovation of the Law building, the Paul Martin Law Library will exist as a capsule collection, located in a separate space on the ground floor of Leddy West. Access will be via the main Leddy doors.

The 4500+ books that form this collection have been moved to Leddy, and are available for contactless pick-up.

On Campus Work Spaces

Three-hour appointments in two on-campus workspaces are available to individuals experiencing internet challenges at home. Both workspaces are set up in adherence with COVID-19 physical distancing and flow guidelines. Cleaning and sanitation protocols are in place as well as health and safety measures including a completed Return to Campus information session, a current COVID-19 self-assessment, and mandatory masks. Food and drinks are not permitted in either workspace. Appointments for on-campus workspaces must be booked online in advance.

Single Study Student Space (Alumni Auditorium, Student Centre) This space offers 30 quiet study stations with internet access. It is available Monday to Friday with three-hour timeslots available in the morning (8:30 to 11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.). Book online.

Computer Workstation Space (Leddy Library) This space offers five computer workstations. It is open Monday to Friday with three-hour timeslots available in the morning (9 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.). Book online.

Reference librarians are available to help you 8:30AM-4:00pm Monday to Friday via email at and via chat from the Paul Martin Law Library website.

Librarians can help you find useful resources, provide help with legal citation, and ensure you have access to the tools you need to succeed.

Student Reference Associates are available 4:00-9:00pm Monday to Thursday; and on the weekends 10:00am-4:00pm through LiveChat.

Course Reserves

The Library has purchased as many course reserves titles in e-book format as possible. Search for course reserves.


The Library Collection Development policy has pivoted to focus on acquiring books in electronic format. Any existing print titles that are on reserve for a class have also been purchased in e-book form. If an e-book version is not available, we are acquiring two print copies. If you require any books for teaching or research, contact We will endeavour to purchase these titles in e-book format, but will acquire print if no e-book is available.

The Library offers training on databases such as Westlaw Next Canada and LexisAdvance Quicklaw, as well as legal citation. This training is offered remotely.

Look under the Law Library Events on the homescreen for the latest lineup of sessions to register for. 

The Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, or “McGill Guide” is available on Westlaw Next Canada. Look for the link under “Finding Tools” from the Westlaw Next Canada homepage.

Circulation Services,, are available 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday. Circulation staff can help you get access to physical items, renew borrowed items, and help with other access issues.

Patrons can also sign in to the library catalogue by clicking “Sign In” at the top right of the catalogue, and using your UWIN UserID and Password for some transactions. Visit the Leddy library website for up-to-date information about the libraries' contactless pick up and scanning services options.

**Current pick up hours are 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-4pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday**

Fines will not accrue in the 48 hour quarantine time between the return of books, and check-in. Fines do not accumulate for Faculty members.

All reserves books will automatically be checked out for 3 days.

On-Campus Book Returns

Book returns may be made to the drop box outside of Leddy Library.

Alternatively, books may be returned by mail to: Book Returns Paul Martin Law Library 401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, ON N9B 3P4

We have made arrangements with university libraries in your area to help accommodate item returns.

Drop off Locations

London, Ontario

If you are located in or near London, Ontario, we have made arrangements for you to return these items to the drop box at Western University’s Weldon or Education library. See further instructions below.

GTA Residents

For students in the GTA, return your books to the Osgoode Hall Law School Library at York University, 4700 Keele Street. The book drop is located on the West Side of the Osgoode Building (Close to the Nelson Road Reserved Parking Lot). (Don't confuse this location with the the Law Society Library Downtown).

Drop off Instructions

When dropping off UWindsor Law Library material at these alternate locations, please print and complete the attached form, and place it inside the front cover of each book, affixed with a paper clip, or attach to the book cover with an elastic band. Once the item has been dropped off, please send an email to It will be checked into our system upon its return to Windsor.

Available 8:30 – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Request via email

We will continue to do our best to provide remote ILL services (requests for digital content only), however all patrons are advised that ILL Services will be significantly curtailed as our partner institutions at most other Universities are offering limited or no interlibrary loan service.

Thanks so much for your patience and co-operation!

Annette L. Demers  BA LLB MLIS | Law Librarian

Updated October 2, 2020