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Protection, Security and Investigation : Books & Reserves

This guide is designed to assist students in the Protection, Security & Investigation (PSIP) program - with an interest in the criminal justice system, policing, private security, & the Canadian Forces - to find resources available to them in the library


April 16 - April 27

Library services available
Monday-Thursday: 8am-10pm
Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday/Sunday: 11am-5pm

Library space open 24/7

April 28 - May 6

Library services available
Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday/Sunday: No services

Library space open 24/7

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Tel.: (705) 524-7333
Fax: (705) 566-6163
Text: (705) 996-1104

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Cambrian College
3rd Floor, Room 3021

1400 Barrydowne Road
Sudbury, Ontario P3A 3V8

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Browsing the Collection

Most of the library's resources are shelved according to the Library of Congress classification system. This system arranges items on the shelf by subject. Some call numbers of interest are:

BF - Psychology
BJ - Ethics
H - Social sciences (General)
HM - Sociology (General)
HV - Social pathology.  Social and public welfare.  Criminology
J - Political Science - General legislative and executive papers
JA - Political science (General)
JL - Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)
JS - Local government.  Municipal government
K - Law
K - Law in general.  Comparative and uniform law.  Jurisprudence
KE - Canada 
KEO - Ontario
KF - United States
T - Technology
U - Military Science
When searching for law resources, be sure that you know which country each book is discussing. American law is very different from Canadian law.


Search for books, CDs and DVDs

New Books!

 The Library Catalogue provides access to the books, journals, government documents, videos and DVD’s in the library’s collections. Some relevant subject headings to use when searching the catalogue include: criminal justice, criminal procedure, criminology, sociology, private security, and psychology.  

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Some specific books that are relevant to this field of study include: 

How to Search the Catalogue

Instructor and Course Text Reserves

Books may be held for your instructors by their own Reserve or by Course Text Reserve. They are kept behind the library circulation desk and are usually arranged by the last name of your instructor. 

You can find these Reserves by typing your instructors last name as well as the word     reserve    in the search box in the Library Catalogue.

Because Items on Reserve are in very high demand they cannot leave the library and may be borrowed for a maximum of 4 hours. If reserves are returned late, the late fine is .50 cents per hour.

Law and Security Administration Program Details

Course Outline and Booklist

Course outlines and booklists are available through myCambrian .  Once you click on the course outlines or booklists link, you can choose to find a booklist by course or by program.

The Enrolment Center is the one-stop-shop for current and future students. At this office, students can pay tuition, and locker fees; they can obtain their photo ID card; and they can order copies of their transcripts. The registrar also assists students who are new to the College with the admissions and registration process and is the point of contact for the convocation ceremonies for graduating students.

If you have any trouble visit the Enrolment Center, room 2037, call 566-8101, ext. 7300, or use our toll-free number at 1-800-461-7145 (in Ontario).