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GDipICL: Library Resources

This guide was designed as an introduction to library resources for students in the Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law.

Access to Print Resources

To support this online program, the Law Library has acquired online formats for as many immigration law resources as possible. But believe it or not, a surprising number of legal resources are only available in print.

If you encounter a library resource that is not available online, there are several options that allow you to access that resource as a distance student. If none of the following alternatives work in your particular situation, please reach out to the Library and we'll do our best to find a way to provide access or find a suitable alternative.

Pick Up or Borrow from a Local Library

The Queen's University Library has many agreements with other universities and academic institutions across Canada. The relevant option is based on where you live:

In Ontario

Queen's students only need their student card to loan materials directly from our Omni partner libraries (see list of partners).

Our Pick-up Anywhere service also allows you to pick up physical items you find in Omni from any of our partner libraries in Ontario. To do so, find a resource in Omni, sign in, select "Request for Pickup", and choose the library that is closest to you.

Outside Ontario

We also have many Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements, which allow you to borrow resources from Canadian university libraries outside Ontario. To do so, you'll need either a student card or an Inter-University Borrowing Project Card (request an IUBP Card). This allows you to borrow resources from a university library near you as if you were a local student. 

It's a good idea to contact your local university library before you visit, as requirements to borrow may vary (e.g. ID requirements). 

Scanning Service (Articles and Book Chapters)

If you are trying to access an article or chapter of a book that is only available in print, you can use our Scanning Service to receive a digital file via email. Please note that this option is only permissible within copyright limits (typically up to one chapter of a book). You cannot submit multiple requests for chapters from the same book over a period of time. 

To access the scanning service, first locate the item in Omni, sign in, and then select the "Request for Scan" option.