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Student Learning Commons: How to book a consultation & important information about consultations

Book a consultation

First timer? Please read the notes below before booking a consultation.

  1. Register each semester to use the online booking software or to view the schedule.
  2. Log in to the system.
  3. Click on the drop-down menu and select from the list of schedules.
    List of schedules
  4. Click on a white space to select an appointment time.
  5. From the pop-up box select either 30 minutes or 1 hour appointment using the drop-down menu for appointment end time. Then fill in the required fields; Course, Instructor and What would you like to work on during your visit?
  6. Click the Save Appointment button. You will be sent an e-mail confirming the appointment date and time.
  7. To cancel an appointment log in to the scheduling software. Your appointment will appear in a green block on the schedule. Click on the green block to open your appointment then click the 'Cancel this Appointment' button at the bottom of the pop up box. Alternatively, you can also email learning-commons@sfu.ca or telephone the SLC assistant at 778.782.4648.

Important information about consultations

  • You may have up to 2 hours of *booked* consultation time per week. Once you have reached this limit, drop-ins are available. You are permitted up to 1 hour of consultation time per day. Thirty-minute consultations end at xx:25 or xx:55, and one-hour consultations end at xx:20 or xx:50, to allow for administrative tasks between clients.
  • If you have booked an appointment at the Burnaby SLC, please check in first with the SLC office (front desk, room 3020). If you do not check in, or if you arrive for an appointment more than 5 minutes late at any SLC location, you will lose your appointment slot.
  • Consultations may only be booked up to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Appointments cannot be booked the same day of the consultation. However, you may be able to have a drop-in consultation.

Before coming for your first consultation, please review the following important documents:

  1. Student Consultation Agreement
  2. Get the Most Out of Your Consultations

The information on this website is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)). It is related directly to and needed by the University for services provided by the Student Learning Commons. The information will be used to maintain a record of consultation with Student Learning Commons staff. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Elaine Fairey, Associate University Librarian, at 778.782.3252 or efairey@sfu.ca.