This page provides information for non-SFU libraries about the ILL policies of the SFU Library.
If you are an SFU student, faculty member, or staff, please see our Guide to ILL Services for information on how to obtain material from other libraries.
NUC Symbol: (Ca)BVAS
OCLC Symbol: SFB
We lend most circulating items from our collections, except for videos.
Loans are for three weeks from the date of receipt. There are no renewals. All loans are subject to recall.
We lend paper or microform copies of SFU theses and dissertations when available.
You are encouraged to verify availability of items in the SFU Library Catalogue.
We do not lend periodicals, but will provide copies. Copies are normally sent by Ariel or email. At our discretion, fax delivery may be available for an additional charge ($1 per page).
We ship by courier where agreements exist between libraries. To request one-time courier delivery, the borrowing library must provide an account number (Federal Express or Purolator), complete street address, contact person and phone number.
|BC Public Libraries||$5.00||$5.00|
|BC Government and BC Non-profit Libraries||$6.00||$6.00|
|Other Canadian Libraries||$11.00||$6.00|
|US Libraries||$19 (US)||$14 (US)|
|Overseas libraries||$28 (US) or $32 (CA) or 3 IFLA vouchers
(NB: return must be by airmail)
|$14 (US) or $17 (CA) or 1.5 IFLA vouchers|
Alternative agreements are in place for charging among members of the following consortia: CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries); COPPUL (Council of Pacific and Prairie University Libraries); BC Electronic Library Network.
Invoices will be issued in June and December to borrowing libraries.
For fastest service, please submit your request in a format that will read into our ILL Management System. We accept:
- ISO ILL protocol messages (contact us for details),
- Generic Script (such as Relais, AVISO or GODOT output),
- requests on OCLC (we are SFB; IFM billing is preferred), or
- via AMICUS on the web.
We do not accept requests by telephone.
If you don't have an ILL system in place, submit your request using our ILL Request Form.
We do not provide rush service.
WAC Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr.,
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Head of InterLibrary Loans division: