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How do I know when a book I've requested is ready to pick up?

1. The library will send you an email notification, within 24hrs of return of the item, advising when holds are available for pick-up.

2. Check online by going to the library homepage and clicking on the link called "View your own record". The item is available for pickup when your record says "Ready for pickup".

3. You can call any branch of the library to see if your requested books are available:

Belzberg Library: 778.782.5050 Bennett Library: 778.782.4345 Surrey Library: 778.782.7411

Note: For students and faculty/staff on payroll, notices are emailed to your official SFU email address You can redirect library and other notices from your official SFU email address to your preferred email address at Go to account management and then forward your email. For alumni, notices are emailed to the preferred address on file with the SFU Alumni Relations Office. For all other borrowers, library notices will be sent to the email address you have registered with the SFU Library.