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What is a library barcode and how do I get one?

Finding your Library barcode on your SFU ID card 

Your SFU Library barcode is the number that begins, 2 9345..., on your SFU ID card, which is also your library cardIt is not the same as your student number.

Your barcode is private information. You must not share your barcode with anyone, or use it for any purpose not expressly permitted by the SFU Library.

Use your barcode to log in to your account and Library resources

Some borrowers, including non-credit students and external borrowers, don't have SFU computing IDs. If you don't have a SFU computing ID but do have a library barcode, you can use it to:

  • Check your library account
  • Renew books
  • Place holds on books already checked out, or transfers on books at other SFU libraries
  • Log in to access online resources, and request items from other libraries (eligible borrowers only).

Logging in and passwords

The first time you log in using your barcode number, your password will be your last name. (This is case-sensitive: MacKenzie is different than mackenzie.)

Contact us for more help or to request a barcode

Talk to staff in in Access Services (Loans and circulation) for more help, including:

  • To change your initial last name password if you are logging in with a barcode to something other than your last name, or to get help with your barcode password
  • To request a Library barcode if you don't have a Library/student card

778.782.4345 - W.A.C. Bennett Library, SFU Burnaby

778.782.5050 - Belzberg Library, SFU Vancouver

778.782.7411 - Fraser Library, SFU Surrey