The SFU Library Catalogue was upgraded on May 25th, and work will be continuing throughout the summer.
Check here often for news and updates, including issues we are working to resolve during this migration period.
Frequently asked questions
Using the new Catalogue
Notes for advanced users
- Library Search remains the Library's default search engine; the new Library Catalogue replaces and combines functions of our old Catalogue and Fast Search, which has been discontinued.
- All existing checkouts, holds, and recall requests have been migrated to the new Catalogue.
- Bookmarks and direct links to the catalogue will continue to work.
Accessing your Library record and signing in
A small number of borrower records haven't migrated successfully.
Reactivate your account: If you have an account but aren't able to sign in to the Catalogue, contact staff in Access Services (Loans) for help:
778.782.4345 - W.A.C. Bennett Library, SFU Burnaby
778.782.5050 - Belzberg Library, SFU Vancouver
778.782.7411 - Fraser Library, SFU Surrey
Accessing some journal articles directly from citations
Some journal articles are not showing up in Catalogue searches although the Library has access. If you have a citation and cannot access the full-text, try searching for the journal title, then browsing by date to the correct article.
For more tips, see Advanced techniques for finding the full-text of an article from a citation.
Accessing e-journals and e-books from off-campus
As we work to migrate our electronic holdings (including e-books and e-journals), you may have problems accessing some titles from off-campus.
Temporary workaround: Use the Library's off-campus bookmarklet to authenticate until the upgrade is complete.
Sometimes the ILL request form will not work properly.
Temporary workaround: Trying again in a few minutes resolves most problems. See Request items from other libraries for more about placing interlibrary loans requests.