You are here

Ask a Librarian by Email

"Ask a Librarian" is a library service offering reference assistance via e-mail to the SFU community.

As some services are restricted to SFU students, faculty and staff, we may be limited in the form of assistance we can provide to those outside the SFU community.

Messages will be read several times a day, Monday through Saturday, and responses will be sent within one working day to your e-mail address. If you require immediate reference assistance, please come into an SFU Library or phone 778.782.4345 (W.A.C. Bennett Library, SFU Burnaby) or 778.782.5051 (Belzberg Library, SFU Vancouver) or 778.782.7411 (Fraser Library, SFU Surrey).

To use "Ask a Librarian", fill out the form below or send a message to

Personal information collection notice

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468).  It is related directly to and needed by the University for services provided by the SFU Library.  The information will be used to administer the Ask a Librarian by Email service.  If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information please contact Elaine Fairey, Associate University Librarian, at 778.782.3252 or

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
7 + 7 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.