Bookable spaces for graduate students

 Graduate Group Rooms

Group study rooms are available to graduate students in the Research Commons at Burnaby during W.A.C. Bennett Library's open hours and in the Research Commons at Vancouver during Harbour Centre building open hours

Please note:

  • Research Commons Graduate Group Rooms are for current SFU graduate students only, via punch code access.
  • Book a room for only the time you need.
  • Cancel your booking if no longer required.
  • Each group may book once per day for a maximum of 2 hours.
  • Rooms are only available for booking up to 14 days in advance.
  • Rooms without bookings are available for drop-in use.
  • Booked rooms not occupied within the first 10 minutes are available for drop in use for the first hour; the original booker may claim the second hour.
  • Research Commons at Vancouver only: Each room is equipped with AV and a wall monitor; you will need to bring a laptop to connect.

Please contact staff ( if you have questions about Graduate Group Room bookings.

 Graduate student private study space (graduate individual study rooms) -- Currently unavailable

 November 2022: Due to the discovery of asbestos-containing debris in the Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby) the fifth floor of the Library remains closed and sealed until repairs are completed and it is safe to return. 

We understand that this will be very inconvenient for members of the SFU community. Our priority has been, and always will be, the safety of everyone on campus.  

SFU graduate students can book one of 14 small study rooms on a daily basis at the W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), during W.A.C. Bennett Library's open hours.

Eligibility and booking details

 Defence or defence rehearsal space

The Graduate Program Assistant in your department/school can book the Library's Thesis Defence Room for a defence or defence rehearsal.