Library service updates during COVID-19

Library service updates: We are open for research, open for learning, open for collaboration.


The latest updates on in-person services and Library resources for remote research, teaching, and learning.

SFU Library continues to deliver a wide range of remote services, including extensive online collections, digital course reserves, remote instruction, and consultations with experts.

In addition, following guidance from provincial health authorities and SFU, the Library is gradually restoring some in-person services.

We will add the latest updates here as details become available. If you have questions about Library services that are not answered here, please contact us at

  Borrowing & digital delivery

Check for updates on in-person borrowing and digital options, including:

  • self-service hold pickup (and expanded pickup hours) at SFU Burnaby
  • contactless pickup at all SFU Library locations
  • digital delivery of scanned book chapters and journal articles
  • recalls and holds
  • returning materials and late fees.

  Equipment loans

Equipment loans during COVID-19: Laptop loans for Summer 2021 term.

  Library collections and resources

Access Library collections online: information for SFU students, faculty and staff, and alumni.

  Library facilities, spaces, and labs

Check Facilities updates for details about:

  • the W.A.C. Bennett study space
  • Media and Maker Commons appointments for instructors
  • off-campus access to Library lab computers
  • Thesis Defence Room booking.

  Research help and consultations

Research help is still available during COVID-19, including:

  • Ask a Librarian and consultation services
  • appointments for Special Collections & Rare Books.

  Workshops & instruction

Library workshops and information for instructors.

  Course Reserves

Support for instructors and Reserves help.

  Interlibrary Loans

Requesting and returning Interlibrary Loans.