Collaborations and partnerships

Open Educational Resources (OER) grants

Sponsored by the VP, Academic, the SFU Library and the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) jointly provide small grants to support the adoption of Open Textbooks and other Open Educational Resources (OER) in SFU courses. The Library and the TLC will assist recipients in locating, evaluating, and adapting high quality Open Resources as an alternative to expensive commercial course materials.

See also our guide to Open Educational Resources (OER).

Canadian literature classification schedules from the cataloguing division

The library's Cataloguing division (Resource Acquisition, Management, and Metadata) makes available Canadian literature classification schedules for use by other libraries.


The SFU Library is a member of COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) -- an international association of libraries, research institutions, and other repositories and repository networks from more than 50 countries and all 5 continents. 


The 22 university libraries that comprise the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) have collaborated to extend library borrowing privileges to faculty, graduate students, and staff of the member institutions. See Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement for further information.

Multicultural Canada

The Multicultural Canada digitization project grew from the conviction that the cultural groups that make up our country have little-known stories that need to be researched and told.  See Multicultural Canada: Background, partners, and contacts for more information.