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Your gift to the SFU Library supports a library committed to supporting students and fostering the best in people, research, collections, and access. Find out more about supporting SFU Library.
The Library is a busy and welcoming hub -- the heart of the campus. With three physical locations and a wide range of study spaces, students can work in groups or focus in silent spaces.
Since 2006, the Student Learning Commons has helped students develop excellent writing, research and learning skills.
Library instruction (in person and online) helps students become capable researchers in a world where information literacy is absolutely required.
By investing in the Library you help us prepare students — regardless of field of study or background — for academic success, lifelong learning, employment, and engaged citizenship.
The Library is central to SFU's research enterprise, through services like the Research Commons support for graduate students and the Open Access Fund for scholarly publishing.
Researchers can get expert help where they need it: online, in the classroom, and in person at all three Library locations.
SFU Library is passionately committed to open access, open source and open data, and knowledge mobilization. We are internationally-recognised leader in providing free access to academic resources and information.
Our initiatives include:
- SFU Library non-fiction Writer in Residence program
- PKP (Public Knowledge Project)
- Outreach programs like the Community Scholars Program
Your financial support ensures that SFU Library continues to lead in providing access to information.
To support curriculum and research needs of current SFU students and faculty, the Library’s collection includes 3 million print books, 6000 print journal subscriptions, 98,000 online journal subscriptions, and 10 million digital files -- with many available to SFU alumni.
Special Collections and Rare Books
SFU Library’s Special Collections and Rare Books department is a rich repository of diverse archives and collections including:
- the Contemporary Literature Collection
- the William Morris collection
- the Wosk-McDonald Aldine collection
- the Komagata Maru incident archives
- British Columbia and Yukon history
- the Perry the Poster Man collection and LGBTQ materials.
Support for SCRB helps build our collections and allows scholars from around the world to access materials online.
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