Library Advancement: Support the SFU Library

two students with laptops conversing in a SFU Library study space

Open for research. Open for learning. Open for collaboration. 

Your gift to the SFU Library supports a library committed to fostering the best in people, research, collections, and access.

Bennett 3rd floor fireside lounge
The third floor lounge at SFU Burnaby's W.A.C. Bennett Library is a popular study and meeting spot. In the background is the very busy Thakore Family Learning and Events Room.

Helping students

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.


Fraser Library
Fraser Library is the SFU Library's Surrey location. It's known for its innovative services, including a games room.


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.


Belzberg Library
Popular with students and local residents, Belzberg Library is the SFU Library's downtown Vancouver location, on SFU's Vancouver campus. 


SFU Library is passionately committed to open access, open source and open data, and we are internationally-recognised leader in providing free access to academic resource and information.

Our initiatives include:

Your financial support ensures that SFU Library continues to lead in providing access to information.


Pavilion, BC
“Sky Blue Water Camp. Pavilion, B.C.” Photographer: Photographer: Philip Timms.  [194-] (MSC130-18157-01), part of the Philip Francis British Columbia Postcard Collection  in the Library's Digitized Collections.


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 Guy collection and LGBTQ materials.

Support for SCRB helps build our collections and allows scholars from around the world to access materials online.


Contact us for more information

Ann McDonnellAnn McDonell
Director, Advancement