Services for international students

Welcome to the SFU Library, we’re glad you are here! 

  Find and borrow Library materials

You can borrow books, articles and equipment for free -- all you need is your library card

  • Use Library Search to find course reserves, books, articles, research guides, and information about the Library.
    • Course reserves: Course reserves are readings assigned by faculty, and set aside for students.
    • Library Catalogue: Books, articles, journals, media and more.
    • Databases: Specialized search engines for finding journal articles and other information
  • Borrow laptops + equipment Equipment bookings and lending are suspended while Library buildings are closed due to COVID-19.
  • Request items from other libraries: Can't find what you need at the SFU Library? Request it from Interlibrary Loans.

  Writing and research help

Undergraduates can visit the Student Learning Commons to book a writing consultation or find a workshop about academic writing, plus lots more! The SFU Library also offers English as an Additional Language services and the University has support available to our multilingual community where you can find workshops, seminars, and more. 

Graduate and postdoctoral students can check out the Research Commons and find help with thesis formatting, specialized software support, and workshops and seminars. You can also book a consultation and get one-on-one support.

Or you can take a look at ALL upcoming library workshops.

Browse research guides to find recommended resources and search strategies on a variety of topics and disciplines. You are welcome to reach out to one of our subject specialists Liaison librarians for in-depth help.

  Places & spaces

Study spaces

Book a study room or find a quiet study space in one of our libraries. Note that group study rooms are not available while Library buildings are closed due to COVID-19.

Media and Maker Commons

All are welcome in the collaborative, hands-on learning space in the Bennett Library. Find maker tools, such as 3D printing and an embroidery machine. You can also check out the media spaces where you can book the video, audio, and virtual reality studios.

SFU campus maps

Find detailed maps of all SFU campuses, library floor plans and even hiking trail maps! 

  Get help

Ask a librarian or chat with us.