Check out the SFU Library's online services for undergraduates

No matter what you're studying, whether you are part-time or full-time, the Library has online services that will help you succeed at SFU.

Find books, journals, & other research materials

Access our online resources any time. 

The Library provides access to millions of books and articles from off campus -- plus streaming video, online images, newspapers, and government and statistical information. Here are some of the ways to find what you need:

  Use Library Search to get started on any topic

  Browse our research guides for tips and recommended resources -- organised by subject area

  Check for your Course Reserves

Get research help

Working on a research paper or project? Start your research here, or lay out all the steps for researching and writing with the Assignment Calculator.

Or Ask a librarian. Our research experts are here to help you get started with your research, find more resources for that paper, or any time you get stuck.

And check out our Welcome video -- for a quick introduction to using the Library website for research and to get help.

Improve your writing and study skills at the Student Learning Commons

Looking for help with academic writing, or learning and studying?

See our Student Learning Commons' online services for a remote or recorded workshop, virtual one-to-one appointments, and tips and tools for student success.

And the SLC also provides support for English language learners!

Take a break

Seeking balance? Browse streaming videos from Criterion on Demand or the NFB (National Film Board of Canada), or listen to music from DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music), the Naxos Music Library, or Classical Music Library

Go deep: Want to develop your library superpowers?

Do you want to go even further? From evaluating sources to advanced search techniques, citation software, and our famous Plagiarism Tutorial, check out our Library tutorials and guides


See Library service updates during COVID-19 for the latest information on Library services during the pandemic.

And, for grad students: Online services available through the Research Commons.


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