Services for undergraduate students

Welcome to the SFU Library!

It doesn’t matter what you're studying, whether you are part-time or full-time, or taking classes on campus or from a distance, the Library has services that will help you succeed at SFU.  

There's a library on every campus, so whether you are taking classes in Burnaby, Surrey, or Vancouver, you can access our collections and services. 

Here are some tips whether you're a first-time library user or a regular.

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Search the Library Catalogue

Use Library Search to find what you need: databases, journals, books, and much more. For a quick intro, watch our Welcome video. 

The library has over a million print books and provides access to millions more books and articles online -- plus maps, DVDs and streaming video, online images, newspapers, and government and statistical information. 

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Study spots & room bookings

View maps to find your perfect spot in one of our libraries, whether you want a silent study space or a livelier place where you can work with friends.

You can also Book a group study room.

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Computers and Printing

Load up your account and print at any SFU library. 

Sign in to a desktop computer to work on assignments, access the internet, and more. Or search the Library Catalogue to access e-resources. 

The library also loans laptops.  


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Find your assigned readings

Check for your course reserves.

Research guide for courses and subjects, created by our librarians, have further tips and recommended resources.

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Borrow a charger, laptop, and more with your student ID

Along with books, the library loans out equipment, including laptops and phone/laptop chargers. Stop by the front desk to borrow equipment and ask about loan periods.

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Put an item on hold for pick up 

Request to have materials put on hold and sent to your closest campus library.


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Get research and citation help online or in person

Ask a librarian, for help at all three library locations and online.

Our research experts are here to help you get started with your research, navigate a citation & style guide, find more resources for that paper, or any time you get stuck. Please stop by and say hello!

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Improve your study skills


Visit our Student Learning Commons (SLC) for a workshop, one-on-one appointments, or tips and tools for academic writing, studying, and more. Try out the Assignment Calculator to lay out all the steps for researching and writing. 

The SLC also provides support for English language learners!

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Take a break & have fun


Browse our collections of:

Or meet up with friends and make yourself comfortable in one of our lounges

Explore more of what each library has to offer

  SFU Burnaby

Bennett Library  |  Hours

   SFU Surrey 

Fraser Library |  Hours

  SFU Vancouver 

Belzberg Library |  Hours

 Where are the libraries?: See locations and mailing addresses.


Have a question? Ask us, or reach out to the library using our feedback form.