How do I know when a book I've requested is ready to pick up?

1. The library will send you an email notification within 24 hrs of the item's arrival advising you that it is available for pick-up.

2. You can check online by going to the library homepage and clicking on the link called "Renew my items / My library account". The item is available for pickup when your record says "Ready for pickup".

3. You can call any branch of the library to see if your requested book is available:

Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby): 778.782.4345

Belzberg Library (SFU Vancouver): 778.782.5050

Fraser Library (SFU Surrey): 778.782.7411

Note: For students and faculty/staff on payroll, notices are emailed to your official SFU email address You can redirect library and other notices from your official SFU email address to your preferred email address at Go to account management and then forward your email. For alumni, notices are emailed to the preferred address on file with the SFU Alumni Relations Office. For all other borrowers, library notices will be sent to the email address you have registered with the SFU Library.