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  • Visit the Student Learning Commons (SLC) to make an appointment for writing or learning skills help, or to register for one or more of the popular SLC workshops.

  • Anyone can get free and friendly help with technology at:

  • Students can post notices, posters, etc. on the bulletin board in the lounge in the northeast area of the 2nd floor. There is no need to check first.

  • In Burnaby, Cornerstone Printing offers a fax service.

    In Vancouver, the closest establishment is Fed/Ex and Kinko's at 779 W Pender St.

    In Surrey:

    • Students can fax at the SFSS Surrey Office (SUR Room 3390):
      • Cost is $1 per page for local numbers, and $2.50 per page for long distance. Receiving pages is $0.50 per page, for up to 5 pages.
    • Faculty and Staff can make use of the fax machine in the Mail room (Room 1425)
    • Community members cannot fax on the SFU Surrey campus.
      • Pearl Photo/Canada Post (in Surrey Central City Mall) provides faxing services. Cost is $1 per page for local numbers and $2 per page for long distance.
  • Social space

    At W.A.C. Bennett Library at SFU Burnaby, there is lounge space on the 2nd floor and the 3rd floor. This is not quiet study space. You can meet up with friends and bring your lunch.

    See SFU Library's Code of Conduct for more information on creating and maintaining a safe and productive space for all SFU community members.

    Group study space

    Designated group study areas are available at all three campuses. Some rooms are private and can be booked ahead of time.

    See SFU Library's Meeting Rooms Policy for more information.

    Quiet or silent space

    There are silent spaces in all three SFU libraries.

    See SFU Library's Quiet Study Policy for more information.

  • At SFU Burnaby's Bennett Library, hole punches and other office supplies can be found at the stationery table near the printers on the 6th, 5th, and 3rd floors (including Reserves).

    At SFU Vancouver's Belzberg Library a 3-hole punch is available near the photocopiers.

    At SFU Surrey's Fraser Library, 3-hole punch, and other office supplies, can be found in the Library's print/copy room (3625).

  • See Human Resources Bargaining Agents and Agreements for CUPE (Local 3338), Administrative/Professional Staff Association (APSA), Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) and PolyParty salary scales. 

    See Simon Fraser University Faculty Association (SFUFA)'s Salary page for salary scales.

    SFU faculty and staff salaries over a certain value (currently $75,000) are reported annually in the Simon Fraser University publication titled Statement of Financial Information. This can be found in the Bennett Library [online and print] and at the offices of SFU Financial Services.

    You can also check the Vancouver Sun's Public Sector Salary Database for recent salaries of individuals who earn $75,000 or more.

  • W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)

    At SFU Burnaby's Bennett Library you can drop off books 24 hours a day 7 days a week by using the book return chute to the left of the library entrance doors.

    There is also a library book return bin, located in the Library Receiving Parking Lot (Lot L) behind the library.

    Belzberg Library (SFU Vancouver)

    The Belzberg Library (downtown) book drop is open, normally Mondays - Thursdays, 7:30 am - 10:30 pm; Fridays 7:30 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.

    The book drop is located to the left of the library front door, room 1000, 515 West Hastings Street.  Items returned overnight to the book return bins will be back dated to the last date we were open when staff return on the following next business day.

    Fraser Library (SFU Surrey)

    SFU students, staff, and faculty can access the Fraser Library book return 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

    You will need an SFU ID card to enter the campus after 10 p.m.

    If you are not currently an SFU student, faculty member, or staff member, you can access the book return  7 days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    The library and book return is located on Podium 3 of the SFU Surrey Campus. Items returned overnight to the book return bins will be back dated to the last date we were open when staff return on the following next business day.  Please do not deposit equipment or special loans into book return.


  • Usually, we shelve our journals alphabetically by title. However, when a journal title starts with initials, it's hard to know whether this is real word or name or an acronym and where to find it in the shelving order.

    Look up the title of the journal in the Library catalogue. If the first word is a sequence of capital letters (all upper case), it will be shelved as initials, at the beginning of that letter of the alphabet before any of the journals that begin with words. For example, VSE Business Report will shelve before Vacation Marketing. The labels on the shelves in the Print Journal area match the titles in the catalogue.

    The only exceptions are those journals filed under the name of the association publishing the journal. In these cases there is a note in the record that this title is "shelved under" a different name, for example, the Journal of the American Medical Association (also known as JAMA) has a SHELVED UNDER note in the record to say it's shelved as "American Medical Association. Journal".

    In the case of record titles that include punctuation, these are treated as a space, with the exception of "&" which is treated as if it's "and" and apostrophes, which are ignored as if the word ran together. Numbers in titles are spelled out, for the purposes of shelving.

  • The Surrey food bank is the closest food bank to Fraser Library.

    Click here to see their distribution schedule