You are here

Browse and search FAQs

  • 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

  • Lost items returned to Library staff at the W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby) are held at the Circulation/Loans desk until the end of the day. They are then turned over to Campus Safety & Security.

    For Lost and Found:

    At SFU Burnaby contact Lost and Found at 778-782-7991, Option 2 and Option 2 again.

    At SFU Vancouver, contact Security at 778-782-5029.

    At SFU Surrey contact Security at 778-782-7511.

    You can also reach out to lost and found at Campus Safety & Security.

  • At SFU Burnaby's W.A.C. Bennett Library items with New Book Shelf next to the call number in the catalogue record are displayed for one week on book shelves in the third floor lounge.

  • The locations and mailing addresses of the Simon Fraser University Libraries are:

    W.A.C. Bennett Library
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
    The library is located at the north side of Convocation Mall on the SFU Burnaby Mountain campus.

    Map to Bennett Library

    Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library
    SFU Vancouver
    515 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

    Map to Belzberg Library

    Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Academic Library
    Central City
    250 - 13450 102nd Avenue
    Surrey, BC V3T 0A3

    Map to Fraser Library

    For campus maps or driving directions see SFU Maps + Directions.

  • The Thesis Defence Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Bennett Library.
  • These pairs of words are treated as synonyms (the catalogue software does not distinguish between them) when one is searching by keyword in the Catalogue.

    When searching by author, title, or subject, the catalogue software does not treat the words listed below as synonyms.

    1. abridgment / abridgement
    2. agonize / agonise
    3. anesthesia / anaesthesia
    4. anesthetic / anaesthetic
    5. apologize / apologise
    6. archeology / archaeology
    7. behavior / behaviour
    8. catalog / catalogue
    9. civilize / civilise
    10. civilization / civilisation
    11. color / colour
    12. colored / coloured
    13. counseling / counselling
    14. criticize / criticise
    15. encyclopedia / encyclopaedia
    16. flavor / flavour
    17. globalization / globalisation
    18. humor / humour
    19. industrialization / industrialisation
    20. jeweler / jeweller
    21. judgment / judgement
    22. labor / labour
    23. leveled / levelled
    24. medieval / mediaeval
    25. omelet / omelette
    26. organization / organisation
    27. orthopedic / orthopaedic
    28. paleontology / palaeontology
    29. pediatric / paediatric
    30. polarize / polarise
    31. privatization / privatisation
    32. realize / realise
    33. savior / saviour
    34. somber / sombre
    35. sulfur / sulphur

Pages