For the most part, members of the general public, alumni cardholders, and external-borrower cardholders may only access electronic resources from within the library's premises using computers located in the W.A.C.Bennett (SFU Burnaby), Belzberg (SFU Vancouver) and Fraser (SFU Surrey) libraries.
A small number of databases are further restricted to current SFU students, faculty and staff only and do not permit access to non-current students, faculty, and staff from within library buildings. These can be identified by a public note with the following text: Restricted to current SFU students, faculty and staff with a valid SFU ID and password.
Some electronic resources are open access and are freely available to everyone. Here is a list of open access databases available.
See SFU Services to Alumni for information on databases which allow off-campus access for SFU alumni.
If you are an undergraduate student taking a semester off (eg, Summer), you may retain full student privileges.