How to get research help
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Research help desks are available at all three SFU libraries.
During the Fall and Spring semesters, drop-in research help is generally available at these times:
- Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby): M-F 10am-6pm
- Belzberg Library (SFU Vancouver): M-F 11am-6:30pm, Saturday 12pm-5pm
- Fraser Library (SFU Surrey): M-F 11am-6:30pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
During exams, you can phone us or drop by a service counter for help.
Please note that drop-in hours may vary, and appointments have priority over drop-in visits. To guarantee a consultation time, book an appointment.
Contact a liaison librarian for in-depth research guidance
Working on a longer-term project, and need more specialised help?
For more personalised assistance (especially for graduate and honours students), you can contact a liaison librarian directly. Liaison librarians are specialists in the information sources and approaches for the different SFU faculties, departments, and disciplines.
Browse by librarians' specialties to find "your" librarian!
How long will it take? Note that email can take some time. Please allow at least one working day for our general email service, and longer for requests to liaison librarians.
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