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SFU Library updates regarding COVID-19: https://www.lib.sfu.ca/about/covid-19
Phone services are temporarily unavailable, but you can continue to contact Library staff by email.
W.A.C. Bennett Library only study space FOR CURRENT SFU STUDENTS: https://www.lib.sfu.ca/facilities/rooms-spaces/study-space-bennett-library
About the library
- W.A.C. Bennett Library at SFU Burnaby ("Bennett Library") -- the main library
- Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library at SFU Vancouver ("Belzberg Library")
- Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Academic Library at SFU Surrey ("Fraser Library")
Note: See the FAQ for floor plans of all buildings at all SFU campuses
WAC Bennett Library (Burnaby)
Loans and reference: 778.782.4345
Belzberg Library (Vancouver)
Fraser Library (Surrey)
Loans and reference: 778.782.7411
Other reference contact info
Ask a Librarian includes options for in-person, email, phone, and AskAway help.
Resources & services
Library Search is the default search box on the Library home page, and covers the Library's FAQs, research guides, reserves, workshop information, institutional repository, database lists, and other parts of the SFU Library website.
You can also search the Library catalogue directly.
Databases & indexes
Note: Many pages do not work well in Internet Explorer -- have the user test in another browser. For any e-resource access issue (ebooks, ejournals, databases, or the library site in general), please confirm that the issue is broader than at the patron's individual computer -- test on your machine or ask your colleagues via Campfire to test it.
Note: The timeline for adoption of APA 7 is at the discretion of individual instructors. Updated guides will be created in early 2020.
Bound journals are located on Floor 6 of WAC Bennett Library. Journals are shelved alphabetically by title -- there are no call numbers. Check the catalogue record for accurate location information.
Remote or off campus access
Users accessing databases remotely from home will need to log in using their SFU Academic Computing Services ID with a password or their library barcode if they were not given a Computing Services ID. End users will be automatically prompted for these credentials when they choose to connect to a journal article database, ejournal, ebook, etc.
No special computer configuration is necessary to gain access to most library eresources from off campus.
To book a library workshop for a class, please contact the appropriate Liaison Librarian.
Student Learning Commons (SLC)
The SLC provides writing and learning support services across the three SFU campuses, including support for students in Writing, Quantitative Reasoning, and Breadth courses, international students, English as an Additional Language (EAL) students, college transfer students, graduate students and many others. Peer mentors are available for appointments or drop in.
Note: Questions about citations should go to our reference staff if they are about specific citation issues ("How do I cite a website with no author?"). The SLC writing mentors work with broader citation issues: e.g., "What is patch-writing vs. paraphrasing?" & "How do I properly integrate my in-text citations into the text without disrupting the flow of the paragraph?".
See Ask a Librarian services, which include technical help.
Refer students to the Student Guide-Canvas, which includes contact info for the SFU IT help desks, along with traditional distance courses and Continuing Studies students.
Refer instructors to the Instructor Guide-Canvas Support
See E-Resources Emergency Contact below for further assistance.
E-resources emergency contact
During regular hours start with Technical help (above), and contact our Loans Dept (778-782-4345) if there is no answer. They will contact our Systems staff as needed.
Note: For any e-resource access issue (ebooks, ejournals, databases, or the library site in general), please confirm that the issue is broader than at the patron's individual computer -- test on your machine or ask your colleagues via Campfire to test it.
Also note that such problems are rarely fixed quickly, especially during evenings & weekends. Loans may be able to tell you if others have reported the problem and if there is an ETA on a fix, but in most cases, you should assume that the problem could take up to a day to resolve and help the patron find alternative resources if possible.
- Library cards
- Loan periods
- Holds/ recalls/ requests
- Fines/ penalties
- Borrowing policies
- Library account information
- Returning books after hours
- Possible at all branches. Burnaby = anytime, Surrey & Vancouver = limited to campus building (not library) hours.
- All SFU Library branches
- AFter hours book chute at WAC Bennett (Burnaby) information
- Note that most SFU books can be returned to any SFU Library branch (but not Reserve or ILL items, equipment, media... just regular stacks books).
Equipment & facilities
- Internet access
- Available on all library workstations.
- Non-SFU researchers need to obtain a Guest ID
- Wireless access
- Microfilm/ microfiche
- Meeting/ study rooms
- Available at all three campuses.
- Graduate rooms available at WAC Bennett Library (Burnaby).
- Computer labs
- Academic calendar
- Class timetable
- Exam schedules
- Campus maps