Library

An integral resource for the campus community, SFU Library continues to improve, pilot new services and enhance physical spaces in support of learning and research.

Today's students, researchers and faculty expect information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, wherever they may be located. To meet their needs, we house a print collection of three million volumes and 6000 journal subscriptions across our three locations in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver. Our rapidly growing electronic collection includes 98,000 journal subscriptions and close to 10 million digital files.

Special Collections and Rare Books is home to a broad range of unique content, including book arts, print culture, manuscripts and papers of significant literary and public figures such as William Wordsworth and Ezra Pound.

The Library is an active learning place, with initiatives available for the enhancement of writing and learning skills provided through the Student Learning Commons. We also play a central role in SFU's research enterprise. Library research assistance is provided through in-person service points and online help. 

 

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The library is the heart of the University – it’s the one place where all students, no matter what program or year they are in, can gather, seek information and build relationships.

The library is the heart of the University – it’s the one place where all students, no matter what program or year they are in, can gather, seek information and build relationships. The Alumni...
Special Collections are an important resource for the research community, featuring in-depth holdings in twentieth century avant-garde literature, a major William Wordsworth collection, significant...
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