Supporting teaching, research, and university administration by acquiring, protecting and enabling access to university and private records of historic value.

SFU Archives holds unique, unpublished materials in a variety of media, including photographs, audiovisual material, and born-digital records. These records document the dynamic (and often turbulent) history of the university and its community, and support diverse teaching and research interests at SFU. Guided by our Acquisition Mandate, we acquire records through transfer from university departments, and donations from the SFU community and private individuals and organizations. 

We welcome students, faculty, and administrators; scholars and students from other universities; and members of the general public and assist them with their research and learning needs.

Reading Room Hours

Monday: by appointment
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Phone: 778.782.3805

Browse SFU AtoM

Looking for something? Check out our holdings in our SFU Access to Memory database.

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Conduct research

New or returning, here’s your one stop shop for conducting research at SFU Archives.

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Learn about the archives

Discover the rich history of SFU and its archives.

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Donate records

Learn about what we acquire, and how we preserve your material and make it accessible for future generations.

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