Archives are full of unique, unpublished material in a variety of media not available anywhere else in the world. Archival research holdings must be used onsite and handled with special care.

Interested in provincial history, women’s issues, or social activism? We keep a wide range of archival material in our specially designed vault and provide access to it in our Reading Room. Follow along to learn how to conduct research at the Archives.

Step 4: Enjoy all the Archives has to offer

Not sure where to start? Check out the following resources below:

SFU Atom

Your online portal to discovering our archival holdings.

Thematic Guides

Subject-based or interactive guides to locating archival records relating to a particular theme.

How to Cite Archival Material

Learn the specifics of citing archival sources.


Still have questions? Have a look at our FAQ section for answers to common research queries.

Remote Resource Guide

Digital-born and digitized material available for download on SFU's Access to Memory (AtoM) website.

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

Before your visit

During your Visit

Internet Connection
In order to use an SFU wifi connection, you will need to set up Eduroam while you are still at your home institution. 

Researchers unaffiliated with an institution can access the internet through a designated workstation or their personal phone data.