Q: Hello, I am an SFU alumnus (completed my degree in 2005) and I am interested in using services and online databases from SFU’s library. I believe that I still have my student card, but I am wondering what else I need or need to do in order to use these services? Also, if I am interested in doing any research from home, I am unclear as to whether I would have access to databases such as JSTOR or Academic Search Premier, or whether I would need to access these databases on campus?
Thank you for your assistance.
A: Thank you for your interests in the library services. One of the Alumni privileges is the use of Library resources and services. Alumni can access almost all electronic resources (this includes JSTOR and Academic Search Premier) if they are on campus using a computer at one of the campus libraries: Bennett, Belzberg or Surrey. Off-campus access for alumni is available only for those resources listed at: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/my-library/services-for-you/alumni#electronic.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions.
Elaine Shu, Serials Specialist, Simon Fraser University Library (www.lib.sfu.ca)