Free Access to SFU Library Collections for BC Non-profits


In partnership with United Way of the Lower Mainland and Mindset Social Innovation Foundation, the SFU Library is offering a program to provide leaders in charitable and non-profit organizations in British Columbia with access to the latest research and knowledge in their fields. The Community Scholars Program pilot ran from January 2016 to December 2016, with 100 individuals registered and two publishers. The current phase expands access, connecting 500 individuals to 6 publishers’ materials through an enhanced search interface.


Many researchers in Canada and around the world are studying social problems and possible solutions and publishing their findings in peer-reviewed journals. These journals are mostly inaccessible to the more than 170,000 non-profit and charitable organizations in Canada doing critical work on social issues including poverty alleviation, homelessness, education, and health care — unless they are affiliated with a university.

Apply now to secure your spot!

Spaces are limited (the pilot program slots were all filled in 2 weeks, so sign up ASAP)

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