One of the options available as an alternative to downloading digital versions; e.g. epub, pdf, mobi, odt of open textbooks is to submit a request to print a hardcopy version. These requests are handled by the Print-on-Demand service at Simon Fraser University Document Solutions.

You can request either a full-colour or a black and white version of the textbook which is provided with an attractive, perfect-bound colour cover and shipped to your location via Canada Post. Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and SFU students can ask for local campus pickup.

For individual orders, payment is by credit card. Institutional or bulk orders (i.e. more than 10 copies) can be placed via purchase order or special arrangement by contacting Document Solutions directly.

Online orders are processed the following business day with printing usually within 48 hours of receipt of the order. Shipping is calculated in addition to this time. Unless specified, books are shipped Canada Post Parcel with an expected shipping time of two days (max. 9 days). Typical turnaround for an order would be 4-5 working days (depending on production schedules).

Please indicate in the order notes if a request is required by a certain date or if there are special considerations. We will do our best to accommodate you. Please consult with SFU Document Solutions before placing your order as additional charges or delays may be incurred as a result or we may be able to provide you with options.

You can contact SFU Document Solutions Customer Service via email at or calling 778.782.4160 (9am-4:30pm PST).