Bata Library Services During Renovations

The Bata Library building will be closed until Summer 2018 to allow for the Bata Library transformation.  See information on the renovations.  During this time, Bata Library services are relocated as indicated on this page.  The Durham Branch Library services are as usual.

Online resources are NOT affected during the renovations; the website, links, and our electronic subscriptions will be maintained as normal.  E-books can be searched and accessed through TOPCAT, as normal.  Print books are stored in an off-site warehouse and can be requested via TOPCAT using the place a HOLD option. 

Summer 2017

Main BATA LIBRARY Service Point - Science Complex, Room 203

May 4 - August, 2017
Hours of Service
Contact Client Support

Photo of SC door leading to SC 203

Click on the image for detailed directions.

Services at this location:

  • course Reserves
  • checkout & return items placed ON HOLD in TOPCAT
  • checkout & return Interlibrary Loan items
  • media collection
  • research assistance
  • general library questions
  • outdoor bookdrop for returning items when the service point is closed
    • located at the back of the building, by the OC/Wenjack entrance & parking lot

      Photo of the bookdrop location outside the Wenjack entrance of OC

 

Downtown

225 Charlotte Street (corner of Aylmer St.)
Phone number: (705) 748-1011 ext. 7416

May 4, 2017 - May 2018

The dowtown location houses the Library's special collections including the Archives & Special Collections, Maps, Data and Government Information Centre, and Microform collection. These collections may be accessed by students, faculty and the public by appointment:

Collections

The general, Current Periodicals, and Curriculum collections are maintained in an off-site warehouse. Our online catalogue (TOPCAT) should be used to search/browse for items of interest and registered Trent clients may place a HOLD on items to be retrieved, for delivery to a selected pickup location.

  • Choose "Bata Library" for the campus Service Point.
  • Choose "Oshawa Library" for the Durham Branch Library.

These items will be delivered within 1-2 business days. An email notification is sent, advising of their availability and providing instructions for pick up.

Current Periodicals are recent issues of journals.  TOPCAT doesn't allow a HOLD to be placed on a single issue.  During the 2017-18 Bata renovations, email your request for a current issue and we'll process it manually.  The email should provide the following details about what you need:

  • Periodical/Journal title
  • Date
  • Volume number
  • Issue number
  • Pickup Location - Bata or Oshawa

The issue(s) will be delivered to the Bata or Oshawa pickup location within 1-3 business days. An email notification is sent when they're ready, but you won't see it in your TOPCAT account until it's available for pickup. We'll reply to your email if we need more details from you.

Study Locations

The University is identifying a number of study areas are available across campus to provide an amount of study space equivalent to the Bata Library.  In addtiion, the Student Centre when it re-opens in the Fall of 2017, will have a large number of study spaces available. We'll post information here as it becomes available.

Computers & Printing

The IT Department maintains all computer labs and printers. For locations, check the IT Service Relocation webpage and the New Computing and Printing Locations announcement (with dates).

Photocopying & Scanning

The photocopy service is maintained by the Print Shop.  See our Photocopying/Scanning webpage for locations.

 

Fall- Winter 2018

MAIN LIBRARY SERVICE POINT - Student Centre

Starting in September, Library service is provided from the new Student Centre.  Details to follow.

Downtown

225 Charlotte Street (corner of Aylmer St.)

May 2017 - May 2018

The dowtown location houses the Library's special collections including the Archives & Special Collections, Maps, Data and Government Information Centre, and Microform collection. These collections may be accessed by students, faculty and the public by appointment:

Collections

The general, Current Periodicals, and Curriculum collections are in an off-site warehouse. Our online catalogue (TOPCAT) should be used to search/browse for items of interest and registered Trent clients may place a HOLD on items to be retrieved, for delivery to a selected pickup location.

  • Choose "Bata Library" for the campus Service Point.
  • Choose "Oshawa Library" for the Durham Branch Library.

These items will be delivered within 1-2 business days. An email notification is sent, advising of their availability and providing instructions for pick up.

Current Periodicals are recent issues of journals.  Since TOPCAT doesn't allow a HOLD to be placed on a single issue, email your request.  Provide details about what you need:

  • Periodical/Journal title (essential)
  • Date
  • Volume number
  • Issue number
  • Pickup Location - Bata or Oshawa (essential)

The issues will be delivered to your pickup location withing 1-2 business days.  An email notification is sent when they're ready, but you can't see the status through TOPCAT. We'll reply t your email if we have further questions.

Study Locations

The University is identifying a number of study areas are available across campus to provide an amount of study space equivalent to the Bata Library.  In addtiion, the Student Centre when it re-opens in the Fall of 2017, will have a large number of study spaces available. We'll post information here as it becomes available.

Computers & Printing

The IT Department maintains all computer labs and printers. For locations, check the IT Service Relocation webpage and the New Computing and Printing Locations announcement (with dates).

Photocopying & Scanning

The photocopy service is maintained by the Print Shop.  See our Photocopying/Scanning webpage for locations.