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.

Bata Library Service Point

Hours of Service

Need assistance contact Client Support

May - August 2017:   Science Complex, Room 203

Photo of SC door leading to SC 203

Click on the image for detailed directions.

Services at this location:

  • check out materials placed ON HOLD through the catalogue
  • return and/or obtain assistance renewing library materials.  Consult instructions for renewing material online here.
  • check out and return Interlibrary loans (RACER)
  • course reserves
  • media collection
  • specialized equipment, e.g. microforms reader, VHS player
  • external after-hours book return, located at the OC/Wenjack entrance & parking circle (May - August 2017)
  • general library information
  • research assistance with on-site librarian
    • Photo of the bookdrop location outside the Wenjack entrance of OC

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



Online resources are available and 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 the catalogue, as normal. 

Print books are stored in an off-site warehouse and can be requested via the catalogue, see below for details.   The Library's special collections, including the Archives & Special Collections, Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MaDGIC), and the Microform collection are housed at the downtown location at 225 Charlotte Street (corner of Aylmer St.) and may be accessed by students, faculty and the public by appointment only. 

Archives & Special Collections - to arrange an appointment contact the Archives.

MaDGIC - to arrange an appointment contact MaDGIC.

Microforms - to arrange an appointment contact

The general and Curriculum collections are maintained in an off-site warehouse. The library catalogue 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.  Once you have placed a HOLD on an item, you can check the status to see what position you are on the waiting list.  Available 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 the catalogue doesn't allow a HOLD to be placed on a single issue, we'll process your request manually. The issue(s) will be delivered to your pickup location within 1-3 business days. An email notification is sent when they're ready, but you can't check the status until it's available for pickup.  Email your request for a current periodical and include the following details about what you need:

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


Study Locations

The University is identifying a number of study areas across campus to provide an equivalent amount of study space to the Bata Library.  In addtiion, the Student Centre when it 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 Bata Library temporary locations have limited seating and computer facilities, which are available for use by clients using the collections and equipment on-site. 

The IT Department maintains all computer labs and printers. For available computing resources, see the New Computing and Printing Locations.

Photocopying & Scanning

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