Trent University Library & Archives continues to offer electronic collections and virtual services. As part of the University’s limited and reduced campus presence, Bata Library and the Durham GTA Campus Library & Learning Centre are closed and physical collections are unavailable. Virtual services and support are available by contacting Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

Curbside Pickup for Faculty & Graduate Students is available starting June 23rd.

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As part of the broader campus closures resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, the Archives will be closed until further notice as of 4 p.m. on Monday, March 16th.

Contact Information:
Email: Appointments, research inquiries and general correspondence:
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 ext. 7413 (includes voicemail)

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Trent University Library & Archives
Archives, Room 117
Thomas J. Bata Library
1600 West Bank Dr.
Peterborough ON
K9L 0G2

There are also ways to research from a distance.

(Note: To enquire about Trent University Art Collection, contact, or call 705 748 1011 ext. 7359).


The hours posted below will resume at an unknown time.

Visitors to the Archives are greeted in the Northway Reading Room. As the Reading Room is sometimes closed during our normal hours of operation for meetings or classes, we ask researchers to please email to make an appointment in order to ensure access. We are closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Reading Room Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed at 12:30 for ½ hour)
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (closed at 12:30 & 4:30 for ½ hour)
   NOTE: On Tuesdays, April 28 to September 1 inclusive,
                 the Archives will be open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed at 12:30 for ½ hour)
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed at 12:30 for ½ hour)
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed at 12:30 for ½ hour)