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Contact Information


Telephone: (705) 748-1011 ext. 7413 (includes voice-mail)

Email: Appointments, research inquiries and general correspondence:

Mailing address:
Trent University Archives
Thomas J. Bata Library
1600 West Bank Dr.
Peterborough ON
K9L 0G2

There are also ways to research from a distance.


As we are sometimes closed for meetings, classes, holidays, etc. during our normal hours of operation, we ask researchers to please contact the Archives to make an appointment to ensure access.

Our normal Reading Room hours UNTIL MARCH 22 are as follows:

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed at 12:30 for 1/2 hour)
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (closed at 12:30 and 4:30 for 1/2 hour each)
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed at 12:30 for 1/2 hour)

Thursday-Sunday: closed


Trent University Archives to close March 23rd to allow for relocation.

Plans for the Bata Library relocation are now underway and the Archives will be the first department to relocate to its temporary location to allow for the Bata Library Transformation project.

To enable the move of the archival holdings, special collections, and the art collection, the materials are being packed and the move will take place beginning the week of March 27th.

The last day of normal operations for the Archives will be Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.

The Archives will reopen May 4th, 2017 at the former Shoppers Drug Mart location in downtown Peterborough at the corner of Charlotte and Aylmer streets. From May 4, 2017 to Spring 2018, researchers will be able to access the holdings at this temporary location. Access will be by appointment.