Media Collection: About Media Resources

The media collection supports Trent University's instructional and research needs and comprises approximately:

  • 7,000 streaming titles (online)
  • 1,000 titles on DVD
  • 1,500 titles on VHS

 Media are available for classroom viewing or individual study. All media titles owned by the Trent Library can be found in TOPCAT. See the Borrowing page for information about access to media. Individual titles can be booked by instructors for classroom viewing, through TOPCAT.

Streaming Media

The Trent Library has arranged to have a small number of our purchased films licensed, digitized, and hosted for streaming over the internet. A company called McNabb Connolly is providing this service. Titles were selected based on circulation activity, demand for materials moving between Peterborough and Oshawa, and availability of streaming rights. See titles and details.

We also purchase access to films as streaming media, via the internet. These are available through links in the library catalogue.

Purchasing Media

The Library acquires media upon the recommendation of faculty. Suggestions for additions to the collection are welcome and may be made through departmental Library Coordinators.

See the Faculty page for more information about selecting and requesting media titles.

Contact Us

Questions about the media collection should be directed to