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 library@trentu.ca. Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

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

Changes to User Privileges and Borrowing Limits

Recently, the library undertook a review of User Privileges and the associated borrowing limits in an ongoing effort to remain aligned with our comparator institutions within the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL).  As a result of the review, several changes were approved by the Librarians' Committee in June 2015.

New policies addressing the borrowing needs and services of Alumni, Academic Reciprocal Users and Community Users will replace the existing External Borrower Policy.

The revised borrowing Limits will support users by increasing access to the collection.

The following chart provides a quick reference for Borrowing Limits effective September 1, 2015.

Loan Type Students Graduate Students Faculty, Staff & Trent Retirees Alumni Academic Reciprocal Users Community Users
Limits
Books & Annuals 50 100 100 25

25

15

Bound Serials  5 10 10 5 5 0
Curriculum  8  8 8 0 0 0
Maps 10 50 50 10 10 5
Map Tubes 10 50 50 10 10 5
Media 3 3 3 0 0 0
Pamphlets 25 50 50 25 25 5
Reserves  3  3 3 0 0 0
Holds Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 0 0 0
Overdue Items* 10 10 10 0 0 0
Fines* $25.00 $25.00 $10.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

In support of library collection management, the Lost Item Replacement Copy option will no longer be offered as part of the Borrowing Regulations, effective immediately.

For more information, please visit the Client Support website.