Welcome Back to the Trent Library & Archives this Fall!

Welcome to all new and returning Trent University students! The Library is pleased to be your place for both individual and collaborative study, information & research.

The Bata Library building is now 90% complete and contractors are working hard to put the finishing touches on the Bata Library. We know how excited students will be to walk through the doors and see the bright and beautiful new library; in the meantime, Library staff & librarians are still working to support students and faculty as the academic year begins!

  • The Library Service Point and Service Desk is currently located on the 3rd floor of the Student Centre. The Service Point is the place to go for general questions, to pickup library material, reserves or interlibrary loans or for research assistance. You can also email library@trentu.ca to ask any questions!
  • Our Librarians are available to provide research assistance, as well as citation help. We invite you to drop by the library service point, email library@trentu.ca or visit our webpages for more information at trentu.ca/library .
  • There are several online library guides and tutorials available to students on using the library catalogue, finding articles, etc. at trentu.ca/library .
  • Once the new library is open there will be several new spaces for students! Check out the new Presentation Practice Room on the main floor. This room may be booked by larger groups to practice presentation skills, hold group meetings and interact with others using airmedia technology!
  • The Bata Library will have 12 new Group Study Rooms available for group meetings, collaborative learning or projects. Any group of 2 or more can book a group study room at:  trentu.ca/mytrent under “services”.
  • Choose your study spot! The Bata Library is a popular spot on campus to study. There are both collaborative and individual desks for study – many along the windows with wonderful river views. There are individual study carrels, as well as large desks where you can study near your friends.
  • The Library is Wifi enabled, so you can wirelessly connect to our print stations in the library. For more information on how to use WebPrint in the library visit trentu.ca/it or drop by the IT service desk.
  • New computer workstations and desks will be available in the computer commons on the 2nd and 1st floors! This is a great spot to drop by between classes and get some homework done.
  • There will be a lovely new green wall in the library atrium. It is a wall of live plants on the main floor of the library which will provide a beautiful welcoming space for students.This initiative reflects Trent’s commitment to the environment.
  • 2 new Graduate Reading Rooms: These space will provide Graduate Students with dedicated quiet study space on campus as they prepare for comprehensive exams, writing of theses or dissertations and preparing for defences.
  • The Library MaDGIC Unit (Maps, Data & Government Information Centre) is still located on the 4th floor of the library. The Madgic Unit offers support to students and researchers on GIS. The Unit is the centre for geospatial and statistical data and is also a repository for maps and aerial photos to assist with your studies.
  • The Trent University Archives is located on the 1st floor of the library. Stop in for a tour or learn more about our archival holdings. The Trent archives is the regional repository for historical records related to the Trent Valley area. The archives is a valuable resource for your research.
  • New services and centres will be located in the Bata Building!              

Critical Making Studio (which will have a 3D printer!)

Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation Centre

Centre for Teaching & Learning

Trent Centre for Community Research

Trent Centre for Aging & Society

Centre for Environmental Modelling & Chemistry

Indigenous Environmental Institute

Centre for Indigenous Studies

We look forward to being your academic partner this year and look forward to serving you in the new Bata Library later this fall! For more information on the Bata Transformation please visit trentu.ca/batatransformation.

We wish all of you a wonderful year and hope the library can support you in achieving academic success. We encourage you to drop by!