Bata Library Services During Renovations

The Bata Library building is closed until Fall 2018 to allow for the Bata Library transformation.  See information on the renovations.  During this time, Bata Library services are relocated as indicated on this page.  The Durham Branch Library services are as usual.

Renovation Information Update

Due to unexpected delays in the reopening of the Bata Library building, library services continue to be offered in the Trent Student Centre (TSC), 3rd floor.

Users are advised to watch for closures and changes in hours as plans to return to the Bata Library building develop. Current library service point hours can be found by visiting the Hours page

Please note: Reading Week Hours for Monday-Friday are 10am-5pm.

Bata Library Service Point

Hours of Service

Need assistance? Contact Client Support.

Services at this location:

  • check out materials placed ON HOLD through the catalogue
  • return and/or obtain assistance renewing library materials - also see instructions for renewing material online
  • check out and return Interlibrary Loans (RACER)
  • course reserves
  • media collection
  • specialized equipment, e.g. microform reader, VHS player
  • external after-hours book return - located at the main entrance of the Student Centre 
  • general library information
  • research assistance with on-site librarian



Online resources are available and NOT affected during the renovations; the website, links, and our electronic subscriptions will be maintained as normal.  E-books can be searched and accessed through the catalogue, as normal. 

Print books, bound journals and the curriculum collection are stored in an off-site warehouse and can be requested via the catalogue, see below for details.   The Library's special collections, including the Archives & Special Collections, Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MaDGIC), and the Microform collection are housed at the downtown location at 225 Charlotte Street (corner of Aylmer St.) and may be accessed by students, faculty and the public by appointment only. 

Archives & Special Collections - to arrange an appointment contact the Archives.

MaDGIC - to arrange an appointment contact MaDGIC.

Microforms - to arrange an appointment contact

General and curriculum collections. The library catalogue should be used to search/browse for items of interest, and registered Trent clients may place a HOLD on items to be delivered to a selected pickup location.  Once you have placed a HOLD on an item, you can check the status to see what position you are on the waiting list.  Available items will be delivered within 1-2 business days. An email notification is sent when the item is available for pickup.

Current Periodicals are recent issues of journals.  Since the catalogue doesn't allow a HOLD to be placed on a single issue, we'll process your request manually. The issue(s) will be delivered to your pickup location within 1-3 business days. Once we place the hold, you can check the status of the hold.  An email notification is sent when it's available for pick up.  Email your request for a current periodical and include the following details about what you need:

  • Periodical/Journal title (essential)
  • Date
  • Volume number
  • Issue number
  • Pickup Location - Bata or Oshawa (essential)


Study Locations

The University has relocated all of the library’s 950 study seats to repurposed locations across campus and added an additional 75 study seats available for use when classes begin.  The 1,025 relocated study seats will match the hours previously held by Bata Library, including extended hours during exams, and can be easily located using the available interactive map.  The majority of these spaces will be accessible and include quiet, group and computer study space. In fact, the same number of computers that were available in the library have been relocated across campus and even more printing stations have been added to ensure simple access to computers and printing throughout the year.


Computers & Printing

The IT Department maintains all computer labs and printers. For available computing resources, see the New Computing and Printing Locations.


Photocopying & Scanning

The photocopy service is maintained by the Print Shop.  See our Photocopying/Scanning webpage for locations.