Computers in the Library

Note: The information on this page is subject to change during our temporary relocation, April 2017 - May 2018.
As of April 27, 2017, Bata Library will be closed.  Contact the IT Department for the locations of computing labs.

The Library provides about 100 PCs for student use. They are available on a first come, first served basis, and they require a myTrent network account. All Trent students, staff, and faculty have these accounts. If you don't know your account information (username and password), go to to get it.

The PCs in the library are the same as those in Computer Labs, and the same services are available.

Printing is available from the Library PCs, and print jobs can be released from any of the Library PayPrint stations (main floor or lower floor) or from the Computer Lab PayPrint stations.

The University's IT Department provides the computing and printing services to the University community. Any issues/questions concerning computers should be directed to the IT HelpDesk

Public Access

Neither the Library nor the University provide internet access to the public. A Trent network account is required for using the main computing workstations.

Within the library there are "express" workstations that do not require a login. These workstations are available for anyone to use, are meant for quick searching of the library catalogue (TOPCAT), and have restrictions in place that only allow access to Trent websites. They cannot print, save, or email information.


Some of the Library computers are located in classrooms, which are not available for use when a class is in session. There are 20 PCs in the large classroom (BL 210) and 9 in the small one, (BL 201). These rooms are closed when needed for a class.

BL 210 and 201 are booked through the University's Room Booking service and the Library cannot reserve them for you.


The photocopiers in the Library can be used to scan and save to a USB drive.  See instructions.