Bata Library and the Durham GTA Campus Library & Learning Centre are now open to current students, staff, and faculty. For detailed information about the re-opening of the libraries, please see our reopening announcement.

Trent University Library & Archives continues to offer electronic collections and virtual services. Please contact us at to access virtual services and supports. Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

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Archives Contact Information


Telephone: (705) 748-1011 ext. 7413 (includes voicemail)

Mailing address:
Trent University Library & Archives
Archives, Room 117
Thomas J. Bata Library
1600 West Bank Dr.
Peterborough ON
K9L 0G2

Hours of Operation

The Archives Reading Room is now open for research visits BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Email to schedule your appointment.

Important notice for non-Trent visitors: Before arriving on campus, non-Trent visitors are required to complete a Visitors Notice form, available on the University web page “COVID-19 Controls for Trent University Visitors and Contractors.” Please complete the form and send it to before your visit.

Appointments are available Monday through Thursday. In order to ensure safe social distancing in the Reading Room and to allow for the regular sanitization of surfaces, the numbers of visitors are regulated. 

Monday:          9:00-12:30; 1:00-4:00        
Tuesday:          9:00-12:30; 1:00-4:00; 4:30-7:30
Wednesday:    9:00-12:30; 1:00-4:00        
Thursday:        9:00-12:30; 1:00-4:00        

The Archives is closed on statutory holidays. 

Trent University Art Collection Contact Information


Telephone: 705 748 1011 ext. 7359