Contact and hours

Contact Information

Mailing address:

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

Hours and appointments

Our holdings are available for research purposes in the Archives Reading Room. Appointments are strongly encouraged. Please book an appointment with us by emailing and we will confirm.

WINTER TERM HOURS (January 3 to April 2)

  • Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 7:30 pm*
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We close for lunch from 12:30-1:00 each day and we are closed on statutory holidays.

* Tuesday late hours: We are open until 7:30 pm on Tuesdays from January 16-April 7, 2024, except February 20 (reading week).

Exceptions: We are closed for a class visit until 1 pm on Friday February 9.

See up-to-date Archives hours on the TULA calendar


Visiting the Archives

The Trent University Archives is located on the first floor of the Bata Library, in room 117. The Bata Library is on the West Bank of Trent’s Peterborough campus. The address is 1600 W Bank Dr, Peterborough, ON K9L 0G2.

As of June 20, 2022, masks are optional on Trent's campuses. We respect the decision of students, staff and faculty regarding their choice on masking. For full details regarding Trent University's response to COVID-19, see Trent Forward: Our Response to COVID-19 - Trent University.


There is permit parking available in Lot I, outside the Bata Library. During busy times, you may need to park further away. You can read more about visitor parking on the Trent Parking website and visit the Trent Interactive Parking Map to locate the closest lots.

If you are coming to deliver materials, please contact us and we can arrange for you to pull your vehicle right up to the loading dock.

Finding the Archives:

From Parking Lot I or the bus stop:

  1. Cross at the pedestrian cross walk.
  2. Go up either the ramp or the first set of steps and turn right. Do not go up the entire flight of stairs.
  3. Pass the black book deposit box marked “Library and Archives” and go through the automatic doors.
  4. Keep to the right and continue down the hallway and through two sets of doors.
  5. When you see a space with computers on the left, turn right (away from the computers).
  6. The Archives is the first door you will see (Room 117). It is right next to the elevators.

This route avoids all stairs and is accessible, with the exception that one door does not have a button to open it. We are happy to come and assist with the door.

If you enter from the main entrance of the Bata Library, or are already in the Library, you can take the stairs or elevator down to the first floor and come to room 117.

You may find the Interactive Campus Map helpful.

If you need assistance when you get here, call 705-748-1011 ext 7413.