Library Services Fall Term Updates

Library Services Updates Fall TERM 2023

Bata Library

We encourage students to take advantage of our beautiful study spaces, resources, and information. Please check out our research guides for topics on searching Omni, finding articles, etc. The Bata Library provides access to study space, research assistance from our librarians and staff, borrowing of library material, online request and pick up of physical library materials.  Access to our e-resources and online research guides are always available through our website. Visit the website for more information and library hours.

Trent University is a mask-friendly campus. We respect the decision of students, staff and faculty regarding their choice of masking.

*New* Booking Group Study Rooms

Bata Library has group and individual study spaces you can book online.  Group and Individual study spaces are equipped with tables, chairs, and power outlets for your devices.  You can book up to 2 hours per day, and up to thirty days in advance.  Staff at the Library Service desk are also available to help with your bookings.  

Exam period

The Bata Library offers extended study hours to 1:00 am every day during the exam period. Visit the website for more information and library hours.

Durham Campus Library & Learning Centre

The Durham Campus Library & Learning Centre (DCLLC) is open and provides study space, two group study rooms, and borrowing of library material to Trent students, staff, and faculty.  Visit the DCLLC website for more information and for library hours. For questions or assistance, please contact us at



Library Services & Resources

Use the links below to jump to information about our library services and resources.

Scholarly Resources

Most of our research materials are available online: eBooks, eJournals, streaming videos, etc. You can access these resources from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection, a computer or mobile device, and your MyTRENT login. 

Our Omni search tool is mobile-friendly and connects you to all our available resources. You can find Omni at the top of all our library webpages. Consult the Omni Guide for help using this tool. 

Physical Items

Our stacks are now open and all are welcome to browse our collections. Books and other physical collections are also available by request through Omni for pickup at the Library Service Desk.

Sign into Omni and search for library material. When you locate an item you wish to borrow, click "Request" and follow the prompts to select your pickup location.

  • Only eligible library patrons will see the Request option when they are signed into Omni.
  • Only items that are available for loan will have the Request option.


Instructors who can identify vital reserve readings needed for courses should contact the library with this information so that we can evaluate options for access. The best way to do this is by creating a Leganto reading list for your course. See more on the guide, Leganto: Create Lists for Course Readings & Resources.

Interlibrary Loans

If you're looking for a book that Trent doesn't own, you can request it through Omni and access the collections from other Ontario Universities.  

In-Person & Virtual Services

Research Assitance

Assistance with using library resources for research is available virtually and in person. In-person, drop-in assistance with a librarian is available in the Library Research Consultation Centre (Rm 208). Hours for drop-in assistance are normally 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. For virtual assistance, please visit our Research Guides also linked at the top of every webpage or in Omni, e-mail with your query and we'll respond, or Book-A-Librarian for an appointment to discuss research strategies and resources. You can choose to book your subject librarian,or use our general booking page


The Maps, Data & Government Information Centre (MaDGIC) will offer in-person and virtual services, GIS software and spatial / statistical data support, and borrowing of cartographic and government publications collections where appropriate. Please email for assistance.

For more information, please visit the MaDGIC website

Archives Reading Room

Our holdings are available for research purposes in the Archives Reading Room. Please note that appointments are required. To book an appointment, please email Please let us know when you would like to visit by emailing and we will confirm. We look forward to hearing from you!​


Monday - Friday : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (closed 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm) .


We are closed on statutory holidays. 

For more information about visiting the archives click here



On-Campus Services

Picking Up Library Items

When you place your request in Omni, you select where you'd like to pick up your items. You may select your preferred pickup location including other Omni partner libraries.  For more information please ask Library Staff.  

Returning Library Items

Items can be returned to return bins inside the library, or by using the exterior book bin:

  • Bata: located at the front doors of the Library by the bus stop.
  • Durham: located by the front doors of Durham campus Building A.

If you are unable to return library material due to extenuating circumstances, please contact us at before the items are overdue.

Paying Fines

Fines & fees may be paid in person via TrentU Card, debit, Visa, and Mastercard at either Bata Library Service Desk during operating hours. Credit card transactions are also accepted via telephone during operating hours by calling 705-748-1011 x7423

booking group study rooms *NEW

Study Space

Bata Library

All 4 floors of Bata Library are open for study. There are 12 group study rooms available as well as individual study booths.  To reserve a study room, click here

Graduate carrels on the third and fourth floors of Bata and the Graduate Reading Room on the fourth floor are also available to graduate students.


The Durham Campus Library & Learning Centre is open for service and study during the following hours. Study space is available within the library as well as two group study rooms.  

Printers & Computers

Bata Library has print stations on the 2nd and 1st floors of the library. All of Trent's printing and computing services are maintained by the IT department. Please check the IT website for information. 

Microform Readers

Microform readers are available on the 2nd floor of Bata Library.  Staff at the Library Service desk are available to assist.   

Community Members

Community members are welcome in our libraries.  For more information on borrowing privileges for community members click here  


Contacting the Library

You can submit your questions about your research, access to resources, or general library queries to Your question will be forwarded to the appropriate librarian or staff member for a response. 

Direct contact information for specific library departments can be found on the following website.