Trent University Library & Archives continues to offer electronic collections and virtual services. As part of the University’s limited and reduced campus presence, Bata Library and the Durham GTA Campus Library & Learning Centre are closed and physical collections are unavailable. Virtual services and support are available by contacting Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

Curbside Pickup for Faculty & Graduate Students is available starting June 23rd.

Faculty Information, Durham GTA Campus

New Book Purchase Requests

Requests for new books to be added to the Trent University Durham GTA Library & Learning Centre can be sent by email to, or you can use the Online Requisition Form. Please note that due to budget limitations, textbooks are not purchased with Library funds. It is expected that your students purchase any required textbooks.


To place an item on Reserve in the Library complete a Reserve Request Form. See the Reserve Policy for information about placing items on Reserve.  If you have personal copies of books you would like placed on reserve, we would be happy to accommodate this.


Before you make copyrighted materials available to students in any form please review Trent's Copyright Guidelines and Fair Dealing Guidelines to ensure you are not violating copyright. Any questions can be directed to the Copyright Office.

Library Instruction classes

If you would like library skills instruction for your class, please contact the library in person or send an email to,. Workshops can be tailored to your needs and scheduled at a time that is convenient for your class.  For more in-depth, hands-on workshops, the Computer Lab (Room 112) can be booked with advance notice.

See options for instructional activities on our Library Skills Instruction webpage.

Audio Visual Equipment

The Library maintains the following AV equipment:

  • DVD player 
  • 3 Document Cameras
  • TV / VCR
  • Mobile Computer Projector
  • Power Point Clicker

You may book these items in advance for use in class on a one-time, or recurring basis. To book AV equipment, please contact