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.


Due to the building closure of the Trent Library & Archives on March 17, we can only process requests for items that can be provided in electronic format. Requests submitted in RACER are being monitored regularly, and library staff are attempting to find alternative versions of physical items wherever possible.

Please see our COVID-19 Alerts webpage for our ILL FAQ.

Connect to:

RACER or ILL Media for VHS / DVD.

For more information on Media visit Trent's Media Collection.


Interlibrary Loans Desktop Delivery

OCLC_Article_Exchange Interlibrary Loans offers Desktop Delivery via OCLC Article Exchange for electronic delivery of RACER articles.  For more information about this service see the News release or contact the Library Service Desk.



RACER Information

Trent University, in cooperation with other Ontario University Libraries, participates in the RACER initiative for electronic processing of Interlibrary Loan requests. The project name RACER stands for Rapid Access to Collections by Electronic Requesting.

RACER gives you the ability to search library catalogues for all Ontario Universities as well as other selected catalogues. As a current Trent University student, faculty or staff member, you can login to RACER and electronically request material from other libraries.

For more information about the RACER project see the Ontario Council of University Libraries website.