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.


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.