As of Monday, June 14, Bata Library & the Durham Campus Library & Learning Centre will re-open to provide access to study space, in-person information services, and pickup of physical library materials to Trent students, staff, and faculty. For full details, please see our page about Trent Library & Archives service during COVID-19.

RACER: System Requirements

RACER may not work properly without the correct system requirements!

Computer Requirements

  • Windows XP Pro
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

Browser and Email Requirements

Java and cookies enabled
Security level no higher than Medium

PC Supported Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0
  • Firefox 2.x or higher
  • Google Chrome

MAC Supported Browsers

  • Safari 5.0 MAC X
  • Firefox for Mac 2.0 or higher

To ensure email delivery of all correspondence related to your RACER requests, please add library@trentu.ca to your contacts or safe list.

System Error Messages and What They Mean

Warning Page has Expired

This error has most likely occurred as a result of using your browser's back button to navigate the system. Within RACER, use only the navigation buttons provided within the system.

Error - java.lang.NullPointerException

This error message can be caused by using an operating system or web browser not supported by RACER. A high security level within your web browser may also cause this error.