We provide equitable access to library services, resources and facilities for all by recognizing individual needs. If you have accessibility needs, please ask a library staff member for assistance.


If you require library material in an alternate format, please contact for assistance.

ACE Portal

The Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE) is a service that supports users with print disabilities at participating universities in Ontario by providing access to library books in accessible formats. ACE provides the following alternate formats:

  • Colour PDF
  • Black & white PDF
  • ePub
  • Plain text

Accessing ACE

Library users with perceptual disabilities may register for access to the ACE Portal using an individual token. Students must be registered with Student Accessibility Services in order to obtain an ACE token. Contact to request access to ACE.

Using ACE

Once you have received an ACE token:

If the book you need is not available in ACE, contact to request digitization.

Captioned Video

We will provide, on request, a transcript or closed captioned version of any DVD in our collection for students with perceptual disabilities. Contact to request accessible video content.

For complete campus accessibility information, please visit Trent's AccessibilityHub.

Bata Library

  • Accessible washroom facilities on all levels
  • All-gender washroom facilities on levels 2, 3 and 4
  • Accessible ramp from Bata Library parking lot
  • Automatic doors from Bata Parking Lot and University Court
  • Elevators to all levels
  • Height adjustable desks in public study spaces
  • Counter height service desk

Durham Library

  • Counter height service desk
  • Accessible and all-gender washroom facilities Thornton Building A
  • Accessible entrance at the front of Thornton Building A

Ask any library staff member for assistance with:

  • retrieving material from the stacks
  • using the catalogue or library search tools
  • accessing technology or facilites

Let us know how we can best assist you, we are happy to help.

Bata Library has three designated individual study carrels for use by students registered with Student Accessibility Services. These carrels are located on levels 3 and 4:

  • BL 306.1
  • BL 306.2
  • BL 412.4

These carrels offer a quiet, individual study space with limited distractions so you can focus on your work.

Access to the carrels is via a coded keypad. Contact Student Accessibility Services to request an access code.