Library Study Rooms: Guidelines

Please note: The study rooms in Bata Library and the Durham Campus are available for use by current registered Trent undergraduate & graduate students, for study or projects relating to a Trent course.

In the Bata Library, there are: 

  • 5 rooms for 1 person (study booths overlooking central atrium) 
  • 8 rooms for 2 to 5 people 
  • 4 rooms for 4 to 8 people 
  • 1 room for 6 to 12 people 

In addition to the above rooms, there are also 3 study booths designated for students registered through the Student Accessibility Services Office. Students with accessibility requirements can obtain the code to these study booths through the SAS office.

In the Durham Campus Library & Learning Centre, there are:

  • 2 rooms for 2 to 6 people (group study only)

Booking instructions are on the Book a Library Study Room page. You will need your Trent University login & password. 

Room Booking Regulations

  • Students are encouraged to book a room to ensure availability at desired times. 
  • Rooms may be booked for a maximum of 2 hours per student; a maximum of 2 bookings per day may be made per student, across all room types.
  • Rooms may be booked up to 30 days in advance.
  • Rooms may only be booked during Library open hours.  
  • If a study room is unoccupied and has not been reserved, the room may be used by any individual without a prior booking. However, any registered booking will take priority, and individuals may be asked to relocate for students who have booked. 
  • Students must observe library regulations regarding noise levels, and leave the room in good order. 
  • The Library is not responsible for loss or damage of items left unattended in study rooms. 
  • The student booking the room is responsible for the cost of repair for any damage to the room that occurs during the period of use.