Library Study Rooms: Guidelines


Please note that as of September 28, the Bata Library study rooms and study booths will re-open for individual bookings only. 

From December 10th to 22nd, the Bata Library Study Rooms and Booths can be booked up to four (4) hours, once per day to provide quiet study space for the length of an exam. Please consider cancelling any bookings you no longer need to accommodate other students during this busy time of year.


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

In Bata Library there are:

  • 12 study rooms, bookable by small groups only
  • 1 presentation practice room, bookable by larger groups (currently unavailable
  • 5 individual study carrels, bookable by a single person

At the Durham Campus there are:

  • 2 group study rooms (unavailable for booking)

Group study rooms are booked online through myTrent. See booking instructionson the Booking a Group Study Room webpage.

Room Booking Regulations

  • Students are encouraged to book a room to ensure it's available at your desired time.
  • Rooms may be booked for a maximum of 1 hour at a time, with a maximum number of 2 bookings per day per student.  
  • Rooms may be booked up to 30 days in advance.
  • Rooms may be booked during library open hours only. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 the room.
  • 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.

Individual Study Booths

There are 5 individual study booths on the 3rd and 4th floors of Bata, bookable through myTrent.

There are also 3 study booths designated for students registered through the Student Accessibility Office. Students with accessibility requirements can obtain the code to these study booths through SAS.

Trent University Durham Campus

The group study rooms at the Durham Campus Library & Learning Centre are also booked through myTrent, for groups of two or more registered Trent students.

Rooms may be booked for a maximum of 2 hours per day per student.

Room information:

  • Room 102.3 : capacity 10 people
  • Room 119 : capacity 12 people