As of Tuesday, September 8, Bata Library and the Durham GTA Campus Library & Learning Centre will be open to current students, staff, and faculty. For detailed information about the re-opening of the libraries, please see our reopening announcement.

Trent University Library & Archives continues to offer electronic collections and virtual services. Please contact us at to access virtual services and supports. Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

Library Study Rooms: Guidelines

Please note that as of September 8, only the Presentation Practice Room (BL 207) at Bata Library will be available for individual bookings. 

The room may be used for Zoom calls, to watch a lecture, or to record a presentation.

We are working to open additional study rooms and booths for individual use in the coming weeks.

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

In Bata Library there are:

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

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 per day per student. If a group requires more time, another group member may make an additional booking up to 1 hour per student to extend the time. 
  • Rooms may be booked up to 30 days in advance.
  • Rooms may be booked during library open hours only. 
  • If a group study room is unoccupied and has not been reserved, the room may be used by any group 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