Bata Library and the Durham GTA Campus Library & Learning Centre are now 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 library@trentu.ca to access virtual services and supports. Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

Microform Reading Room

The Microform Reading Room houses the library's collection of microfilm and microfiche. 

The room contains two microform readable machines. One is capable of making digital scans. The other is used for browsing only.

The Microform Reading Room is located on the second floor of the Bata Library (Room 210).

Covid-19 Procedures

To support Trent’s efforts to protect the health of our community, please note that the room, materials, and equipment are available by appointment only for Trent faculty, students, and staff at this time.

Please see the below for instructions on how to book appointments.

Using Microform Materials

Materials are accessible for browsing. When you are finished with the items, we ask that you leave them in the designated area, so they can be quarantined after use.

Appointment Times

Monday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Booking an Appointment

  1. Navigate to https://trentlibrary.setmore.com
  2. Select Reserve Microform Machine.
  3. Book your desired appointment date and time.
  4. Enter your contact information.
  5. Confirm your appointment.

Please note that if you wish to book multiple appointments you may do so, but you will have to repeat the booking process again for the desired time(s). Each appointment is one hour in length.

You may cancel or reschedule your appointments at anytime.

If you need require assistance in making an appointment or have other questions, please contact us at library@trentu.ca