Multimedia Room

Note: The information on this page is subject to change during our temporary relocation, April 2017 - May 2018.
 See our "Library Services During Renovations" page for details.

The Multimedia Room at Bata Library is closed, but the services remain available through the University departments responsible for them, dispersed around campus. See Bata Library Services During Renovations for locations of library services.

Public photocopiers are available throughout campus.  You require a TrentU card or login to use them.  Contact the Print Shop for information.

Using the TrentU Card to Copy or Scan on Public photocopiers

  1. Tap your card at the wireless icon on the front of the machine.
    • The first time you use a machine, it prompts you to authenticate your card by logging in with your myTrent username/password. 
    • Press the "Home" button on the control pad. On the screen, select what you wish to do:
      • "Copy" to create a paper copy.
      • "Scan" to create a .pdf for emailing or saving to a USB drive.
      • Insert your USB stick on the left side of the control panel, OR
      • Enter the TrentU email address you wish to send it to.
  2. When you're done, press the "Log Out" button on the control pad. 

This image shows the control pad and the screen:

Image of the control pad and home screen.

If you don't Log Out of your session at the end, the next person will be copying on your card, unless enough time has passed for it to time out.

Instructions are provided at each machine.  Download a copy of these instructions in .pdf format.

Adding Funds to Your TrentU Card

You must have funds on your card in order to print. See how to add funds on the TrentU Card site.


Some of our library materials, particularly newspapers and some serials, are only available on microform (microfilm or microfiche). Historical collections are also available in this format. All microforms are listed in TOPCAT, which provides location and call number information.

Copies of microfilm or microfiche pages may be made using one of the special reader/printer machines in the Multimedia Room. These machines are coin or copy card operated. There are 3 machines: one is for viewing only, one is for viewing/printing, and the third is for viewing/printing/scanning images to a flash drive or network space. Instructions are kept by the machines.

Media Viewing Suite

The Media Viewing Suite has two VCR/DVD machines and 2 TVs for viewing videos, both DVD and VHS.  A  Viewing Suite key can be signed out by current students, staff or faculty at the Service Desk for 3 hours, to view these videos.


Please read the notices regarding Copyright regulations. Copyright regulations are also posted in the photocopying areas. It is the responsibility of the individual doing the copying to comply with these federal regulations. If you have general questions regarding copyright, ask for assistance. However, the library does not provide legal interpretations of complex issues.