Academic Reciprocal Borrowers: Visitors from Other Canadian Universities


The Trent University Library & Archives welcomes registered students and faculty from other Canadian Universities. We are part of a Canada-wide agreement called CURBA (Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement). See more information about CURBA.

Services freely available during operating hours include access to the physical collection and the Archives, obtaining general collection assistance, use of a limited number of public access computers, and microform reading equipment.

Wifi using your Eduroam login is available. Should you experience problems connecting to Eduroam, please visit the IT Service Desk. See information about the IT Service Desk.

Library Card

There is no fee for access to the Trent Library and Archives. A Trent Library Card can be issued to you upon presentation of your valid and current card from your own institution. This allows you to borrow physical items from our collection.

A library card is to be used by the registered owner only and should never be loaned to others. Any fines incurred are the responsibility of the card owner. The Library is not responsible for loaned, lost, or damaged cards. Please report a lost card to the Library immediately. A fee of $5 is charged for a replacement card.

For assistance, contact the Library Service Desk.



Physical Books & Journals

A "book" includes books, annuals and journals in our general stacks, as well as government publications and maps identified in the catalogue as "loanable".

  • You can borrow up to 25 regular books at a time, for 14 days.
  • You can renew your books online, up to a maximum of 60 days.
  • Items can be recalled if they are needed by someone else. 
    • Fines of $4 per day apply on items not returned within 14 days after a recall, up to a maximum of $56. After 14 days, they are considered "lost" and a non-refundable "lost" fee of $25, along with a replacement charge of $125 is charged.
  • There are no daily overdue fines, as long as the book is not recalled.
  • If a book is not returned or renewed within 30 days of its due date, it will be considered "lost" and a non-refundable "lost book" fee of $25, along with a replacement charge of $125 is charged.

Current Periodicals

A "current periodical" is an unbound issue of a recently received journal or magazine. Newspapers cannot be borrowed.

  • You can borrow current periodicals for 2 daysno renewals are permitted.  
  • A maximum of 10 issues can be borrowed at a time.
  • Fines of $4 per day apply to overdue items, up to a maximum of $56.
  • Current periodicals cannot be recalled.
  • If a current periodical is not returned within 30 days of its due date, it will be considered "lost" and a non-refundable "lost book" fee of $25, along with a replacement charge of $125 is charged.

Obligations and Limits

You are responsible for all materials borrowed under your account and you will be charged for overdue, lost or damaged items. Borrowing privileges are suspended if you owe any fines or have any overdue items. 

You are required to inform the Library of a change to your address or contact information for receipt of notices.

Library borrowing cards should be reported to the Library Service Desk. A library replacement card may be obtained at the Library Service Desk for a fee of $5.00.

Borrowing privileges are extended to the registered owner only and are not transferable.  The registered owner is responsible for all fines and overdue, lost or damaged library materials.  Misuse of the library card or failure to respond to notices will result in the withdrawal of borrowing privileges.

Online Resources

While you are logged into Eduroam on campus, you will have access to most of our online resources. By connecting through your home institution library's website, you have access to resources available through their library.