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 to access virtual services and supports. Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

Service Desk

    The Library Service Desk is  your first place to go with any library question. There's always a Library Services staff Associate available at the Service Desk except during limited and extended hours.  You can ask us about anything in the library, and we'll connect you with who/where/what you need.  

    Borrowing Services

    The Service Desk looks after anything pertaining to borrowing your library material or obtaining privileges.  Services include:

    Reserve Services

    The Reserves Collection contains course materials (books, etc.) that are in high demand and consequently only available on short-term loan (usually 3 hours). See the Reserves Collection webpage.

    Interlibrary Loan Services (RACER)

    The Interlibrary Loans (ILL) service enhances the resources of Trent University Library by making material available from other libraries, organizations and document delivery services.  See the Interlibrary Loans webpages.

    Research Assistance

    We can help you locate resources within the library and show how our website links you to them. If your research requires more in-depth help, we'll connect you with your subject librarian. 

    Group Study room Bookings

    We can help you book a one of our group study rooms in the library, or you can book online on your own. See the Book a Library Group Study Room webpage.

    Graduate Student Study Carrels

    Graduate students can reserve a private study carrel for their use.  See the Graduate Student Study Carrels page.