Taking an online course means that you have access to all of the academic services that Trent offers to its students, even if you never visit one of our campuses. You may access them differently than if you were coming to campus, but you’ll have everything you need for a successful learning experience.
Textbooks may be required for your course. Once your course starts, you can consult your syllabus for information on which books are required. Prior to the start of the course, the book list may be sent to you by email from your instructor. The syllabus may be listed on the departmental website, or you can check with the Trent bookstore for a list of required material.
To find or order your textbooks, visit the Bookstore’s online store. In their automated ordering system, students taking online courses must choose ‘Peterborough’ when selecting the program and ‘W’ for the section. They can also answer your questions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone at 705-748-1111.
Trent’s library boasts an extensive collection of electronic resources, right at your fingertips. All you need is your Trent ID and password to log into the online system. Access reading and research materials 24/7, and contact the Trent librarians if you need help. You can also benefit from the interlibrary loaning system, which lets you borrow materials from other Ontario university libraries. As long as you are registered in online courses at Trent, you are welcome to visit the libraries at Peterborough and Durham campuses and make use of the resources in person—even if you don’t take any classes on campus.