Trent University Library & Archives continues to offer electronic collections and virtual services. As part of the University’s limited and reduced campus presence, Bata Library and the Durham GTA Campus Library & Learning Centre are closed and physical collections are unavailable. Virtual services and support are available by contacting Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

Curbside Pickup for Faculty & Graduate Students is available starting June 23rd.

RACER: First Time Users

As a first time user you will need to complete a one-time-only registration form. Please note that only eligible users are permitted to register.

Completing the Registration Form

Please complete the registration form noting the following:

University ID

Enter your seven (7) digit student or Datatel number (for staff & faculty), as listed on your TrentU Card . This will represent your RACER login.


Create your own case-sensitive password. Please be sure to retain this password.

Email and Security Certificate

To ensure delivery of all correspondence related to your RACER requests, please add to your contacts or safe list.

You may be required to accept or continue through a security certificate message when registering. Once you have completed this step you will not be prompted again when you logon to RACER.

Please Do Not re-register!

If you experience login errors please consult Login Help or contact the Library Service Desk. Duplicate registrations require staff attention and take time away from processing your requests.

Register now