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.

Returning Library Material


Please do not attempt to return books until the library re-opens. There are no staff working in the library.

All due dates will be adjusted to cover the time the library is closed, and no fines will be charged during this period. You'll receive emails when changes are made that affect your loans. You can also check your account at any time by signing in to Omni and clicking on your name.

If you are leaving campus and need to return items now, use the book drop located outside the front doors of Bata Library or the Durham Campus. Someone will come to campus occasionally to empty the drop box.

  • Be sure to leave items IN the drop box, and not outside of it.
  • If you leave items near the library, but not in the drop box, they will remain your responsibility and fines will be charged for lost or damaged material.  See the Borrowing webpage.

Note that books returned in the drop box will remain on your account until staff can safely return to the library to process them. At that point, the return will be back-dated to our last day of service. Until then, they are kept in a safe place.

Contact if you are concerned about due dates.