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.

TOPCAT Maintenance - Friday April 3, 2015

On Friday April 3 (Good Friday), we are performing necessary maintenance on our Library system - TOPCAT.  The work will begin between noon and 2:00pm, and is expected to take 3-5 hours, barring any complications.

During this time, TOPCAT will be unavailable. 

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but our timing options are limited by several factors, including external support availability. The update is necessary to maintain the stability of the system.

Available Services

During the downtime, the following services will be unaffected:

Unavailable Services

During the downtime, the following services will be unavailable:

  • Searching the Library catalogue.
  • Placing a "Hold" on an item.
  • Renewing material.
  • Checking your Library account.
  • Signing out and returning books (which wouldn't be possible anyway, since the Library is closed).

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