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.

Welcome Back to Trent University Library & Archives this Fall!

Welcome to all new and returning Trent University students! The Bata Library is pleased to be your destination for individual and collaborative study, information & research.

  • Our Library Service Desk on the main floor of the library is the place to go for general questions, to check out library material, find reserve material and for information on Inter-Library Loans. There is also a self check-out kiosk on the 2nd floor.
  • Our Librarians are available to provide research assistance. We invite you to drop by the library, email or visit our webpages for more information at .
  • There are several online help guides and tutorials available to students on using the library catalogue, finding articles, etc.
  • Check out our new Collaborative Space BL 201 on the main floor. This room may be booked by larger groups to practice presentation skills, hold group meetings and interact with others using airmedia technology!
  • The Bata Library has 6 Group Study Rooms available for group meetings, collaborative learning or projects. Any group of 2 or more can book a group study room at: .
  • Learning Zones: The library is divided into 3 coloured learning zones to provide students with options to meet individual learning styles – each floor of the library has its own colour . The 1st floor is a yellow zone, the 2nd floor is green, the 3rd floor is Red (Silent Floor) and 4th floor is yellow. The colours indicate the level of permissible noise levels and what drink/food is allowed in those areas.
  • Choose your study spot based on these zones – for those who seek absolute quiet, the 3rd floor is designated as the SILENT floor! Send us a picture via twitter #findyourspot to show off your favourite place to study in Bata Library!
  • Graduate Study Reading Room: BL 314 is a Reading Room designated for Graduate Students only. The room is accessible using your TrentU card. This space will provide Graduate Students with dedicated quiet study space on campus as they prepare for comprehensive exams, writing of theses or dissertations and preparing for defences.
  • The Library MADGIC Unit (Maps, Data and Government Information Centre) is located on the 4th floor of the library. The Madgic Unit offers support to students and researchers on GIS . The Unit is the centre for geospatial and statistical data and is also a repository for maps and aerial photos to assist with your studies.
  • The Library Archives is located on the 1st floor of the library. Stop in for a tour or learn more about our archival holdings. The Trent archives is the regional repository for historical records related to the Trent Valley area. The archives is a valuable resource for your research

The Trent University Library & Archives looks forward to supporting you in achieving academic success. We encourage you to drop by!