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.


Our campus site license includes access to a range of Esri Training options including online courses.

These online self-paced module based courses are an excellent means of gaining background in GIS techniques and concepts as well as ESRI software skills. Individual course descriptions provide estimated hours for completion with most taking approximately 3 hours. Courses are free to all registered members of Trent University including students, faculty and staff.  Topics vary greatly and include instruction for novice and experienced users.  Check out the courses offered for such key products as ArcGIS Online, Esri Story Maps, ArcPro, ArcGIS for Desktop, and more! 

Recommended for first time users of ArcGIS for Desktop:

1. Getting Started with GIS
2. Basics of Geographic Coordinate Systems
3. Working with Coordinate Systems in ArcGIS
4. Referencing Data to Real-World Locations Using ArcGIS
5. Finding Geographic Data in ArcGIS
6. Getting Started with the Geodatabase
7. Solving Spatial Problems Using ArcGIS
8. Building Models for GIS Analysis Using ArcGIS
9. Map Design Fundamentals
10. Planning a Cartography Project
11. Creating Map Products

To view the wide range of e-learning courses available, see ESRI's Course Catalogue.  To view web courses, available through campus subscriptions, filter your selection to "web course".

Selecting Esri Web Courses


There is currently no limit on the total number of courses taken over time.

To participate in E-Learning courses, please complete the form found at: 

My Trent > Services >MaDGIC: Maps, Data & Government Information Centre > Esri Enterprise (AOL, ArcGIS Pro, and Training) Account Request Form

You will receive an email from with your Trent Esri Enterprise User ID and Password. Using the User ID and Password provided, begin training by following the instructions in our Guide to Esri Training.  

For further information, contact MaDGIC.