Location and Hours

The Trinity College Archives is located on the lower level of the main Trinity College building (6 Hoskin Avenue) and is accessible by a stairway from the Welcome Desk, and by an elevator on the ground floor. We are open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm, by appointment or chance.


The Archives is accessible by an elevator located at the west end of the main Trinity College building beside the Chapel doors.

Conducting Research

Researchers will be asked to fill out a registration form, check their bags and follow our handling guidelines. An appointment is highly recommended as our staff is very small. You may wish to consult our list of archival fonds and collections to narrow your search before your visit. A consultation with the archivist will help you find all available sources for your topic.

Access to Records

The corporate records of Trinity College are restricted subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Private records are generally open, but may have some restrictions imposed by donors.


The Archives may not hold copyright to all materials in its holdings. If a researcher wishes to use information for use other than research and private study, permission of the copyright owner, including Trinity College, must be obtained. Researchers are responsible for observing copyright law.


Requests for photocopies and digital reproductions will be filled if possible when there are no preservation, donor or legislative restrictions.


The Trinity College Archives allows researchers to make one copy of any record in our holdings for research or private study, unless donor or conservation restrictions apply.

Researchers who make digital reproductions must agree to the following conditions:

  1. Digital copies will be used solely for research or private study
  • Files will not be shared with others. If there is more than one member of a research team, all members must sign the form
  • Digital documents cannot be copied, printed, published, or posted on the internet without the authorization of the copyright holder
  • The researcher assumes all risk of copyright infringement
  • The researcher is responsible for creating complete and accurate citations for all items that are reproduced
  1. The researcher will submit a list of all material to be digitized to the archivist
  2. The archivist reserves the right to mandate that a copy of digitized documents be deposited with the Trinity College Archives
  3. Material scanned must be handled in accordance with the Trinity College Archives Handling Guidelines
  • The use of flash photography and personal scanners is prohibited
  • Archives staff reserve the right to deny or revoke permission to use digital cameras at any time
  1. The researcher agrees to delete the digital files after use