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. In many cases, digital images may be taken by researchers, but please ask for permission. Requests to scan our material will be considered on an individual basis.