The Hive

Welcome to The Hive!

As well as a huge number of resources to support your learning at UCM, we have a range of study areas.

Please note our change of opening times for TT 2023. 


The list of our resources is huge, and we're always adding to it to support you throughout your studies:

  • A collection of academic resources (including e-resources and an online newspaper and magazine package)
  • Computers, chargers and power banks
  • Printing, photocopying & scanning
  • Laptop loan

Find out more about our fantastic resources or search our catalogue below:

Study, social & chill out spaces

The Hive includes different working areas; silent work areas for individual silent study, a quiet work area for individual study and a general work area where collaborative working and discussion are permitted. We also have a small room that can be booked by small groups or individuals for study.

There is a dedicated study zone for students studying degree, degree-level and post-graduate courses.

Please show consideration for other library users and keep noise at an appropriate level. Drinks are permitted throughout The Hive (hot drinks must have a lid) and no hot food is allowed. 


Not sure how to use our resources and services? We've created a series of videos designed to help you access our wide range of resources.


We're happy to provide free membership to The Hive for:

  • UCM students
  • UCM staff
  • Students and staff from Isle of Man schools
  • Students from the Isle of Man studying at UK universities

For further information please email

Only UCM students and staff will have access to e-resources due to licensing restrictions.

Contact us

If you have any questions/feedback or need any assistance using The Hive please speak to a member of our team or you can contact us by phone on 01624 648207 or email