Library Resources

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Academic resources

The Hall Caine Library provides a collection of academic resources to support you throughout your studies. 

  • Academic books
  • Textbooks
  • Journals and newspapers
  • Careers resources and a wellbeing collection
  • Manx collection including the Hall Caine Collection


The library also provides access to a range of e-resources including e-journals, databases and websites. Please find below instructions on how to access e-resources. If you have any queries, please contact the UCM Library on or 648207.

Further Education (FE) students: Further details on how to access each of the resources are available on Its Learning,Click Courses and select UCM Library then click on eResources.

Higher Education (HE) students: Further details on how to access each of the e-resources subscribed to by UCM are available here. HE students can also access a range of e-resources via Chester University.

Laptop Lockers

UCM has a number of  laptops and iPads available which can be loaned during the day whilst studying on site. They cannot be taken home. If you would like to borrow a laptop or iPad pop into the library to set your PIN number – you will need your Student card to use the lockers. If you are under 18 you will need your parent or principal carer to sign a Mobile Device Agreement.

All students also have free access to the Microsoft Office 365 package - this includes programmes such as Word, PowerPoint and Teams that can be used to support learning and communication. To install the package go to or, sign in with  your UCM username (e.g. and password. Select ‘Install Office’ from the top right of the screen. The software will cease to function once you no longer have an active account at UCM.