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.


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