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Academic resources

We provide 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

We now offer a Click and Collect service. Contact us with the book title and shelf mark. Books will be available to collect by 10am next working day. Please note books not collected within a week will be re-shelfed. The standard loan period for most items is three weeks but you can renew an item up to three times if no one else has reserved it. You can visit the library in person, phone or email us to renew an item. You will be charged a small fine for any books that are returned or renewed late. 


We also provide access to a range of e-resources including databases, e-books, articles and much more. If you have any queries regarding logins or using our e-resources please contact us via or 648207. Please find access instructions below.

Further Education (FE) students

Further details on how to access the e-resources subscribed to by UCM are available here.

Higher Education (HE) students:

Information on how to access the e-resources is available on HE Learning Skills and Resources TEAMs page. 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.

Computers, chargers & power banks

We have computers located in all of the study areas and there are also group work computers when you can work collaboratively. We also now have chargers and power banks to loan and power sockets to work with laptops are available throughout the library. Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities are all available.