IT, equipment & printing

The Hive is home to a huge array of information technology and audio visual equipment which is listed below. 

Please read our Acceptable Use Agreement before using the computers in The Hive.

Search the catalogue

We have 12 dedicated stations where you can search the library catalogue, archive resources and archaeology resources.    

Level 0

Three group study screens
Share ideas, research and discover with others! This area has a public access PC attached to a large 46” display allowing groups to gather and share ideas.

Two gaming zones
What game is in play? To help relax between studying, or to meet with friends and have a bit of fun try out one of the gaming zones. On level 0 we have three PS3 consoles for you to enjoy. On a serious note please respect others in area and follow the code of conduct.

PCs
There are public access PCs with access to the internet and software applications such as Microsoft office.

Printer and copier
Level 0 has a high speed mono printer and a credit top-up kiosk.

Level 1

Children’s library      

PCs
There are public access PCs with access to the internet and software applications such as Microsoft office which are just for children.

Printer and copier
The children’s library has colour printer and colour copier.  The Hub also has a high speed mono printer and colour photocopier.

Level 2

PCs
There are public access PCs with access to the internet and software applications such as Microsoft office.      

Printer and copier
The Explore the Past area contains a top-up kiosk, colour photocopier, and colour printer.  The Business Centre has a high speed mono printer.

Level 3

PCs
There are over 150 public access PCs with access to the internet and software applications such as Microsoft office.

Scanner
An A3 scanner and three A4 scanners are available on level 3.

Printer and copier
Level 3 has two mono printers, two colour photocopiers, and a top-up kiosk.

Level 4

PCs
There are public access PCs with access to the internet and software applications such as Microsoft office. 

Privacy Filters
The Hive is now offering privacy filters to all our customers in the Hub area on level 1. Privacy filters keep your personal or confidential information private when working in public places. If you wish to use a privacy filter please speak to a member of staff.