IT, equipment & printing

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

The IT desk is closed until further notice due to the current public health situation.

Please read our Acceptable Use Agreement before using the computers at the Hive

Search the catalogue

We have 10 dedicated stations where you can search the library catalogue, archive resources and archaeology resources.

Printers

Print and copy facilities for customers at The Hive are being upgraded from Wednesday 12th June 2019. If you use our print and copy facilities you can find out how these changes will effect you here.

Level 0

Group study screen
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
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 two PS4 consoles for you to enjoy.

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

Printer and copier
Level 0 has a high speed printer and a credit card 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 a printer/copier. The Hub also has a high speed printer/copier and top-up kiosk, which is the only one in the building that takes cash.

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 credit card top-up kiosk and high speed printer/copier.

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 high speed printers/copiers, and a credit card 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.