The launch of manchesterhive in April 2018 will provide readers with instant access to Manchester University Press’s digital content, across the humanities and social sciences. Included on manchesterhive will be our existing eBook collections: Manchester Gothic, Manchester Studies in Imperialism and Manchester Medieval Sources Online, plus two new collections for 2018: Manchester Shakespeare and Manchester Security, Conflict & Peace. The collections typically consist of research monographs, edited collections, scholarly critiques and journals, written by leading researchers in the field.

Alongside our established eBook collections, manchesterhive will host 1,300 eBook titles to allow our customers the opportunity to build their own bespoke collections to fit library acquisition plans. To request a trial or to enquire about building a custom collection please contact Shelly Turner, Head of Sales: [email protected]

  • Unrestricted simultaneous user access through IP authentication
  • Remote and mobile access provided via Shibboleth
  • Federated search enabled
  • DRM free to subscribers
  • Availability of COUNTER usage statistics
  • Secured archive via CLOCKSS, LOCKSS and PORTICO


  • Curated subject collections covering both foundation and interdisciplinary research in book and journal formats
  • Award-winning books written by an international author pool
  • State-of-the-art usage metrics provided across all content
  • Includes new and backlist books and journal articles
  • New collections added each year
  • Full-text searchable content
  • Easy-to-use discovery tools providing instant access to the desired content in the fewest clicks
  • Ability to create user accounts, including options to save and annotate content and create personalised library collections
  • Optimised metadata allowing for deep mining of content


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