manchesterhive  provides readers with instant access to Manchester University Press’s digital content of over 2,000 books and journals across the humanities and social sciences.

It includes 9 distinct digital collections, all of which are updated annually to ensure that they include the most recent research and content from MUP, plus our brand new digital textbook program.

See below for information about our 9 digital collections:


All the collections typically consist of research monographs, edited collections, scholarly critiques and journals, written by leading researchers in the field.

We offer free trials for institutional customers. If you are interested in trialling any of our content, please email us at [email protected]

Custom collections

The flexible nature of manchesterhive makes it possible to create a custom ecollection for institutions and libraries, ensuring that our customers are paying for the content that is right for them.

There are over 1600 ebooks already on manchesterhive and our new titles are added to the platform when published, ensuring that the most recent research and material is available to purchase.

You can view all content available on manchesterhive, starting with the most recent titles at

Request a quote

It is easy to request a quote for a custom collection:

1. Search or browse for the titles you wish to include in your custom collection via (NB: the minimum number of titles is 10)

2. Create a spreadsheet listing the names of the titles (and ISBN if possible)

3. Email the list of titles together with your name, institution name and address, and potential number of users (FTE or equivalent) to [email protected]

We will aim to contact you with your custom collection price quote within 2 working days.


manchesteropenhive is the partner site to manchesterhive, and hosts all of Manchester University Press’s open access content. Find out more

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