Coronavirus information, including updated opening hours

What's On Guide for January to April

Using The Hive WiFi

BorrowBox, RB Digital and Access to Research

UW staff and students are currently unable to access BorrowBox, RB Digital and Access to Research because of a technical issue.  If you would like to continue to access these Worcestershire County Council resources, please visit The Hive to have a separate digital only account created. All other resources are unaffected.

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Using the library

The Hive is home to a huge range of print and online resources all of which can be discovered through three online catalogue searches; Library search, Archaeology search and Archive search.

Catalogue search

Hive highlights

Plan your visit

Getting here

How to get to The Hive

The Hive is located in Worcester City centre, near the racecourse and facing the riverfront

Floor plan

Floor plan

Find your way around inside The Hive

Council customer services

The Worcestershire Hub

Worcestershire hub

The Worcestershire Hub's primary aim is to improve access to council services for the people of Worcestershire

The Hub opening hours

The Hub at The Hive is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm, and on Wednesday from 9.30am to 5pm

Services and facilities

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For business


The Hive is a valuable centre for businesses, as a provider of specialist resources and as a meeting and training venue.

History at The Hive

History of The Hive

The dedicated history floor offers access to information on Worcestershire dating back to the last Ice Age.

A partnership between - University of Worcester - Worcestershire County Council