• Library Services Disruption

    From Monday 15 July to Wednesday 17 July we will be undertaking essential work to install a new library system.

Whilst the new system is being installed there will be some disruption to library services and customers will not be able to access their library account, reserve books, renew books or make any payments in the library, online or by telephone. To ensure that no fines are accrued as a result of this work all return dates have been extended to Monday 22 July.


Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this disruption. The new system will be available from Thursday 18 July and we expect it to bring an improved experience for library customers with a modern user interface which is expected to improve search speeds and customer reservations.


What's On May to August 2019

Using The Hive WiFi

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 to Friday from 9am 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.

World Class Worcestershire A partnership between - University of Worcester - Worcestershire County Council