Coronavirus information, including updated opening hours

Opening hours are Mon-Fri 9am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 6pm.   

Please note services are limited. Library customers can browse and borrow books using self-service kiosks, return books, pre-book public computers and pre-book a desk in the library for study and/or wi-fi access.
Browsing is limited to 20 minutes.
Full details are available on
Digital library services are available via the Digital Library Hub

It is now mandatory to wear a face covering when visiting a library. Read the GOV.UK information regarding face coverings.

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

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