How to get a library card
It’s easy to join the library
Visit The Hive
Everyone is welcome to visit the building and consult the wide variety of resources.
If you would like to sign material out, you’ll need to apply for a library card. You can apply at The Hive or any other library branch in Worcestershire. To join the library and sign out materials you’ll need to show proof of your name and address (for example, a driver's license, passport, utility bill etc.)
University students and staff University of Worcester students and staff do not need to apply for a public library card; you can use your usual student or staff ID card to sign out materials.
Join online now – Digital Membership
Digital Membership will allow you to access our free eBook, eAudio and eMagazine collections as well as a wealth of other online resources. You will be able to use your membership online straightway and reserve a book to pick up from the library of your choice. Please note that you will need to bring proof of address in order to collect the book; this will upgrade you to a full membership. You will receive your library card and have access to the services listed below. Please also note that a standard reservation charge normally applies to reserved items. You can read more about reservations in our Library Services and Charges (PDF 325 KB) guide. Please note there will be a change in Library Charges from 1 August 2016.
Join in a library - Full Library Membership
To get a Full Library Membership you will have to visit a library and show proof of your name and address to a member of library staff i.e. driver's licence, passport, utility bill etc.?Full Library Membership will give you access to the following services click:
Borrow and reserve books, spoken word CDs and sound recordings from any library in the county (see the Borrowing & Reservations page for more information)
- Borrow from our free collection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines, as well as our large Online Resource and Reference collections
- Access library computers or Wi-Fi for free
- DVD and Blu-Ray hire
- Access library activities, such as Readers' Group, children's activities, Summer Reading Challenge and more.
- Adult and family learning courses both for qualifications and leisure
You can read more about what's on offer in our Library Services and Charges (PDF 325 KB) guide.
Library Byelaws (PDF 53 KB) - please read. Please note there will be a change in Library Charges from 1 August 2016.