How to find things

The Hive is home to a huge range of resources, including books, archives, DVDs, art collections and more.

The best place to begin your search is through our online catalogues. You’ll be able to see lists of resources and their locations within The Hive.

Once you are in the building, the interactive map in the main foyer and the plasma screens will help direct you to specific locations. Download our leaflet for an overview of each level and other vital information. If you are unsure about where to go, you’ll be able to find Hive staff throughout the building. Most staff won’t be behind a desk - they’ll be located throughout the building - you’ll be able to spot them with their distinctive Hive name badges.

If you need assistance with archives, you’ll find the History Centre helpdesk on the second floor, beside the main staircase.