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The Hive

Record details

Urgent notices

For up to date information about the current availability of library services please visit the Coronavirus update page

Address The Hive
Sawmill Walk
The Butts
Telephone 01905 822866
Library Manager Stephanie Jones
Opening Times

Normal Opening times

  • Monday 8.30am to 10.00pm
  • Tuesday 8.30am to 10.00pm
  • Wednesday 8.30am to 10.00pm
  • Thursday 8.30am to 10.00pm
  • Friday 8.30am to 10.00pm
  • Saturday 8.30am to 10.00pm
  • Sunday 8.30am to 10.00pm

For Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology opening hours

Please use the Explore the Past website (opens in a new window)

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

  • Friday 24th December, Close at 1pm (only applies to libraries which are normally open.  Where applicable, Job Centre Plus will be open until 5pm)
  • Saturday 25th December, Closed
  • Sunday 26th December, Closed
  • Monday 27th December, Closed
  • Tuesday 28th December, Closed
  • Wednesday 29th December, Normal opening times (The Hive will be open until 6pm)
  • Thursday 30th December, Normal opening times (The Hive will be open until 6pm)
  • Friday 31st December, Close at 5pm (only applies to libraries which are normally open. Where applicable, Job Centre Plus will be closed and Wythall Library will close at 3pm)
  • Saturday 1st January, Closed
  • Sunday 2nd January, Closed (The Hive will be open until 6pm)
  • Monday 3rd January, Closed

You can renew your loans online or by visiting any other Worcestershire Library. You can renew over the phone by calling the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 822722 or you can use our 24 hour automated renewal system on the same number.

Notices and Promotions

Online Event - Christmas Virtual Coding Club

Join our monthly coding & computing club for 5-17 year olds and receive our Winter coding challenge. Simply complete this short form to receive our free computer challenges by email and explore coding for all levels from beginner to advanced.

Christmas Events at The Hive

Christmas Sixth Form Study Jam – The Hive, Worcester – Saturday 11th December – 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00pm and 5:00pm

Are you a College or Sixth Form student with an extended project or course-work to complete during the holidays? There will be a university librarian on hand to support you with finding research and with referencing.  Drop in and get a helping hand free of charge.

Christmas Rat-a-Tat Tales – Daily from 16th December – Wednesday 24th December at 11:00am and 3:00pm

Listen out for the rat-a-tat in the children’s library. Storytime is about to begin! Suitable for ages 0-5 years. Drop in and free of charge.

Christmas Make and Take – Saturday 18th December and Sunday 19th December – 10:00am and 11:30am

Build a ‘Sock Snowman’ with our children’s librarians.  Suitable for 4-6 years. Adult supervision required. £2.50 per child. Book through The Hive website or through the library.

Regular Events at The Hive

Digital Champion 1:1 sessions

Monday - Fridays at 3pm

For online events please visit the Worcestershire Libraries Eventbrite page

Reader Groups

New Chapter Reading Group for adults with mild- moderate learning disabilities.

Meets: Every other Monday
Time: 10.30am to 11.30am

Rooms for hire

The Hive rooms for hire information

Meeting Rooms currently unavailable due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Visit the Hive website for a full list of facilities.