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The nickname was given to me by a Worcester "local". Wonderful modern facility, library is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worcester, United Kingdom
Not just your average library!

A joint University-council venture, the library has an extensive and comprehensive range of books... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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The Hive Sawmill Walk The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The nickname was given to me by a Worcester "local". Wonderful modern facility, library is excellent as are all of the facilities. Use it weekly.

Thank 302Jon
Reviewed 27 October 2018

A joint University-council venture, the library has an extensive and comprehensive range of books, IT resources as well as great levels of tidiness, study areas and quiet lobbies. It's a shame that one could not see the full vista of Worcester from the peak of...More

Thank JulianTBarker
Reviewed 23 October 2018

I paid a brief visit to the Hive . I was intrigued with what I saw from outside . A strange looking , sand castle shaped building , with a bridge/walkway and all set in its own landscaped grounds . I just had to have...More

Thank pedro052017
Reviewed 15 October 2018

As I am doing my family tree I often pop to the Hive for a little time in my holiday.Unfortunately I hadn’t realised though the library was open on a Monday there are no staff to help or advice you.I went back the next day...More

Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 7 September 2018

What a brilliant resource to have bang in the city centre. From research facilities to libraries and exhibitions plus a pleasant café. Young children running around can be distracting though when trying to concentrate on research. Very helpful staff.

Thank David F
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Hive is a lovely library and cafe. The children love to visit and sit in the little nooks and crannies and read books. They have activities for the little ones occasionally- a movie night would be a fab idea!

Thank Terra N
Reviewed 18 August 2018

on a par with the famous Library of Birmingham in terms of impact, the Hive is a shared space between the university and the city. take time to explire inside which is light and airy. Friendly staff on hand. i liked the cafe which is...More

Thank 10Orchard
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Striking looking building which is very spacious and airey when inside, it certainly gives you the impression of space as you walk around the different levels inside.

Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Some might call it ugly on the outside but it is nice and spacious on the inside. The large windows in the children's section give a nice view of the passing trains and grassy area. There is an enclosed area for younger children to sit...More

Thank NonnaPanini
Reviewed 30 June 2018

A shared public library with the University of Worcester. It is housed in a fairly new building that is on various levels and also houses a cafe. The building is not to everyone's taste but nevertheless worth a visit.

Thank realisticr99
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