The Hive


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The Hive is Europe's first joint university and public library and is a joint vision of the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council.

With over a quarter of a million books and 12 miles of archive collections, The Hive is no ordinary library. It has a busy events programme, with regular public lectures, exhibitions and performances.

The Hive's children's library is one of the largest in the country. It has been designed for children to feel comfortable in spaces that are on their scale. There are places for very young children to sit comfortably with their parents and carers. Further into the building, the furniture and reading material adapts to its audience and provides something for all ages to enjoy. The Story Pit is a recessed seating area in the heart of the library, which is perfect for readings, performances and group work.

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