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Children's Library at The Hive

Children's Library at The Hive

Children's Library at The Hive


Sawmill Walk,
The Butts,


As the first fully integrated public and university library in Europe, The Hive is home to a rich variety of resources and facilities for residents, students and visitors who wish to read, study, research, learn, or maybe just meet with friends.

With around a quarter of a million books there's something for everyone whether it's a holiday read, graphic novel, a book to challenge you, a text to help your research or a local or family history resource.

A building flooded with technology, The Hive has a superb collection of e-resources to help you find the answers to your questions. Gaming stations and social learning areas, full wireless coverage and more than 250 desk-top computers provide plenty of spaces for leisure and study.

Seating ranges from comfortable sofas and easy chairs to formal study areas, so there are plenty of places to choose from, whether you want to relax or work seriously.

Meanwhile, The Hive aims to be a place where memories are made in the magical children's library. A story telling space, children’s computers, and many, many books, means that children will discover a love of reading to last them a lifetime, and enjoy learning how to find information. There is even a special children’s Story Island, with bat boxes, trees, and wonderful views across to the River Severn. There are plenty of places for children enjoy an activity filled school visit, do their homework, or just curl up with a book.

A varied programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities for all ages will ensure that The Hive is a place for everyone to learn, enjoy and discover.

...and if you just want to come in and relax and have a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, The Hive’s convenient central location with picturesque surroundings makes it an ideal place to meet friends and family.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired


Free entry



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Map reference: SO 847551  Lat: 52.19409 Long: -2.22503

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Worcester Foregate Street station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired