General Information

a name and address
1 Type of library university, public
2 Name of library / Name of mother institution The Hive / University of Worcester
3 Address The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PB
4 Phone / Fax / Email 01905 822866
((General Enquiries):,
(Booking Enquiries):
5 Name of the director of the library Anne Hannaford, Director of Information and Learning Services, Judith Keene, University Librarian and Assistant Director of Information and Learning Services, Janine Downes, Hive Library Manager
6 Contact person for enquiries Anne Hannaford, Director of Information and Learning Services
b population served
7 Current readership, number of registered readers 23334 [as up until 20th November 2013]
8 Number of full time students 8102
9 Number of part time students 1789
10 Number of staff in institution 1784 [including hourly paid teaching staff, temp staff, and student temps]
c the old/original building(s)
11 Total floor area 2960 sq. metres
12 Number of reader seats 537
13 Total capacity of shelving 4774 linear metres [approx. 150,000 volumes]
14 …in open access storage 3516 linear metres
15 …in closed access stacks 1248 linear metres
16 Number of library staff 49 [48.91 FTE]
17 Opening hours to the public 86.5 days per week (Term), 42 days per week (Vacation)