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2020 Facilities


The Hive is a fully accessible building, with height adjustable desks and braille signage. The building has step free access and lifts to all levels.  

Toilets are located between the main entrance and the café on level 1 and near the lifts on levels 0, 2, 3 and 4. 

You can use the meeting rooms when they are not booked for an event. You can also book rooms, group study tables and small spaces.

You can eat and drink in the café and throughout the building, except for Explore the Past on level 2, and on level 4.

You’re welcome to bring your own cold food and hot drinks with lids. Hot food is not permitted unless it’s bought and eaten in the café.



Level 0               

Study spaces

The Glass meeting room




Level 1               

Main entrance


Exhibition space

The Studio



Level 2               

Meeting rooms 1 – 6

Study spaces

Business Centre

Research Collections

Explore the Past



Level 3               

Main library

Study spaces


Vending machine



Level 4               

Silent study area