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Library Services and coronavirus

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We are taking several measures to provide a safe and effective library service at this time.  We are continuously monitoring changes in national advice, so please do return to this page for updates on Library Services.  The University is also providing updates on advice.


31 March 2020

Returning Hive loans

If you have books from The Hive and are leaving Worcester, there are two options for returning them.

  1. Drop them off at City Campus reception in Charles Hastings, as part of your daily exercise, or on your journey when you leave Worcester. Reception is open until 9pm but please note there is no vehicle access to City Campus.
  2. If you are in University of Worcester Halls of Residence, you can leave your loans in your room.


The Hive

The Hive is closed, and will remain closed until further notice.  All events are cancelled.



The askalibrarian enquiry desk is offering a service via email and chat.


Book loans

To prevent fines building up, all return dates will be extended automatically until further notice.

If you already have books that you were not able to return and you have incurred fines, please contact the askalibrarian team.

We are suspending the reservations service until further notice.


Accessing information resources

All our online resources remain available via Library Search and Resource Lists as usual.

We are also buying more ebook copies of print books where possible, and you can ask us for specific titles by using the book request form.


Inter-library requests

We have stopped providing print books and other physical items for inter-library requests.   However, we will supply ebooks instead where possible, and can still provide online articles.