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If you are studying a University of Worcester course at Dudley College, Heart of Worcestershire College or Warwickshire College, this page is for you.


Books and borrowing from The Hive

Your college provides key texts for your course.

You can also borrow books from The Hive.  To check which books we hold in The Hive and other libraries in the county and to view and renew your loans online, please use Worcestershire County Council Libraries Catalogue.

Your borrowing allocations are in the table below. You are welcome to use short loan (orange label) and reference (red label) items within The Hive building.


University High Demands

(blue labels)

Other items

(no labels)

Loan allocation



Loan period

2 weeks

3 weeks

Return to

The Hive, or other Worcestershire County Council Library

The Hive, or other Worcestershire County Council Library

Charges for late returns

15p per day

15p per day



Collect from The Hive only

You will not be able to reserve a High Demand item is there is a copy of that item of the shelf


Collect from The Hive or other Worcestershire County Council Library



Access to online resources

You can access a selection of University of Worcester research databases from within The Hive only.

Journal articles are also available via Access to Research from within The Hive and other Worcestershire County Council Libraries.

Ask a member of staff in The Hive for help accessing these online resources.



The University of Worcester Short Guide to Harvard Referencing is available for learners studying with Dudley College and Warwickshire College.

Learners at the Heart of Worcestershire College should use their own referencing guide.

Advice and support with referencing using the Worcester style is available at the askalibrarian desk on Level 3 of The Hive or by email at



Contact askalibrarian with queries about your library account, the online resources available within The Hive or referencing queries.  It is helpful if you tell us where you are studying and which course you are doing.

For subject specific advice contact the relevant Academic Liaison Librarian.

The Partnerships and Transitions Liaison Librarian is also available to answer any queries you may have about what is available from Library Services at the University of Worcester.




Ros Sykes


Ros Sykes

Partnership and Transitions Liaison Librarian
Email Ros

Ask me about how to search effectively, how to evaluate sources for academic study and how to reference your sources.  Contact me with any queries about our resources and services for students studying with partner organisations.