As a member of the public you have access to a number of University of Worcester resources in The Hive. This is a result of our partnership with Worcester County Council. When you borrow University resources, our regulations apply.
You can borrow 12 three-week loan items and one University High Demand two-week loan item.
You have access to over 45,000 academic journals via our research databases. You can access these databases from one of The Hive’s computers, or your own device within the building. Please use these databases for non-commercial purposes only.
You can get help with your research from our team of Academic Liaison Librarians
For more information about using The Hive as a member of the public see The Hive website.
On top of your public borrowing rights, you can borrow an additional two University High Demand items. This totals 12 standard loan items plus three University High Demand items.
To claim an alumni card for extended borrowing, please bring ID showing your name and address to The Hive, and request an alumni borrowing card. Bring along your student card if you can. If you graduated after November 2013, you should already have alumni status.
If you graduated a few years ago and have been using your old student card to borrow books, please ask for a new alumni card, as it will give you additional rights to use the printing and copying service.
If you already have Worcestershire County Council library membership but haven’t got alumni status, please ask a member of staff to change your status.
Please give us your personal email address so that you can continue to receive library notifications.
If you have any questions about using library services or resources, please contact our Ask a Librarian team.
Once your application has been approved, visit The Hive with a copy of your SCONUL Access acceptance email and your home university’s student ID or staff card. You will be issued with a borrowing card and will have borrowing rights at The Hive for the duration of your SCONUL Access membership. You will be entitled to borrow a minimum of 13 items.
You will also be able to use our computers and access walk-in research databases. We offer Eduroam wifi, please check with your home institution for access details.
We offer research skills workshops for sixth form and further education college students. Our workshops include using The Hive for independent research and project work; exploring journals; evaluating information for academic research and referencing top tips. We can deliver in The Hive, at your institution or online as an interactive webinar.
Workshops can be tailored to the needs of your students, so let us know if you have an idea not mentioned here.
As well as offering workshops for A-level and EPQ students, we are keen to hear from you if you are delivering a vocational programme at Level 3.
To book a Hive visit or workshop for sixth form or college students, contact Ros Sykes.
Study Happy is for anyone studying in Worcester but is especially aimed at students from year ten and above.
If you work in a school, sixth form or further or higher education setting, we can work with you to deliver Study Happy for your students.
Study Happy can be delivered at The Hive or in your institution with possible visits including a mini Study Happy fair, Ask a Librarian on tour, wellbeing workshops from University students and more.
If you have an idea for a Study Happy visit, or would like to discuss what we can deliver, contact Ask a Librarian.