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Plans to re-open The Hive in July

Plans are being put in place to re-open The Hive next month, with a limited number of services and opening hours to begin with.

The Hive is one of six libraries in Worcestershire planned to re-open on Saturday, July 4th, pending confirmation from Government, in line with phase three of Central Government’s relaxing of lockdown restrictions.

The re-opening will be carefully phased, managed and monitored. There will be a limited number of public computers available each day on a booking only basis. Meeting rooms and study spaces will not re-open to begin with and browsing the shelves for books will be replaced with a ‘Reserve & Collect’ service, where people can reserve items through Library Search and collect in person.

The Hive will initially be open from 10:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays.

All library items on loan can be returned to any of the County’s libraries that will be open – the return dates for all items on loan will be extended to 31 August 2020.

In addition, the University’s Library Services will be restarting the digitisation service and continuing with online enquiries support, as well as access to online resources, and hopes to reintroduce the Interlibrary service as soon as the British Library reopen.

For the most up-to-date information check the Library Services webpages.

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