Accessing Library Services during lockdown #2

The Hive will remain open during lockdown at its current hours: Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am-6pm.

To access The Hive you’ll need to bring your UW ID card. It is mandatory to wear a face covering, unless exempt. Please download and use the NHS Covid-19 app.

You can:
Reserve books for collection.
Books pcs for 50 minutes or 1 hour 50 minutes by calling 01905 822722.
Book individual study spaces (no time limit) by calling 01905 822722. We cannot currently offer group study.
Print, photocopy and use the wifi.

Limited browsing of the collection is available while practising social distancing.

All loans will be extended to the 31st December 2020. You can renew online as usual.

Remember: all our ebooks, journals and databases are available online. Our askalibrarian service can offer advice via email ( and LiveChat, and you can make an appointment with your Liaison Librarians for more complex queries.

For more information, including the latest updates see our coronavirus web page.