"Britain's newest library is jointly run by the university and local authority, says Anne Hannaford [Director of Information and Learning Services at the University of Worcester] – but not without challenges".
"A facility such as the Hive has the power to widen access to higher education and increase social mobility. We have already found that many people using the library are from low income families and did not use the old county council library. Many have not been to university. Our hope is that they or their children will be inspired to progress into higher education, as well as benefiting from the facilities of the Hive.
Is this a model for future library development? It would not work everywhere, but in many inner city locations it could provide a valuable solution"
.-- spotted by Paul Matthews (@paulusm) on @Library_Connect