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Hive's honeypot effect

Worcester Editorial 17th Sep, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

ALMOST three times as many people are visiting The Hive each day compared to Worcester’s old library it has been revealed.

An average of 2,595 visitors are piling through the doors of the building on a daily basis, or 924,877 a year – whereas a total of 330,694 people visited Worcester Library on average annually.

It is the second milestone The Hive has achieved in the second half of this year after issuing its two millionth book in July.

Anne Hannaford, director of information and learning services at the University of Worcester, said: “These two fantastic milestones we have achieved for visiting and book borrowing have proven that The Hive has successfully accomplished our goal to provide an inspiring and new experience for both students and the public.

“The Hive has re-written the book on how a modern-day library can benefit society.

“The commitment from the University and the County Council has given our visitors some wonderful opportunities to share resources, expertise, and enjoy the many things The Hive has to offer.”

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