Norton Hive Library and Community Hub

The Norton Hive Library and Community Hub is run by volunteers to provide library services and community facilities for Norton and Surrounding areas.

Please explore our website to find out more about what we do and how you can join in.


Welcome to Norton Hive Library and Community Hub

Everyone is welcome at The Norton Hive, where members can enjoy fiction and non-fiction books (including large print editions), and books for the very young, juniors and teens.

Audio books can be borrowed for a small fee.

We also have:

  • public access computers (first 60 minutes free)
  • printing, scanning and photocopying in A4 & A3, both Colour & B & W (small per copy fee is charged).
  • A Home Library Service which will deliver books to your door if you cannot easily access your local or carry your books
  • internet and computer access, and IT help and advice
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Community and health information
  • Room Hire - Click Here for Room Rates.

Activities at The Norton Hive

On alternate Saturdays we have The Busy Bee Craft Club (See What's On pages for details).

Storytime is on every Thursday morning from 10:30am to 11:30am, along with Knit and Natter which meets on Thursday mornings between 10.30am and 12 noon.

You can join us at Spinning Group on the last Tuesday in the month at 10am.

The Book Club meets in the Derwent Room at Norton Hive Library on the first Tuesday in the month at 2.30pm.

And keep your eye out on the What's On pages for details of all our regular and up and coming events.

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am – 1pm
We do not open on Sundays or on Bank Holidays.

If the library is closed, you are able to renew a book loan online at


For Library members’ use, there is a private car park behind the library, including designated disabled bays.  These are limited to 3 hours and are controlled by entering your car registration number on the terminal
inside the library. If you do not enter your registration a fine will be issued by the car park owners.


The library has three steps with handrails.
Wheelchair users have access via a ramp.
Internally, the library is on the ground floor with no steps.
We have a disabled Toilet with Baby Changing Facilities.


Our Next Event

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What's On


What’s on in November

Andy’s Man Club will be on every Monday evening. 19.00 – 21.00 Harminis – From 6th September every Wednesday 13.30…

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Tuesday Book Club

Love books? Whether you want to discuss the classics or get your teeth into the latest bestseller then why not…

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a group of women and their children gathered in a corner of the library with another woman reading a story to them


Have you been to our weekly storytime before? It’s a great way to meet other families and is good for…

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Latest news from Norton Hive

Pop-Up Library Volunteers

As many of you will know we currently run a pop-up library supporting rural schools in our area. To help us continue with this service we are in need of volunteers to help us. Please4 let us know at the library if you can help in any way.

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Wishing Tree

In our garden we have a leafless mountain ash. Instead of removing it we are giving it a new lease of life as a wishing tree. We would like to now give everyone, adults and children, the opportunity to make a wish, to remember good friends and family, a special event or memory that you treasure,…

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Opening times alteration

The library will be closed on Saturday afternoons from 1pm.

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Become a friend of the library

Would you like to have your say on how Norton Hive is run?  Can you help to support Norton Hive to stay open with a free at point of access library service?

Become a friend of Norton Hive, so much more than just a library.

Become a friend

Hire a room

We have two rooms for hire at Norton Hive.

The main library may be used for a variety of events on most evenings and sometimes during the day (Monday and Friday) when the library is closed.

The Derwent room is available during the day from 10.00 – 16.00 and is a light and airy area.

Find out more about room hire

The history of Norton Hive

The building which now houses Norton Hive Library and Community Hub began life as a primary school, and has evolved into a volunteer-run library, community hub and community garden.

Find out more about Norton Hive