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 – 4pm
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

Charity Auction Update

The auction at Norton Hive Library on 1st April will commence at 19.00hrs with viewing taking place between 14.00 – 17.00hrs.

What's On

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Latest news from Norton Hive

Norton Hive latest visitor figures

Customer numbers at Norton Hive continue to recover to pre-pandemic levels. Overall 1,863 people visited the library in January, traditionally a quiet month after the busy festive period. On average around 400 customers pass through the doors each week. Just shy of 1,000 books were issued in December (over 14,000 since April, 2,300 up on…

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Missing box tree

We have had a small box tree stolen from our garden. This is in addition to the holly tree which we planted in memory of Norton Covid victims. It may not be known by all but the Hive is run purely by unpaid volunteers and everything we do is self funded. That means that we…

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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