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​About hive

Photo of customers collaborating in hive 

hive @ central is located on the second floor of Burton Barr Central Library and is open during normal library hours. The space is open to the public; services are free.

​How can I use it?

hive @ central is a discovery space for business entrepreneurs, combining elements of a co-working space with expert library fact-finding services and resources, and ASU startup expertise. 

At hive, you will be able to:

  • meet other innovators and entrepreneurs to share ideas and work together to develop a business concept. 
  • receive one-on-one mentoring.

At hive, you will also find:

  • experienced and knowledgeable library staff
  • business programs; workshops, webinars, streaming videos, etc.
  • two public PCs to access our library databases and other online resources
  • free WiFi
  • meeting rooms available for reservation
  • Popular business book titles
  • Business magazines and newspapers available on the 5th floor ​



​About the Space

hive @ central was developed in partnership with ASU Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group, City of Phoenix Community & Economic Development Department and Phoenix Public Library.

Hive programming was initially supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


The space is part of the Entrepreneurship Outreach Network, bringing together inventors, problem-solvers, entrepreneurs and small businesses in collaboration spaces in community libraries across Arizona.



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