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We are offering an order and collect service where you can request an individual title subject to availability or our staff will make a selection based on your favourite authors and subjects

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During the coronavirus situation our members can temporarily access Ancestry online, from the comfort of their own home. This was previously only available via the computers in the Central Library. Many thanks to Proquest, our provider, for this enhanced access.

To gain access to Ancestry, please log into your Account in the top right of the home-page. The button to log into Ancestry will then appear below this box. 

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Current Service Update

Leicester Libraries remain closed until further notice. Our priority is to reduce coronavirus infection rates in the city and we need to dedicate our resources to supporting that effort.

All existing loans have been extended until 28th June 2021, there are no overdue charges during this period.  All new loans will be for a period of 6 weeks.

All of our eResources are still available, our website has full details of our eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics and eMagazines.

If you are having problems accessing our online resources your card may have expired. Please email libraries@leicester.gov.uk with your library card number, address and date of birth.  We will update your account and email you back within five working days.

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While libraries are closed you can join online.

Once you have completed the online form, we will email you within five working days with the temporary library card number and PIN.

This temporary card will allow you to access our Digital Library including all of our eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics.

This card will be active for 6 months after the libraries reopen, within that time you will need to bring proof of identification to one of the libraries where your card will be made permanent.

Due to the ongoing situation, this service is currently only available to residents of Leicester,  Leicestershire or Rutland.

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   - Visit any library with proof of name and address


   - Complete the online form then visit a library with proof of name and address to collect your card.


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Paperback:Iceland, The Puffin Explorers Book of Fun Facts:2020 Paperback
Author: Anderson, Ra
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Year: 2020
Description: As a follow up to Árni and Birta's adventures in the Iceland: The Puffin Explorers three-book fiction series, author RA Anderson has gathered fun and interesting facts to teach young readers about puffins, the geothermal nature island of Iceland, volcanoes, glaciers, and much more.Illustrated with professional photographs taken by the author during several research trips to Iceland, this vibrate photo book is bound to keep young readers enchanted while they explore this beautiful, faraway place and learn about the importance of caring for our planet.Iceland: The Puffin Explorers series is a 2020 MOONBEAM AWARD winner! The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books and their creators, and are dedicated to supporting childhood literacy and life-long reading.
Paperback:Motorsports trivia, what you never knew about car racing, monster truck events and more motor mania:2018 Paperback
Author: Levit, Joseph
Year: 2018
Description: Includes bibliographical references and index Do you think you know everything there is to know about motorsports? Think again! Find out some surprising trivia about all things fast and furious.
Hardback:Alexander Graham Bell, the man behind the telephone:2020 Hardback
Author: Lee, Sally
Year: 2020
Description: Includes bibliographical references and index A world without telephones? Impossible for most young readers to imagine. Find out how you can thank inventor Alexander Graham Bell for every ringtone! Filled with facts and photos, Bell's story highlights the scientific process he followed, failures and all, from identifying a problem to getting his communication technology into the hands of users
Paperback:Bombers:2018 Paperback
Author: Cooke, Tim
Year: 2018
Description: Includes bibliographical references and index Bombers strike without warning from high above the clouds. Some can fly long distances carrying huge quantities of bombs. Others use smart missiles to strike targets on the ground. Either way, bombers and their deadly weapons are hard to stop once they're in the air. This book introduces the world's greatest strike aircraft. Originally published: M

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