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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 5th April 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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eAudio:Real artists don't starve, timeless strategies for thriving in the new creative age:2017.:Unabridged ed. eAudio
Author: Goins, Jeff.
Author: Gray, Stu.
Year: 2017.
Description: For centuries, the myth of the starving artist has dominated our culture, seeping into the minds of creative people and stifling their pursuits. But the truth is that the world?s most successful artists did not starve. In fact, they capitalized on the power of their creative strength. In Real Artists Don?t Starve, Jeff Goins debunks the myth of the starving artist by unveiling the ideas that created it and replacing them with timeless strategies for thriving, including: steal from your influences (don?t wait for inspiration), collaborate with others (working alone is a surefire way to starve), take strategic risks (instead of reckless ones), make money in order to make more art (it?s not selling out), and apprentice under a master (a ?lone genius? can never reach full potential). Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it?s also a fulfilling way to thrive. From graphic designers and write Downloadable eAudiobook. Non fiction. Duration: 05:46:00. Adult.
eBook:British Leyland Motor Corporation 1968-2005, the story from inside:2015 eBook
Author: Carver, Mike
Author: Seale, Nick
Author: Youngson, Anne
Year: 2015
Description: Description based on CIP data; item not viewed. This volume tells the story of the constitient parts of British Leyland, later Rover Group, from the merger in 1968 to the end of production of the last MG Rover in 2005.
eBook:Modern Comfort Food:2020 eBook
Author: Garten, Ina
Year: 2020
eBook:Famous Last Words:2021 eBook
Author: Doktorski, Jennifer Salvato
Year: 2021

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