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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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DVD:Fanny Lye Delivered:2020 DVD
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Description: Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (English) Made in 2019 Maxine Peake and Charles Dance star in this British drama set in 1657. Puritans Fanny Lye (Peake) and her husband John (Dance) find their lives upended when Thomas Ashbury and Rebecca Henshaw (Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds) arrive on their Shropshire farmstead begging for shelter, closely followed by the sheriff (Peter McDonald) and his deputy (Perry Fitzpatrick). Certificate 18
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DVD:A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood:2020 DVD
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Description: Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (English) Made in 2019 Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys star in this biographical drama about children's television presenter Fred Rogers (Hanks). Assigned to write an article about heroes, journalist Lloyd Vogel (Rhys) interviews much-loved broadcaster Fred Rogers, star of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'. Struggling with problems in his personal life, Lloyd doubts the authenticity of the kindly presenter, but when he seizes the opportunity to get Fred's opinion on his family issues, he begins to see what everyone else sees in Mister Rogers. Certificate PG
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DVD:Ordinary Love:2020 DVD
Year: 2020
Description: Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (English) Made in 2019 Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville star in this drama which follows a mature couple as they attempt to overcome the challenges of life together. When Joan (Manville) is diagnosed with breast cancer, she begins to worry what the future holds. However, while her relationship with her husband, Tom (Neeson) has its limits tested, in the face of the life-changing news the couple are able to conquer their anxieties together as their love for each other strengthens. The cast also includes David Wilmot and Amit Shah. Certificate 12
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DVD:Proxima:2020 DVD
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Description: Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (English), Other languages French, Russian, German, Subtitles (English) Made in 2019 Eva Green and Matt Dillon star in this drama written and directed by Alice Winocour. Astronaut Sarah (Green) is selected for the penultimate launch into space before a manned mission to Mars alongside Mike Shannon (Dillon) and Anton Ochievski (Aleksey Fateev). However, despite her professionalism and dedication Sarah is concerned about the impact being away from home for one year will have on her eight-year-old daughter Stella (Zelie Boulant). Under increasing pressure to prove herself worthy of the mission Sarah must push herself to the very limit both emotionally and physically in order to achieve her dreams. Certificate 12 French, English, Russian, German with English subtitles
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