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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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To join a Library

   - 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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eBook:Famous Last Words:2021 eBook
Author: Doktorski, Jennifer Salvato
Year: 2021
Book:The healthy soul food cookbook, how to cut the fat but keep the flavor:c1997 Book
Author: Jones, Wilbert
Author: Jones, Wilbert
Year: c1997
Description: "A Citadel Press book." Rev. ed. of, The new soul food cookbook. c1996 Includes index
Book:Single mamahood, advice and wisdom for the African-American single mother:c1998 Book
Author: Williams, Kelly
Year: c1998
Description: "A Citadel Press book." Includes index
eBook:K2, life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain:2010 eBook
Author: Viesturs, Ed
Author: Roberts, David
Year: 2010
Description: Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed. Includes bibliographical references and index With clarity and compassion, renowned peak-scaler Viesturs recounts campaigns up K2's 28,000-plus feet from the late 1930s through the tragic 2008 season that saw 11 climbers die in the space of 36 hours.

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