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Ancestry Ancestry

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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Coronavirus Update Coronavirus Update

Following the easing of some coronavirus restrictions in Leicester, we have now been able to re-open four of our multi-service centre libraries from Monday 10th August. For further details on our plans visit our Re-opening Libraries web page.

All library loans have been extended until 1 October 2020, we have also temporarily supsended overdue charges.

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 with your library card number, address and date of birth.  We will update your account and email you back with two working days.

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Leicester Libraries

Although our library buildings are closed you can still join online. 

Once you have completed the online form, we will email you within two 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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eBook:The diabolic:2016
Author: Kincaid, S. J.
Year 2016
Description: Description based on print version record. A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you've been created for. Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator's daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe. When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia's father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia - a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators' children. It's a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.
eBook:The Vanishing Trick:2020
Author: Spangler, Jenni
Year 2020
eAudio:The Grapes of Wrath:2020
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Year 2020
eBook:Leopold blue:2014
Author: Rowell, Rosie
Year 2014
Description: Description based on print version record. Meg Bergman is fifteen and fed up. She lives in a tiny town in rural 1990s South Africa - a hot-bed of traditionalism, racial tension and ordinariness. Meg has no friends either, due largely to what the community sees as her mother's interfering attempts to educate farm workers about AIDS. But one day Xanthe arrives - cool, urban, feisty Xanthe, who for some unknown reason seems to want to hang out with Meg.
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