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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 Current Service Update

We have now re-opened 14 libraries, operating revised opening hours and with a reduced service. For further details please visit our Re-opening Libraries web page.

Reservations - We have now resumed our full reservation service, including individual titles and collection branch selection.

Any loans that were previously extended until 1st Oct, will not be automatically renewed after this date. Please can you either renew or return your items, items can be renewed online or by phoning a library. We have also temporarily suspended 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 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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Leicester Libraries

Although we have re-opened 14 of our libraries you can still 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.

Join the Library

To join a Library

   - Visit any library with proof of name and address

or

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

 

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Author: Iles, Greg
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Description: Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed. Greg Iles returns with an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town.
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eBook:Perfect kill:2020
Author: Fields, Helen, 1969-
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Description: Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed. He had never heard himself scream before. It was terrifying. Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim. Drugged and kidnapped, the realisation soon dawns that he's been locked inside a shipping container far from his Edinburgh home. But what Bart doesn't yet know is that he's now heading for France where his unspeakable fate is already sealed. DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are working on separate cases that soon collide as it becomes clear that the men and women being shipped to France are being traded for women trafficked into Scotland. With so many lives at stake, they face an impossible task - but there's no option of failure when Bart and so many others will soon be dead.
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eBook:November Road, a novel:2019
Author: Berney, Louis
Year 2019
Description: Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans' mob boss Carlos Marcello, Frank Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable. But now it's his turn - he knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Within hours of JFK's murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead, and Guidry suspects he's next: he was in Dallas on an errand for the boss less than two weeks before the president was shot. With few good options, Guidry hits the road to Las Vegas, to see an old associate - a dangerous man who hates Marcello enough to help Guidry vanish. Guidry knows that the first rule of running is 'don't stop', but when he sees a beautiful housewife on the side of the road with a broken-down car, two little daughters and a dog in the back seat, he sees the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his tail.
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eBook:Cold storage:2019
Author: Koepp, David
Year 2019
Description: Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed. When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository. Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it. He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards - one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humour. Will that be enough to save all of humanity?
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