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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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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 1st March 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 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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Whilst our 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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Paperback:Snotgirl, Is This Real Life?, Volume 3:2020:Graphic ed
Author: O'Malley, Bryan Lee
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Author: Cohen, Rachael
Year 2020
Description: The biggest fashion disaster in comics is back! Fashion blogger Lottie Person just wants to live up to her flawless online persona - but why is real life so much harder?
eBook:The great pretender, the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness:2020
Author: Cahalan, Susannah
Year 2020
Description: Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed. For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness - how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people - sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society - went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd 'proven' themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today?
Paperback:Savage Avengers, Volume 2, To Dine with Doom:2020
Author: Duggan, Gerry
Author: Jacinto, Kim
Year 2020
Description: It's the ultimate odd couple - Conan and Frank Castle! The barbarian and the Punisher are attempting to walk out of the Savage Land, hauling the caskets of Frank's family - through Antarctica. Frank Castle was never much of a religious man, but after fighting alongside Conan, he's becoming firmly 'Crom-curious.' Then, Conan hates wizards - but as this strange modern-day world that he has found himself in celebrates the holidays, the Cimmerian has to deal with two famous magic wielders: Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom! Ho-ho-holy crap! Can these three set aside their differences to deal with Kulan Gath, the name on the very top of all their naughty lists? Collecting: Savage Avengers (2019) 6-10, Savage Avengers Annual 1
eAudio:The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat:2020
Author: Sacks, Oliver
Author: Davis, Jonathan
Year 2020
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