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