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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 5th April 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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eBook:Talking to a brick wall, how New Labour stopped listening to the voter and why we need a new politics:2010 eBook
Author: Mattinson, Deborah
Year: 2010
Description: Description based on print version record. Includes index 'Talking to a Brick Wall' reviews the New Labour years from the voter's point of view. It tracks the ups and downs of the Blair/Brown era as seen from beyond Westminster, showing how closely political reputation correlates with voter connection.
eBook:The silent tide:2013 eBook
Author: Hore, Rachel
Year: 2013
Description: When Emily commissions an account of novelist Hugh Morton, she finds herself steering a path between Morton's widow who's determined to protect his secrets and the charming and ambitious Joel Richards. But someone is sending Emily messages about Hugh Morton's past and she discovers a buried story that has to be told.
eBook:Agrippina:2021 eBook
Author: Southon, Emma
Year: 2021
Hardback:Eric Cantona, portrait of the artist who changed English football:2020 Hardback
Author: Barton, Wayne
Year: 2020
Description: Eric Cantona arrived at Manchester United in 1992, starting an era of unprecedented success. This book takes a meticulous look at his impact on a sporting and cultural level, at Manchester United and beyond. Numerous interviews, research and in-depth analysis tell the story of the man who fans voted as Manchester United's best ever player.

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