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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 will remain closed after national lockdown ends on 2 December and 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 11th January, 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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Author: Butterworth, Jez
Year 2009
Description: Description based on print version record. Jez Butterworth's play is a comic, contemporary vision of life in our green and pleasant land. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 10 July 2009.
eBook:Grow your own vegetables:2002:[Rev., updated and expanded ed.]
Author: Larkcom, Joy
Year 2002
Description: Description based on print version record. Previous ed.: published as Vegetables for small gardens. London: Hamlyn, 1995 Includes bibliographical references (p. 372-373) and index This guide contains everything you need to know to create a highly-productive vegetable plot. It covers every aspect of vegetable gardening, including preparing soil, manures, composts and fertilizers, and making good use of space.
eBook:The salad garden:2017
Author: Larkcom, Joy
Year 2017
Description: Description based on CIP data; item not viewed. A guide to growing more than 200 salad plants, 'The Salad Garden' covers all you need to know, from site preparation to harvesting, detailing special planting techniques, advice on the best varieties (for growing and for flavour) and plenty of tips and tricks for bountiful crops. Joy Larkcom also shows you how to create a beautiful potager garden, with tips such as training tomatoes up attractive spiral supports, planting for theatrical height and edible seed pods.
eBook:The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook:2020
Author: Leapman, Melissa
Year 2020
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