The library books and audio for loan are provided and maintained by Leicestershire County Council Library service and system. We have a large collection of adult fiction with many bestselling authors, non-fiction including lifestyle, travel and biography, large print books and adult audio cds (cds are loaned for a charge). Reference books for research in the library are also available and a large collection of local titles are available for loan.
There is a lovely children’s section so children can browse themselves. This might mean our youngest members pulling books off shelves but don’t worry we like to see them getting hands-on right from the start! Our books include board books for under ones, picture books, first readers, junior fiction and non-fiction for homework help and activity books to develop new skills. There is also a separate young-adult fiction section for teenagers.
You can renew your books online, search Leicestershire Libraries catalogue and reserve books by visiting the Leicstershire Libraries website with your library card and pin. If you don’t have a pin pop into the library and we’ll find it out for you. The website will also give you access to Leicestershire Libraries’ collection of eBooks and audio downloads for loan as well as a collection of magazines you can read for free either on your pc or mac or downloaded via an app to your tablet. You’ll need to register online for eBooks, audio downloads and magazines but please drop into library if you need any help.
The Leicestershire Libraries website will also allow you access to its huge resource of reference material including
- Good Read resources
- Oxford dictionary and reference library
- Encyclopaedia Britannica
- Who’s Who
- Driving theory tests
- Newspaper database
- Family history – Ancestry and Find My Past (we recommend you access these websites via the library’s own computers for free full access)
- WWI poetry digital archive
- British Citizenship
- Order birth, marriage and death certificates