Library and Learning Services

Search and discover our collections

Search books, journals and databases

The Library provides access to a wide range of resources most of which can be discovered through Library Search, as well as a number of specialised discovery tools.

To check what books you have on loan from the Library login to your Library Account

Journals A to Z
Search and discover our journals by title
Database A to Z
Discover further databases, newspapers, primary sources and online resources which are not available using Library Search
Reading and Resources Lists
Find module and course reading and resources lists
Leicester Research Archive
Search and discover the University's open access repository of research publications, data and PhD theses
Special Collections Online
Search and discover the Library's digital collections including My Leicestershire History; Manufacturing Pasts and Historical Directories
Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
Search and discover television and radio content from BoB, Box of Broadcasts's on demand service for education. Only available to viewers in the UK. 
University Archives catalogue
Search the University's Archives including the Sue Townsend and Joe Orton archives
Online Exhibitions
Browse our online exhibitions showcasing stories from our collections


Having a problem accessing our books and journals?

When you have discovered a book, chapter, journal or journal article the publisher or provider need to know that you are eligible to access it. If using Library Search, or from campus the link provided contains the appropriate authentication and will allow you to read straight away or ask you to login using your IT account credentials. 

If you have discovered a book, chapter, journal or journal article through a search engine you will be asked to authenticate through a login process, or you may see an access denied message. In order to make this easier you can use the LibKey browser extension to access our books and journals, or locate open access material.


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