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Leicester libraries launch new app

Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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New Leicester libraries app on a smartphone

A NEW app for Leicester library members is now available to download, making a catalogue of thousands of titles available to browse with a few taps on a smartphone.

The free ‘Leicester Libraries;’ app will make it easy and convenient for library members to check their accounts, renew and reserve books, or search an extensive catalogue of e-books, newspapers, magazines and audiobooks that all available to read online for free.

People will also be able to use the app to scan a book they are interested in at a bookshop or elsewhere and find out if it’s available to borrow from a local library, as well as book a PC and print wirelessly at any library.

The new app has been developed with funding from LibraryOn, following a successful bid by Leicester City Council’s libraries service. LibraryOn is a national grants programme supported by Arts Council England that funds public libraries to improve their online presence and discoverability.

Assistant city mayor Cllr Vi Dempster, who leads on libraries, said: “We want as many people as possible to benefit from being a member of Leicester’s libraries and the thousands of titles they can borrow for free. Our new libraries app is easy to use and full of helpful features to help members make the most of their local library services whenever is most convenient for them.”

To download the new app, search for ‘Leicester Libraries’ on the app store of your choice.