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Leicester Central Library

The library has books to borrow, free access to computers and information. It’s free to join so why not come along and see what we have for you?

Warm spaces venue

Leicester Central Library will be acting as a warm space to keep you warm during the energy crisis. As well as offering warmth, a comfortable space to relax and a friendly welcome, some of our venues will be hosting workshops on keeping your home warm, sew to save, how to shop, cook and eat smart.
Find out more about Warm Spaces.

Opening times

Days Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 7pm
Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday Closed

Central Library facilities

This library has some services and materials which are only available here. These are as follows: 

  • Electoral register (full version) for Leicester (all libraries have the local register)
  • Access to Ancestry Online libraries edition
  • Law and legislation including UK Acts of Parliament (predating all acts being available online)
  • Stretton Collection: books and memorabilia relating to British railway development from the 19th Century (Available to view by prior arrangement)
  • Microfiche and microfilm reader printer
  • Colour Photocopier

Computers and internet


The library is on two floors, accessible via a lift or stairs. It has a wide front entrance with an accessible entrance with ramp adjacent to the main entrance. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor for use with a Radar key. We also have large keys keyboards and trackballs.

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Contact us

Ring us: 0116 299 5401
Write to us: Bishop Street, LE1 6AA
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