0116 233 6273



Our click and collect service and bookable slots for Computer use will resume on the 10th March.

We will be open for this service on
Mondays - 2pm to 4pm
Wednesdays - 2pm to 4pm
Thursdays - 2pm to 4pm
Saturdays - 10am to Noon

You can book on the day via telephone, 0116 233 6273 or via the library website, lfelibrary.org and complete the form.

You can also email lfelibrary.clickncollect@gmail.com with your book requests.
We also have a special mobile number, 07587 587045 where we can take your details and requests for books.

Alternatively we can take orders on the days we are open from the desk at the door and will have 'Click and Collect' forms available for you to complete at your leisure.

We look forward to seeing you for the above service at the library and will keep you informed of further opening hours when are are allowed to do so.


As a Community Library and having charity status, the funding from the Local Authority will be decreasing over the next two years. In view of this we rely on various fund raising events, kind donations from the public and sponsorship.

During the current Coronavirus Pandemic we have been unable to host many events and therefore our self funding has been reduced considerably.

If you are planning to shop online in the near future please consider collecting FREE donations for Leicester Forest East Community Library. See the poster below with details on how this can be carried out.

To make other forms of donations to the Library there is a collection box within the Library where you can leave as little or as much as you can afford.

Alternatively you can make a cheque out to Leicester Forest East Community Library.

All donations will be gratefully received and used to ensure that the Library continues to stay open.

100 CLUB

Every year from January to December you can join our 100 Club. At just £12.00 per year for one number you have the chance to win one of three cash prizes. A proportion of your £12.00 will be used to help the library and the more people who purchase a number the higher the cash prize will be.

If you would like to join please email us at leicesteforestcommlibrary@gmail.com

and we will arrange for a form to be forwarded to you


Do you shop online via Amazon? Are you aware that they have a fund raising option whereby 0.5% of the amount of goods (not including VAT or P&P) purchased is donated to nominated Charities?

The Leicester Forest East Community Library has just signed up to receive donations and we would ask you if you would kindly visit smile.amazon.co.uk and nominate the library to receive donations.

Once you have nominated the library when you shop online go to smile.amazon.co.uk and shop as you normally would and the 0.5% will be added to our funds at no cost to you.

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Thank you for all your support

Libraries in Leicestershire

Coronavirus FAQ

How long will my library be closed?

At the current time it is not possible for us to say how long our libraries will be closed. Please look on our website www.leicestershire.gov.uk/libraries for updates or follow us on social media:

Facebook – facebook.com/yourlibrary

Twitter - @leicslibraries.

Are the Community Managed Libraries closed?

All Community Managed Libraries have now closed, please check their websites for updates.

How do I return my books and other items?

Please do not try to return your items to the library. All loans have been extended until 4th July 2020 and no overdue fines will be charged between 17th March 2020 – 4th July 2020. We will review this date and extend it as necessary should libraries remain closed.

How do I renew my books and other items?

There is no need to renew your library items as all items will now not be due back to the library until 4th July 2020. We will review this date and extend it as necessary should libraries remain closed. You can renew your loans online if you wish on our website www.leicestershire.gov.uk/libraries

Will I have to pay extra for audiobooks, playaways or DVDs that I have out on loan?

No, any additional charges for these items will be waived when they are returned.

Can I still put a hold / request any library items?

No, as all libraries are closed we cannot access the stock so unfortunately

no requests will be processed until libraries reopen.

How do I collect an item I have already put a hold on?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide access to items that customers have already put on hold. We will keep these for you and you will be able to pick them up when libraries reopen. You can cancel your holds online if you wish.

Ebooks, Eaudiobooks, Emagazines and Enewspapers.

Leicestershire libraries offer a wide range of resources available to download onto your smartphone, Mac, PC, laptop, tablet or e-reader. Please go to our website to get more information on how to use this service www.leicestershire.gov.uk/libraries

If your query has not been covered by these FAQs, please contact us on 0116 305 2695 or email us at libraries@leics.gov.uk




Digital Library Services

Digital formats include a range of functionality so people can personal their experience, including choosing font size, playback speed and enabling translation and voice-overs.

How do I Access Digital Library Services?

To start using any of the services visit the digital library webpage which gives step by step instructions on getting started.

You must be a member of the library to access the digital library services, if you are not already a member you can join online to start using BorrowBox, RBdigital and PressReader straight away.

To login to BorrowBox, RBdigital and PressReader you will need your library card number/ online joiner number and your four-digit PIN. If you have forgotten your PIN you can reset it by visiting our online catalogue, selecting ‘log in’ in the top right corner and choosing ‘forgot my PIN’. However, this only works if we have your up to date email address on record, if it doesn’t work please contact libraries@leics.gov.uk and we will send you a PIN via email.

How do eBooks & eAudiobooks work?

eBook and eAudiobook titles are purchased individually in the same way as physical books. Most eBooks and eAudiobooks can only be borrowed by one person at a time due to licensing restrictions. LCC buy multiple copies of some popular titles that have been reserved by several people to reduce the waiting time for in-demand titles. Some popular titles and authors are not available to borrow digitally from public libraries, this is due to restrictions put in place by publishers.

· Borrow up to 10 eBooks and 10 eAudiobooks from BorrowBox and 10 eAudiobooks from RBdigital at a time.

· Borrow titles for up to 3 weeks, return titles when you have finished reading them or renew titles to borrow for longer.

· Titles automatically expire at the end of the loan period so there are never any fines.


· If an eBook or eAudiobook is currently on loan then you can reserve it, you will be added to a queue and the title will be added to your account when it becomes available.


· BorrowBox and RBdigital are not compatible with Kindle eReaders due to Amazon restrictions, however the BorrowBox and RBdigital apps can be downloaded to Kindle Fire devices and eReaders.


Visit the digital library webpage to get started



How do eNewspapers & eMagazines work?

eMagazines can be checked out from RBdigital and PressReader.

eNewspapers can be checked out from PressReader.

eMagazines and eNewspapers can be checked out for as long as you like, just delete them from your account when you have finished reading them. There is no limit to the number of titles you can checkout at a time.


· RBdigital provides access to popular titles including Hello! Magazine, Radio Times and New Scientist.


· PressReader provides access to thousands of national and international newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and the Leicester Mercury.

· Titles can either be read online via a web browser or downloaded via the RBdigital or PressReader apps to be read offline.


Visit the digital library webpage to get started



More Information & Help

More information is available at the below websites:

· BorrowBox help page – you must login using a Leicestershire library card number and PIN to see the help page

· RBdigital Help Page

· PressReader Help Centre


If your query has not been covered by these FAQs, please contact us on 0116 305 2695 or email us at libraries@leics.gov.uk


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