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Leicester City Libraries

Local history in Leicester Central Library (available in Leicester Central Library)

Online Reference Room includes:
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online version
The Times Digital Archive: full digital images of every copy of The Times newspaper from 1785-1985

Leicestershire County Council Libraries

Leicestershire County Council libraries have collections of local history books in different branches and resources for family (and local) history research.

County History

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland

University of Leicester

Residents of Leicester can use the University of Leicester Library as a reference library

Online: My Leicestershire History particularly University of Leicester Special Collections. This includes
John Throsby, Select views in Leicestershire, from original drawings..., 1789.
Susannah Watts, A walk through Leicester..., 1804.
John Flower, Views of ancient buildings in the town and county of Leicester, 1825.
John Nichols, History and Antiquities of the Town and County of Leicester. Eight volumes published between 1795 and 1815.
Historical Directories of Leicestershire

Historical Directories

Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It is produced and owned by the University of Leicester.


Leicester Mercury

The Royal Society

Royal Society journal archive. Free access to journals more than 70 years old.


Google Books includes, though not complete:
Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Proceedings of the Royal Society


Last updated 12th August, 2013.

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