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University of Leicester Library

University of Leicester

Address: University Road
United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) (0) 11625-22043

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Library details: University of Leicester Library is an Academic library.
This library is affiliated with University of Leicester (view map) . The collection of the library contains 1,000,000 volumes.

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The Main Library on the central campus includes European Documentation Centre; extensive Official Publications holdings; Special Collections section; 5000 distance students. c.60,000 electronic journal subscriptions, 1000 print subscriptions. The Library coordinates the Leicester Research Archive digital research collection on Dspace, and is taking part in the Portico digital preservation project.

After 3 years of construction the David Wilson Library opened in April 2008. HM The Queen officially opened the David Wilson Library on 4 December 2008. The new library facilities include:

  • 1500 user spaces of all types
  • 350 PCs and 13 Group study rooms
  • Special Collections Suite for rare books and manuscripts to BS5454 standard
  • Graduate School Reading Room
  • RFID self issue and return
  • Help zone combined Library and IT enquiries and assistance
  • Additional student facilities : Careers Service, Student Learning Centre, AccessAbility Zone, 500 seat lecture theatre with associated seminar rooms.

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Administration: The director of the library is Caroline Taylor .

Affiliations: The library is a UK Higher Education institution.

Collection size1,000,000volumes

wi-fi available Wireless: The library offers wireless access to the Internet. 802.11b or 802.11g; authentication required

Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemAlma2016
Previous Automation SystemSymphony1998
Previous Automation SystemLIBERTAS1988
Previous Automation SystemSWALCAP1982
Discovery Service (w/index)Primo Central2016
Previous Discovery IndexSummon2010
Discovery InterfacePrimo2016
OpenURL Link resolverAlma Link Resolver2016
Previous Link resolver360 Link2010
Institutional RepositoryDSpace 
Digital Asset ManagementCONTENTdm 
Archives ManagementCALM 
Web Content ManagementPlone 
Item ID TypeBarcode 
Self-Check3M SelfCheck System V-Series 
The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.
This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.
Identifiers ID2253
WorldCat Registry ID87576

Record History: This listing was created on Aug 9, 1998 and was last modified on Dec 23, 2016.

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University of Leicester Library
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