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University of Leicester Library

University of Leicester

Address: University Road
Leicester, England
United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) (0) 11625-22044

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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. The library serves a population of 23,000 FTE Enrollment.

Other Info:

The David Wilson Library on the central campus houses over 1 million volumes with a digital collection of nearly 1 million items including over 60,000 journals and 500,000 ebooks; Specialist services include Special Collections and Archives with its digital content hosted on MyLeicestershire History; the Leicester Research Archive open access digital research collection on Dspace, and Research Data on Figshare 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:

  • 1800 user spaces of all types
  • 350 PCs and 16 Group study rooms
  • Digital Learning Reading Room
  • Special Collections Suite for rare books and manuscripts to BS5454 standard
  • Doctoral College 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 Steve Williams .

Academic Level: The library Serves an educational institution at the University level.

Affiliations: The library is a UK Higher Education institution.

Statistics Academic
Enrollment 23,000FTE Students
Collection size1,000,000volumes
Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemAlma2016
Previous Automation SystemSymphony1998
Previous Automation SystemLIBERTAS1988
Previous Automation SystemSWALCAP1982
Discovery Service (w/index)Ex Libris CDI2016
Previous Discovery IndexSummon2010
Discovery InterfacePrimo2016
Digital Collection ManagementCONTENTdm
Institutional RepositoryFigshare
Archives ManagementCALM
Reading List ManagerTalis Aspire2012
Web Content ManagementSitecore and Sharepoint
Item ID TypeBarcode 
RFID ProviderLyngsoe Systems 
RFID Tag Vendor3M 
Self-CheckLyngsoe Systems 
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
Ringgold ID4488

Record History: This listing was created on Aug 9, 1998 and was last modified on Mar 14, 2024.

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University of Leicester Library
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