Bolton Library and Museum Services


At Home with Bolton Library and Museum Services

Daily themed activities and object stories, free ebook and emagazine downloads and much more!

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Bringing the Library, Museum, Art Gallery, Archives and Aquarium to you at Home!

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Central Library and Museum reopening

Book browsing and public computers will be available at Central Library from Monday 13 July. Bolton Museum will be open from Tuesday 14 July.

There's more information about this, Order and Collect and the other services we're providing here; https;//


Stay connected with your library.

Your membership gives you free instant access to a wide range of eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines:

If you’re not a member join online!

There are step-by-step instructions available here.

You can use a temporary membership number to access our eLibrary services.


Digital Help

If you need help getting online, you can access our Digital Help page here;



Bolton's library service. Find information about branch opening times and all our other services.

Libraries section


Come and enjoy amazing history, art, culture and activities in our accessible and family friendly galleries.

Museum section


Browse archives indexes and plan your visit to the History Centre based at Bolton Museum.

Archives section

The Aquarium

Greater Manchester's only public aquarium, based in the Central Library and Museum building.

Aquarium section

Ask Bolton Libraries

A boroughwide Enquiry Service providing quick, thorough responses to questions sent by phone, fax, letter or email.

Ask Bolton Libraries section

Historic Halls

History and visitor information about our historic halls: Hall i' th' Wood Museum and Smithills Hall.

Historic Halls section