Bolton Library and Museum Services


February Half Term events

Find out what is happening this half term across all our venues

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Blackrod Library Temporary Closure

Blackrod Library will close for essential maintenance on Monday 17 February.

The library will reopen again on Monday 9 March. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any queries please contact 01204 333173.


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