Bolton Library and Museum Services

Ask Bolton Libraries Enquiry Service

What is Ask Bolton Libraries?

A boroughwide Enquiry Service providing quick, thorough responses to questions sent by phone, fax, letter or email. Alternatively, walk into your local library and just ask the staff.


What sort of questions do we answer?

Who? What? Where? Why? When? We aim to answer questions big and small on anything and everything.  You can ask us any question, we can give information and refer you to the most relevant agency or person to help you with your query. We provide local and national tourist information, general knowledge facts, business, consumer and job-hunting information.

Want to research the topic yourself? We can signpost you to the most authoritative and relevant information resources available - in print or online. Just be ready to give us some background to your question, so we know where you have already looked and leave the rest to us! The majority of questions are answered within one working day.


How do I contact Ask Bolton Libraries?

You can contact us during the times below:

Monday 9am - 7:30pm
Tuesday  9am - 7:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 7:30pm
Friday  9am - 5:30pm 
Saturday  9am - 5pm
Contact Ask Bolton Libraries

Online Information Resources

We subscribe to a number of online information resources including dictionaries, encyclopaedias, newspapers, standards and business information.

Online Information Resources

Business and Jobseeking Information

At Bolton Libraries we have a wide range of resources providing a wealth of business and jobseeking information.

Business Information

Tourist Information

Whether you’re planning a local or national trip or you’re a visitor to the area we can help.

Tourist Information

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Newspapers and Periodicals

We have a selection of local and national daily newspapers and a wide variety of magazines and journals. Most are available in the Central Library

Find out more about Journals and Periodicals