Bolton Library and Museum Services


New opening hours for Bolton’s Community Libraries

The new hours come into effect on Monday 6 June 2016

New community library opening hours

Hall i' th' Wood temporary closure

Please note due to conservation building work Hall i’ th’ Wood Museum is closed for the time being.

Access the 1939 Register!

You can now access the 1939 Register as part of our subscription to Find My Past. Find out where your ancestors were living at the outbreak of World War II.

 Visit your local library to use this fantastic resource.



Find out more about Find My Past


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