Information at home

At home with Bolton Library and Museum Service

Information at home

Bolton Library and Museum Services are committed to providing you with the same useful, accurate and timely information at home as we would in our Libraries!

Useful information to access at home

We've compiled a selection of useful and authorative resources, covering topics such as our eLibrary, homeschooling and free online courses!

Homeschooling and online courses

We've collated a more detailed list of online websites and resources from across the web to support you with homeschooling, creating educational activities for children and accessing FREE courses.

Explore our rare book collection

Bolton Library's oldest book, the Historia Scholastica.

Resources for researching your family history

Our list of FREE family history resources!

How to download eMagazines using RB Digital

Did you know you can download over 140 digital magazines free with your library membership? Charlotte shows us how in this video and if you're not already a member you can sign up online!

Health and Wellbing Tips While at Home

The NHS Every Mind Matters site has a lot more information available.

Getting Started with eBooks and eAudiobooks on Borrowbox

Borrowbox is our online service which gives you access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks to read and listen to on your pc, phone or tablet.

There's more information about getting started with Borrowbox.

Schools at Home

Join our very special guides Alice and Amy for an introduction to Bolton Library and Museum Services' Schools @ Home!


Becoming a part of Bolton's History

The times we are living in are totally unique. One hundred years from now, children will learn about the COVID19 pandemic just as they do today about the Great Fire of London.

We would like children to begin documenting their experiences by recording how they spend VE Day on Friday 8 May. Please send your diaries, drawings, photographs and other responses with the heading ‘Children’s lockdown journals’ to:


Post: Bolton Central Library, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE

History Centre


As well as highlighting it on our social media posts, the material you send us will be stored in our Archive for future generations to read. We are also intending to put some of the items into a Time Capsule and will find a way of celebrating this with you as soon as possible. It really is your chance to be a part of Bolton’s History. Get writing, get creative – get yourself in the History Books!

Find out more becoming part of Bolton's history!

Volunteering for action

Find out how volunteers helped efforts on the Home Front in World War Two.

Information for Jobseeking

Bolton Libraries have some great resources to help you get into work, change your career or improve your existing skills. We've also gathered together some useful information and resources from around the internet!

Health @ Home

During Mental Health Awareness Week try and take time out to listen to this meditation which has been specially recorded for Bolton Library and Museum Services and Bolton Band by Solasana Yoga.