Bolton Library and Museum Services


Escapades in Apprenticeship!


To round off our Adult Learners' Week celebrations, our Library and Museum Assistant apprentice, Brittany, launches her series of blogs with an insight into the world of work at BLAMS!

Read Brittany's Blog

Summer Reading Challenge 2015


This year's exciting Summer Reading Challenge has  a 'Record Breakers' theme!

Read our blog post to find out more!


Find out more about SRC 2015!


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