May Bank Holiday opening hours for all services
From 2 May and 30 May:
- Bolton Central Library and Museum is open from 10am to 4pm.
- Smithills Hall is open from 12pm to 4pm.
- Bolton’s Community Libraries will be closed.
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.
Come and enjoy amazing history, art, culture and activities in our accessible and family friendly galleries.
Browse archives indexes and plan your visit to the History Centre based at Bolton Museum.
Greater Manchester's only public aquarium, based in the Central Library and Museum building.
Ask Bolton Libraries
A boroughwide Enquiry Service providing quick, thorough responses to questions sent by phone, fax, letter or email.
Ask Bolton Libraries section
History and visitor information about our historic halls: Hall i' th' Wood Museum and Smithills Hall.
Historic Halls section