Ask Bolton Libraries Information Service

Need an answer fast, or just curious about something? Try 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,  email or tweet. 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:


Day Times
Monday 9am - 7:30pm
Tuesday  9am - 7:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 7:30pm
Friday  9am - 5:30pm 
Saturday  9am - 5pm


Follow us on Twitter - @askboltonlibs 

What can I do in my local library?

At Central Library we have a large reference collection which covers many subjects whilst the community libraries have smaller collections.  All library staff will be happy to help you access these resources and can pass your question on to the ABL Enquiry Service staff where necessary. The Central Library also hosts the Bolton Tourist Information Centre.  All libraries have computers where you can use the online resources that we subscribe to, some of these you can also access direct from home.

Ask A Librarian

You can ask the Ask Bolton Libraries team a question via our online form:

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Le Mans Crescent



Telephone 01204 332853
Telephone 01204 333173
Fax 01204 332225

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