Welcome to your world of information, knowledge, discovery and entertainment

Central Library is the largest of Bolton's public libraries. There is a large lending collection, a reference collection, study areas and a separate children's library. Bolton's Tourist Information Centre is also based here.

If you would like help with accessing any of these resources our Ask Bolton Libraries service can help!

As well as public computers, Central Library has wireless internet access, just ask the staff for details of how to logon to Wi-Fi when you next visit.  We have scanning facilities with a charge per page scanned. See the Library Charges page for more information.

We also have regular book groups where everyone is welcome - so come along and join in the fun.

Renew or search for items in the library catalogue 

You can search for items by author, title and keyword. There is also an option to refine your search if you find you are getting too many results.

The results screen will tell you which library has the item you want and where it can be found within that library.  The results will also tell you if the item is available for loan, and if not, when it is due to be returned to the library.

Opening hours

Please note, only a limited service is available within the Upfront area of the library until 9am.  

Day Times
Monday 8:15am - 7:30pm
Tuesday  8:15am - 7:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:15am - 7:30pm
Friday  8:15am - 5:30pm 
Saturday  9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

For festive opening times, please visit www.boltonlams.co.uk

To find out more about services we offer at Central Library, please go to the library services page. For location and contact details please see the contacts tab above.

Internal Links
External Links

Bolton Library and Museum Services

Central Library

Le Mans Crescent

Bolton

BL1 1SE

Telephone 01204 333173
Telephone 01204 332384 24 hour automated line
Fax 01204 332225
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Upcoming activities

Activities in the next two weeks

FRI
24
MAR
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
MON
27
MAR
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
31
MAR
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
MON
03
APR
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
07
APR
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
SAT
08
APR
Graphic Novel Reading Group
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:15:30-16:30
Age range:14-100   
Cost: free
MON
10
APR
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
14
APR
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
MON
17
APR
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
21
APR
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
MON
24
APR
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
28
APR
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
MON
01
MAY
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
05
MAY
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
SAT
06
MAY
Graphic Novel Reading Group
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:15:30-16:30
Age range:14-100   
Cost: free
MON
08
MAY
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
12
MAY
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
MON
15
MAY
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
19
MAY
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
MON
22
MAY
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
26
MAY
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
MON
29
MAY
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
02
JUN
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
SAT
03
JUN
Graphic Novel Reading Group
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:15:30-16:30
Age range:14-100   
Cost: free
MON
05
JUN
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
09
JUN
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
MON
12
JUN
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free
FRI
16
JUN
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
MON
19
JUN
Chair Based Exercise with Age UK
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:14:00-15:00
Age range:16-100   
Cost: free

Upcoming events

Events in the next two weeks

THU
23
MAR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
24
MAR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
25
MAR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
26
MAR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
27
MAR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
28
MAR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
28
MAR
Arty Babies!
Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:30-11:30
Age range:0-2   
Cost: free
WED
29
MAR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
30
MAR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
31
MAR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
01
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
02
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
03
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
04
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
05
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
06
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
07
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
08
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
09
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
10
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
11
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
11
APR
Arty Babies!
Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:30-11:30
Age range:0-2   
Cost: free
WED
12
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
13
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
14
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
15
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
16
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
17
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
18
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
19
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
20
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
21
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
22
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
23
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
24
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
25
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
25
APR
Arty Babies!
Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:30-11:30
Age range:0-2   
Cost: free
WED
26
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
27
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
28
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
29
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
30
APR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
01
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
02
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
03
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
04
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
05
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
06
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
07
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
08
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
09
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
09
MAY
Arty Babies!
Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:30-11:30
Age range:0-2   
Cost: free
WED
10
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
11
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
12
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
13
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
14
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
15
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
16
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
17
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
18
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
19
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
20
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
21
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
22
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
23
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
23
MAY
Arty Babies!
Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:30-11:30
Age range:0-2   
Cost: free
WED
24
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
25
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
26
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
27
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
28
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
29
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
30
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
31
MAY
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
01
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
02
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
03
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
04
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
05
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
06
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
06
JUN
Arty Babies!
Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:30-11:30
Age range:0-2   
Cost: free
WED
07
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
08
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
09
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
10
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
11
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
12
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
13
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
14
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
15
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
16
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
17
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
18
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
19
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
20
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
20
JUN
Arty Babies!
Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:30-11:30
Age range:0-2   
Cost: free
WED
21
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
22
JUN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free