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

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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Opening times

Times are displayed in a 24 hour format.

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Upcoming activities

Activities in the next two weeks

FRI
09
DEC
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
FRI
16
DEC
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
FRI
23
DEC
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
FRI
30
DEC
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
FRI
06
JAN
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
FRI
13
JAN
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
SAT
14
JAN
Graphic Novel Reading Group
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:15:30-16:30
Age range:14-100   
Cost: free
FRI
20
JAN
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
FRI
27
JAN
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
FRI
03
FEB
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
FRI
10
FEB
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
SAT
11
FEB
Graphic Novel Reading Group
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:15:30-16:30
Age range:14-100   
Cost: free
FRI
17
FEB
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
FRI
24
FEB
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free
FRI
03
MAR
Toddler Tales
How to access this service:
Just come along
Time:11:00-11:30
Age range:2-4   
Cost: free

Upcoming events

Events in the next two weeks

THU
08
DEC
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
DEC
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
DEC
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
DEC
Cinema at the Crescent - Zootropolis
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:14:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
11
DEC
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
DEC
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
DEC
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
DEC
I Spy A Yeti! an interactive performance and workshop
Bolton Central Library Le Mans Crescent
Time:17:00-18:00
Age range:7-10   
Cost: free
WED
14
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
14
DEC
Silver Screenings - Spectre
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:14:00-16:00
Age range:18-100   
Cost: free
THU
15
DEC
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
DEC
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
DEC
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
DEC
I Spy A Yeti! an interactive performance and workshop
Bolton Central Library Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-11:00
Age range:7-10   
Cost: free
SAT
17
DEC
I Spy A Yeti! an interactive performance and workshop
Bolton Central Library Le Mans Crescent
Time:13:00-14:00
Age range:7-10   
Cost: free
SAT
17
DEC
Cinema at the Crescent holiday special: Cinderella
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:14:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
17
DEC
I Spy A Yeti! an interactive performance and workshop
Bolton Central Library Le Mans Crescent
Time:15:00-16:00
Age range:7-10   
Cost: free
SUN
18
DEC
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
DEC
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
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
21
DEC
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
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
23
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
24
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
25
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
26
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
27
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
28
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
29
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
30
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
31
DEC
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
01
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
02
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
03
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
04
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
05
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
06
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
07
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
08
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
09
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
10
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
11
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
12
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
13
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
14
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
15
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
16
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
17
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
18
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
19
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
20
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
21
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
22
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
23
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
24
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
25
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
26
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
27
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
28
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
28
JAN
War Memorials Condition Survey Workshop
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:45-14:00
Age range:18-100   
Cost: free
SUN
29
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
30
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
31
JAN
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
01
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
02
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
03
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
04
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
05
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
06
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
07
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
08
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
09
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
10
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
11
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
12
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
13
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
14
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
15
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
16
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
17
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
18
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
19
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
20
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
21
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
22
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
23
FEB
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
FEB
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
FEB
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
FEB
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
FEB
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
FEB
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
01
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
02
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
03
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
04
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
05
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
06
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
07
MAR
Animals and Us exhibition
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free