Temporary Closures

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - Central Library and Museum reopening

Book browsing and public computers will be available at Central Library from Monday 13 July. Bolton Museum will be open from Tuesday 14 July.

All other buildings within Bolton Library and Museum Services are closed for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19.  We will continually review this decision in line with government guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you back to our buildings as soon as we are able to.

Order & Collect and Returning Books

From Monday 6th July  you can order and collect books from 6 of our libraries.  We will take your order and arrange for you to collect them from one of the following libraries: Central, Breightmet, Farnworth, Harwood, Horwich or Westhoughton.

Central Library will be open for ordering and collections between 09:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00 and 16:00 on Saturdays.

The other five libraries will be open for ordering and collection 10:00 to 16:00 Monday to Saturday.

You can return all your books to these libraries as well.

There will be a beige container outside the libraries so you can drop off your books.  The safety of staff and the public remain our top priority and strict hygiene and social distancing measures will be in place.

All fines have been removed for the period of time that the libraries have been closed, and this policy will continue until further notice.  You can still access a wide range of eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines and the Home Library service will continue to deliver books.

Thank you for your continued support.

Branch Name
Farnworth Library
Market Street, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 7PG
Opening Times
  • Monday 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tues 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
Services / Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Photocopying
  • PCs and Printing
  • Wifi
  • Loop System
Activities and events
Phone Number
01204 332344
01204 332346