Are you stuck with your homework? Doing a school project? Bolton libraries have lots of online resources which can help you.

Our information resources are easy and free to use. All you need is the eight digit borrower number on your library card. (If you are using a smart card, please enter the eight digit number written on the reverse of the card).

If you are not already a member of the library you will need to join to use some of these resources. Joining the library is easy and doesn't cost you a penny – please see the Join the Library page.

Resources available

All these websites are accessible from home using your Bolton Library card!

Encyclopedia Britannica IconEncyclopedia Britannica

This is a great place to start when you need to find out about a subject as it covers almost anything you can think of from Aardvarks to the Zuni (look them up if you don’t know who they are)! Britannica contains lots and lots of articles, images, videos, a world atlas, a dictionary, thesaurus and much more.

Issues Online iconIssues Online

Issues Online covers a huge range of topics you might need information on for your homework. Subjects like crime and justice, drugs and alcohol, health, human rights and citizenship are all covered. Every topic has news articles, key facts and statistics, opinions from people involved in the subject and even suggestions for topic work and assignments.

To log in put 'bol' at the beginning of your library card number.