Published: Wednesday, 13th Oct 2021

Renovation work to make Westhoughton Library more energy efficient is due to start later this month.

Residents will have access to an alternative pop-up library while the building is temporarily closed for work to be carried out.

The project will include changes to the heating system and windows and is scheduled to start on October 30.

The improvements are being funded through the Public Service Decarbonisation Scheme, a national government initiative which provides grants for public sector bodies to fund heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures.    

The pop-up library, starting from Tuesday 2 November, will be located at The Hub, Central Drive, Westhoughton, BL5 3DS on:

  • Tuesdays - 10am - 4pm
  • Thursdays - 10am - 4pm
  • Saturdays - 10am - 4pm

Executive Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development, Cllr Adele Warren, said:

“In response to climate change, Bolton Council is committed to supporting a greener and more sustainable future for the borough.

“These upgrades and improvements will enable us to run the building in a more efficient way and help us reduce our carbon footprint.”  

Deputy Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Hilary Fairclough, said:

“Whilst these improvements are being made it is good that book lending services will be remain in place.

“Through the pop-up library, Westhoughton residents will be able to continue to access this importance service.”     

For all library queries please call 01204 332853 or email