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The University of Bolton Library

Midwifery: Accessing Placement Libraries

Accessing Placement Libraries

The BSc Midwifery programme has a number of partners and access to NHS Libraries is available to students studying whilst on placement. Listed below are details of our partners and information regarding their services. If you have any further questions please contact the relevant Library service or Dawn Grundy here at University of Bolton. 

Please note this list will be updated as regularly as possible. 

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Education Centre Library

Based at Royal Bolton Hospital in the Education Centre, Library Services are available to all NHS students on placement at Bolton.

The Library is open:

Mon – Thurs 8.00am – 6.00pm

Friday 8.00am – 5.30pm

Facilities include a Computer Room (no need to book a PC), Meeting Room and Quiet Study Room in addition to the main Library.  You can search the catalogue at:

If you miss the induction to Library Services which will be organised for your cohort, please call in to join and have a guided tour.

Find out more about services and contact details here:

Manchester Foundation Trust

The Library is a multidisciplinary resource available to all Trust based clinical and non-clinical staff, students, researchers, educators and learners.

Details are available here on the Library Services available through Manchester Foundation Trust:

Northern Care Alliance

The Northern Care Alliance Library and Knowledge Service is available to all staff and students based at Salford Royal, Royal Oldham, Fairfield General or Rochdale Infirmary. 

In addition to our wide range of print and electronic resources, we are very happy to offer training in the use of online healthcare resources, literature searching, referencing, critical appraisal and interpreting statistics. 

Details of our library sites and opening hours are available via our webpages


Twitter: @NCA_LKS

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Library Services from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals for all Bolton Nursing Students.

Access the libraries at Preston and Chorley hospitals 24/7 with your Trust ID badge. Use the self-issue machine outside of staffed hours to borrow and return books.

We have a quiet room at Preston, single study carrels at both sites and plenty of computers which you don’t need to book.

You have access to all the electronic journals and books the library subscribes to as well as Internurse, a nursing database which contains full-text journals including the BJN.

We can offer you training on how to search clinical databases to find the best evidence for clinical practice or your studies.

Contact the library on 01772 522763 or email for more information.

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Hospitals

Trust Library Services 

The libraries at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh hold a diverse range of resources relating to medicine, nursing, midwifery, health care, NHS policy and management. We are a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional service offering assistance to all staff and students at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Details on the Trust Library Service are available here