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The University of Bolton Library

Get Started: Get Started


Whether you are a new student, or just using the Library the first time, you'll find a few simple steps here to get off to a flying start!

Discover and Explore

The Library provides access to a huge range of resources to support your studies. Start searching with Discover@Bolton and explore over 200,000 ebooks, a huge selection of online journals and databases, and print book collections at our library sites.

Visit our Discover@Bolton guide for more search tips and videos, and our Borrowing pages for information about print book loans.

Check out your Resource List

Resource Lists Online links you to the essential readings for each module. Look for the link in your Moodle sites or search by module name or number here. Your Resource List gives you access to the recommended e-resources such as ebooks, ejournals and databases directly from your module list.

Get off to a flying start with LEAP Online

LEAP Online is designed to support your academic and personal development. It contains information, videos and activities on a range of topics including academic development, digital literacy, personal development and more. Earn digital badges to evidence your skills and achievements!

LEAP Online learning model

Using Online Library Resources

You can access the majority of our online Library resources wherever and whenever you want - all you need is your University of Bolton username and password. 

Our Accessing Online Library Resources guide has more information about logging in, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. 


Get the Subject Knowledge

Visit your Subject Guide to find the recommended resources for your subject - you'll find details of subject specific databases, journals, websites and more - as well as contact details for the specialist Academic Librarian for your department. Silver laptop showing a UoB Library Subject Guide

Take the Library with you

Access your Library account and find links to key library resources via MyBolton. Download the app for iOS or Android and access the Library wherever you are! 

Male UoB students checking MyBolton on a mobile phone

Library Facilities and Services

If you are studying on-campus, you can access study spaces at the Main Campus and the Queen's Technical Building. Find details of our opening hours, study spaces, and facilities such as printing here.


Keep in touch!

We're here to support you throughout your studies. You can get help online via Library Chat, or contact us by phone or email. You can also book an online appointment with an Academic Librarian for more detailed help. If you are working at the Peter March Library or Queen's Library you can get help from our friendly helpdesk staff.