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Graduate Futures Week at Bolton University Library

Elevate your career with our career resources. Click here to find out more.

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The Polari Prize Collection

The University of Bolton Library proudly announces the arrival of the Polari Prize Collection. Click here to find out more. 

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Celebrating the 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize at the University of Bolton Library

Click here to see more about the winner of the 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize!

Celebrating the Winner of the 2023 University of Bolton Library Poetry Competition

Click here to find out more about the announcement of the winner of the 2023 Poetry Competition, judged by Dr. Ben Wilkinson, Jeff Dawson, and Sasha Roper.

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Sustainability Week at the Library

Engage with our LEAP Online module on climate change, enjoy a film screening on 'Doughnut Economics', and explore our comprehensive sustainability resource list. Click here to learn more.

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Open Access Week 2023

The library is helping to mark Open Access Week 2023 - click here to see more information about REF 2028 and for details of a new library drop-in session to answer any OA questions you may have.

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Black History Month 2023

The University of Bolton Library is proud to support Black History Month this October. Find out more about what's on

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Developer's Room closed until October

The Library's Developer's Room will be closed until the 15th of October at the earliest. Find out more

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UoB academics publish new book on on applied positive psychology

Dr. Jan Macfarlane and Professor Jerome Carson have recently published a new book: Positive Psychology for Healthcare Professionals: A Toolkit for Improving Wellbeing, which is now available as an ebook from the Library. Find out more

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Librarian Sinead English appointed Chair of CILIP North West

Sinead English has been appointed Chair of the North West Branch of CILIP: the Library and Information Association and recently organised a successful learning and networking event for the branch. Find out more

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Explore the shortlisted works for the 2022 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

The T.S Eliot prize is an annual award that recognises outstanding new poetry. We're excited to have the entire shortlist - including this year's winner, Anthony Joseph's Sonnets for Albert - in stock at the Peter Marsh Library now. Find out more

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Library loans unique historical items for Gallery Oldham exhibition

The Library has loaned items from its Special Collections to Gallery Oldham for their upcoming exhibition “Finding the Funny” on the local author Sam Fitton. Find out more

Portico Prize winning author Sally J. Morgan

Portico Prize-winning novels now available

The Portico Prize is a biennial award celebrating the best in northern writing. You'll find the shortlisted novels, including the winning book Toto Among The Murderers, on our Portico Prize display

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New Study Pods now available! 

A number of new Study Pods are available in the Peter Marsh Library and SLZ as part of the University's Campus Plus initiative. 

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Library supports Ethiopia's "Books for Abrehot" project

We've responded to an international appeal and donated books to the Abrehot Library, a new public library in Ethiopia. 

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Library stock moves 

We're withdrawing out of date and unused book stock at the Peter Marsh Library to create new and improved study space

New Scopus guide

Scopus is an advanced database that helps researchers find authoritative research, identify experts and access reliable data, metrics and analytical tools. Visit our new Scopus guide for more information

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Featured Ebooks

Visit our Ebooks guide for more information about our different ebook platforms, and find more featured titles on your Subject Guide