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The University of Bolton Library


Using the Peter Marsh Library

The Peter Marsh Library is located on the main University campus. Access to the Library is via the Chancellor's Mall during staffed opening hours. Access at evenings and weekends may be via the Eagle Tower entrance. 

Tel: 01204 903094

Contact Us

Student ID Card

You will need your University of Bolton ID card to access the campus and make use of library services and facilities.

The virtual ID card in the MyBolton app does not work on the MFDs or on the Library's entrance gates for out of hours access. It is a requirement to wear your UoB ID card as stated in the University Student ID Card Procedure

Accessing the Peter Marsh Library

During staffed opening times please enter the Library via the Main Entrance (off the SLZ) and exit via Library Entrance 2. 

During evenings and weekends, please use Library Entrance 2 for both entry and exit. 


Virtual Tour of the Peter Marsh Library

Entrance of the Peter Marsh Library as shown on the Campus Virtual Tour

You can explore parts of the Peter Marsh Library on the University of Bolton Campus Interactive Map


Study Space

The following study space is available at the Peter Marsh Library:

  • Group Study Zone
  • Individual Study Zone
  • Silent Study Zone

A range of Bookable Study Spaces are available including our new Study Pods! 


Finding the right study space for you

The different study zones in the Peter Marsh Library are clearly signposted. Please be respectful of your fellow library users and choose the right study space for your needs.

Group Study Zone banner    Individual Study Zone banner    Silent Study Zone Banner

If you need to take a phone call, please move to the Group Study Zone, SLZ or exit the Library. 

Students looking to participate verbally in online lectures are best using the Group Study Zone or SLZ. If just watching a video lecture you can do this in any area of the Library as long as you are using headphones and the volume is not disturbing other library users. You can borrow a headset from the Library Helpdesk. 

Our new individual Study Pods are also a good location for video calls and lectures. 

Drinks in containers with lids are permitted in all areas of the Library. 


Text A Talker

Are you being disturbed by inconsiderate library users? You can report a disturbance via our Text-A-Talker service. 

Text NOISE followed by the location you wish to report to 07704 927491. A member of Library staff will attend as soon as possible.

The Law Library

The Law Library is suitable for individual quiet study and has a range of desks and PCs. Book stock between the range of 340-349 is located in the Law Library. 

Entrance to the Law Library
Interior of the Law Library, featuring book shelves, desks and windows
Interior of the Law Library featuring desks and bookshelves


Queen's Library

The Queen's Library is located on the first floor of the Queen's Specialist Building at the University's Farnworth site. 

Queens Library study space featuring PCs and soft seating

View map and opening times

The following study space is available at the Queen's Library

  • Individual study desks
  • PCs for individual study
  • Group study space

A helpdesk service is available at Queen's on weekday mornings (term time only). Self-service facilities are available for borrowing books outside of these times. You can get help and support from the Library online, by phone and by email

Other Campus Learning Spaces

Other Learning Spaces

The Learning Resource Room at the Institute of Management building (Bolton Central) is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm during term time. Staffed library services are not available but Drop-Ins with the Academic Librarian for IoM are available at different times of the year. Drop-Ins will be publicised via Library News and our Twitter account.

The Learning Resource Room also hosts academic skills events provided by peer mentors in the Institute of Management. See the Institute of Management Twitter account for details.