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The University of Bolton Library



Following the most recent changes to government guidance for Higher Education, we are now able to welcome visitors to the University campus again. 

The SCONUL Access scheme is still paused at present but is due to be reinstated in November. 

Details of our various access schemes for visitors are below. If you have any questions then please Contact Us


The SCONUL Access scheme is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the SCONUL website for the latest updates. 

Bolton Libraries Access Group (BLAG)

Bolton Libraries Access Group (BLAG) agreements entitle members of Bolton Sixth Forms, sixth form students at Bolton UTC, members of the Bolton Health and Social Care Community and Bolton Public Library users to use the facilities available in the Library at the University of Bolton.

Quilters' Guild Membership

The University Library holds some of the stock of the Quilters' Guild Library, so University of Bolton Library membership is available to Quilters' Guild members free of charge. 

For more on the the Quilters Guild Collection see our Special Collections.

U3A Membership

The University has a memorandum of understanding with Bolton University of the Third Age (U3A). This entitles U3A members to reference access to the University Library.