Library Services

This service is available to all staff and students of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, wherever you work. Please visit us to join, bringing your ID badge with you, or invite us to your workplace so a group of you can join. Alternatively you can join using our online registration form and bring your ID badge along with you the first time you visit.

The Education Centre Library is available for you to work, study, research and relax in.

You’ll find the Library near CAMHS with parking at the Education Centre.

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday      8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday                                 8:00am – 5:30pm

Tel: 01204 390935 (ext 5935)

Library Services staff are friendly, helpful professionals here to support your work, studies, research and leisure.  Please see our intranet pages for lots more information.

Ask a question – we’ll try our best to answer your enquiry immediately, or meet your deadline.

Request a search – if you need evidence to support your work or research, whatever the topic, the Clinical Librarian will undertake an in-depth search on your behalf.

Request a journal article / book from another library – putting the evidence in your hands by delivering documents directly to you (charges may apply; students should use their university library service).

Request etocs/alerts – we can keep you up to date with the latest developments in your area(s) of interest.

Request a one-to-one tutorial/book a training session – if you’d like to develop your search skills and find high quality health-related information for yourself, our individual tutorials will guide you through the resources on offer. We also have a selection of small group training sessions which can be delivered to up to six people.

Register for NHS Athens – Library staff will set up an account for you so you can access full text journal articles,, healthcare databases and more.

Search for healthcare information (links to external website)

Search for journals (links to external website)

Search for books:

Library catalogue – books, DVDs, pdfs and websites

North West health libraries – if we don’t have a book in stock, we may be able to borrow it from another library for you; please ask Library staff to contact a partner library

Oxford Medicine – handbooks and textbooks

University library catalogues – you may have access to university libraries that will lend you books. If you live in Bolton and work for the NHS or social care, you can join Bolton University Library and borrow books – more info about HELP@Bolton here


Visitor restrictions

To protect you and our staff during the current outbreak of Covid-19 we’ve put in place significant restrictions on hospital visitors.

Full details of these can be found on our website.

We would like to thank you for your understanding and helping us stop the spread of Covid-19.

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