New Library Blog

June 27, 2019 by

Check out the new Library blog! This eresources blog will be retiring soon, so keep your eye on the new blog to keep up-to-date with all of our news.


CiteScore journal impact tool

June 10, 2019 by

SCOPUS now includes CiteScore -a new way of measuring a journal’s impact. So if you are looking to publish and want a journal with high impact, check out your journal’s CiteScore first.

Online Resource Access Problems Solved

May 28, 2019 by

You may have noticed some problems accessing resources over the weekend. We have now resolved the technical issue that occurred and everything is accessible again. Apologies for the inconvenience over the weekend.

ProQuest Ebook Central maintenance

April 19, 2019 by

ProQuest have let us know that they need to make some improvements to the ProQuest Ebook Central platform. As a result, the ebooks will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday 20th April from 5pm to 7pm. Ebook access from our other suppliers will be unaffected.

Library systems disruption

March 15, 2019 by

Unfortunately, we are having some problems with our systems today. This may affect some ebook access via Discover@Bolton and the Library Catalogue is unavailable. If you are visiting the library today, you will see that the self-issue machines are unavailable. The Library Desk staff will help you with any book issues and returns. We are working hard to get things back to normal as soon as we can.

Eresources accessible again

February 26, 2019 by

The problem we had earlier has now been resolved. The online resources are now accessible as usual. Apologies for this morning’s disruption.

Eresource acess problems today

February 26, 2019 by

Unfortunately we are experiencing some technical diffciulties today which means that our online resources are temporarily unavailable. Our IT staff are working to fix the problem and access will be restored as soon as possible. Apologies for the downtime.

Discover Westlaw

February 25, 2019 by

Westlaw journal articles are now accessible via Discover@Bolton. This means that using the Discover@Bolton search allows you to access law related articles from Westlaw, Heinonline and some law journals from our other databases all in one place. Sadly, this doesn’t yet include Lexis – watch this space!

Emerald Maintenance

January 31, 2019 by

Emerald Publishers have let us know that they need to carry out some essential maintenance to their platform on Tuesday 5th February. This will begin at 8am and last up to 12 hours.

During this time journal articles will still be accessible, but the My Account functions will be unavailable. Hopefully, this won’t cause too much disruption.

ProQuest Ebook Central Essential Maintenance

January 4, 2019 by

ProQuest are making some improvements to their Ebook Central platform this January. The ebooks will be temporarily unavailable at the following times:
o January 5: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
o January 20: 3:00am – 11:00am

Apologies for any inconvenience during these times. Ebooks from our other suppliers will still be available.