Author Archive

Discover@Bolton problem for off-campus users

May 14, 2018

There appear to be some problems accessing Discover@Bolton.

Sorry if you are getting the website “not secure” error page – it has been reported.

We have recently updated our security certificates, and if you see this message, clear your cache and try again.


Scheduled maintenance for Taylor & Francis Online

May 11, 2018

Some functionality on Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable between 04.30 and approximately 16.30 BST on Tuesday 15 May.

Users will still be able to search, browse and read articles on Taylor & Francis Online, but some services may be temporarily affected.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

MyiLibrary is working again

January 3, 2018

MyiLibrary platform down

January 3, 2018

Unfortunately the MyiLibrary platform has gone down this morning.

Their IT team are currently working on it and we will keep you updated.

Library system problems, July 27th – RESOLVED

July 27, 2016

Apologies for any inconvenience this caused.

Library system down today, July 27th

July 27, 2016

We are experiencing some problems with the Library systems, and regret that some services are unavailable.

The Library Catalogue’s My Account is not be available (for example reserving books will not be possible). The catalogue will be available for searching, but not information on availability of an item on the shelf. Other library electronic resources are unaffected.

Apologies for any inconvenience this will cause, and are working on resuming services as soon as possible.

Dawsonera – scheduled maintenance Saturday 8th December

December 7, 2012

On Saturday 8th December, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, dawsonera ebooks will be unavailable.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library Catalogue – some downtime on 19th July

July 18, 2012

Due to essential maintenance, the library catalogue will be unavailable for a short period on Thursday 19th July.
It is expected to last only 1 or 2 hours, until around 10.00a.m.
Other library electronic resources and OpenAthens are unaffected.

Apologies for any inconvenience this will cause.

Scheduled maintenance to RefWorks

May 4, 2012

Essential work is due to be carried out on Sunday May 6th, for around 5 hours in the morning.
While this work takes place, RefWorks services including Write-N-Cite will be unavailable.

EThOS downtime on March 25th

March 23, 2012

Due to essential electrical maintenance at the British Library, the EThOS service (along with many other BL-hosted websites) will be unavailable during Sunday 25 March.

EThOS offers free full text access to UK doctoral theses stored electronically by British Library, and also has an online ordering service for those which are not yet available in digital format.

The webpage for the EThOS service is