For Taunton-MPH Library:
The library is located in the Academy at Musgrove Park Hospital site on the ground floor. In the Hospital aim for M&S Cafe at the Concourse building and the Academy is opposite.
For Yeovil Library:
The Library is in the Academy on Level 4 of the main Yeovil District Hospital building.
Please contact the library if you need help.
To join the Library please complete the registration form available on the Library website or from Library Staff.
Registration is open for staff and students on placement.
Once the registration completed, you will receive a welcome email with more details about our services and how to access the library 24/7. We will also invite you to collect your library card.
Access is 24/7 when you are a registered member. Please send an email to Somerset FT Libraries for more details.
Both libraries are staffed Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm (please note at Yeovil staff hours may vary)
You can borrow for 4 weeks and renew up to 3 times. If you need the books longer, please email us.
You can borrow books out of hours at both Taunton-MPH and Yeovil libraries:
You can search for a wide range of resources such as databases, journals and e-publications.
Renewals are possible from staff at the issue desk, by phone, by email or you can access your record and renew your books online (if you don't have an account, please follow the on-screen instructions).
Please note that books borrowed from another Library cannot be renewed online. Please contact the library to renew these books.
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Or email us
If you are using the Library & Knowledge Hub, you can find a request link (left side). The form will be sent to us and we will request the document for you.
You can also requests books or articles using our online forms:
At Taunton-MPH Library drop-in computers are available on the first floor 24/7. You need to use your SomersetFT login. There are also 2 study pods with computers available and bookable study rooms.
At Yeovil Library, PC’s are available for use in the Library and the IT Suite. Computers can be accessed 24/7.
WiFi is also available in both Libraries. Please ask at the helpdesk for more information.
Yes, you can print documents at both Taunton-MPH Library and Yeovil Library.
For Taunton-MPH Library, all the PCs are linked to a printer on the first floor. Printing for work purposes is free. If you wish to print for private purposes, the charge is 10p per page. Please leave the money the honesty box next to the printer.
For Yeovil library, the printer is located in the IT Suite 2. Printing is charged at 10p per sheet. Please pay the library staff.
At Taunton-MPH Library, there are 2 Pods on the ground floor available for bookings, as well as two Group Study Rooms on the first floor. Both Pods and Group Study Rooms are equipped with computers.
Each Group Study Room can accommodate up to 4 people and they can be combined into one room with a maximum capacity of 8 people.
Each Group Study Room is also equipped with a computer and a TV/monitor screen. These rooms are ideal for private and group study, tutorial, or training sessions for small groups.
Please respect others and the area. These rooms are not suitable as a hot-desking space or for private / sensitive meetings/MS Teams calls.
We also ask you to comply with our room booking policy.
OpenAthens is the electronic key which allows you to access a wide range of online resources accessible to you as NHS Staff (or students on placement).
You can register for OpenAthens here. If you are a student on placement, please register with your SomersetFT email address and choose the job role 'Student - placement'.
Eating is allowed in both libraries. Please be mindful of others and clean up after yourself. Wipes and bins are available.
Students on placement have access to most of the library services. This includes joining the library and 24/7 access to both libraries, borrowing items, requesting books and articles from other libraries, access to our online resources or booking study spaces. We also offer bespoke training to students and you may request an evidence search on specific occasions.
Before coming to us, please use your partnership university resources and services. Most universities offer a broad range of online resources as well as academic skills sessions and bespoke sessions. Please use our dedicated libguide for students on placement to get access to the university resources and services.
Copyright law protects the intellectual and economic rights of the copyright holders (authors, creators, and publishers) from reproduction and reselling of their works.
It is the responsibility of all staff and students to ensure that they comply with the law.
An agreement is in place between the NHS and the Copyright Licensing Agency. For more detailed information see Copyright Guidelines for NHS England on the CLA website.
NHS staff can use the search box on this page and input book or journal details for more information about whether a title is covered by the NHS license agreement and how much may be copied.
For local copyright advice please contact the library.