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NHS staff and students can register for an NHS OpenAthens username and password to access our electronic resources. The single sign on allows access to a wide range of resources including ebooks, ejournals and databases.

Eligible users can register from home or at work. You can register for OpenAthens  here.

If you are transferring to Somerset FT from another Trust, you may already have an OpenAthens account. If so, please let us know and we will transfer your account to us so that you will be able to access our subscribed online resources. 

Please note: when registering from home it can take up to 7 days to verify your account. Registration from an NHS networked computer is verified the same day.

Click here  to see if you are eligible for an OpenAthens password. If you are still unsure please contact the library.

If you forget your password you can reset it by clicking here.

When you move to or from another NHS organisation you can take your Athens account with you. To do this you will need to:

  • Log in to Your account
  • Select Change organisation and follow instructions

The Library, Musgrove Park Hospital administers OpenAthens accounts Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

If you have any problems or need help contact the library.


Open: Mon-Fri: 8.30am-4.30pm 24/7 for registered members
(01823) 342433
Knowledge & Library Services, Musgrove Park Academy, Musgrove Park Hospital TA1 5DA
Open: Mon-Fri: 8.30am-4.30pm (staffed hours may vary) 24/7 for registered members
01935 384495 / 4697
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