This Research Support Guide, brings together information, services and resources provided by Library and Knowledge Services at both Somerset Foundation Trust and Yeovil Foundation Trust.
Browse general research resources under Resources and training, or according to which stage of the research cycle you are in: planning, collecting, analysing and sharing - we are here to support you every step of your research journey.
If you need any assistance, or would like to give some feedback on this Topic Guide, please contact the library team:
|Musgrove Park Hospital Library||Yeovil Academy Library|
|Tel: 01823 342433||Tel: 01935 384495 / 4697|
|E-mail: email@example.com||Email: Library@ydh.nhs.uk|
|Website: Library and Knowledge Service - Library (somersetft.nhs.uk)||Website: Yeovil Academy Library|
|Twitter: @SomNHS_LKS||Twitter: @YDHLibrary|
We have library facilities at both Musgrove Park Hospital and Yeovil Hospital. The libraries are located in their respective Academies, and offer the following services:
In Taunton, you can also book study spaces. To request a booking, please login to a trust PC or the trust network and click here or contact us.
Both libraries are located in the Academy.
Taunton Academy is located off the Concourse in Jubilee building, opposite M&S. The library entrance is on the ground floor.
Address: Knowledge & Library Services, Musgrove Park Academy, Musgrove Park Hospital TA1 5DA
Yeovil Academy is located on Level 4 of the main Yeovil District Hospital building.
Address: Academy Library,Yeovil District Hospital, Higher Kingston, Yeovil, BA21 4AT
Both libraries are located in their respective Academies and are open 24/7 for registered members. For out of hours access, please email Taunton-MPH Library for the door access code. Yeovil Library is accessible out of hours by swiping into the Academy with your YDH ID badge.
You can join both libraries by completing an online registration form.
For staffed hours, please see below:
|Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm||Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm|
There are 2 study pods with PCs on the ground floor that are available for private bookings.
More PCs are available on the first floor. These PCs operate on a first come, first served basis. They are accessible 24/7 to registered members of the library.
All the PCs are linked to a colour printer on the first floor. Printing for work purposes is free. If you wish to print for private purposes, the charge is 10p per sheet. Please leave the money in the honesty box next to the printer.
There are 13 PCs available for use in the library and IT Suite 2. Computers can be accessed 24/7.
All PCs are linked to a colour printer located in IT Suite 2. Printing is charged at 5p per A4 page and 10p per A3 page - please pay library staff at the issue desk.
WiFi is also available in both libraries. Please ask the at the helpdesk for more details.
2 group study rooms are available to be booked.
Each room has a maximum capacity of 4, but can be combined into one room with a capacity of 8.
Each room is equipped with a computer and a TV/monitor screen. These rooms are ideal for private and group study, tutorials, or training sessions for small groups.
You can request a room using Bookwise. To access Bookwise, you'll need to log on to a trust PC or use the trust network. Alternatively, please contact us.
We ask that you please respect the space as well as other library users. These rooms are not suitable for hot-desking or for private or sensitive meetings/MS Teams calls.
For more information, please see our Room Booking Policy below.
The librarians and evidence specialists offer training in a number of information-related skills to support your clinical or quality improvement needs and activities. You can book online (via MS Teams) or face to face training by contacting the library directly.
Take a look at our Training LibGuide to see what's on offer.
The Cheddon Lodge library collection is now available at the Library in the Academy at Musgrove Park Hospital.
Cheddon Lodge is a dedicated study space with computer access. The facility is accessible Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm. Please ask for the door access code via email prior to your visit.
There are 5 PCs available at Cheddon Lodge. Printing facilities are also available. It is drop-in use only, first come first served.
The space is an unstaffed study area, so we ask that you treat other learning space users with kindness and respect and abide by the following code of conduct:
Please respect colleagues using the space and keep noise to a minimum. There are private staff offices on the ground floor and first floor.
Please leave the space as you find it, and wipe down the PC/workstation before and after use, using the Clinell wipes provided.
You are welcome to use your own laptops in the learning space, but please do not disconnect any of the desktop equipment to connect your laptop to monitors etc.
Please be mindful of any confidential conversations – it is an open plan space.
Please use headphones if you are attending online, virtual interactive learning sessions or MS Teams calls.
A small kitchen is available for use – please bring your own refreshment supplies and leave the kitchen clean and tidy when you have finished.
Please vacate the space promptly at 16:30 on weekdays – the door will automatically lock at this time, and the access code will NOT work after hours or at weekends.
Please report any IT issues directly with IT – there is a phone by the printer which can be used for this, and there are other emergency numbers beside the phone if required.