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Musgrove Park Hospital

Parkfield Dr, Taunton, TA1 5DA, United Kingdom

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Foundation House, Wellsprings Road, Taunton, TA2 7PQ, United Kingdom

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Welcome to the Library & Knowledge Services

These pages are primarily for NHS trust staff and include a range of links to resources and services.

We encourage staff and students working across Somerset  to use our webpage to make requests and communicate information needs.

The library at Musgrove is staffed five days a week from 8am to 5pm with 24/7 access via keypad for registered library members.

Patients and the general public can learn more about what the library has to offer on our patient information page.

Our library moves to Barton House South in mid-December

Our library and knowledge service, currently based at the Musgrove Park Academy, will close on Thursday 3 December and will temporarily relocate to Barton House South Level One which is on the Musgrove Park Hospital site.

The library will re-open in its temporary home on Monday 14 December.

The library is moving so that a new, bigger and modern library will be built on the Academy site as part of wider improvements to the Academy building and Musgrove 2030 programme.

The new library is expected to open in summer 2021 and will have increased study space (with an additional floor), group and individual study spaces and a wellbeing area.

The library will be running a virtual service during the brief closure period in early December. Book stock and PCs will be temporarily unavailable, but you will still be able to contact the library if you need any help with getting articles/books from other libraries, literature searching and other library services.

The temporary library in Barton House South will provide all the library services you are accustomed to: 24/7 access to books and journals, study spaces, Wifi, PCs, printing, plus the additional benefit of bookable group and individual study spaces.

The team will also be unveiling a brand new self-service kiosk which you can use to borrow and return books 24/7.

For your convenience, there will be a book drop box available on the Jubilee concourse opposite M&S so that you can return books there if you are passing through the main hospital building. It will be checked daily by library colleagues.

Contact the library if you’d like any additional information on 01823 34(2433) or library@somersetft.nhs.uk.