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Musgrove Park Hospital

Parkfield Dr, Taunton, TA1 5DA, United Kingdom

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Foundation House

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

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Bookends Book Club

The Book Club is open to all members of the Trust, please contact the library if you would like to join, we are a very welcoming group. Our book choice for May is The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith which we will discuss on Wednesday 19th May. The virtual Book Club chat will take place from 7:30 – 8:30pm, please contact the library for an invitation to the Teams meeting:



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 8:30am to 4:30pm 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.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Library & Knowledge Services Service Update

We would like to reassure colleagues that the Library & Knowledge Service (currently based at Barton House South on the Musgrove Hospital site – see this library tour video for more information) remains open and staffed during the current lockdown and we continue to support your patient care, learning, CPD and research.

Staffed opening hours are Monday to Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM.

24/7 access is available to registered library members. Door access codes are required both during staffed and unstaffed hours, so if you are planning to visit the Library, please contact us ahead of your visit to be given the codes.

The Library space at the Cheddon Lodge is not currently available due to planned maintenance, and staff shortages.

Like many other services and departments, the Library & Knowledge Service is running with limited staffing, with some staff working from home. We are also providing support to the mass vaccination programmes and winter pressures as and when required.

As a result, this may impact on some of our services in the following ways:

  • There may be delays in responding to your emails or queries.
  • The library space may be unstaffed at short notice (service updates will be provided via the library website and our Twitter account).
  • Requests for books and articles from other libraries may be delayed as many other NHS libraries in the region also have staff shortages or are currently closed.
  • We may need to negotiate deadlines for literature search requests.
  • We cannot currently take requests for assisted searches to support academic work, please contact your academic institution’s library services for assistance.
  • You may be offered library inductions or training via MS Teams, or redirected to self-directed learning on OWL.

Thank you for your understanding.

For further service updates, please check the library website and our Twitter account.

Contact us:

Tel: 01823 342433