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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 Service

Provided for staff and students working in healthcare across Somerset.

The library at Musgrove Park 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 on our patient information page.

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Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Library & Knowledge Services Service Update

The Library & Knowledge Service is currently based at Barton House South on the Musgrove Hospital site – see this library tour video for more information.

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  during  unstaffed hours.

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

We are currently running with limited staffing onsite, 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
Email: library@somersetft.nhs.uk