NEW: Group training sessions

If you require some support or training with finding, searching and using evidence, you can now book onto one of our regular, small group, online training sessions on how to find, search and use evidence..

Dates and times are listed below, please book via OWL (for SFT sfaff) or ESR for YDH staff.

MS Teams training sessions

Date Time
Thurs 9th February 2023 2pm-3pm
Tues 21st February 2023 10am-11am
Thurs 9th March 2023 2pm-3pm
Tues 21st March 2023 10am-11am
Thurs 6th April 2023 2pm-3pm
Tues 18th April 2023 10am-11am
Thurs 4th May 2023 2pm-3pm

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub is here!

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub is a one-stop gateway that allows you to access our high-quality sources of information and evidence: articles, books, clinical decision tools, databases, e-books and journals. Login with your Open Athens account for one-click full-text access to all subscribed content, or to request a copy directly from the library assistants.

Contact us if you need any assistance or require further training.

The Library and Knowledge Service

The Library & Knowledge Service is based in The Academy on the Musgrove Hospital site  

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. You can also Join the library.

There is additional library study space at Cheddon Lodge details can be found on the Cheddon Lodge Learning Space page

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.
  • 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.

Access to Additional Library PCs

There are three PCs available in the breakout space, to the left of the Library door, in The Academy. No printer is accessible for these PCs.

Additionally, there are four PCs available in the Computer based learning room, Academy Level one. Basic printing access is available in this space.

Please email: to obtain the access code for the door into The Academy and the Library.