OpenAthens Registration

NHS staff and students can register for and NHS OpenAthens username and password to access NHS electronic resources. The single sign on allows access to a wide range of resources including ebooks, ejournals and databases.

Eligible users can register from home or at work, however please be aware that when registering from home it can take up to 7 days to verify your account. Registration from an NHS networked computer is verified the same day.

You can register for OpenAthens here


Click here  to see if you are eligible for an OpenAthens password. If you are still unsure please contact the library.

Password reset

If you forget your password you can reset it by clicking here

Changing your NHS organisation

When you move to or from another NHS organisation you can take your Athens account with you. To do this you will need to:

  • Log in to Your account
  • Select Change organisation and follow instructions

The Library, Musgrove Park Hospital administrates OpenAthens accounts Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

If you have any problems or need help contact the library