Cheddon Lodge Library

To access Cheddon Lodge you will need to be registered with the library.

Please contact the library service at Musgrove Park Hospital with any queries and for details of how to register and access Cheddon Lodge.

Since 2003 the library service for Somerset Partnership staff has been supported by a Service Level Agreement with Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. The library service is now a fully integrated part of the Library, Musgrove Park Hospital. This enhanced and expanded service is based at Musgrove Park Hospital and offers a professional, comprehensive and responsive information service for all staff and students on placement within both organisations.

What we offer

  • Professional and knowledgeable staff

The team can support you at your place of work, team meetings, staff CPD sessions and inductions. Alternatively you can visit us at Musgrove or Cheddon Lodge.

  • Access to online knowledge resources from work and home

The library intranet site can be accessed via the A to Z on the Somerset Partnership intranet or you can have virtual access to all our resources from home with an OpenAthens password via the blog. We offer phone, onsite assistance or webex sessions.

  • Expert literature search services

Do you need evidence to support patient care, research or service development? We can search the healthcare databases for you, saving you time and supplying tailored key evidence to suit your request.

  • Support for cpd, research and innovation

We can supply a literature search as above or offer assisted searches to filter the information you need in collaboration with you.

  • Efficient book and article supply

We can supply most books and e-books from our own stock or from other NHS libraries within 7 days but usually quicker. If you have a specific article you require then we can supply this via email or as a paper copy, usually within 24 hours. We have an extensive e-journal collection which can be accessed by you with an OpenAthens password.

  • Help with keeping up to date via regular current awareness bulletins

The team produce various current awareness bulletins. To view all available bulletins please visit the library webpage or the blog.

  • Professional information skills training

If you would like guidance on how to use all our resources we offer one to one or group training sessions, either at Musgrove or your place of work.