Who Can Join

The library you choose to join will depend on your location in Somerset

If you meet the criteria below and:

The service you receive will be the same regardless of your home library location.


Criteria for membership:

You are entitled to full library services if you are:

  • NHS employed staff
  • All students on a NHS placement in Somerset
  • Hospice staff
  • SWASFT staff
  • GPs, practice staff and voluntary staff
  • Social care staff working with healthcare teams
  • Staff from other NHS organisations in the South are welcome to use our services as partner members


Members of South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust are welcome to join the library, use the facility and take out books. Resources and current awareness services for Ambulance staff and students are provided centrally though the Discovery Library at Plymouth. For more details visit: https://discoverylibrary.org/swasft/

Public Access:

The library is primarily a service for NHS staff. Whilst they cannot join as members, patients, carers, visitors and the general public are welcome to visit the library during normal staffed hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Private Membership:

Private membership is available for non-NHS readers on payment of an annual subscription. Please contact us for more information


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