Whether you’ve had a recent health diagnosis, managing a long-term health condition, or caring for someone else, it can be difficult navigating the different information and support services available online.
Somerset Libraries are working in collaboration with Musgrove Park Hospital and Yeovil District Hospital to support you in accessing reliable up-to-date information.
Access to digital devices
We offer free iPad loans for a 6 week period, from Taunton and Yeovil libraries for those who need it to access health and wellbeing services. This includes a data package so that you can access the internet without needing WiFi. To borrow a device simply pop into the library or email them
Yeovil – firstname.lastname@example.org
Taunton – email@example.com
Or, you can also use desktop computers for free in all libraries, and use a printer for a small charge. More information – Computers and Wi-Fi (somerset.gov.uk)
Online Health Resources
For a quick guide to finding reliable health information online, visit our Online Health Information page
Somerset Apps Library
The Somerset Apps Library is a one stop shop for accessing apps to manage your health needs. All the apps have been reviewed and approved by health professionals, and you can easily find the right app for you through their search bar. It is available through ORCHA
Digital and health information drop-ins
Face-to-face support to access online health information and services.
We can help you with
- Using your digital device
- Accessing online health services and websites
- Finding the best websites and apps to support your health needs
- Advice on which websites you can trust when researching health conditions and support
- Free iPad loans
Drop-ins take place at
Mondays 4pm to 5.30pm
Thursdays 9.30am to 11.30am
To be confirmed
Please note – we can only offer information about accessing health information and cannot give health advice.
We are developing a range of short video guides on topics including
- Finding reliable health information online
- Knowing what information you can trust online
- How to access and use a range of online health services and apps
They will soon be available on our YouTube channel – Somerset Libraries UK – YouTube