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Introduction

Whether you’ve had a recent health diagnosis, managing a long-term health condition, or caring for someone else, it can be difficult to find 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 up to 6 weeks, 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 Wi-Fi. To borrow a device simply pop into the library or email them

Yeovil – yeolib@somerset.gov.uk

Taunton – taulib@somerset.gov.uk

Or, you can also use desktop computers for free in all libraries, and use a printer for a small charge. For more information, visit our Computers and Wi-Fi page.

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 The Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps website.

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:

Yeovil Library
Mondays 4pm to 5.30pm
Thursdays 9.30am to 11.30am

Taunton Library
To be confirmed

Please note – we can only offer information about accessing health information and cannot give health advice.

Video guides

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.

Last reviewed: February 29, 2024 by Qi

Next review due: August 29, 2024

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