Easy access to articles and e-books

Library Access is a plugin that you can download to your browser, which leads you directly to the entire article or the entire e-book if the university has access to the material.

The Lean Library Access plugin will take you to the full text even when you are off-campus and whether you are coming through a Google search or have searched through a database or are using Google Scholar.

You can download the Lean Library Access plugin from this link:

https://www.leanlibrary.com/download/ (just click Download and follow the instructions)

The plugin works for Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Opera.

On mobile phones or tablets the plugin currently works only for certain browsers that support extensions. For Android mobiles you can try the browser Kiwi or the browser Yandex (from Google Play Store). For iPad or iPhone you can try the Academic Browser available on Apple App Store.

Extra features:

  • The Lean Library Access adds an ID to searches in Google Scholar and PubMed that allows you to directly access full texts from databases that the university library pays for.
  • The Lean Library Access gives you in Google Scholar an opportunity to receive email when a new article is published in a journal that you are interested in (Subscribe to TOC alert). Google Scholar also, through the plugin, links to selected citations (supporting citations).
  • The Lean Library Access plugin also allows you to look up a title in OneSearch at any time, and from any page. Mark e.g. a title and right-click, then you can select "Search OneSearch" in the menu.
Get Access

The box above will show up when you are on a page of material that you can access in full text.

See also the video below on how Lean Library Access works.