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Q. What is lean library

Answered By: Sharon Nangle
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2023     Views: 12

Lean Library gives you easy access to all the Library's e-resources without you having to do any of the hard work of finding a login, or finding which website the Library has access to them on.

Lean Library is a browser extension which checks to find Library access to ebooks and journal articles on any website you find them on. If you find details of e.g. a journal article, it will let you know if you have access and give you a direct link to it if it's held on a different site from the one you have found it on.   It removed the need to find an institutional login on a webpage, and the wasted effort of logging in to find you don’t have access through the service you’ve used, or having to search again on Library search. It also searches for an Open Access alternative.

More information about Lean Library, including a demonstration of how it works in practice, and how to install it can be found on this post on the Library blog.

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