Lean Library

Lean Library

A library-approved tool to unlock access to academic papers.

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What is Lean Library?

Lean Library is an Edge add-on by Lean Library. This add-on has 70,497 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.80, and is most similar to Workona Tab Manager and Image to Text (OCR). The latest version, 2023.4.1, was updated 24 days ago.

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Rating: 3.80 (6)
Version: 2023.4.1 (Last updated: 2023-03-09)
Creation date: 2022-01-26
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • webNavigation
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • contextMenus
  • unlimitedStorage
Size: 913.87K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
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Lean Library
Lean Library (v2023.4.1)
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The Lean Library extension is a free tool which assists your library in delivering their services directly into your research workflow in more ways than one!  With the Lean Library extension, you can enjoy:

## Lean Library Access ##
Do you use Browzine, EndNote Click, Readcube or PaperPanda? Then Lean Library Access is for you! 

Get easy access to your library’s article and ebook e-resources directly into your browser.

The extension will notify when you are on a website that contains material your library can give you access to. A single click will redirect you to this content, no paywalls, no multiple log-ins. The browser extension simplifies searching for relevant sources and facilitates quality study time. A few quick clicks will get you started.  

## Lean Library Open - Unlock instant & legal access to millions of free academic papers ##
Did you know that over a third of all academic papers have a free-to-read version available? Our free plug-in unlocks access instantly and legally to millions of these papers, saving you time and effort.

Even if you aren’t affiliated to an institution, you can still get quick and seamless redirection to open access materials absolutely free.

Simply download the extension and select Lean Library Open as your library.
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Risk impact

Lean Library requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Lean Library if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Lean Library is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
Very useful tool. Love to use it with my research
by Clare, 2021-02-08

Makes the browser very laggy
by Dan, 2021-02-07

Very helpful for my studies
by kusal, 2021-02-05
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