A library-approved tool to unlock access to academic papers.
What is Lean Library?
Lean Library is an add-on for the Edge browser. It is a library-approved tool that makes millions of academic papers immediately accessible. By integrating with your library's services, it simplifies access to content in your research workflow, and provides support within the systems and web pages you use most, such as Google Scholar and PubMed. Even users without an institutional affiliation can enjoy access to open-sourced materials for free.
Put your library on your shoulder as you research
The Lean Library extension is a free tool which assists your library in delivering their services directly into your research workflow!
With the Lean Library extension, you can unlock access instantly and legally to millions of academic papers, streamline access to your library content whenever and wherever you might need it and get direct support within systems and web pages you use the most like Google Scholar, PubMed and thousand more!
Ready to start using Lean Library?
Install the extension, select your institution and begin researching! Even if you aren’t affiliated to an institution, you can still get quick and seamless redirection to open access materials absolutely free by downloading the extension and selecting Lean Library Open as your library.
Lean Library is a fantastic complement to other research tools you may already use including LibKey Nomad, EndNote Click and many more.
Lean Library is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive 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.
Lean Library is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.
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