Get easy access to e-resources provided by your Library directly from your browser.
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.
## Lean Library Futures ##
Futures is our ambitious new service bringing additional services from your library into your workflows. We’re still developing this service, but it will be delivered through our Lean Library Extension.
This release includes bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Why couldn't I update? App Store told me I could.
Extremely Poor Privacy
Requires the following permissions:
"Can read sensitive information from webpages, including passwords, phone numbers, and credit cards on all webpages."
This is severe. I refuse to give this app access to all my passwords.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback.
The mentioned permissions are required for us to be able to scrape the academic pages you visit for ISBNs and DOIs, without which we would be unable to provide you with alternatives (both for articles and eBooks) through your library. Please be assured, that your phone numbers and passwords are safe with us - especially as our extension does not read them. Should you have more questions regarding rights, permissions, data policy or anything else, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why does my library recommend this?
I would give it more stars if it could install, but it just hangs. It says it needs Safari 14.0, but I have Safari 14.0.
Developer Response ,
I am sorry to hear about the inconvenience this is causing you.
Unfortunately, Safari update has been problematic. We have received a few more reports on the same issue and we have been investigating this with Apple. We found out what happens is that during the macOS / Safari update, some files were incorrectly left from the previous version, and that is why the extension does not work and it cannot be reinstalled properly. We have identified BigSur reinstall to be the only way to fix it for now, until a follow-up update does not come from Apple, which fixes this issue.
I am sorry for not being able to provide you with a better solution. Unfortunately, as the issue is with the Apple updates. In this case, please kindly consider using the extension in any other major browsers, as they should work without any issue (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, EDGE).
I hope this issue will be fixed soon.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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