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.

What’s New

Version 2021.7.1

Various performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Willionvii ,


Why couldn't I update? App Store told me I could.

Opposed to Nicknames :) ,

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 ,

Hi there! 

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

App Privacy

The developer, Lean Library B.V., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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