Founded in late 2016, Lean Library is an award winning library technology company that delivers a new class of library services, bringing library resources and support directly into the patron’s workflow.
Our founder Johan Tilstra was a librarian with a mission. A mission to help students and researchers get to the resources they need in the quickest and easiest way possible, while still maintaining their privacy and security. His first hand experience and understanding of the library played a huge role in how the product developed and he never lost sight of his aim.
The start up was acquired by SAGE publishing in late 2018 and it has continued to go from strength to strength, growing, adapting and changing with the library community it seeks to serve.