Lean Library

Lean Library Access

Drive usage.
Save money.
Promote your library.

A comprehensive access solution helping libraries drive usage, increase visibility and save money.




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Key Benefits

Streamlines access, increasing patron usage

Lean Library Access puts your library resources into the patrons’ workflow when they need them, on laptop or mobile, making them easily and quickly available. This saves your patrons an average 3 minutes per search and increases patron usage by up to 40%.

We need this tool because we as libraries are facing an important shift in types of access. There are now so many ways to access e-resources.
Jos Westerberke Library IT Specialist, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Unlocks access to free content, saving money

Did you know that over a third of all academic content is available as an Open Access version? As well as getting more usage and better value from the collections you invest in, Lean Library Access gives your patrons access to 30M+ open access papers, saving you an estimated £30k per year.

We recommend Lean Library over other OA [Open Access] browser plugins. Lean Library finds and delivers an OA version of the article or chapter if there is no subscription access.
University of Cambridge Official guidance

Promotes your library throughout your patron’s workflow

Lean Library Access embeds library branding in your patron’s workflow, showcasing the role of the library in supporting their discovery. You can also add customisable messages into your patron’s workflow via pop-ups, helping you communicate and raise awareness of your library.

By using the assist messages within Lean Library, we are also able to inform users of known issues with suppliers or websites, saving the user and library team time in answering questions before they are raised.
Andrew Cheney Evidence Services Lead, NHS Mersey Care

Seamlessly integrated with popular tools like Google Scholar and PubMed

Our technology integrates with the systems and web pages you and your patrons use most, like Google Scholar, PubMed and thousands more.

Lean Library has massively simplified the process of getting access to library licensed e-resources off-campus for users who bypass our discovery tool and go straight to vendor websites, or who find content in search engines.
Tim O’Neill Electronic Media Coordinator, The University of Manchester

The most comprehensive access solution on the market

Whilst other access solutions cut-out the library from your patron’s workflow, or offer lite solutions that only support some publishers or some content types, Lean Library Access is:

  • Available on all browser types and mobile
  • The only access solution to cover eBooks – up to 50% of your library’s digital holdings
  • Privacy-focused, offering complete user anonymity
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