Off campus? Download Lean Library!

Access research material anytime, anywhere. 

Working on your research or studying at home? Looking for scholarly material for your presentation? Download the Lean Library Access browser extension and access research material anytime, anywhere. 

How does it work? 

The Lean Library browser extension simplifies your connection to available online library materials, wherever and whenever you decide to study. You’ll have access whether you’re abroad, in a coffee shop, or at home. Using Lean Library means you spend less time searching for research material and more time studying. In a few simple steps, you can have access to the library content you need. After downloading, the extension will notify you with a pop-up when you’re on a website that your library has a subscription for. Then it’s just a single click to open the site through the library’s systems and get access to all licensed material on that site. The browser extension shows an icon in the bookmarks bar. It works almost like a traffic light. If the icon is green, then you have access. If the item is unavailable at Wesleyan, Lean Library Access will also automatically check for open access versions of the article or route you to an interlibrary loan request form as needed.

The extension will also notify you if there is additional information you need to access a particular library subscription, for example, if registering with the site is required or if there are specific instructions needed for downloading materials.

Download the Library Access browser extension 

Want to take advantage of this free library service? Download it here. The Library Access browser extension is available for all browsers. Install the extension, select your institution and you are ready to go. 

What about my privacy? 

When using the Lean Library Access extension you will remain completely anonymous. Our browser extension doesn’t collect any personal information unless you actively share it and it doesn’t collect your IP address or your device’s unique device IDs. Want to know more? Learn more about our privacy policy.