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Lean Library: the library in your browser

Lean Library is a tool for quick and easy access to online information (websites, databases, ebooks and journals). Download the extension for your browser, choose Saxion as your institute and you are ready to go!

How does Lean Library work?

The browserextensie works like this.

When you

  • access a protected website or service (like Springerlink or ScienceDirect)
  • visit a webstoret (like Bol.com of Amazon) with e-books or journals licensed by Saxion
  • see an article or journal mentioned on a website (for example in a list of references) with a open access version available

a popup appears from Lean Library with more information or with a direct link to the publication or database.

Example: Open Access message from Lean Library

This is an example of an article behind a paywall.
Lean Library checks if there are alternatives available and shows (in this example) an open access version of the article.

Lean Library shows the popup, with the ‘Go to open access’ button for the article.

Try is yourself with this live example of this article.

Any questions about Lean Library?

Come to the library of send an e-mail to libraryservices@saxion.nl