Home access to databases with Lean Library

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!

Any questions about Lean Library?

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

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 Library
  • 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. The possibilities of Lean Library have recently been expanded and the design has also been adjusted.

Depending on what you do, where you search, which website you are on, you will see different popups. Not all popups are available in English at this moment

You have access to a resource. Depending on which site you are, different popups will be shown.

A referring link from the homepage of Saxion Library to our search page.

An example of a popup about an Open Access article.

Use ‘Go to open access’ to access the article.

Try this exampele.
I shows the workings of Lean Library.

Lean Library Settings

Choose the cartwheel in the upper right corner of the popup to adjust your Lean Library settings

  • Choose ‘Saxion’ as Your institution or a secondary institution.
  • Choose your language. Not all the content has been translated
  • Choose Text size
  • Lean Library uses a floating button. Choose the location for the button on your page to open the extension.

Lean Library & Google Scholar

If you use Google Scholar (with Saxion as library) in combination with Lean Library, the Google Scholar search results now also show an extra overview of search results from our Discovery Service. These results give you an idea of what you can find in our Discovery Service.

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Go to Setting in Google Scholar and choose Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Library Links.

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When searching in Google Scholar you can immediately see whether a publication is available via Saxion Library: Get it @ Saxion and results are shown directly from our Discovery Service to alert you to other publications.

And more …

After a reference to an article, the popup indicates that you have access on behalf of Saxion Library.

Or draw your attention to interesting sources that we have in the Saxion Library collection, such as national and regional newspapers (in Dutch only at this time).