What Is Lean Library?
Lean Library is a browser extension. It gives you seamless access to SHU Library subscriptions to books, journals, and other information when you search Google, Google Scholar, Amazon, and other popular services, from anywhere in the world.
Less time searching, more time studying. An easy option for broad access from your laptop or desktop.
How Can I Get Lean Library?
* In the Chrome Store, this extension is called "Library Access" --just another Chrome name for Lean Library
**Safari requires Mac OS version 10.14 (Mojave) or later.
What about my privacy?
How Does It Work? -- see also this link with a video!
You will be prompted to log in with your SHU UserID and password. It's safe to enter these (they are stored only in your browser).
Once installed, when you land on content licensed by SHU Library, the extension icon in your bookmarks bar will turn:
from greyto green
letting you know that, as a member of the SHU community, you have access to that content.
If the content you’d like to use doesn’t seem accessible, the extension will automatically check for legal open-access versions of the article, or provide a link to interlibrary loan.
If you end your browser session and return later, Lean Library will ask you to re-enter your SHU userID and password.