The Lean Library Access browser extension simplifies the connection to library-licensed research materials, wherever and whenever you decide to study. You’ll have access whether you’re working abroad, in a neighborhood coffee shop, or at home. Using Lean Library Access means you spend less time searching for articles and journals and more time researching.
While you are off-campus or off of Yale's network, the extension will notify you when you’re on a website that contains content the library subscribes to. You'll be prompted to authenticate through Yale's CAS. Once you are logged in, the extension icon in your browser bar will glow green if the library provides access. Then, it’s just a single click to open the site and get access to the library-licensed resources. A grey icon means that Yale University Library does not have a subscription to the content.
Lean Library can be downloaded at the following website:
Information on downloading the plugin and using Lean Library Access is available here:
The Lean Library Access browser plug-in requires a modern web browser. Supported browsers include:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Apple Safari (MacOS)
- Apple Safari (iPhone, iPad, iOS)
For assistance with Lean Library Access, please see:
An FAQ, documentation, and a how-to video are available here: