Answered By: Jennifer Bazeley
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2022     Views: 195

Q: What is Lean Library Access, and why would I want to use it?
Answered by: Jennifer Bazeley

Yale University Library is now offering a browser extension called Lean Library Access. Lean Library Access is available to current Yale University faculty, students, and staff and current YNHH employees.

Lean Library Access makes it easier for you to connect to library-licensed research materials if you start your research somewhere other than the library website (Google Scholar or a publisher’s website, for example). While you are off-campus or off of Yale's network, the extension notifies you when you are on a website that contains content the library subscribes to.

You'll be prompted to authenticate through Yale's CAS or with your Epic ID. 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.

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