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Library Access, by Lean Library: About

Learn how to install and use the Library Access browser extension to make accessing full-text journal articles and ebooks easier.

Library Access is an extension you install into your browser. It finds the full text of journal articles and ebooks if you have access to them through The University of Sydney Library. With this extension you won't need to go through Library Search or the Library's databases page first.

What happens if you don't have access through the Library

If you can't access the article or ebook through the Library from the database or website you're on, Library Access will try to find you access through somewhere else.

Open access

If Library Access finds the article or ebook for free through another database or website, it will tell you it has a found an open access version and give you a button to get the article or ebook.


Alternative access

If Library Access finds access through another website or database you have access to through the Library, the Library Access icon will turn orange and give you alternative links to access the article or ebook through another website or database.

For enquiries and assistance please contact the Library.