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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.

How does Library Access work?

If you are on a database or website that contains content that our library has access to, the Library Access icon will turn green Green icon and prompt you to authenticate to get access. Just click on the ‘Get Access’ button to continue.

Just click the Get Access button    


Alternative access

If you can't access the article or ebook from the database or website you're on, Library Access will try to find you access through somewhere else, such as through the Library. The Library Access icon will turn green and give you alternative links to access the article or ebook through another website or database. 

Alternative access


By using the Lean Library browser extension, you will remain completely anonymous. The extension does not collect any personal information unless you actively share it. It does not collect your IP address or your device’s unique device IDs. For more information, please see Lean Library’s privacy statement.

For enquiries and assistance please contact the Library.

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