Lean Library

Take your library to your patrons

Drive usage.
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Promote your library.

Lean Library puts the library in your patron’s workflow, making content and resources accessible whenever and wherever your patrons need them.

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Trusted by libraries all over the world including...

  • University of Cambridge
  • Harvard University
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Cardiff University
  • NHS

...and over 200,000 library patrons worldwide.

Don’t just take our word for it

  • Jason Folkman Electronic Resources Librarian, Utah State University
    Having invested so much time to  provide our patrons with library training materials, we want to see them used. With Lean Library Futures delivering our LibGuides into our patrons’ workflow, we have seen usage for a LibGuide increase by 450%.
  • Matthew Smith Academic Librarian, University of East Anglia
    We’ve used Lean Library for several years and I’m going to be honest – it’s one of my favourite bits of library technology!
  • Andrew Cheney Evidence Services Lead, NHS Mersey Care
    By using the assist messages within Lean Library, we are also able to inform users of known issues with suppliers or websites, saving the user and library team time in answering questions before they are raised.
  • Andrew Cheney Evidence Services Lead, NHS Mersey Care
    The implementation of Lean Library in Mersey Care has contributed towards a 45% increase in online journal usage...
  • Andrew Cheney Evidence Services Lead, NHS Mersey Care
    The installation and ongoing dialogue with Lean Library was exemplary; always consistently helpful and very responsive. I am not necessarily very technically minded but Daniel - our Lean Library contact - guided me through all the necessary steps at our end.
  • Jon Bentley Commercial Director, OpenAthens
    The collaboration with Lean Library has been productive and exciting. We’d both spotted aspects of single sign-on that can be improved and working together, we’ve taken a step forward in creating a superior experience. We have removed the hoops and hurdles users sometimes need to jump through and over.
  • Jos Westerberke Library IT Specialist, Erasmus University Rotterdam
    We need this tool because we as libraries are facing an important shift in types of access. There are now so many ways to access e-resources.
  • Andrew Cheney Evidence Services Lead, NHS Mersey Care
    By using the assist messages within Lean Library, we are also able to inform users of known issues with suppliers or websites, saving the user and library team time in answering questions before they are raised.
  • Mo Torres @motorresx
    I’m not sure when Harvard Library gave us access to the Lean Library browser extension, but I am very happy
  • Petr Knoth Head of CORE and senior research fellow in text and data mining at the Open University
    Integrating with Lean Library is another example of CORE following the strategy of delivering services where users already are, rather than just asking users to come.
  • Jason Folkman Electronic Resources Librarian, Utah State University
    Having invested so much time to  provide our patrons with library training materials, we want to see them used. With Lean Library delivering our LibGuides into our patrons’ workflow, we have seen usage for a LibGuide increase by 450%.
  • Postgraduate Student School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester
    I wanted to say how much easier life has been when doing research with the roll out of the Library Access plug-in for web browsers.
  • Tim O’Neill Electronic Media Coordinator, The University of Manchester
    Lean Library has massively simplified the process of getting access to library licensed e-resources off-campus for users who bypass our discovery tool and go straight to vendor websites, or who find content in search engines.
  • Slaven Zivkovic Founder & CEO, Springshare
    We are excited to see the increased usage and access this Lean Library integration will offer our customers. It’s just the beginning of our partnership with Lean Library and we’ll be adding more integrations soon.
  • University of Cambridge Official guidance
    We recommend Lean Library over other OA [Open Access] browser plugins. Lean Library finds and delivers an OA version of the article or chapter if there is no subscription access.
  • Undergraduate Student Utrecht University
    I love this extension. It improves my search for articles a thousand times. You have taken away a most hated hurdle in my life.

Without Lean Library

Your patron is bounced from publisher to paywall to login page and back again, making access frustrating and time consuming.

With Lean Library

Lean Library gives seamless access to all of your library resources, doing the hard work for the patron.

Increase patron usage of library resources by up to 40%

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The implementation of Lean Library in Mersey Care has contributed towards a 45% increase in online journal usage...
Andrew Cheney Evidence Services Lead, NHS Mersey Care

Integrates with thousands of academic resources and webpages

Whatever your patrons’ goals are, help them achieve them with Lean Library.

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