Library Alternatives

Library Alternatives

Provide alternative legal routes to discover full-text articles or eBooks when patrons hit barriers

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For your patrons:

Avoid unnecessary paywalls

Patrons don't spend money on articles or eBooks they may already have access to

Keep researching

Patrons spend more time researching and less time worrying about access

Find the library

Patrons get redirected to your library's e-resources when the article or eBook is available elsewhere

For your library:

Better use of your e-resources

Leading patrons back to the library when they hit a paywall increases usage

More options

Searching for Open Access alternatives when you don't have the article or eBook gives your patrons more options

A helping hand

Help ensure patrons can find what they need even when you aren't with them

How it works


User lands on an article that is not licensed by your library


Extension recognizes an alternative, legal route to full-text


Pop up appears with a link to full-text if an alternative is available

Lean Library also boosts your patrons' productivity with these solutions

Library Access

Simplified access to subscribed e-resources, wherever your researchers are

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Library Assist

Promote your library’s value and deliver targeted messages in the patrons' workflow

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