Why Lean Library

we want to be your partner

Let’s work together

For librarians that want to provide their patrons with the best service possible, Lean Library is a comprehensive tool that reliably and seamlessly extends the library resources, services and branding directly into the users’ workflow.

Lean Library sets itself apart from others with its fully supported, wide range of services, its responsive and passionate team, and its absolute alignment with the library’s mission.


The library community and their patrons have a voice that needs to be heard.

Your Library Your Voice

We make sure that our solution is fully aligned with institutional branding and tone of voice.


We take patron privacy and security very seriously and have no financial interest in your data.

IMPLementation made easy

Our implementation/development team are here to help ease your way into implementing our solution into your library.


We want your patrons to know that you are there to assist them at the point of need, so we created a comprehensive, high-quality solution that solves multiple issues.


Lean Library was founded by librarians who wanted to build the best solution to solve the many issues that patrons and librarians worldwide are facing.

Take Lean Library on the Go

We’ve launched a new mobile app, Academic Browser, to further improve remote access.

Need help? Don’t fret

Whether you want to know how our solution works or help with our advanced features, you can count on our top-notch, reliable support from our team.

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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.

Faculty Member
University of Pennsylvania

Also wanted to say thank you so much for the head’s up about [Lean Library] for off-campus browsing – it’s changed my life!

Tim O'Neil
Electronic Media Co-ordinator
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. The number of active users has surpassed our expectations and is growing month-by-month.

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.

Christopher Lee
Utah State University
Electronic Resources Librarian

Lean Library is more important than ever now that all students are online and may or may not be online in the fall.


Backed by an Advisory Board that will keep pushing us forward!

Kathleen Folger

Electronic Resources Officer,
University of Michigan

Jos Westerbeke

Library IT Specialist,
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Laura Tobler

Information Specialist,
Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH

Allison Carroll

Electronic Services Manager,
University of East Anglia

Richard Griscom

Associate University Librarian for Departmental Libraries,
University of Pennsylvania

Tim O’Neill

E-Resources Co-Ordinator,
The University of Manchester

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