extension ExtPose

Library Access

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Get easy access to e-resources provided by your Library directly from your browser.

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Description from store Get simple access to scholarly material whenever, wherever you are. The Library Access browser extension provides quick and simple access to study material licensed by your library. The extension will notify when you are on a website that contains licensed material. A single click will open that site via the library, ensuring you’ve got access. The Library Access browser extension simplifies searching for relevant sources and facilitates quality study time. A few quick clicks will get you started. By installing this extension, you agree to the Privacy Policy at https://www.leanlibrary.com/privacy-policy/item181.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-04-06) Joost de Host: Very useful extension, hence the extra stars, but makes the chrome browser extremely slow, hence only two.
  • (2020-04-03) Juan Andino: Helpful app but you need to either change the default so that the access pop-up doesn't not come up unprompted OR provide users that option. More often than note, this pop-up is super annoying and it would be helpful to just be able to click the icon when you need help with institutional access to an article. Using most up to date version of chrome
  • (2020-04-02) Matthew Harvey: Great premise but causing continuously HUGE CPU usage, making Chrome unbearably slow. Defaulting to whitelisting only known journal sites might help. Developer: try using this on an old or mobile processored computer with more than a few tabs open.
  • (2020-03-29) Sandipan Das: Accessing to uni library resources are good. However, at some point it blocks out your regular internet. Meaning you can't load pages using your browser, at least in chrome. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with Chrome.
  • (2020-03-23) Míriam R. García: It is a great idea, unfortunately if I activate this extension with Chromium (linux computer), internet stops working on chromium at some point. The solution is either to reinitilize chormium or stop the extension. Quite unfortunately because it took me a long time to find the problem with my internet conection.
  • (2020-03-17) Kate Frenzen: Works remarkably well! I always get instant access to my university hospital's library via this extension. Works as intended.
  • (2020-02-05) Rahul Jajodia: We have access to a lot of journals from our university using eduroam. Been using this to access papers from home recently and its a very easy process. Makes life easier. Will hold on a better review until i use it more
  • (2020-01-28) Ben Bartlett: I hate that I am forced to use this extension for remote library access. It intermittently slows my internet speeds to unusable levels (with sites that should not go through a proxy, such as Twitter, taking over 60 seconds to load) and increases CPU and memory impact of Chrome significantly.
  • (2020-01-09) Andrey Fedorov: It's a very strange extension. First, there is no way to selectively use it for specific pages. It often applies itself to pages when not needed, messing up the functionality of those pages. Then I need to go to Extensions settings to manually disable it altogether. Second, it does not work reliably. There are pages where it activates, I see the icon is green, but the content is still not available, or magazine web site still shows "sign in" and "subscribe" links. I am on the verge to remove it completely, but keeping just in case as a last resort.
  • (2019-11-20) Roger Bosman: At the minimum it needs a blacklist for websites, the popup is showing even on pages like Wikipedia. However, a way better option would be to be able to disable the popup, and show the extension as "access available" in another color when the popup would normally show. The website actually describes this feature, but says the institution has control over this? Why? Just let me supress the popups please!
  • (2019-11-13) Nice product that paves the way for easy off campus access, adding to the Open Access and Open Science standards outlined for the future of science and education. The tool connects directly with your library's collection, so you have constant access same as you have on-campus. The tool further prevents students and researchers from paying for content that the Library has in its collection either at the same publisher or even somewhere else.
  • (2019-11-08) René Oostdijk: Bijzonder handige browser-extensie. Stuurt je automatisch naar de full-text versie van een artikel of biedt je de mogelijkheid om het aan te vragen via de bibliotheek van je hogeschool of universiteit.
  • (2019-09-07) Mark Murray: Needs a "ignore this site" feature. I have my own subscription to WSJ and this addon prevents me from logging in.
  • (2019-07-12) Yoram Bossenbroek: Great application. I can now easily access papers without establish a VPN or remote desktop connection with my University. Two times I had an error at a certain site, but the responding time of the support teams from lean library and the TU Delft (my University) is very fast (within two hours) and both times they could fix the problem directly.
  • (2019-01-20) Grant Hayes: Convenient when you need it but a huge pain when you don't. This extension makes accessing academic papers etc. easy, but if there if you have your own subscription to said material, this extension will almost always override your account causing HUGE headaches. E.g. I have a personal subscription to The Economist I cannot access without uninstalling this silly extension.
  • (2018-08-07) Hayley Barone: Unfortunately having the extension active used 70% of my CPU, making my fan shriek, my laptop overheat, and eventually chrome would stop responding. Disabled the extension and voila-- fan stopped and chrome went back to normal. Unfortunate because its a good idea for an extension and its a very useful too when it works (especially as a thesis-writing master's student). Too bad it uses all your CPU.
  • (2018-06-10) Emiliano Heyns: Slows down every request to every website substantially. I *always* see "waiting for extension Library Access" at the bottom when I open a new link.

Latest issues

  • (2020-06-24, v:2020.7.2) Dealraider Sales: Backup of Configuration and Library Settings?
    Is there a way to backup and restore the set of libraries in our extension? I have many library systems to which I belong and it took a while to load them all into the extension. It would be nice to backup this work and reload it if necessary or on other systems.
  • (2020-05-28, v:2020.7.2) AUDREY ZHENG: I cannot search Monash University when I register
    It's really sad for me when I try to use this extesion but I cannot register it since my uni isn't on the list QAQ
  • (2020-05-09, v:2020.6.3) Tomasz Woźniak: Shortcut key shift+option+l (on mac)
    How can I change this combination? It is actually reserved for a specific letter from Polish alphabet and the extension overwrite the default keyboard shortcut.
  • (2020-04-07, v:2020.4.1) Fabio De Ferrari: The extension prevents logging in Mendeley webapp for Chrome
    If I enable the extension, then Mendeley Web importer does not work. When I disable it, it works. Mendeley returns a server issue saying I can't login. I assume the proxy handles connections in a way that doe not allow to mendeley to authenticate my account with the server. Can you please look into that?
  • (2020-02-19, v:2020.3.1) Gunnar Lund: Chrome hangs
    Since last update, chrome's network connection will hang after ~1h of the window being open. Restarting chrome resolves this problem. Disabling this extension fixes this.
  • (2019-12-21, v:2019.110.6) Jon Chuang: Recent Slowdowns Caused By Extension
    I have been experiencing massive page load slowdowns caused by this extension, especially when restoring many closed windows. Please look into this issue. A solution I found effective is to disable the extension when reloading many pages and then reenabling it, but it would be nice if it did not cause problems in the first place.
  • (2019-04-09, v:2.15.0) Noémie mv: Access problem
    I used this extension for a year and a half without any problem. Since yesterday when I want to access a document either from google scholar or from the EUR library website it asks me to log in, not with the EUR erna but with the Hogeschool Rotterdam. I do not undderstand because the library listed in my google scholar parameter is the EUR. I also am on campus AND connected on SSO on canvas while doing my research. What is blocking my access ?
  • (2019-04-09, v:2.15.0) Noémie mv: Login details from another university
    I used this extension for a year and a half without any problem. Since yesterday when I want to access a document either from google scholar or from the EUR library website it asks me to log in, not with the EUR erna but with the Hogeschool Rotterdam. I do not undderstand because the library listed in my google scholar parameter is the EUR. I also am on campus AND connected on SSO on canvas while doing my research. What is blocking my access ?
  • (2019-04-08, v:2.15.0) Sam Mears: Firefox extension?
    I use Mozilla Firefox, and not Google Chrome. I can't find a Library Access extension on addons.mozilla.org - is there one available?
  • (2018-11-18, v:2.11.3) noor ul ain: problem in access to uea account
    i got access to lean library but didnt get uea account access?
  • (2018-10-16, v:2.10.2) Vivek Tandon: Devices
    Can I access this across all my devices - do I have to log on via uni password on each one or just one time? Thanks
  • (2018-09-14, v:2.9.1) Yasser Aboura: selecting library
    I am having issues with selecting library in the main drop down menu. If I add an extra institution it will allow me to select a library, but obviously the add-on wont work until a library is selected in the main (asterisk) menu. How do I sort this issue?
  • (2018-02-09, v:2.1.18) Internet issues
    When I have this extension enabled, I have very slow/no internet connection eventhough I am connected to a Wi-Fi connection. When I disable the extension I don't have this problem. It is not a Wi-Fi problem I guess. I have this problem on multiple laptops. I am from the VU university.
  • (2017-12-29, v:2.0.4) Pierre Moquet: Desactivation by Chrome
    This extension has been desactivated by Chrome on my laptop. How to solve the issue? Kind regards Pierre
  • (2017-12-27, v:2.0.4) vaskar saha: extension popup
    Is too big and stays on the top screen, hiding the page underneath and the links in the publication
  • (2017-12-12, v:2.0.2) Still issues
    Uninstalled the extension, closed my browser, reinstalled the extension. Still the same issue. We did receive a message from Jan that a fix was deployed around 11 AM?


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3.4688 (32 votes)
Last update / version
2020-07-01 / 2020.9.6
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