Lean Library

Use this browser extension to seamlessly access Harvard Library resources from anywhere on the web.

The Lean Library extension provides quick and simple access to digital content purchased by Harvard Library, and other helpful library resources.

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Download the extension and you will be able to gain direct access to content the library subscribes to as you're browsing the web. You'll also be able to connect quickly to Library Chat from Google Scholar and Wikipedia.

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Things to Know

  • If you are off campus or using wireless access, you may be prompted to log in with your HarvardKey. Once you are logged in, the extension icon will alert you if the library provides access.
  • If the content you’d like to use doesn’t seem accessible, the extension will automatically check for open-access versions of the article or provide a link to interlibrary loan.