Library Access Browser Extension

Quick and easy

The Library Access Browser Extension helps you to access digital content offered by your library, while you browse and search the internet as you normally do.

Go to www.leanlibrary.com/download, install the extension in your browser and select your institution (Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg, University of Luxembourg, LIST.lu or LIH.lu). You are all set!

Currently the browser extension is available for Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari and Opera.

The extension works behind the scenes to integrate your library and your browsing experience, seamlessly.

How does it work?

Whenever you want to access or search the internet for articles, journals, or databases, you may find content licensed for you by your library. Since you are not logged in with your library card, you do not have access. Until now, you had to go to www.a-z.lu to check availability.

The Library Access Browser Extension will check library availability automatically. If available, you will be redirected, also automatically. Note: you will be asked to login to www.a-z.lu with your library card.

There’s more!

If your library cannot offer you access to an article, the Library Access Browser Extension will try to find an Open Access version of that article, including pre- and post prints.

Whenever you use Google Scholar or PubMed for searches, the Library Access Browser Extension will ensure that library links ( Look for “findit.lu”) are displayed directly in Google Scholar and PubMed. That way you do not need to to manually setup your library in Google Scholar and PubMed.

Ebooks are also checked automatically by the Library Access Browser Extension. If an ISBN is detected on a webpage and your library has a licensed eBook, a pop-up will offer you to read it.

More Information

The Library Access Browser Extensions is managed by the National library of Luxembourg’s consortium.lu service. It is available for registered users of the National Library, Uni.lu, LIST.lu and LIH.lu. More information, guides and help on our blog: www.consortium.lu/libraryaccess

Do you have any other questions or suggestions? Please email us: help@findit.lu