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Lean Library

The Lean Library browser extension connects you to the full text of articles and ebooks with just a click!

Find the Full-Text Faster

The URI Libraries now offer the "Lean Library"  (formerly "Library Access") web-browser add-on!

  • This add-on has been fully customized for the use of URI students, faculty, and staff.
  • It presents available access options (including open access and inter-library loan), whenever one navigates to a webpage with licensed content behind the paywall, whether it is an online database, a scholarly article, or an e-book. 

Download and install the "Lean Library" add-on to make the best use of the URI Libraries' licensed resources during your research and study!



See How Lean Library Works

After you install the Lean Library plugin, you'll see a green icon in your browser.

When you visit a site that URI has access to, you'll see a pop-up that connects you to our proxy server to gain access via URI.



If you have already logged in, you'll see a brief pop-up to let you know you have access to the full text.



If you're browsing Amazon, Lean Library will tell you if we have a copy of the book you're looking at.



If we don't have access to an article, Lean Library will let you know how you can request it.



Some websites may require a separate sign up to get access. Lean Library will connect you to the information you need to get full access.



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