The Lean Library Library Access Browser Extension allows you to easily access Penn Libraries' licensed content from your laptop or desktop computer when off-campus. Lean Library also offers a mobile app version called Academic Browser for iOS.
How it Works
Also when appropriate, a pop-up will appear that guides you to make an Interlibrary loan request through the Penn Libraries, if you wish.
To Install Lean Library Access
To use Lean Library Access, all you have to do is add the extension to your favorite browser or, for iOS users, download the App.
Download the Browser Extension
These browsers are supported: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Opera. Note: Lean Library tests their new releases against the latest versions of these browsers. The extension for Opera needs to be manually updated; for other browsers the update process is automatic.
Download the free iPhone and iPad App
Download Academic Browser at the Apple App Store.
Select library - University of Pennsylvania
If you are affiliated with multiple institutions that subscribe to Library Access, you can select more than one library from the pull down menu.
Decide the pop-up and timer options
Choose whether or not to skip pop-ups when accessing licensed materials. As the Library may provide customized information in the pop-up, we recommend leaving the box unchecked.