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Biological Sciences: Lean Library


* Please note we will no longer provide access to Lean Library after 30/04/2024.

Install Lean Library in your browser for off campus access to eresources


When you are accessing QUB Library eresources (e-books, e-journals, journal articles & databases) off campus, E-Resources Off Campus can help guide you to the most appropriate resources.

Alternatively, you can also use Lean Library to access e-resources off campus.

Lean Library is an access broker browser extension that provides access to full text subscription resources or Open Access content when you are searching directly on a publisher's site or search engine. 

Lean Library extension is available for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Microsoft Edge.


Install Lean Library


To install Lean Library in your browser, please visit QUB Lean Library download page

Lean Library will automatically detect what browser you are using and install the relevant version. 

Click on Add to...


detect broswer


Click on Add to or Get on the add-on page and wait for the installation. 


Add to browser


In the drop down menu, select Queen's University Belfast as your institution.

Leave Skip the pop up and automate access unchecked to receive information from the Library on availability of full text.

Click Save.



What about my privacy?

Lean Library B.V. state that by using the Lean Library extension you will remain completely anonymous. The Lean Library browser extension doesn’t collect any personal information, unless you actively share it. And it doesn’t collect your IP address or your device’s unique device IDs.

Please see the Lean Library Privacy Policy for more details

Download Lean Library in your browser

Unlock access to academic papers
Thanks to Queen's University Belfast Library and their partnership with Lean Library you now have the ability to easily find full text content wherever and whenever you decide to study. And it's FREE!

Contact us

If you have a query, please email eresources