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Lean Library: Mobile


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

Can I get a Lean Library app for my iPhone or iOS device?


Lean Library have an app called Academic Browser for iOS devices. 

This app provides the same experience as the extension in your browser, while continuing to protect your privacy.

Go to Academic Browser on the App Store to download on your iPhone or iPad.



When you have downloaded Academic Browser on your device, you will see a 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.




When you are on a publisher site, you can click on the Lean Library icon in top right to activate extension.




And follow the instructions in the pop up as the extension checks if we have access to full text.




Can I get a Lean Library app for my Android?

Unfortunately, there is no Lean Library app for Android at present.

The developer Lean Library B.V. are currently investigating alternatives.


If you use Android phone or tablet, Google Play Store offers several alternative browsers, which provide support for extensions. 

These browsers are listed below but it is important to note that testing and support does not cover these suggestions.

Kiwi available on Google Play Store

Yandex Browser available on Google Play Store

For more information please see Lean Library's Do you support Android (Phone / Tablet)?


What about my privacy on Academic Browser?

The developer Lean Library B.V. state that they do not collect any data from the app.

Please see the Lean Library Privacy Policy for more details.

According to the App Store page 
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age
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