Lean Library

Lean Library is a browser extension that simplifies accessing articles, journals, and databases. Making research easier, especially off-campus.


Lean Library is a browser extension, or add-on, available for Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Safari

How to install Lean Library

Lean Library is easy to install - use the install button above and follow the instructions to add it to your browser.

Once installed select “University of Salford” and Lean Library automatically pops up when you are on a site the Library has a subscription for or alerts you to alternative content.

Please check that you have the latest version of the browser – Lean Library may not work if the browser is not up-to-date.

Why is Lean Library useful?

Lean Library makes it simpler to access articles, journals and databases, particularly when you are studying off campus. It detects when you are on a website the Library provides content on, and prompts you to log in.

If you visit a site which the Library doesn’t provide access to, Lean Library may suggest an alternative route, including Open Access content.

It also automatically adds ‘Findit@Salford’ links to results in Google Scholar.

How to use Lean Library

We've developed some e-learning to help you get the most out of Lean Library.