Lean Library helps you access online information such as articles, e-books and databases. The tool contains several important features that will make your literature search a lot easier. While searching, for example, you can immediately see whether an article is available within the VU. Is it not available? Then the tool will search for an Open Access version or alternative paid access options. This prevents endless searching and gives you quick access to the desired material, even when you are off campus.
How does Lean Library work?
Install the Lean Library Access browser extension on your laptop and select 'Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)'. Then go through the installation process and add the extension to your toolbar in your browser for easy access. If you are logged in with your VUnetID, you can use the tool while searching. As soon as you visit a website licensed by the library, you will get a notification stating you can log in with your VUnetID or VUmc account. The extension is available for Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Safari.