Use the University Library’s digital collection from home, abroad, or elsewhere? You can!
As an employee or student of VU or VUmc you can use e-journals, e-books, online articles and databases for which the UL has a license anywhere, including outside the campus. There are various ways to gain access.
Lean Library Access browser extension
Install the Lean Library browser extension via https://download.leanlibrary.com/vu and select “Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)."
From now on when you visit a website for which the UL has a license you get a message that you can log in with your VUnetID or VUmc-account.
The extension is available for Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Safari. Do you prefer a different browser? Install the UBVU Off-Campus Access bookmark. See additional tools for explanation.
LibSearch links in Google Scholar and PubMed
To show links to LibSearch in Google Scholar and PubMed, see additional tools.
- Obviously access is only granted when the UL has acquired a license for that source.
- Some databases can only be accessed if you are on (the premises of the) campus.
For questions, comments or to report a problem, please contact us via the questionnaire on the page: https://vu.nl/en/about-vu/more-about/ask-the-university-library.