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Get quick and simple access to digital content provided by the University of Manitoba Libraries anytime, anywhere.

Announcement: Using Library Access with Safari

Sept. 4, 2019: The Library Access Browser Extension is presently unavailable for the Safari browser due to development work by Apple to prepare for Catalina and Safari 13. Please download and use the Library Access extension with an alternate browser until the new Safari extension is released. 

Library Access 101

Getting Started

Step 1: Download and install the extension: leanlibrary.com/download

Step 2: Select University of Manitoba

Step 3: Start searching! When off-campus, Library Access will let you know when you are on a website that the library has access to.

Step 4: Login with your UMNet-ID

Library Access: Easy Access to Licensed Content

Working on your thesis or paper at home? Looking for scholarly material for your presentation? Download the free Library Access browser extension and access study material anytime, anywhere.

How does it work?

The Library Access browser extension simplifies the connection to available digital study materials, wherever and whenever you decide to study. You’ll have access whether you’re studying abroad, in a neighbourhood coffee shop, or at home. Using Library Access means you spend less time searching for research material and more time studying. With a few simple step you’ll have access.

After downloading, the extension will notify you when you’re on a website that your library has a subscription for. Then, it’s just a single click to open the site through the library’s systems and get access to all licensed material on that site.

The browser extension shows an icon in the bookmarks bar. It works almost like a traffic light. If the icon is green, then you have access. A grey icon means that access is denied. If the material you’d like to use doesn’t seem accessible, Library Access will automatically check for open access versions of the article. 

Download the Library Access browser extension

Want to take advantage of this free library service? Download it here. The Library Access browser extension is available for the most frequently used browsers.

Install the extension, select your institution and you are ready to go.

What about my privacy?

By using the Library Access extension you will remain completely anonymous. The Library Access 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. Read more about Lean Library's Privacy Policy.