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Library Off-Campus Access

The University Library offers a new option for easy, off-campus access to Library subscription e-resources.

The University Library recognizes that many patrons search using Google Scholar and other sites. When using these sites off campus, you may encounter paywalls that ask you to pay for content that is available at no cost to you through the Penn Libraries. 

To solve this problem and provide more seamless access to Library subscription content, we are now offering a browser extension called Lean Library Access. When you are off campus, this extension will let you know when you have landed on licensed content, prompt you to login using your Penn credentials, and take you directly to that content. 

For more information on how Lean Library Access works, the company’s privacy statement, and a download link see our Lean Library Access guide.  We hope you enjoy this additional avenue to the Penn Libraries collections. 

Should you have any questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk.