- The Library Access pop up in Firefox
- Library Access on your personal computer? Another browser? For CNRS documentation?
- Library Access on your smartphone ? Yes but...
- An additional extension: the Istex button
The Library Access pop up in Firefox
Library Access is a browser extension developed by Lean Library, which appears as a contextual window (pop-up window) to offer you a gateway to the document you want to read, regardless of the path you use to do your research.
It is triggered either because the University is subscribed to a platform that hosts the article you want, or because there is an open access version, or because it is possible to order it through interlibrary loan - and many more possibilities!
To avoid overloading your pages for too long, messages automatically disappear after a few seconds.
In this case, download the latest version, close then reopen Firefox, the update should be automatic.
To make sure the extension is installed, or to call back the pop up if necessary (if it disappeared too fast for you to click or read the message), locate the icon at the top right:
Some examples of messages:
Note that the Library Access extension offers a number of guarantees in terms of privacy and collection of your personal data.
The implementation of this tool is very recent, we improve its operation every day!
Do not hesitate to contact us by opening a ticket if you encounter difficulties in using the extension.
Library Access on your personal computer? Another browser? For CNRS documentation?
To install Library Access (Lean Library) on a computer that is not already equipped, nothing is easier.Add it to your browser by downloading it, and choose "Rennes University 1" from the "Select your library" drop-down menu. For proper operation, the "Skip the pop up" box must be unchecked.
If you also access the CNRS documentation, you can add it to the second location extension.
Click on the Library Access icon, then on the notched wheel, then on "Add extra institute" and select the portal.
A pop-up will now appear whenever the extension is able to help you get documentation!
Library Access on your smartphone ? Yes but...
We are aware that many users search and access information resources from their mobile phones.
Extensions for browsers are usually not offered on smartphone as this requires quite different developments from what is done for Pcs.
This is the case for Library Access: if you equip your phone with browsers to install extensions (Kiwi Browser and other browsers based on Chromium, Yandex...), you will be able to install Library Access but its operation will not be optimal.
An additional extension: the Istex button
Once this plugin is set, it appears next to any reference available on the Istex platform (page is still in French, sorry !), when you browse a web page containing the item identifiers. Then just click to consult the article!
To install it in your browser, follow the guidelines (in French, sorry !). Please note: the extension is available under Chrome and Firefox.
Do not hesitate to contact us by opening a ticket if you encounter difficulties in installing or using the Istex button.