Easy online access

There are many tools and plugins to facilitate access to online documents. We recommand two proven browser extensions: Library Access/ Lean Library, and the Istex button

  1. The Library Access pop up in Firefox
  2. Library Access on your personal computer? Another browser? For CNRS documentation?
  3. Library Access on your smartphone ? Yes but...
  4. 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.
 

Library Access is installed by default in Firefox on computers managed by the University, to benefit from it, you have nothing to do! However, the installed version by default does not currently benefit from updates and the extension does not work optimally. If by opening this article the pop up offers you a prêt entre bibliothèques[Interlibrary Loan], then you do not have the latest version.
In this case, download the latest version, close then reopen Firefox, the update should be automatic.
Download the latest version of Library Access

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:

Extension button

Some examples of messages:

Library access:OA version
Le Monde on Europresse

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.
 

Library access instalation

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!

If you encounter a technical problem, open a ticket

 

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!

Bouton Istex

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.