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. 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!

 Library Access is installed by default in Firefox on computers managed by the University, to benefit from it, you have nothing to do! Messages automatically disappear after a few seconds.

Some examples of messages:
 

Library access:OA version
Le Monde on Europresse

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

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

 

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.