For Lean Library, our goal is to create an inclusive experience, enabling our tools on as many browsers as possible. We are proud to support Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, Safari and even Internet Explorer on the desktop. 

On mobile devices, this support is regretfully limited, as the default browser on Android (e.g. Google Chrome in many cases) does not offer extension support at this time. We hope that this will change and are actively investigating alternatives.

For the time being, the Google Play Store offers several alternative browsers, which provide support for extensions. While we list them here, please understand that our testing and development effort currently does not extend to these browsers and the fact that we mention two options here, does not constitute an endorsement.

Kiwi

Available from the Google Play Store this browser is built upon the Chromium Open Source project and has native support for Chrome extensions enabled. After installation take the following steps:

  1. Visit https://www.leanlibrary.com/download 
  2. Select your institution from the drop down menu
  3. Continue to browse the web, as usual. We'll support your institutional e-resoruce access through Library Access, Library Assist and Library Alternatives as on the desktop.

Yandex Browser

Available from the Google Play Store this browser is built upon the Chromium Open Source project and has native support for Chrome extensions enabled. After installation take the following steps:

  1. Visit https://www.leanlibrary.com/download
  2. Select your institution from the drop down menu
  3. Continue to browse the web, as usual. We'll support your institutional e-resoruce access through Library Access, Library Assist and Library Alternatives as on the desktop.

If you are using an iPhone or an iPad, please check out our Academic Browser app currently available on the Apple App Store. Please click here to read more about it.

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