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Library Access

Library Access is a browser extension for Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Microsoft Edge that makes it easier to access electronic resource content courtesy of The University of Manchester Library.

When you are off-campus, you can use the extension to read electronic journal articles, e-books, reviews and other online material provided by the Library without having to visit the Library website first.

"Thanks to your tweet at the end of last week, I have installed the browser extension for seamless access to the UoM Library. Very useful!" - Professor Francoise Tissuer, School of Mathematics

"I wanted to say how much easier life has been when doing research with the roll out of the Library Access plug-in for web browsers" - Postgraduate, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

How to use Library Access

Library Access screenshot‌When you consult websites providing journals or databases which The University of Manchester Library is subscribed to, a pop-up notification will appear.

By clicking this notification you will be redirected to the University Login Service page where you will need to use your University username and password to log in, unless you have already logged in elsewhere on the University of Manchester websites.

How to install Library Access

The browser extension requires a ‘once only’ installation process of two mouse clicks on your laptop or PC.  

To install Library Access please visit the Lean Library website:

Simply install the extension and select ‘University of Manchester’ and it will pop-up and notify you when you are on a website that the Library has a subscription for. 

For support with Library Access, please email the Electronic Resources Helpdesk.

Browser requirements

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Please ensure that you have the latest version of your browser installed.