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Library access extension

library Access browser extension available for all ut staff and students

This extension:

  • enables off-campus users to access all UT Library content
  • informs users (on and off-campus) about alternative access
  • links to Open Access alternatives

Watch the video below for a brief introduction

Off campus? On Library Access!

Access to research anytime, anywhere  
Working on your thesis or paper at home? Looking for scholarly material for your presentation? Download the free Library Access browser extension and access study material anytime, anywhere.

How does it work?

The Library Access browser extension simplifies the connection to available digital articles and books, wherever and whenever you decide to study. You’ll have access whether you’re studying abroad, in a neighbourhood café, or at home. Using Library Access means you spend less time searching for research material and more time studying. With a few simple steps you’ll have access.
After downloading, the extension will notify you when you’re on a website that your library has a subscription for. Then, it’s just a single click to open the site through the library’s systems and get access to all licensed material on that site.
The browser extension shows a  in the bookmarks bar. It works almost like a traffic light. If the icon is green, then you have access. A grey icon means that access is denied. If the material you’d like to use doesn’t seem accessible, Library Access will automatically check for open access versions of the article.
When searching for eBooks (Amazon, Google Books), the Library Access browser extension searches for the ISBN and informs about possible access, based on University of Twente subscriptions.
It is possible to search for words from the text by selecting them, right-click and select the option Library Discovery System (FindUT) or Google Scholar via Library Access:

Download the Library Access browser extension

Want to benefit this free library service? Download it here. The Library Access browser extension is available for the most frequently used browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari and the latest version of Edge).
Install the extension, select your institution and you are ready to go. 

What about my privacy?

By using the Library Access extension you will remain completely anonymous. The Library Access browser extension doesn’t collect any personal information unless you actively share it. And it doesn’t collect your IP address or your device’s unique device IDs.
Do you want know more? You can find the privacy statement of the extension here

 For a basic tool, click here.