Remote access

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Wherever you are, at home or elsewhere outside the premises of your institution, you have access to e-journals, databases and e-books from the library collections.

There are several ways to get remote access to the databases, e-journals and e-books that are licensed for use by the library:

 

  1. Lean Library browser extension
  2. Via Greeni
  3. SURFconext
  4. Manually change the URL

 

1. Lean Library browser extension

 

The option we recommend, works via a so-called extension in your browser.

  • To install the extension, click here.
  • Look for the browser that you are using and click on Download.
  • Click on Add.
  • Under Select your library choose your institution and after that click on Save.

On the top right of your browser you now see the little Lean Library icon. From now the extension checks during browsing whether you’re on a website that is licensed by your institution or not and whether you’re on campus or off campus (i.e. at home). Depending on the website and your location a pop-up screen can be shown that says whether you have access or not. When you’re off campus, you will be asked to log in with your institutional account (once per browser session) or you will see a user name and/or password with which you can log in on that particular website. When you don’t have access to the licensed content, the icon of the extension is grey; when you do have access, the icon is green.

Would you like to be able to use Lean Library on your mobile device?

For Android tablets and phones: Download the Kiwi browser app. This browser allows you to install Chrome extensions. After installing, open this browser and follow the steps written above.

For iPads and iPhones (iOS): Download the Academic Browser app. This browser has the Lean Library extension already built in. After opening the app a Lean Library pop up will appear. Under Select your library choose Van Hall Larenstein and click Save.

 

2. Via Greeni

 

  • Aeres University of Applied Sciences Wageningen:
    When you are outside the Aeres University of Applied Sciences network*, go to the intranet and click the Greeni icon at the overview of the handy portals and log in with your Aeres account.
     
  • Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten and Almere:
    When you’re outside the Aeres University of Applied Sciences network*, login with your Aeres account on Aerport (or Intranet), click on the icon Mediatheek, then click on the green icon Mediatheek and again log in with your Aeres account.
    What also works is to directly click on this customised link to Greeni. This link ensures that you enter Greeni while being logged onto the Aeres network. Searching in databases can be done via the Greeni Global Search search bar.

    * Aeres University of Applied Sciences network applies to the University of Applied Sciences locations in Wageningen, Dronten and Almere, other Aeres locations (VMBO and MBO) are not covered by this network!
     
  • HAS University of Applied Sciences:
    Go to the login page of HAS University of Applied Sciences, choose Greeni and login with your HAS account.
    Are you a course participant, then use the guest account you have received.
     
  • Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences:
    When you are outside the VHL premises, login with your VHL account to MyHVHL. Type Greeni in the search bar on the top right. Go to Finding information and then click on Greeni in the text.
    What also works is to click directly on this customised link to Greeni. This link ensures that you enter Greeni while being logged onto the VHL network.
     

3. SURFconext

 

Some databases have an option called Login with SURFconext. You can log in to these databases with your institutional account. Choose your institition from the list of institutions and log in with your institutional account.

 

4. Manually change the URL

 

You can manually change your URL to go through the EZproxy server. Put the EZproxy prefix URL before your original destination URL.
Note that your destination URL must begin with http. (http:// https:// https://www. etc.)
 

 

Need help?

If you have questions about remote access please contact the library of your insitution.

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