Answered By: Kathleen Donovan
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2018     Views: 21

Use one or more of these tools to link your browser to full text available through the Harvard Library.

Google Scholar Library Links

Connect Google Scholar to Harvard to see “Try Harvard Library” links in your results, which take you to the best bet for Harvard Key access.

  • From Google Scholar, go to Menu > Settings > Library Links
  • Search and select "Harvard University"

Check Harvard Library Bookmark

  • Works on any browser, including your phone
  • Reloads the web page you’re on via Harvard Key access
  • You’re in control: click the bookmark when you want to check for access

Read more about and install the Check Harvard Library Bookmark.

Lean Library

  • Works in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari and Opera
  • Checks every website you visit and reloads via Harvard Key automatically
  • No action required: Lean Library is always working in the background
  • May sign you out of a personal subscriber account

Learn more about and install Lean Library.


  • Offers extra bells and whistles, but only works in Chrome
  • Reload the page via Harvard Key from your right-click menu
  • Search HOLLIS for text you’ve highlighted on a web page
  • Adds a special icon next to titles on sites like Amazon and Wikipedia that helps you check HOLLIS for the book or article

Learn more about and install LibX.

Not sure where to start? Give Google Scholar Library Links and the Bookmark a try. If you decide you want a more automated experience or additional features, add Lean Library or LibX.

And if one of the tools fails, try searching directly in HOLLIS. If  that doesn’t work, Ask Us for help finding what you need. We have additional ways to get you a copy of something you need.

Contact Us

Email: Use our Ask Us form

Call: 617-495-3421

Text: 617-858-6079

Drop in: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

Need more in-depth research help? Make an appointment to work with a research librarian.

To schedule a time, call, stop by the library's Main Desk, or use the Gutman Library Research Appointment tool.