LibKey Nomad and Lean Library

Wright Library is always looking for ways to increase seamless access to valuable research. A couple of years ago, we brought you Lean Library. Now, we're pleased to introduce LibKey.

Already integrated into Summon, LibKey also has a browser extension, LibKey Nomad (similar to Lean Library), great for streamlining your workflow.

LibKey Nomad

screenshot of the LibKey Nomad Download PDF button

LibKey gets you to full text when you need it, even when you're away from the library. The LibKey Nomad browser extension makes access to Wright Library content even more convenient.

Download LibKey Nomad for your browser and select Princeton Theological Seminary.* That's it!

Try it out and tell us what you think.

Lean Library

screenshot of the Library Access browser extension settings

Lean Library's browser extension provides authorized users quick and simple access to online content purchased by Wright Library, similar to LibKey Nomad.

Download Lean Library, select Princeton Theological Seminary as your library (in the extension Settings, screenshot at right), and it will automatically detect when you are on a website that contains library-provided content.

Additional Features

  1. Using Zotero to manage your citations? Go to the Advanced Settings in Lean Library to connect your Zotero account.

    Jump over to How do I use Zotero with the Lean Library Browser Extension? for details.

  2. You can also select text out on the web, right-click and select "Search Wright Library Holdings" (screenshot below) to run a search for that text in Summon.
Screenshot of a right-click menu, including Search Wright Library Holdings option

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Our thanks to the students who helped test this service.

For Alumni

Where the library provides access to an item through multiple databases, these extensions can only point to one of them.

If that one database happens to be one that alumni do not have access to, you may be turned away.


Install LibKey Nomad in your browser and select Princeton Theological Seminary as your organization.

But what if I'm turned away from accessing full text?

If in your browsing you are turned away from accessing the full text of an article (because it's available to current students but not alumni), you have a couple of options. We encourage you to use both!

  1. Open LibKey Nomad by clicking the green flame icon in the browser navigation and select Free Open Access Version (instead of Princeton Theological Seminary). With this "organization" selected, LibKey Nomad will only direct you to open access versions of articles, instead of trying to connect you with licensed copies.
  2. Look up the title of the journal in the Online Journals Portal (or, if you're used to using BrowZine, look it up there and click on the See All link at the bottom of the list of years) and see if there's coverage in a database that is available to alumni. Databases for alumni are listed on the Welcome, Princeton Seminary Alumni! page.

What about the other extension, Lean Library?

Lean Library offers certain features you won't find in LibKey Nomad.

Jump to Lean Library