Library Tools

Lean Library

Lean Library, now a SAGE company, delivers library services into your patron’s workflow, wherever they are.
Created by librarians for librarians, our powerful browser plug-in solves access issues and provides patrons with content as and when they need it, all while protecting their privacy and promoting your library’s brand.
Lean Library offers three solutions for common challenges librarians and patrons face. Together, these solutions drive usage of library resources while helping you get in front of your patrons with the right message at the right time.

Analytics On Demand

Ensure that your library’s goals support households across the area you serve. Integrating powerful demographics, Analytics On Demand adds value to existing data—from your library’s ILS and other electronic systems—unlocking key insights about your community. Customized reports better equip your library to target new populations, create new programs, advance your value to the community, and allocate resources more efficiently.

Choose from seven apps that allow you to visualize data through maps, charts, and graphs.


Image Quick View

EBSCO Publishing has released a valuable enhancement to its EBSCOhost user interface Result Lists: Image Quick View.

Image Quick View adds pertinent thumbnail images such as charts, photos, maps and illustrations, from over 3,300 journals, to Result List items.

Full-sized images can be viewed by simply clicking on any thumbnail image in the Result List, without opening the record first, providing users with instant views of the article's image content.


TeachingBooks is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.