SharePoint Document Libraries

Document Libraries

A document library is where you can store files on your site, so they are easily accessible by you and your team members. You can create multiple libraries, each associated with a specific team or project.

Note:  A Default Document Library is created with every new site. The toolbar across the top will allow you to create, add, and organize your documents.

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Creating New Documents

  1. To create a new document, click the + New drop down. Choose from a list of document types to add to the library.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)
  1. Once your document is created, you can click the ellipses next to it for additional editing and sharing options.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)

Uploading Documents/Files

In addition to creating new documents, you can also upload existing files, and folders into your document libraries and folders.


  1. To upload files, use the Upload menu in the toolbar. Choose to upload a file, folder, or a template.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)


  1. Choose a file from your file picker to upload.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)

Create and Edit Folders

Organize the documents in your library using folders so you and your team members can easily find important documents.

  1. To create a new folder, click + Newà Folder in the top toolbar.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)
  1. Type in a folder name and click Create.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)
  1. Once your folder is created you can move existing documents into the folder by dragging and dropping.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)
  1. Or use the edit dropdown next to the document and select Move to.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)




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SharePoint is an online content and document management tool available for students, faculty, and staff to create web sites and manage file libraries.