How do I create a document library in SharePoint?

The following article explains how to create a document library in SharePoint. A document library is created to store a collection of documents or files that you want to share. Document libraries support features such as sub-folders, file versioning, and check-in/check-out.

Note: SharePoint will only work properly in Internet Explorer.

To create a document library, please follow these steps:

  1. Open a web browser and log into SharePoint.
  2. Click Site Actions and select Create.
  3. Under Libraries, click Document Library.
  4. Enter the necessary information:
    • Name: enter a name for the library
    • Description: enter a description of the purpose of the library
    • Navigation: click Yes if you want a link to this library to appear on the Quick Launch bar
    • Document Version History: click Yes if you want a backup copy of a file to be created each time a file is checked into the library
    • Document Template: specify the type of file used as a template for new files in this document library
  5. Click Create.

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