Rapidly reuse designs and manage layouts in a single, accessible location with Libraries.
Libraries are collections of reusable layouts that you can add to your site. Libraries allow for rapid reuse of similar designs (e.g., navbars, CTAs, forms, etc.) to ensure continuity and efficiency when building sites. You can add Libraries to your site from the Webflow Marketplace, or use the pre-existing Starter Library.
In this lesson, you’ll learn about:
There are different types of Libraries, which differ on 2 characteristics: who creates the Libraries and where the Libraries are from.
The Library types include:
The Starter Library is a default, Webflow-built Library of 34 layouts that you can use on any site. The 34 layouts are divided into the following categories:
Marketplace Libraries are Webflow-reviewed collections of layouts made by top Creators in the Webflow community. You can access them from the Marketplace, or from the Add panel > Layouts tab, to add them to your sites. Learn more about adding a Marketplace Library to your site.
Important: At the moment, only customers with a Workspace account are able to install Libraries from the Webflow Marketplace. Learn how to check if your account is on Workspaces.
Once you’ve selected a Marketplace Library you’d like to use, you can add the Library to your site directly from the Webflow Marketplace. Keep in mind there is a limit of 5 Libraries per site.
You can only install Libraries to sites in the same Workspace. To add a Marketplace Library to 1 or multiple existing site(s):
Then, you can access the Library in your site.
To add a Marketplace Library to a new site:
The Designer will automatically open to a new site with the Library installed. By default, the site will be named after the Library (e.g., if you install a library named “Cool library” to a new site, your site will be named “Cool library site” in your Dashboard). You can change your site’s name in Site settings > General tab > General settings > Name field.
You can access Libraries in the Webflow Designer by going to Add panel > Layouts tab or by using Quick find. In the Add panel, you’ll find each Library labeled by name.
Each Library comes with layouts (e.g., navigation bars, hero sections, footers) that you can add to your site. To access the layouts within a Library:
Then, you can use the Library’s layouts like you would use any other element. To add a layout from your Library to the Webflow canvas, you can:
If you want to see a layout in a larger view before adding it to the canvas, you can view a magnified version. To view a magnified version of a layout from the Add panel:
You can view information about a Library, such as its name, version number, and who installed it into the site. To view information about a Library:
This opens a Library information modal window.
You can uninstall a Library from your site if you no longer want it available in your Add panel. Uninstalling a Library will not affect any of the Library’s layouts you have previously added to your site. You can reinstall the Library at any time.
To uninstall a Library: