How to create a list or library in SharePoint Online/2013/2016

how to create a library in sharepoint

This article will show you how to create a custom list or library in SharePoint using out of box feature. The same steps can be followed to create a custom list in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online.

A list is a grouping of a collection of data which will be stored in table structure the same as SQL or Oracle table.

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There are some existing column which we can use while creating a column in a List. We can also create custom column based on the requirement.

Create a Custom List in SharePoint Online/2013/2016

Follow the below steps to create a custom list in SharePoint Online/2013/2016.

Step-1: On your SharePoint site navigate to the Settings gear icon and click ‘Add an app’

how to create a sharepoint list in office 365
how to create a sharepoint list in office 365

Step-2: Next, click on ‘Custom List’ as shown in the fig below:

how to create a list in sharepoint 2013
how to create a list in sharepoint 2013

Step-3: At the prompt enter a name for this list, and click Create.

how to create a list in sharepoint 2016
how to create a list in sharepoint 2016

Step-4: To see the list that you have just created navigate to the Settings gear icon in the right side, and then down to ‘Site contents.’ If the list was created successfully it should be visible among your site’s other contents.

create custom list in sharepoint 2013
create custom list in sharepoint 2013

Step-5: Open the SharePoint list and now you can add the item in a list by click on New button.

create custom list in sharepoint 2016
create custom list in sharepoint 2016

Step-6: If you click on List property then you can able to see the option for creating a column, Modify view and list settings in a list.

create custom list in sharepoint online
create custom list in sharepoint online

Step-7: If you click on create column then you can redirect to create column page and you can also able to create your custom column.

how to create a list or library in sharepoint
how to create a list or library in sharepoint

Step-8: Now you can able to insert your Item in a list by click on New Item. You can view my list view items in below screenshot.

How to create a list or library in SharePoint Online/2013/2016
How to create a list or library in SharePoint Online/2013/2016

This is all about creating a list in SharePoint out of the box way.

Create a Custom Library in SharePoint Online/2013/2016

This article will show you how to create a library in SharePoint using out of box feature. The Main use of the library is to keep the important document inside SharePoint. Microsoft has provided many good features to maintain the documents inside the library. The below features are available in the SharePoint document library.

  • Creating a folder inside the library
  • Creating a document set for keeping related documents.
  • Check in and Check out documents
  • Document sharing throughout the organization
  • The approval process of the document.

There are many excellent features are available in SharePoint for managing the documents in library.

There are some existing columns which we can use while creating a column in a library. We can also create a custom column based on the requirement.

Step-1 :On your SharePoint site navigate to the Settings gear icon and click ‘Add an app’

how to create a library in sharepoint
how to create a library in sharepoint

Step-2 : Next, click on ‘Document Library’ as shown

how to create a library in sharepoint 2013
how to create a library in sharepoint 2013

Step-3: At the prompt enter a name for this library, and click Ok.

how to create a library in sharepoint 2016
how to create a library in sharepoint 2016

Step-4; To see the library that you have just created navigate to the Settings gear icon in right side, and then down to ‘Site contents.’ If the library was created successfully it should be visible among your site’s other contents.

how to create a library in sharepoint Online
how to create a library in sharepoint Online

Step-5: Open the library and now you can add the item in a list by click on New button.

how to create a library in sharepoint
how to create a library in sharepoint

Step-6: If you click on library property then you can able to see the option for creating a column, Modify view and library settings in a library.

how to create a library in sharepoint 2013
how to create a library in sharepoint 2013

Step-7: Now you can able to upload a document in library by click on New .

how to create a library in sharepoint
how to create a library in sharepoint

Step-8: You can also see the view document once finish your upload .

how to create a library in sharepoint 2013
how to create a library in sharepoint 2013

This is all about creating a library in SharePoint out of box way.

You may like following SharePoint list or document library tutorials:

Hope this SharePoint tutorial helps to learn how to create a list in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online. Also, we saw how to create a library in SharePoint.

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About Rajkiran Swain

Rajkiran is currently working as a SharePoint Consultant in QATAR . Rajkiran having 6 + years of experience in Microsoft Technologies such as SharePoint 2019/2016/2013/2010, MOSS 2007,WSS 3.0, Migration, Asp.Net, C#.Net, Sql Server, Ajax, jQuery etc.He is C#Corner MVP (2 Times).

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