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Libraries

To add a new Library, choose Add Library… in the Preference tab and select the .sketch Library document.

An annotated image showing the different parts of the Sketch interface.
  1. Workspace Libraries, Remote Libraries and Local Libraries will be displayed in separate sections.
  2. Toggle visibility of your Libraries in the Mac app using the checkboxes, this is handy when you have lots of Libraries to manage.
  3. Control-clicking on a Library Add Library in the list will bring up options to show it in the Finder, open it, view it in the web app or remove it altogether.
  4. The More options menu gives you the same options for any Library you’ve selected as if you have control-clicked on it.
  5. Add Library lets you add Libraries from anywhere on your computer via the standard macOS open dialog.

Note: Removing a Library that any of your Sketch documents are using will unlink any Symbols in that document and move them into the local Symbols page. This is destructive and you can’t undo this process.

How to Restore Missing Libraries

If you see a warning in your Library preferences about a missing Library, this means the Mac app can’t find that .sketch Library document.

If you know you still have the document, Control-click the Library, or click the More options icon at the bottom of the list with the Library selected, choose Locate…, and select the library again.

How to Add Custom Library Thumbnails

If you want to create a custom preview for your Library, somewhere in the document, create a new 1:1 (square) Artboard and give it the name, “Library Preview”.

Last updated on 05 May 2021

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