How Do I Add a Design Library in Figma?

Design libraries are becoming increasingly popular among professionals in the design industry. They provide a convenient way to store, organize and share design elements across multiple projects. With Figma —a powerful design collaboration platform— you can now add and manage custom libraries for even greater control over your creative workflow.

Adding a library in Figma is a quick and easy process.

First, create the library in the Libraries tab of the file menu. You can either create it from scratch or import existing elements from an existing library. Once created, you can add any of your existing design elements to it from either Figma or your local files. You can also add components (pre-made user interface components) or create custom ones for easy reuse.

To style elements in your library, select one of your library items, click on the ‘Style’ tab located at the top right corner of your canvas, then select ‘Libraries’ from the dropdown menu. This will bring up a list of all available libraries along with styling options for each one. From here you can quickly apply colors, fonts and other styling options to individual elements.

Figma also allows you to collaborate with others by sharing libraries with specific members of your team or publicly so anyone with access to the link can view them. To do this, select ‘Share’ from the dropdown menu in the upper right corner of the Libraries tab and select who you would like to share it with from there.


Adding a design library in Figma is simple and straightforward. You can create custom libraries from scratch or import existing elements, style them using styling options available for each library item and even share them with specific members of your team or publicly so that anyone with access to the link can view them.