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Using LibGuides

This guide provides information related to setting up your LibGuides account, creating and editing LibGuides, as well as the standards that are in place for how LibGuides should generally look and feel.


The User Experience department is currently developing a Web Content Style Guide for the library that includes guidelines for creating and maintaining Subject Guides and Course Pages in LibGuides. Once it is complete, the new guidelines will be added to this guide.

Sarah is also working to create more detailed and updated directions on publishing your guide and new asset types that have been added to LibGuides. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, email her at

What is in this guide?

This guide contains almost all the information you will need to successfully create LibGuides at the UNC Libraries, broken down into sections to help you find new things to try and to keep your guide looking sharp! Check back frequently for new tips and tricks!

If you are new to LibGuides, please contact Sarah Arnold at to set up a training session.

This guide includes:

  • Getting Started - Basics of the system and creating a guide
  • Editing Your Guide - Information about how to add content and edit content on a guide. 
    • Asset Types - An overview of the different types of assets, or boxes/content, available.
  • Publishing Your Guide - Steps to publishing and sharing your guide online.
  • Maintaining Your Guide - Sequence of events that helps maintain LibGuides including what you are responsible for and what your LibGuides Admins are responsible for.
  • Tips - Tips and tricks you to keep in mind when creating a LibGuide.
  • Image Resources - Find images that you can use on your LibGuides from a variety of websites.