How to Create a List & Library in SharePoint 2013 Site

Hi friends, in this short tutorial we will see how to create a list & document library in SharePoint 2013 site. We all know that SharePoint is used to Share an information and Collaborate among the group of people. We can do this by the use of two apps called Lists and Libraries. So let us first see how to create a List in SharePoint 2013 site.

Creating a List in SharePoint 2013 site

Step 1) Click on Gear Icon available at upper right corner and select Site Contents as shown in the screenshot.

Click on Gear button and select Site Contents
Click on Gear button and select Site Contents

Step 2) Now you can see all the site contents like available lists, libraries, and other apps as shown below. Click on add new app.

Click on Add New App
Click on Add New App

Step 3) Click on Custom List to create a new list in your SharePoint 2013 site.

Click on Custom List to create a new List
Click on Custom List to create a new List

Step 4) A popup will appear to enter a List Name. I have entered Leave Request as List name because we are going to learn how to create Leave Request Workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013 in our next post.

Enter List name and click on create
Enter List name and click on create

You can click on Advanced Options to enter a description for this List.

Step 5) That’s it. Now you are ready to customize your own list. We will see how to customize new list in upcoming posts.

Creating Document Library in SharePoint 2013 Site

Same steps need to be followed for creating Document Library in SharePoint 2013 Site.

Click on Document Library to create a new list in your SharePoint 2013 site.

Click on Document Library to create New Library
Click on Document Library to create New Library

A popup will appear to enter a Document Library Name. Enter a library name and click on Create button. You can click on Advanced Options to enter a description for this library.

I hope you are now able to create a custom list or document library in SharePoint 2013 site. In the next post, we will learn how to create Leave approval workflow using Sharepoint designer 2013.

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