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3.1 Creating and sharing Libraries

Explore the power behind Libraries and how they can help you stay consistent across documents. After this lesson, you’ll know how to create Libraries that you can update and reuse time and again.

Key learnings

  • Libraries are Sketch documents with components that you can share across all of your other documents. Install Apple’s iOS UI Library to have common UI components at hand — always up to date.

  • When you make changes to components in a Library, documents that use them will get a notification to update them

  • You can create and add Libraries from the Mac or web app, and you can manage your Libraries in the Mac app’s settings.

Lesson files

  • How do you duplicate a document?

    To duplicate a document to your Workspace, click on Three dots in the top bar and choose Duplicate to My Drafts. Have fun!


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Joseph Todaro

Head of Video at Sketch

Joseph is our Head of Video at Sketch. He brings over a decade of product, design, and education experience. Before joining Sketch, he was a Senior Product Designer at InVision and was also responsible for the design education courses for InVision Studio and DSM.

While designing in-flight entertainment software at Fuse IFX, he migrated his team to Sketch – a tool that would go on to change the way he works. Eventually, he founded as a side project to share his knowledge and passion for the tool.

Joseph currently teaches UI and UX design at the Laguna College of Art and Design. He continues to share resources with the design community through projects like,, and

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