Creating a database library and assigning librarians

To create a library on a server, you must be granted access in theCreate databases & templates field in the Server Access section on the Security tab of the Server document. If you plan to create many libraries on a server, create a subdirectory in the Domino® data directory to store them. Then users can easily locate all available libraries.

To create a database library


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, choose File > Application > New.
  2. Enter a location for the database library (server or local), title, and file name for the library.
  3. Select the Application Library template (DBLIB4.NTF), and click OK.
    Tip: If you do not see the template in the list, select theShow advanced templates check box. You might also need to navigate to a server that contains the advanced templates.


You are automatically listed in the database as a librarian.

To assign librarians

About this task

You must be a librarian of a database library in order to make other users librarians. If someone other than you created the library, make sure you have Editor or higher access in the library ACL. Make sure that the users to whom you are giving librarian status have at least Author access in the database library ACL.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, select the server that holds the database library.
  2. On the Files tab, double-click the title of the database library.
  3. In the Librarians view, click Edit Librarians.
  4. Type the names of all users who will be librarians, pressing ENTER after each name.
  5. Close and save the Librarians document.