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LibGuides Website Tips

This guide accompanies PALNI's Website Style Guide and focuses on assisting you to create a custom website in LibGuides

LibGuides Website Tips

Interested in using LibGuides to create your library website? This is a great route to allow you to easily customize your page without as much support from campus web development. However, all of the options can easily be confusing to those without a heavy background in CSS. This guide shares some of the more common things libraries have done to customize their LibGuides library website.


Here are a few examples of academic library websites created in LibGuides:


Here are some things you may not have done before in LibGuides that will help you in your design process.


There are several ways you can change the CSS for your LibGuides. First, you can visit the "Look & Feel" section of your LibGuides Admin interface and click on the "Custom JS/CSS" tab. Alternatively, you can change the CSS for an entire group of guides by editing the group's "Custom JS/CSS" tab in the group admin interface. Or finally, you can change the CSS for a single guide under the "Guide Layout" drop down menu by clicking on "Guide Custom JS/CSS." Conveniently, the code is the same.