IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3 Help

Libraries and Global Libraries

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projectStructure | Libraries or Global Libraries

When you select the Libraries or the Global Libraries category in the Project Structure dialog, a list of existing project or global libraries is shown in the element selector pane.

project structure libraries

Use the toolbar icons, context menu commands or keyboard shortcuts to manage the libraries (see below).

To view or edit the name and contents of a library, select the library of interest, and use the page to the right of the selector pane.

Toolbar icons, context menu commands and shortcuts





icons general add

New Project Library or New Global Library


Create a new project or global library.

icons general remove



Delete the selected library.

icons actions copy


Create a copy of the selected library.

Move to Global Libraries

For a project library: move the selected project library to the global (IDE) level. See Change library level.

Copy to Project Libraries

For a global library: create a copy of the selected global library at the project level. See Change library level.

Add to Modules

Add the selected project or global library to dependencies of one or more of your modules. In the dialog that opens, select the corresponding modules.

Find Usages


Find usages of the selected library in the project.

Last modified: 25 February 2020