Shared Libraries (also known as Groups) are easy to create and use.  They are useful for a class or project where everyone has the same access.  You cannot have some people as Read Only and other others with Read/Write.  Everyone in the Shared Library has Read/Write access. 

To create a new Shared Library in Office 365:

  • Login to
  • Select OneDrive (blue cloud)
  • On the lower left-hand side, you will see "Create Shared Library"
  • Name your Shared Library and click Create.
  • Once your Library is created, you can add members in the upper right-hand corner.
  • To remove a member or elevate a member to an Owner, select the "down arrow" underneath their name. 
    • Note:  Owners can add and remove other members
  • Select Documents over on the left-hand side to get to the Shared Document Library
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December 8, 2020