Navigating Libraries in the Creative Cloud Desktop App

Creative Cloud Libraries serve as a central hub for all your design assets, readily accessible from various Creative Cloud applications. This article guides you through accessing and utilizing these libraries within the Creative Cloud desktop app.

Locating the Libraries Panel

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. This icon usually resides in your taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (macOS).
  2. Look for the "Libraries" section. It's typically located on the left-hand side of the app window.

Accessing Your Libraries

  1. Click on the "Libraries" tab. This displays a list of all your existing libraries.
  2. Browse through the list and select the desired library. Each library name reflects its content or purpose.

Utilizing Library Assets

  1. Once a library is selected, its contents are displayed in the main panel. This includes images, vectors, colors, character styles, brushes, and more.
  2. Double-click on an asset to preview it. This allows you to inspect its details before using it in your project.
  3. To use an asset in your project:
    • Drag and drop the asset directly into your open application window. This instantly adds the element to your workspace.
    • Right-click on the asset and choose "Copy" or "Cut." Then, paste it into your desired location within your project.

Additional Features

  • Search for specific assets: Utilize the search bar at the top of the Libraries panel to quickly locate elements by name or keyword.
  • Organize your libraries: Create folders within libraries to categorize your assets for better navigation and management.
  • Manage sharing permissions: Grant editing or viewing access to specific libraries for collaborative work with team members.

Accessing Public Libraries

The Creative Cloud desktop app also allows you to explore and utilize publicly available libraries:

  1. Navigate to the "Stock & Marketplace" tab.
  2. Select "Libraries" from the options.
  3. Browse through the available libraries and choose the ones you want to add. Click "Add to your libraries" for the desired selections.

Remember: Public libraries are read-only, meaning you cannot edit or add assets to them.


By mastering the art of accessing and utilizing libraries within the Creative Cloud desktop app, you unlock a powerful tool for streamlined workflow, efficient asset management, and enhanced collaboration. This centralized hub empowers you to unleash your creative potential and bring your design visions to life with ease.