SharePoint tip: How to create a document library

To create a Wiki library you’ll need to have the appropriate permissions as a Site Owner.


  • Login to the SharePoint Site and start at the homepage
  • Go to the Site settings icon (sometimes called gear, cog or flower icon)
  • Click Add an app
  • Click Document library > Advanced Options
  • Choose a unique name and description e.g. Policies, Library for organisational policies
  • If you’d like versions number for the documents in your library, click Yes under Create a version each time you edit a file in this document library. Click No to turn off version history.
  • Select a Document Template – if most documents will be in Word select Microsoft Word document
  • Click Create
  • You can now add in your own content

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