Skip to Questions

Guide FAQ - Your LibGuides v1 Questions. Answered!


Can I access the LibGuides CSS?

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2011  |  4242 Views

Was this helpful? 2   1


Sure! You can view the CSS file for a standard site installation at

If you want to make changes on your LibGuides site, start by reading our Help Guide to Customizing the LibGuides CSS. It describes 2 methods of customizing:

1. Custom JS/CSS Code

Get to this option by heading to Admin Stuff Look & Feel.

On the System Wide tab, scroll to the Custom JS/CSS Code box.

  • Open a STYLE tag 
  • Type in your new class definitions
  • Close the STYLE tag
  • Voila, you're done!

This method is simple, but it has a drawback - it slows down loading of your LibGuides pages, since the styles need to load every time a user visits any page in your system

2. Create a new stylesheet

  • Download the current LibGuides stylesheet 
    • Make any changes you'd like to the CSS classes defined in the file
    • Delete any classes you don't customize (very important!)
    • Upload your customized copy to a local webserver
  • Head to Admin Stuff > Look & Feel, and scroll down to the Custom JS/CSS Code box.
    • Add a reference to your new stylesheet using standard CSS file include syntax

For example, if you defined all your custom styles in a file called libguides.css, and uploaded that stylesheet on one of your institution's webservers, e.g.

Then, in the Custom <HEAD> section of the System-wide customization screen you should write the following:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="" />

Answered by Sarah PawlekBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    Need Help?

    This site contains FAQs for LibGuides v1 only.

    LibGuides v2 Documentation
    (You must have a LibApps account to access that site.)

    Or click HELP in the orange command bar of your v2 system.


    Follow LibGuidesFAQ on Twitter Follow us on Twitter!
     Your questions, answered!

    Browse by Popular Topics

    Accounts  –  Admin Area  –  API / Widgets  –  Boxes  –  Catalog / Database Integration  –  CSS  –  Customization  –  E-Reserves  –  Embedding Objects  –  General System Questions  –  Group Management  –  Guides  –  Holiday Closures  –  How To...  –  Images  –  LibGuides CMS  –  Links  –  Mobile  –  Pages / Tabs  –  Profiles  –  RSS  –  Search  –  Security  –  Statistics  –  Subject Categories  –  Survey/Form Tool  –  System Administrators  –  Tags  –  Webinar  
    View All Topics

    Related content from Springshare v1 Help