Download Libraries

Library Downloads

The official KiCad libraries are available for download at https://kicad.github.io. Library data are provided as compressed archives of the individual libraries within the following categories:

Library data are updated weekly, and track the KiCad GitHub repositories.

At the moment, libraries are included along with KiCad installation. You will only need to download the libraries above if you want to use a newer version than the one offered with your KiCad version. Libraries can also be kept up to date with the latest additions by cloning the library repositories using Git. Tracking the library repositories using Git means that only the changes to the libraries need to be downloaded, rather than retrieving the entire library set each time.

GitHub Libraries

KiCad libraries are community contributed and hosted on GitHub at github.com/kicad. If you wish to contribute to the libraries, refer to the contribution guide.

Library Repositories

The set of libraries corresponding to v4.xx of KiCad software are organised on GitHub as follows:

Symbols, 3D models and project templates are stored together in the kicad-library repository.

Footprint libraries are stored as individual repositories with the .pretty extension.

Future of the Libraries

In conjunction with the KiCad v5 software release, the libraries will be reorganised into four separate repositories (on GitHub). These repositories are currently a work in progress.