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About Libraries
A library provides a place for storing and providing access to objects. Libraries correspond to your company's organization and processes.
For example, each department in your company could have its own library in which to store its electronic documents. The administrator for your site creates each library and determines which users have access to it. This environment, known as the library context, establishes the following:
A defined data storage area for the business objects associated with the library.
Access rules.
Templates for creating documents and CAD documents.
Teams and roles.
Default life cycles you can use to manage data.
Default workflows you can use to manage data.
Default preferences.
For information on the pages that appear when you expand a library, see Context Pages.
For information on accessing libraries, see Libraries Table.
For information on the actions you can perform in libraries, see Library Actions.