Lucidchart for librarians

Learn how librarians are using Lucidchart’s online, collaborative diagramming software and how it can simplify your work.

How do libraries use Lucidchart?

Lucidchart offers tools to help you create many types of diagrams that are beneficial to library employees, administrators and patrons. First, simplify complex library processes such as image requests, returns, and interlibrary loans, so employees are never confused again.

Next, create organizational charts to map the positions of personnel throughout the library, or create a site map of your library’s website for easy reference.

Finally, enhance your patrons’ library experience by creating a research guide that details where to search for an item or how to begin research.

Which features does Lucidchart offer?

Lucidchart is easy to use—there’s no learning curve! Create a flowchart, org chart, site map, or mind map with ease, and personalize your document with your own uploaded images.

Because Lucidchart is meant to be collaborative, you can invite as many people as you’d like to work with you—changes are synced instantly. When your document is complete, publish it in a variety of forms, including including a web page, PNG, PDF, VDX, or even an embeddable HTML viewer.

How much does Lucidchart cost?

Lucidchart is completely free for accredited educational institutions.

Faculty and administrators, simply use this form to request a group account for your library.


“There are a lot of needs for flow charting, especially with project management. Flowcharts rock as a way to measure progress in your work, but they also work well for user training. Flowcharts of 'how to search the catalog' or 'how to research your topic' are great tools for our users. Check Lucidchart out!”

– Sarah Houghton-Jan, LibrarianInBlack.net