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Getting Started with LibGuides (Library Staff Only): 4. Delete a Guide

A guide for library staff when creating new libguides

How to Delete a Guide

IMPORTANT: This is permanent, no one, not LibGuides administrators, not Springshare, can get you back your guide if you delete it.

This means that boxes that have been reused in other guides will also disappear (if they were mapped, not copied). So, if you have boxes in the guide you are deleting that you know you reused in other guides by mapping to the original (rather than creating a copy), those boxes will also be gone.


With that caveat, sometimes you really do want to get rid of guide. Here's how you do it:

  1. Login to LibGuides.
  2. Click "Dashboard" in the top orange header bar. (This is the default when you login so if you delete right after logging in you can skip this step.)
  3. Click "Guides" in the top orange header bar.
  4. From the drop-down, click "View/Edit My Guides."
  5. From your list of guides, In the far right "Action" column, click the red X. This will delete the guide.