Creating a New Library in Imagine Galileo

Administrators and Teachers can create a new library. To view the contents of a library, access the applicable page (e.g., to view the contents in a test library, access the Test Builder page, and select the desired test library). Once a new library has been created it can be viewed, edited, or deleted with the appropriate user access.


Imagine Galileo automatically creates libraries for Teachers and other class-level users, however, users can create additional libraries if they’d like. When creating a new library a user will define who has access to the library and what type of access they will have.

To create a library

  1. Log in to Imagine Galileo.
  2. Click Setup > Library Builder.


  3. Use the drop-down boxes to choose the school and class for which you want to create a library. 


  4. Use the drop-down box to choose the type of library you want to create. Use the table for detailed information about each library type. Click +NEW LIBRARY once you have selected your library type.


    Library Type Description
    Test Test libraries can contain user-created tests or tests pre-built by Imagine Learning.
    Lesson Plan Lesson plan libraries contain Lesson plans created by all users to provide students with personalized lessons that can be aligned with your curriculum. Only accessible to educators, and users and can be scheduled. Users can add standards, assessments, and resources to their lesson plans.
    Intervention Group Intervention group libraries can be created by all users by selecting individual students based on a variety of factors such as performance on Benchmark tests or user-created dialogs and tests.
    Instructional Dialog

    Instructional Dialog libraries contain student-facing instructional resources that can be created by users or a user can choose from pre-built Imagine Learning dialogs.  Instructional Dialogs can be scheduled for students to take one-on-one or teachers can present the instructional dialog to their entire class.

    Digital Curriculum

    Digital Curriculum libraries allow all users to enter their own curriculum from their curriculum providers or create their own curriculum. Units can be added to the digital curriculum. Digital curriculum can be created by grade and subject.


    Resource libraries are materials intended for teachers and contain items such as files and/or web content and EngageNY modules, units, and/or lessons. Resources are not available to students. Resources can be added to a digital curriculum, instructional dialogs, or lesson plans.

    Item Family

    Item Family libraries can be created by all users to house user-created and Imagine Learning pre-built passages. Item Families also allows users to be able to easily share the passages and group them.

    Item Bank

    Item Bank libraries allow all users the capability to create their own content/items and place that content into their own user-created item bank that resides in an item bank library that they have created.


    Standards libraries are primarily used by Imagine Learning support team members to create standard libraries so that educators have access to specific state standards.

    Class Notes 

    Class Notes are primarily used by Imagine Galileo PreK customers to create class notes. 


    Reports allow all users to create custom form reports.

  5. To create the library you will need to fill in the information on all three tabs. Click the home icon ( homeIcon.png ) to return to the Library Builder page.


    1. In the Name & Year tab, enter the name of your library.


    Library names are limited to 150 characters

    2. Choose All Years or Current Year Only.


    Choosing All Years allows you to access the library contents over multiple school years.

    3. Click Save and Next.

  6. District Administrators and School Administrators, select the level to assign the library using the Choose an Access Level drop-down. Teachers automatically skip to the next tab. Move to step 7.png.

    1. Choose an Access Level. The access levels that you will have access to will be determined by your user access (ex. A School Administrator will not be able to choose District-level access).


    User Level Description
    District-level User Choosing District-level User creates a library that can be used across your entire organization.
    School-level User Choosing School-level User creates a library that can be used across an entire school.
    Class-level User Choosing Class-level User creates a library that can be used for an individual class only. 

    2. Once you have determined the library's access level, you choose the district, school, or class to assign the library.


    3. Set Permission Level.


    Permission Level Description
    Read-Only This permission will only be able to view the contents of the library and use the content "as-is"; no editing is allowed.
    Write This permission can edit the contents of the library and all other users with permissions to that library will see and be affected by the changes.
    Results Only This permission prevents Class-level and School-level users from seeing the test questions and scheduling a test. Users cannot access details of certain reports, generate a test booklet, or print answer key pages. This permission is generally used with an Instructional Effectiveness (IE) test library. This permission is only available in the Test library.

    4. Select the test users. If you are creating a District-level or School-level library, determine which users you would like to have access to the library. If you are creating a class Class-level library you will not have to choose who has access to the library.


    Term/Field Description
    Access Level Only Assigns this library to only those users who have the same user level as the library access assignment level you selected in step 1.  
    Term/Field Name Assigns this library to all users at and below the selected level in the organization or school that it was assigned to. 

    5. Click Save & Next.


  7. The Summary tab displays the school years, schools, classes, and users for which this library has been made available. The creator of the library always has to have Write permission to the library and is automatically listed under Users. Click Home ( homeIcon.png ) to return to the Library Builder page.