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How do I add a player library in Kontakt 5.6.8 or later?

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If you have one of our Player Libraries you can add it via the Libraries tab in Kontakt and Kontakt Player. A quick way to tell if a Library is a Player Library is that you will have a serial number to register the library with NI.

The method for adding Player Libraries changed with the release of Kontakt 5.6.8. Please follow the following steps to add a library to this version or later. 

*If your library does not have a serial number or it states "Kontakt Full Required" on the product page then these instructions are not applicable and the library will instead be loaded via the files tab. If you are unsure if your library is a player library please see here

**Please make sure that you have updated to at least Kontakt 5.6.8 and that you have Native Access installed**

First open Kontakt and navigate to the Libraries tab, then click the Manage Libraries button as pictured. In 5.6.8 this will say Add Library instead



Clicking this button will launch Native Access, if you are not logged in with your NI account you will be prompted to log in, please take care that you use the correct NI account as the library will be connected with this account permanently.


If you are running Kontakt 5.7 you will need to click the Add a serial button pictured below once Native Access launches, if you are running Kontakt 5.6.8 you can skip this step.




Native Access will now present you with the following screen: 


Please copy and paste the 25 digit serial number that will have been included in your confirmation email and then click + Add Serial 

Once you have added this you will be asked to browse to the folder containing the library. For Spitfire libraries this is the folder where Library Manager downloaded to and in most cases will be named "Spitfire ... ... Library". In the examples below we are adding HZ03 percussion so the library folder is going to be named Spitfire HZ03 Library. First click Browse (to the right in the picture below).



Now navigate to the library folder (in this case Spitfire HZ03 Library) and click open as pictured below. 


Once you have followed these steps the library should now be installed correctly. To make sure it appears as a pane in the libraries tab, you may need to refresh the tab in Kontakt using the refresh button next to the add library button (pictured below).



If you have followed these steps you should now see the library appear in the browser on the left. If you don't see the library or run into any issues with this process please contact us at and we will troubleshoot with you. 

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