Import Steps For KiCad 4 and Newer

When you download KiCad library from the internet. You must import the .lib and .mod file to KiCad. Follow the steps below:

  • In KiCad, go to Tools > Run Eeschema
  • Select Preferences > Component Libraries
  • In the Component library files section, click Add
  • Select the .lib library file
  • Go to Tools > Run PcbNew
  • Click Preferences > Footprint Libraries Wizard
  • Follow the steps in the wizard to select and import the footprint library (.mod file)