Eagle Cadsoft missing RCL

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Joined Nov 10, 2011
Hi guys,
I see that there have been many people in the past that can't find a certain part in EagleCad and come here asking where it is. The usual answer is "make it yourself".

Well...I'm wondering if this is an exception.

I'm missing the entire RCL library and Resistor library.

I really DONT want to make a bunch of pesky resistors if its already neatly packaged in a library.

First off, how is it that something so basic as the RCL library is not in my program? And second, where can I download it?

The weird thing is that yesterday there existed a library called "resistor". From that library I added "R-US_0309/10 (R-US_)" to my drawing.

Now it is saying it does not exist in the library but it is still in my schematic just fine.
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Joined Nov 10, 2011

I'm still learning my way around Eagle so forgive me.
I clicked on the Library pulldown menu.

I selected "Use..."
I found rcl.lbr and resistor.lbr

Individually, I selected each and clicked open.

They are now showing up in my "Add" window.


But I hope this helps others!


Joined Dec 15, 2009

When designing a schema and you are adding components, if you then select a component, and accidentally clicked the Drop button, the *.lbr is removed from the list.

I did it a few times in the beginning of my Eagle journey. :)


Joined Jul 17, 2007
You can also type:
into the command box and hit ENTER; that will "use" all of the libraries that exist in the /lbr subdirectory. That can take awhile if you have a lot of libraries.