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Events: Share a single event to Outlook, Google Calendar, Facebook, or Twitter

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If you want to add an event to an external calendar (like Outlook or Google Calendar) or share the event's details to Facebook or Twitter, you can quickly from the staff or public side.

And if you want to add all events in a calendar to an external calendar, you can always do so via the calendar's embed/export options.


Via the event details window

When logged into LibCal and viewing an event's details, you can easily add an event to your preferred calendar app, such as Outlook or Google Calendar. This is especially helpful if you have a shared calendar for your department, or if you display a calendar on your webpage or video display.

While viewing an event's details (either via the admin calendar or Event Explorer):

  1. Click the Add to Calendar Using iCal () button to download an .ics file for you event. This will allow you to add the event to Outlook, iCal, or any app that supports the .ics format.
  2. Click on the Share on Facebook () button to post your event on your Facebook page.
  3. Click on the Add to Google Calendar () button to easily add the event to your Google Calendar without having to download and import any files.
  4. Click on the Share on Twitter () button to post your event on your Twitter page.

Example of adding an event to a calendar app


Via the public event page

You and your patrons can also add an event to your calendar app from the public event page. Simply look for the sharing buttons in the upper-right corner of the page.

  1. Click the Add to Calendar Using iCal () button to download an .ics file for you event. This will allow you to add the event to Outlook, iCal, or any app that supports the .ics format.
  2. Click on the Share on Facebook () button to post your event on your Facebook page.
  3. Click on the Add to Google Calendar () button to easily add the event to your Google Calendar without having to download and import any files.
  4. Click on the Share on Twitter () button to post your event on your Twitter page.

Public event page displaying the Add to Calendar buttons

Example Facebook post

Curious how your post might look? No problem -- the image below provides an example. In it, you'll find the event's name, featured image, and a snippet from the description.

Example of an event shared on Facebook