Obtain libraries
Here is a list of projects/libraries/tools intended to install libraries easily.

Versioned releases

  • Quicklisp is a library installer and repository that features a huge number of Free Software and other open source CL libraries. It is the de-facto standard way of obtaining libraries.
  • obsoleted, historical note: ASDF-Install was around before Quicklisp came along.
  • obsoleted, historical note: Lispy aimed to do what Quicklisp did, but never became popular.
  • obsoleted, historical note: LibCL aims to be a single-install bundle of libraries.

Scripts to install libraries from version control repositories


  • asia, ASDF2 Software Installation Assistant.

Linux package managers

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