How to reference code in the lib folder for go functions

The documentation in the How to Structure Project page of the functions documentation mentions that shared files can be placed in the lib directory in the root of the functions repository.

The project can also contain a top-level lib directory, where files common to multiple packages can be stored or built. See Build Process for details on the build process and its use of the lib directory.

I take this to mean that shared code can be placed in the lib directory but I haven’t been able to find any documentation for how to do this. I’m specifically looking for examples of how to do this with go functions.

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Bobby Iliev
Site Moderator
Site Moderator badge
May 11, 2024


One option that I’ve used in the past is to use a module. Here is an quick repository with a simple example:

Let me know if this works for you!



Try DigitalOcean for free

Click below to sign up and get $200 of credit to try our products over 60 days!

Sign up

Featured on Community

Get our biweekly newsletter

Sign up for Infrastructure as a Newsletter.

Hollie's Hub for Good

Working on improving health and education, reducing inequality, and spurring economic growth? We'd like to help.

Become a contributor

Get paid to write technical tutorials and select a tech-focused charity to receive a matching donation.

Welcome to the developer cloud

DigitalOcean makes it simple to launch in the cloud and scale up as you grow — whether you're running one virtual machine or ten thousand.

Learn more
DigitalOcean Cloud Control Panel