Create notebook

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Create a new OneNote notebook.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) Notes.Create Notes.ReadWrite, Notes.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Notes.Create Notes.ReadWrite
Application Notes.ReadWrite.All Not available.

HTTP request

POST /me/onenote/notebooks
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/onenote/notebooks
POST /groups/{id}/onenote/notebooks
POST /sites/{id}/onenote/notebooks

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type string application/json

Request body

In the request body, supply a name for the notebook.

Notebook names must be unique. The name cannot contain more than 128 characters or contain the following characters: ?*/:<>|'"


If successful, this method returns a 201 Created response code and the new notebook object in the response body.



The following example shows a request.

Content-type: application/json

    "displayName": "My Private notebook"


The following example shows the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-type: application/json

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#users('7d54cb02-aaa3-4016-9f9c-a4b49422dd9b')/onenote/notebooks/$entity",
    "id": "1-10143016-70dc-4449-b92a-3015225f800d",
    "self": "",
    "displayName": "My Private notebook",
    "userRole": "Owner",
    "isShared": false,
    "sectionsUrl": "",
    "sectionGroupsUrl": "",
    "links": {
        "oneNoteClientUrl": {
            "href": "onenote:"
        "oneNoteWebUrl": {
            "href": ""