Create notebook

Create a new OneNote notebook.


One of the following scopes is required to execute this API:
Notes.Create, Notes.ReadWrite.CreatedByApp, Notes.ReadWrite, or Notes.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

POST /me/notes/notebooks
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/notes/notebooks
POST /groups/{id}/notes/notebooks

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer <token> A valid OAuth token provided to the app based on the user credentials and the user having authorized access.
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.



Here is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 30

  "name": "Notebook name"

Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here is truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 284

  "isDefault": true,
  "userRole": {
  "isShared": true,
  "sectionsUrl": "sectionsUrl-value",
  "sectionGroupsUrl": "sectionGroupsUrl-value",
  "links": {
    "oneNoteClientUrl": {
      "href": "href-value"
    "oneNoteWebUrl": {
      "href": "href-value"