SharePoint 2010 Document Library

How do I find out what the storage capacity is for any one of the document libraries within a sharepoint site? And how would I go about increasing it if need be?
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Rainer JeschorCommented:
Hi,
there is physically no storage limit at document library level. Storage limits (quota) are set on site collection level.
There are a number of general restrictions:
- File size: max of 2GB (web.config setting by default 50MB)
- Documents: 30.000.000 per library
- Major versions: 400.000
- Content DB recommendation: 200GB
(from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787%28v=office.14%29.aspx)

You can use "Site Actions" -> "Site Settings" -> "Site Collection Web Analytics reports" -> "Inventory" -> "Storage usage" to get a timely development of the used storage for the site collection.
If your are at least on SharePoint 2010 SP1, you have an additional link under "Site Settings" -> "Site Collection Administration" -> "Storage Metrics".
This will allow you to see the size in kb/MB and the percentage in relation to the parent.
Alternative way to get the size of a specific document library it to use SharePoint Designer, right click on the document library and select "Properties".

HTH
Rainer
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Lord_DragonAuthor Commented:
Great answer, much thanks!!
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