Obtain libraries
Here is a list of projects/libraries/tools intended ton 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.
  • ASDF-Install was around before Quicklisp came along.
  • Lispy aimed to do what Quicklisp did, but never became popular.
  • LibCL aims to be a single-install bundle of libraries.
Scripts to install libraries from version control repositories Decentralized
  • asia, ASDF2 Software Installation Assistant.
  • desire
Linux package managers