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I want to put some breakaway headers into my Eagle CAD file. By that, I mean these:

breakaway male headers

Does Eagle come packaged with a library for these? If so, what is the part called, and which library is it in?

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Eagle does indeed. The library you will want to look for is called pinhead. It has various 2.54mm (0.1") pitch pinheaders in it.

If it's not on the list, go to the Eagle control panel window, right click on Libraries and choose Use all. Then, in the schematic window, go to Library > Update all to update the libraries list.

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    \$\begingroup\$ +1 on this for making me laugh, wish I could give +1 to whoever named that library. \$\endgroup\$ – BD at Rivenhill Aug 29 '12 at 21:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ +1 for funny library names. Proteus ships with a library called ASSMANN (not for pinheads, though) :-) \$\endgroup\$ – Anindo Ghosh Apr 24 '13 at 18:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ Is there a female equivalent of pinhead? \$\endgroup\$ – osvein Jun 3 '14 at 17:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ The footprint is the same, just use the pinhead part and place a female header \$\endgroup\$ – Bojangles Jun 3 '14 at 19:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Bojangles that doesn't give you the correct silkscreen (i.e. instructions for assembly). The right answer is con-lsta.lbr. @Spookbuster \$\endgroup\$ – Mark Jeronimus Dec 24 '16 at 11:59

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