Riding carousels with jQuery

jCarousel is a jQuery plugin for controlling a list of items in horizontal or vertical order. It provides a full-featured and flexible toolset for navigating any HTML based content in a carousel-like fashion.

Note: Version 0.3.x and 0.2.x are not compatible. Old versions can be downloaded from the release page.


The documentation can be found here.



By default, the jCarousel core only contains the minimum functionality needed to create carousel widgets. Specialized features are provided through plugins.

jCarousel comes with the following plugins:

Third-Party Plugins


All ready-to-use files are located in the dist/ directory.

The jquery.jcarousel.js and jquery.jcarousel.min.js files contain the core and all plugins concenated together.

All files are also available from CDNJS.


You can find some example implementations in the examples/ directory. You can also browse the functional tests to get an impression of how to setup jCarousel.


jCarousel is written on top of jQuery and was originally inspired by the Carousel Component by Bill Scott.


Copyright (c) 2006-2016 Jan Sorgalla. Released under the MIT license.