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There are some great carousels (like slick) that do not have real React implementations. This library provides you with carousel that is not merely a wrapper for some jQuery solution, can be used as controlled or uncontrolled element (similar to inputs), and has tons of useful features.



npm i @brainhubeu/react-carousel


npm i @types/brainhubeu__react-carousel -D


If you don't use any bundler like Webpack, you can add these scripts to your HTML file, body section:

<script crossorigin src="https://unpkg.com/react@16/umd/react.development.js"></script>
<script crossorigin src="https://unpkg.com/react-dom@16/umd/react-dom.development.js"></script>
<script crossorigin type="text/javascript" src="https://unpkg.com/@brainhubeu/react-carousel@1.10.62-cdn/lib/react-carousel.js"></script>

Make sure to use a version ending with -cdn.

Then, you can use the following global variables:

  • BrainhubeuReactCarousel
  • BrainhubeuReactCarouselDots
  • BrainhubeuReactCarouselItem
  • BrainhubeuReactCarouselWrapper


When using @brainhubeu/react-carousel with SSR (Server-side Rendering), we recommend Next.js as @brainhubeu/react-carousel currently doesn't work on the server side so it must be rendered on the client side (maybe we'll provide server-side working in the future).

import dynamic from 'next/dynamic';
const { default: Carousel, Dots } = dynamic(
 () => require('@brainhubeu/react-carousel'),
 { ssr: false },


By default, the component does not need anything except children to render a simple carousel. Remember that styles do not have to be imported every time you use carousel, you can do it once in an entry point of your bundle.

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import Carousel from '@brainhubeu/react-carousel';
import '@brainhubeu/react-carousel/lib/style.css';
export default class MyCarousel extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <Carousel arrows dots>
        <img src={imageOne} />
        <img src={imageTwo} />
        <img src={imageThree} />


Showing dots or thumbnails

There is a separate Dots component that can be used to fully control navigation dots or add thumbnails.

import Carousel, { Dots } from '@brainhubeu/react-carousel';
import '@brainhubeu/react-carousel/lib/style.css';
// ...
constructor(props) {
  this.state = {
    value: 0,
onChange = value => this.setState({ value });
render() {
  return (
        <img className="img-example" src={someImage} />
        <img className="img-example" src={anotherImage} />
          (<img key={1} className="img-example-small" src={abstractImage} />),
          (<img key={12} className="img-example-small" src={transportImage} />),



You can access a clickable demo with many examples and a live code editor by clicking on a Prop name.

Carousel props

Prop Type Default Description
addArrowClickHandler Boolean undefined Has to be added for arrowLeft and arrowRight to work
animationSpeed Number 500 Determines transition duration in milliseconds
arrowLeft React element undefined To be used instead of the default left arrow (if you provide these custom arrows, you don't have to use arrows prop)
arrowRight React element undefined To be used instead of the default right arrow (if you provide these custom arrows, you don't have to use arrows prop)
arrows Boolean false Renders default arrows
autoPlay Number undefined Slide change interval in milliseconds
breakpoints Object undefined All props (except of value, onChange, responsive, children) can be set to different values on different screen resolutions
centered Boolean undefined Aligned active slide to the center of the carousel
clickToChange Boolean undefined Clicking on a slide changes current slide to the clicked one
dots Boolean undefined Renders default dots under the carousel
draggable Boolean true Makes it possible to drag to the next slide with mouse cursor
onInit Function undefined Callback thrown after the carousel is loaded
infinite Boolean undefined Creates an infinite carousel width
itemWidth Number undefined Determines custom width for every slide in the carousel
keepDirectionWhenDragging Boolean undefined While dragging, it doesn't matter which slide is the nearest one, but in what direction you dragged
minDraggableOffset Number 10 Defines the minimum offset to consider the drag gesture
offset Number 0 Padding between items
onChange Function undefined Handler triggered when current slide is about to change (e.g. on arrow click or on swipe)
rtl Boolean false Indicating if the carousel should have direction from Right to Left (make sure to pass the rtl param to the Dots component as well)
slides Array undefined Alternative way to pass slides. This prop expects an array of JSX elements
slidesPerPage Number 1 Number of slides visible at once
slidesPerScroll Number 1 Number by which value will change on scroll (autoPlay, arrow click, drag)
lazyLoad Boolean false Initially, it loads only the closest next / previous slide to the current one based on the value of the slidesPerPage variable. Other slides are loaded as needed.
lazyLoader React node undefined To be used instead of the default loader
stopAutoPlayOnHover Boolean undefined Determines if autoPlay should stop when mouse hover over carousel
value Number undefined Current slide's index (zero based, depends on the elements order)

Dots props

Prop Type Default Description
number Number Amount of slides Number of slides in the carousel you want to control
onChange Function undefined onChange callback (works the same way as onChange in Carousel component)
rtl Boolean false Indicating if the dots should have direction from Right to Left
thumbnails Array of ReactElements undefined Array of thumbnails to show. If not provided, default dots will be shown
value Number slide position in the slides Array Current Carousel value


The GitHub issues list is our roadmap. You're more than welcome to vote:

  • with 👍if you like a given feature request or you'd like a given bug to be fixed
  • with ❤️ if you love a given feature request or fixing a given bug is critical for you
  • with 👎if in your opinion, a given feature would create more damages than the value provided by it or you consider a given bug to be a feature

We don't give any guarantee to fix even the most liked issues but 👍and ❤️ increase probability of fixing while 👎decreases the probability of fixing.

You're also more than welcome to:

  • submit a feature request
  • report a bug
  • ask a question
  • comment an issue, discussing the details
  • open a PR, fixing a given issue

Setting up local development which means running the docs/demo locally:


Each test command should be run from the root directory.

Unit tests

yarn test:unit

E2E tests

yarn test:e2e


See the Workflow subsection in our docs


See the Labels subsection in our docs

Decision log

See the Decision log subsection in our docs


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