Where To Download, How To Install Hibernate

Hibernate » On May 13, 2011 By Sivateja

Let us see what are the jar files we need to download to work with hibernate framework, and how to install.

Working with the framework software is nothing but, adding the .jar(s) files provided by that framework to our java application.  Each framework software is not an installable software, it means we do not contain any setup.exe  :-)

When we download any framework software, we will get a ‘zip‘ file and we need to unzip it, to get the jar files required, actually all framework softwares will follow same common principles like…

  • Framework software will be in the form of a set of jar files, where one jar file acts as main (We can call this file as core) and remaining will  acts as dependent jar files.
  • Each Framework software contain at least one configuration xml file, but multiple configuration files also allowed.
  • In this case, in order to setup the Hibernate framework environment into a java application, the configuration file is the first one to be loaded into a java application, will see about this in later sessions.


Where to download Hibernate .jar(s) files:

we can download jars related to hibernate at


  • From the above URL choose hibernate 3.2.2-ga.zip,  as we are in initial stage this version will be better.
  • Unzip it, and now you can find some jar files in the lib folder right..?, actually we doesn’t require all the jar files, out of them just select the following jar files..


  • These are the main jar files to run hibernate related programming and among all the jars hibernate3.jar is the main file, but for annotation we need to add 4 – 6 other jar files, i will let you when time comes.
  • Remember: along with the hibernate jars we must include one more jar file, which is nothing but related to our database, this is depending on your database.
  • So finally we need total of 12 jar files to run the hibernate related program.


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17 Responses to “Where To Download, How To Install Hibernate”
  1. Nandy says:

    Sir,i didnt find hibernate3.jar file in the unzip folder…what to do sir?

  2. Java4s says:


    Names may change from version to version, hmm current version is 4.1.3 right so, hibernate-core-4.1.3.Final.jar might be the one you are asking for, try with that.

  3. shankar says:

    HI, Please give me link to download free hibernate3.jar size 2203 KB. thnx

  4. Basanta says:

    First of all I would like to thank to admin sir to provide us such a wonderful web site for Hibernate and Spring Beginner.
    Sir I am not getting few of the mentioned jar files after i download the hibernate 3.2.2-ga.zip from the above mentioned site.I request you to check the spelling error of the mentioned jar file which are needed to mention in the class path.One more request is please update with the step by step procedure to create a hibernate application in eclipse.Hope you will update it As soon as possible

  5. hello sir,
    which topics are important in java,hibernate & servlets & jsp

  6. Geeta says:

    Your topics and its content is simply great. But please concentrate on grammar too.

  7. Mourad says:

    I download the last version Hibernate ORM (4.3.8.Final). I can’t find the most of above jar, so should I import only required file in lib fil?

  8. mallesh Kalloli says:

    I want to download the jar files for using annotations so please tell the links and name of those jar files…

  9. hemanth says:

    Is it any problem that i placed all jar files in configure build path.
    I had a problem that..

    log4j:WARN No appenders could be found for logger (org.hibernate.cfg.Environment).
    log4j:WARN Please initialize the log4j system properly.
    Exception in thread “main” org.hibernate.HibernateException: hibernate.cfg.xml not found
    at org.hibernate.util.ConfigHelper.getResourceAsStream(ConfigHelper.java:147)
    at org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration.getConfigurationInputStream(Configuration.java:1405)
    at org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration.configure(Configuration.java:1427)
    at com.str.ClientForSave.main(ClientForSave.java:14)

    any body explain about this error..

  10. siva says:

    hi sir best tutorial for all java learners………………

  11. Rashmi says:

    Awesome website. Thanks to Sivateja Kandula.

  12. paras sharma says:

    why we close the session and transaction …..if hibernate closes these automatically or not

  13. Kiranmayi says:

    Worth Reading!!! Thanks a ton :-)

  14. vijay says:

    How can we set the hibernate jar class path in ubuntu

  15. Vrushali says:

    Worth reading all the articles. I have one question How to attached hibernate source to eclipse as we attached rt.jar to see core java .class file ? Please help me out


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