To enable anonymous access for a SharePoint site:

  1. Open the site on which you want to enable anonymous access.
  2. On the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.
  3. On the Site Settings page, in the Users and Permissions column, click Advanced permissions.
  4. On the Permissions page, on the Settings menu, click Anonymous Access.
  5. On the Change Anonymous Access Settings page, select the parts of your website that you want anonymous users to access.

To enable anonymous access on a list or library:

Use this procedure only if you have enabled anonymous access on your site as described in the previous procedure and have granted access to either the entire website or just to lists and libraries, as described in step 5 above.
The following steps can only be performed on a list or library that is using unique permissions.

  1. Open the list or library on which you want to enable anonymous access.
  2. On the Settings menu, click List Settings or Library Settings.
  3. In the Permissions and Management column, click Permissions for this list or Permissions for this library.
    Note: The Settings menu is not available on the Permissions page if your list or library is inheriting permissions from its parent site. If your list or library is inheriting permissions from the site, you must first break the inheritance from the site. To do so, on the Actions menu, click Edit Permissions, and then click OK to continue.
  4. On the Permissions page, on the Settings menu, click Anonymous Access.
  5. On the Change Anonymous Access Settings page, select the permissions that you want to grant to anonymous users for this list or library.

Note: Only the View Item permission is available for libraries. This is to help protect your site from potential script injection attacks.