Do I link the ClanLib solution to all my new projects?

I am reading a book, and they told me that once I have compiled the ClanLib source code it should create a LIB (Library) File, which I then have to link to any new projects which I intend to use the ClanLib library for. They tell me to do this by clicking Project>Properties>Configuration Properties>Linker>Input>Additional Dependencies, and then pasting the name of the LIB file in the edit box, which only accepts files with a .lib extension it seems.