The Support Package is provided as a downloadable package from the Android SDK and AVD Manager. To install:
Launch the SDK and AVD Manager.
From Eclipse, you can select Window > Android SDK and AVD Manager. Or, launch SDK Manager.exe from the <sdk>/ directory
(on Windows only) or android from the<sdk>/tools/ directory.
Expand the Android Repository, check Android Support package and click Install selected.
Proceed to install the package.
When done, all files (including source code, samples, and the .jar files) are saved into the <sdk>/extras/android/support/ directory. This directory
contains each of the different support libraries, such as the library for API level 4 and up and the library for API level 13 and up, each named with the respective version (such as v4/).
Setting Up a Project to Use a Library
To add one of the libraries to your Android project:
In your Android project, create a directory named libs at the root of your project (next to src/, res/,
Locate the JAR file for the library you want to use and copy it into the libs/ directory.
For example, the library that supports API level 4 and up is located at <sdk>/extras/android/support/v4/android-support-v4.jar.
Add the JAR to your project build path.
In Eclipse, right-click the JAR file in the Package Explorer, select Build Path > Add to Build Path. You should then see the JAR file appear in a new directory called Referenced Libraries.
Your application is now ready to use the library APIs. All the provided APIs are available in the android.support package (for example, android.support.v4).