Collaborate with Group Libraries

Creating a Group Library

  • Create a Group Library
  • Name Your Group
  • Invite Members
  • Locate Your Group Libraries in Zotero for Firefox
  • Store PDFs in Your Group Libraries
  • Create a Group Library

    You can create a group library in two ways:

    Click the New Group icon in Zotero.

    You will then be asked to log in to your online account.


    Log in to you online account and click on Create a New Group.

    Name Your Group

    Now choose a unique name for your group and make sure to choose the appropriate level of privacy. If you only want you and those you choose to invite to your group to be able to view the group's research then you should choose Private Membership. If you want to share your research with everyone, you will choose between Public, Closed Membership, and Public, Open Membership.

    Invite Members

    Invite others to join your group. Click Members Settings and then Send More Invitations. Help your colleagues by including a link to this guide:

    Locate Your Group Libraries in Zotero for Firefox

    Your group libraries will automatically sync to your Zotero account and will appear below your personal library. You can drag and drop items between libraries to copy them.

    Store PDFs in Your Group Libraries

    When using Group Libraries pdfs you should only store them using Zotero storage. As it is not possible to share storage limits of pdfs among group members, any pdfs stored within a Group Library will count against the storage limit of the owner of that Group Library.

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