Share libraries and set permissions


Zotero group library

Use groups to:

  • Share your sources
  • Collaborate on projects
  • Discover others with similar interests

Group Libraries are separate from your personal My Library, so you can also use Zotero groups as a way to keep separate libraries within one Zotero profile. (Make sure you have enabled Syncing so the libraries show up in your desktop program.)

  • Dragging items between My Library and a Group Library creates a completely separate copy of the item


Learn more about Groups.

Zotero: Creating Groups (4:54)


There are a variety of Group Types:

  • Private groups -  only group members and invited users are able to see the group's page
  • Public, Closed Membership - anyone can view the group page, but the only way to join the group is by invitation of by requesting an invitation
  • Public, Open Membership - The group page is public, and anyone can join instantly

Create a New Group:Zotero add group

  1. Click the New Library icon
  2. Select New Group
  3. You'll be directed to zotero.org to login, create the New Group, and determine the settings and permissions

Group Profile Settings:

Zotero group profile settings

Go to zotero.org > Groups > Manage Profile

You can change the group's name, description, academic discipline, and group type. You can add a picture, give a URL for a webpage about the group, and enable/disable comments.




Learn more about Groups (Settings and Permissions).



My Publications

Allows you to automatically create a bibliography of your research and share copies of your work on zotero.org.Zotero my publications

Learn more about My Publications.