New institutional access to Zotero

The University of Chicago Library is pleased to announce that we are funding institutional access to Zotero’s cloud storage. Now any user of the citation management software Zotero who has a UChicago email address associated with their account will have unlimited storage to sync their libraries across devices and keep their records, notes, and PDFs up to date. The expanded storage allows UChicago users to take full advantage of the features of Zotero 6, including an enhanced PDF reader and note editor, as well as a new iOS app.

To benefit from UChicago’s institutional access and unlimited storage, you will need to create a Zotero account using your UChicago email address. Just go to and select “Log In” and “Register for a New Account”. Once you establish your account online, be sure to set up file syncing in your Zotero software preferences.

If you already have a Zotero account using another email account, you can access UChicago's institutional subscription by changing your primary email address:

  1. Go to and log in with your current email address and password.
  2. Go to "Settings" and "Manage Email Addresses".
  3. Add your UChicago email address as a secondary email address and save.
  4. Set your UChicago email address the primary address for your account.

If you wish, you may remove the other email address from your account. However, we recommend keeping a non-UChicago secondary email address, as this will allow you to continue to access your online Zotero features if you ever leave the University of Chicago.

Once you have made these changes, be sure to go into your Zotero software preferences and update your email address and password under "Sync".

Additional information about Zotero, including information about other UChicago settings and Library Catalog updates, can be found on the Library’s Zotero guide.