1. At https://www.zotero.org, login to your account.
2. Go to https://www.zotero.org/groups/new.
3. Choose a name for your group, and choose the type of group .
4. Set and save your Group Settings and Library Settings.
5. Under Members Settings you can designate roles for members and invite new members. You can send the invitations using email addresses or Zotero usernames.
Member roles are:
Enable Data Syncing and your group library will appear in the Zotero client in the left column. Personal and group libraries are completely separate, although items can be copied between libraries by dragging them back and forth. Any items dragged into groups are separate copies, so if you make changes to an item in a group library, those changes will not be reflected in the copy of the item in My Library (unless you drag the item back into My Library.)
Zotero groups allow you to share and collaborate with others in private or public groups you can create. You can also join an existing public Zotero group by searching for it, or be invited to a group by its owner.
|Private Groups||Public, Closed Membership||Public, Open Membership|
|Zotero group visible to anyone||N||Y||Y|
|Zotero group findable in group searches||N||Y||Y|
|Zotero group shown on member's profile pages||N||Y||Y|
|Membership by invitation only||Y||Y||N|
|Members can share references||Y||Y||Y|
|Members can share files||Y (if enabled)||Y (if enabled)||N|
|Administrator can hide library from non-members||Y||Y||Y|
If you create a group and enable file syncing to Zotero, any files synced will count against your personal storage allowance of 300 MB. If you want to purchase additional storage for a group, you may want to create a new Zotero account with an email address not associated with a person, but rather an organization.