Skip to main content

EndNote Guide: Sharing EndNote Libraries

EndNote is a reference organiser and writing solution. It is the ideal, time-saving software to enable students to collect references and then use this library to add citations to a Word document

Sharing an EndNote Library

Collaborating with team members

How it works:

  • You can include anyone who has EndNote and an active Online account.
  • EndNote X8, X9 allows sharing for up to 100 users. X9 includes a read only option.
  • A feed shows who made which changes and when. Not available in X7.
  • Share your entire EndNote library, including references, PDFs, and annotations.
  • For best performance, especially if you have a slow connection, try not to attach any large files.
  • To open a shared library the user must have the same amount of space available on their machine.
  • Everyone can add to, annotate and use the library – at the same time
  • You must have an active EndNote Online account. These accounts have an expiry.
  • You can only share one library at a time. This is the library you will be syncing to your On-line account.
  • You are basically sharing your Online account with the other users.

EndNote sharing

  • All the other users can sync to their own Online accounts, this will not affect the shared library.
  • You will be giving full access to your library and all attachments.


Charles Darwin University acknowledges the traditional custodians across the lands on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to Elders both past and present.
CRICOS Provider No: 00300K (NT/VIC) 03286A (NSW) RTO Provider No: 0373 Privacy StatementCopyright and DisclaimerLibrary Webmaster • ABN 54 093 513 649