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Zotero System Requirements


  • macOS 10.11 or later, including 10.15 Catalina; macOS Big Sur Beta is compatible aside from some minor cosmetic issues 1)
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Linux

Zotero Connector

Word Processor Plugins

Word for Windows

  • Word 2010-2019 or Office 365, excluding Word 2010 Starter Edition

Word for Mac

  • Word 2008–2019 or Office 365 (including 2016 version 16)


  • LibreOffice 5.2 or later
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK)
    • You will generally be prompted to install a JRE automatically upon installation if necessary. Some Linux users may need to install the JRE included in their distribution.
    • On macOS, LibreOffice requires the JDK, not the JRE, and LibreOffice 7 currently only works with JDK versions up to 12. See the troubleshooting instructions for more information.
1) Users of earlier macOS versions can install Zotero, but various functionality (e.g., syncing) no longer work.
system_requirements.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/30 02:42 by dstillman