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Librarian's Guide to Overleaf: Home

LibGuide components for Overleaf Institutional Partners

Overleaf is an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of academic writing, editing and publishing much quicker and easier.

Access to Overleaf

Link to your Institution's custom portal on Overleaf here (if you are a partner add the link to your custom Overleaf portal).



Sign-up using your institution-affiliated email address using this link:

Follow Us!

See Overleaf news on our blog.

Contact Us

Add Institutional Library contact info here.

Contact Overleaf or email

Real-time collaboration in your browser!

The convenience of an easy-to-use manuscript editor, with real-time collaboration and structured, fully typeset output produced automatically in the background as you type. Prefer to edit directly in LaTeX? Overleaf provides a full collaborative online LaTeX editor you can switch to at any time.

Short Video Introduction to Overleaf

Interactive Online Introduction to LaTeX

Overleaf offers the following features that ease collaborative research, writing and publishing workflows:

  • Real-time preview of projects to review your document while editing and writing - type on the left and see your finished document on the right.

  • Integrated, streamlined publishing allows you to submit immediately and directly to the journal of your choice with an integrated submission system to dozens of publishing partners.

  • Overleaf for Teaching - provide interactive demonstrations in class and easily create templated assignments on Overleaf for students, there's nothing to install for them to get started!

Free Overleaf Webinar Series!

Overleaf is now offering free webinars! Topics and levels vary and more information can be found by visiting the

Overleaf Webinars page!

You will also find a number of recorded webinars for play on demand.

Short Video Introduction

Short video introduction to the main features of Overleaf.

Interactive Online Introduction to LaTeX

Free online LaTeX course by John Lees-Miller, co-founder of Overleaf.

Part 1: The Basics

Part 2: Structured Documents & More

Part 3: Not Just Papers: Presentations & More

The course was developed for the University of Bristol and the slides are open source and permissively licensed (MIT), so you are free to remix them for use in your own courses.

ShareLaTeX Joins Overleaf!

Read more about Overleaf and ShareLaTeX joining forces here

Reuse of Content

All of the Overleaf guides on this site are set to "Community," which means they can be copied to your local LibGuides systems.

  • Please add the URL for your Overleaf portal if you have an Institutional Account or add your local library themes and logos.
  • Please add the link to your institution's dissertation template on the guide for Using Overleaf for Dissertations and Theses.
  • You can incorporate components of our guides into your own such as the embedded videos, links to courses on LaTeX and links to articles from the Overleaf blog.
  • Links to promotional material and information on the Overleaf Advisors program are included in the Promote Overleaf guide.

Contact us via email at or via our contact web form if you have any questions or if you'd like us to create additional guides on other topics related to Overleaf.