Using a Site License

Can you use Citavi for free with a site license?

Many educational institutions, companies, and organizations have purchased site licenses for their employees and students. As a member of a participating organization, you can request a free license key for Citavi for Windows. Check here to see if your organization has a site license.

New Licensing Procedure as of September 19, 2016

Previously, license keys were sent by email. Since September 19, 2016 you can find your license key online in your Citavi Account.

Using a Site License

  1. Install Citavi Free if you have not done so already.
  2. In this list click the name of your institution. You'll be redirected to the Citavi Account registration form.
  3. You can find your license key in your Citavi account. Copy the license key to the Clipboard.
  4. Start Citavi and click License > Enter a license key. Citavi will automatically recognize the license key in the Clipboard. You can now save over 100 references per project. You can continue working with information you previously added to Citavi.

If the Site License Expires or If You Leave the Organization

Your license key will be valid for the duration of the organization's site license agreement. If your organization renews its license agreement, you will find a new license key in your Citavi account at least 60 days before the "activated until" date. You will receive an email informing you that the new license key is available.

If your organization does not renew its site license for Citavi, or if you leave the organization, and therefore are no longer entitled to a current license key, Citavi for Windows will continue to run as Citavi Free. In free mode you can:

The only limitation is that you cannot save if you have more than 100 references in all open projects.

After Your Studies

As a site license user of Citavi, you are entitled to purchase your own non-expiring Citavi for Windows license key at the discounted upgrade price. Citavi for Windows allows you to save as many references per project as you want. You can purchase the discounted license in your Citavi account. After purchasing the license, there are no additional fees.