A community project by Johanna, Carsten, Hector and amazing people like you.

About the Library

The Why, The Who and Some Thanks

About the Project

This project’s goal is to provide an interdisciplinary open online database in which all current and former research about coworking can be found. We provide links to the papers/books, but do not provide any files due to copyright restrictions. In many cases you can contact the author of the work yourself.

There is an English abstract of all entries regardless of the language the publication uses. It is free to access the library as this project was made possible with the help of many partners.

Who's behind this project

Johanna Voll and Carsten Foertsch have been actively working on this non-profit project for the past three years.  Together they curate and maintain the Coworking Library. Hector Kolonas stepped in recently to build out the tech layer.


Johanna Voll

Researcher and Coworking enthusiast

Johanna is a researcher at the European University Viadrina, board member of the German Coworking Federation e.V. and coworking enthusiast.


Carsten Foertsch

Founder of Deskmag and the Global Coworking Survey

Carsten conducts the annual Global Coworking Survey and operates Deskmag, the online magazine about coworking, its people and spaces.


Hector Kolonas

Founder of included.co and built coworkinglibrary.com

Hector is the founder of included.co which provides powerful member benefit programmes to 100s of coworking, freelancer and gig-economy communities.

Special Thanks To

Cowork 7/24 that developed the first version of our website with us,
International Coworking researchers, especially Alexandra Bernhardt, the
Research Group Collaborative Spaces (RGCS),
students from the European University Viadrina,
European Coworking Assembly,
and many more from the global Coworking Family!